After New Kids on the Block, Jonathan Knight, came out earlier this week to a chorus of sarcastic “who knew?” and “who cares?” Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon.com took it upon herself to explain pre-teen gals attraction to gay pop stars. According to Williams, heartthrobs occupy a brief moment of innocence in a young girl’s sexual awakening. A time when a young girl “wants a boy like those purity vow-taking Jonas Brothers. A ... Read More
      Nawal El-Sadaawi, 80 year old Egyptian feminist, physician, former political prisoner, prolific writer, and all around kick-ass lady talks to Newsweek about what's going on in Egypt. In this video, she describes how the government paid the police and their government gangs "50 pounds and a chicken" to beat the protesters. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More

#DEARJOHN

BY Janelle in Feminism

If you're a twitter junky, like myself, you may have noticed #dearjohn trending all over your newsfeed-  if you follow any feminist or pro-choice activists. I'm not going to lie, at first I thought it may have been about the Channing Tatum/Amanda Seyfried movie, but it's definitely not. #dearjohn (AKA House Speaker John Boehner) was started by Sady Doyle as a response to H.R.3: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The act, which Boehner says is a legislative ... Read More
Since 1996, both women and girls have been the target of humiliation and torture within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and today marks the celebratory opening of a new opportunity and outlet for these victims in Bukavu, DRC. City of Joy, created by V-Day, The Fondation Panzi, and UNICEF, will be an opportunity for Congo to belong to the Congolese again, and will be operated and directed by Congolese women.  City of Joy is apart of an ongoing V-Day ... Read More
Supercute!, the pint-size girl trio, (who are all in their early teens!) we featured in last summer’s music issue, are selling home-made valentines cookies to raise money to go on tour. The cookies are organic and hand-crafted with the names of classic rock songs, like Love Is a Battlefield, and topped off with buttercream frosting. Yummy and adorable! They can be picked up in the Williamsburg area, or you can get them delivered. As long as you order them ... Read More
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal's The Juggle blog this morning, the pay gap affects all kinds of ladies, including those who are highly skilled in saving lives. The Juggle reports that a new study published in the February issue of Health Affairs finds that newly-trained women doctors are paid way lower salaries--we're talking $17,000 lower--than their male counterparts.  Even more depressingly, the pay gap isn't getting any ... Read More
They look like the love children of antique dolls and woodland fairies. They practically float instead of walk, with their wafting, floral print fabrics and gauzy layers, their vintage blouses and baby doll dresses, romantic lace paired with tights and/or a-line skirts, stiletto heels or ballet flats, and tiny trinkets. While beloved and adopted by American and European girls as well, “Mori,” as every source will tell you, derives from the Japanese word ... Read More
Wow! Just look at this! “Horsey” by Eungi Kim is the bicycle attachment that would allow you to live out all of your childhood fantasies of owning your very own pony, or even allow you to pretend that you live all the way out on the wild prairie frontier even though you just signed the lease on that swanky new apartment in Brooklyn.  In the designer’s own words: “horsey” is an attachable bicycle ornament/accessory which makes ... Read More

Be My Valentine!!

BY Janelle in General

Want to tell your Valentine how much you love them, but can't find the right words to say it? How about "I want to grow old and disgusting with you." Maybe that's too blunt, try "big dinners make me drowsy so let's do the sex part first." Or you can just use pink construction paper and a red glitter pen. I think the way to your Valentine's heart is definitely with these someecards Uncensored True Love cards from Urban Outfitters. Sure, you can find nice little ... Read More
Orgasm Inc., which we reviewed in our October/November issue, is gearing up for its wide release! Awesome! Hilarious and shocking at the same time, we are all too excited for this important documentary to be released. Orgasm Inc. will be in New York Theaters on February 11th, and April 1st in Los Angeles. You can read more about the film at the official website, here. Here is the original review back from 2010. Orgasm Inc.Directed By Liz Canner  (Astrea ... Read More
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