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  Fans of electronic music, dance-pop, and fun, take notice: Hot Chip is (possibly) coming to your town. I’ve been a fan of this electro band for years, so to say I’m looking forward to waving around imaginary glowsticks at their upcoming NYC gig (on April 9th at Roseland Ballroom) is a large understatement. The fact that the band recently added a female drummer (Sarah Jones, of New Young Pony Club) only sweetens the pot. I’ll be reporting back post-show with a wrap-up, but in the...
Over-the-counter emergency contraception is now available for all! Today, the federal district court overturned the Obama administration’s age restrictions forbidding women under the age of 17 from purchasing over-the-counter emergency contraception without a prescription. Judge Edward Korman of the District Court of Eastern New York has directed the FDA to lift the ban within 30 days, describing the previous restriction as “a strong showing of bad faith and improper political influence,” and citing Plan B as “among the safest drugs sold over the counter. Following the American...
  Yesterday, protesters in various cities joined the Ukrainian feminist group Femen for an international "topless jihad" to combat oppressive sexism in Muslim communities. The protest was inspired by Amina, the young Tunisian woman who was condemned by her country for posting topless photos of herself on the internet."Our boobs will be stronger than their stones" says a protester. Participants have posted photos from Paris, Milan, San Francisco, Montreal, and more.  Check out the Femen blog for updates on the movement. via news.com.au, Femen.org   image via The Guardian ...
“Feminist amnesia.”  This is the term Kamala Lopez uses to describe society’s current state of mind concerning women’s issues.  After watching Jennifer Lee’s documentary film, Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation, which chronicles the women’s rights movement from 1963 to 1970, Lopez was struck with the question: “What good is history when nobody knows it?  When it’s generally forgotten despite taking place less than 50 years ago?”  When so much female organization, debate, and action took place in our past – how can we not remember...
Recently someone on the internet described Jessie Ware as "the missing link between Adele and Sade," which is one of those "LOL WUT" statements only a music writer could invent. But after her live show this Wednesday at Music Hall of Williamsburg, it all makes sense. It doesn't quite come through on her recordings, but yes, she does have Adele-level pipes, and yes, she can get as funky as Sade. Who knew? Russell Crowe, apparently.  Compared to the pyrotechnic extravaganzas put on by most pop songstresses,...