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  Recently, when Taylor Swift was asked the question, “Do you consider yourself a feminist?” she responded, “I don't really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.” In other words, “I think men and women are equal, but I’m not about to declare myself a feminist.” Although her response did not surprise me (sadly, plenty of women do not...
  You voted yesterday (DIDN’T YOU?), and maybe you took a moment to be thankful for our hard-won, not-even-a-century-old-yet right to vote. Today, check out this bizarre anti-suffrage slash household hints pamphlet from the 1910s. The pamphlet, put out by the National Organization Opposed To Woman Suffrage, is a strange mixture of political arguments against women’s suffrage (“BECAUSE in some States more voting women than voting men will place the Government under petticoat rule”) and housekeeping tips that could still be helpful today (“Grass...
This Saturday is the fourth annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. The event is free to the public, and promotes alternative comics artists and publications. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about comics, and pick up some radical zines and prints, directly from the artists or publishers themselves. I have been to the Fest twice and both times were filled really amazing experiences. Check out the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest’s website, comicsandgraphicsfest.com, for more information about exhibitors, programming, satellite events, and special guests....
The election is over, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate! Besides the re-election of President Barack Obama and “America’s happy warrior” Vice President Joe Biden, this election saw the legalization of gay marriage in Maine and Maryland, the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado, and more women elected to the Senate than ever before.  I hope you spent last night cheering and hugging random strangers in a bar, but even if you didn’t, here are 10 reasons to get really, really, really...
Clear your freezer: Girl Scout cookie season is nearly upon us. And you’ll need to strengthen your resolve this year, because Scouts aren’t just adorably shilling their addictive treats on a sidewalk near you: they’re also using social media to network with potential customers. Girl Scouts are now using texts, emails, Facebook, and even mobile credit card readers to widen their customer base—and their strategy is working! Despite the economic downturn, cookie sales have continued to rise at a brisk pace. This year, Scouts sold 214...