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Feb. 20 2pm NYC – Protest American Apparel’s “best bottom” contest!

Everyone welcome to bring posters protesting objectification and commodification of women’s bodies. Bring your own alternative & FURIOUS photos.

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True Love Jane (Austen and Campion) Style

Favorite romantic works of art as of late? Two old-fashioned, British costume dramas: "Emma" on TV and "Bright Star" in theaters. Some say these represent
a backlash against sexual liberation but both achieve the goal of being enrapturing and romantic while subtly
critiquing conventional conceptions of love.

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From the Burkha to the Thong: Everything Must, and Can, Change! WE NEED TOTAL REVOLUTION

Sunsara Taylor begins national campus speaking tour – see her video

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From a Young Woman to (Some) of the ‘Menopausal Militia’

Shelby responds to Rebecca Sive’s post in her reader diary.

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Infidelity and Feminism: Can Cheating Be A Feminist Choice?

In Cheating on the Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism, Lauren Rosewarne’s details her own personal struggles as a willing participant in an illicit relationship that resulted in another woman’s devastation, as well as her own. It is a political look at the motivations that fuel situations of betrayal and the justifications one provides oneself from the inside.

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Nostalgia for Those Louts: A “Mad Men” Salon

Astute and unflinching examination of gender politics has proved to be the secret of the rise of “Mad Men” in popular culture. RH Reality Check is hosting a salon on the program.

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Breastfeeding Is a Feminist Issue

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. It’s time to look at the ways in which feminism and breastfeeding are related and how health care reform can address this public health imperative.

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From Bikinis to Burqas, the Feminist Politics of Clothing

How can so many American feminists have come out against a burqa ban in France? The answer is that singling out the burqa as the only article of clothing patriarchal enough to merit legal regulation is racist.

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Our Forgotton Foremother: Matilda Joslyn Gage

Nearly 150 years after their radical ideas helped to begin the first
wave of feminism, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are still
household names. However Matilda Joslyn Gage, the outspoken journalist
and early advocate for civil rights who worked closely with them on the
day to day operations of the National Woman Suffrage Association, has
largely been left out of the story.

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Geishas and Whores

A lot of people, especially white people, are invested in defending geisha, in putting them on a pedestal. And when they do that, it does harm to Japanese-American women and to all Asian-American women.

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