Posts Tagged as ‘Feminism’

Meet the 4 million women you should thank for your Thanksgiving meal

From our Restore Fairness blog- They’re the backbone of our food supply. Their hands sliced the chicken breast we had for lunch. Their sweat brought the fresh tomato to our plates. Their backs bent to pick the lettuce in our salads. They are America’s undocumented workers. Every day, on farms and factories across America, millions [...]

November 23, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chats: Interview with Julie Zeilinger, teenage editor of top feminist blog, the Fbomb

We had the opportunity to talk to one of the busiest (and youngest) bloggers on the web, Julie Zeilinger, sole founder of the Fbomb, a feminist blog for teenagers. Let us rephrase: while the blog may be run by a teenager and posted from a teenage perspective, the content is relevant for any feminist young [...]

April 8, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: This V-Day Eve Ensler inspires young women to embrace their emotional creature

Last week, there was a fierce performance reading of Eve Ensler’s newest work: I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World (published by Random House, February 9, 2010). Students in New York City read and performed monologues inspired by the stories of girls from around the globe – stories of [...]

February 12, 2010 by nikki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Did Limbaugh actually see past color to crown the new Miss America?

This weekend, Miss America was crowned.  If you missed it, it’s OK, apparently so did a lot of people. The big beauty contest has been waning in ratings in recent years.  But what was interesting this year, the not-without-controversy Rush Limbaugh sat on the judges’ table, helping to crown Miss Virginia, Caressa Cameron, who is the [...]

February 1, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @ joegerstandt- Story Circle Network: for women with stories to tell

Check our this twitter post from our friend joegerstandt: Stories and circles…both powerful RT @storytellin Story Circle Network: For Women with Stories to Tell The link takes you to the Story Circle Network, an online forum for women to share narratives about personal and social struggles using different types of mixed media. Forums like [...]

August 17, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Ain’t I a Woman? campaign may make you stop before you shop

“Ain’t I a woman?” asked Sojourner Truth in her famous poem that inspires modern feminists everywhere. Today, a new campaign, taking cues from Truth, aims to end abusive labor practices with a focus on their disproportionately negative effects on women in the clothing industry. Women, who are the majority of sweatshop workers, are subject to [...]

August 17, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Hilary Swank reasserts women’s rights in Amelia Earhart biopic

Images of women in the media continue to be a source of concern for many who are interested in women’s rights, and specific issues like domestic violence or body image. One new movie, currently in production, could reassert an important feminist role model and invert much of Hollywood’s recent trending. In Amelia, Hilary Swank plays [...]

August 14, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Grace Nono amplifies Filipino minority voices in song

For the past 15 years, artist-activist Grace Nono has sung oral traditions from Philippine elders, infusing them with her own contemporary spirit to advance social issues such as living identity, environmentalism, and women’s rights. In addition to recording music, she opened a store, Living Cultures, which promotes traditional Filipino arts and crafts created in rural [...]

August 12, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Digital Sisters bridge the web 2.0 gender gap

With uber-popular female-run blogs like Jezebel, Feministing, and f-bomb women are definitely leading the blogging ranks. But even still, research has shown that women are the not represented nearly enough in the tech fields.  Digital Sisters is changing things. This non-profit org promotes and provides tech education and enrichment for women who are traditionally disadvantaged, like single mothers [...]

August 11, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers bring activism to the stage

As a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural modern dance company, Anne Bluethenthal and Dancers (ABD), brings activism, especially feminism, to the arts through a diversity of performers, issues and supporters.  Over the years, ABD has choreographed work about gender, breast cancer, the environment and Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Anne Bluethenthal herself is the choreographer and Artistic Director of the company [...]

July 8, 2009 by katherine | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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