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    Halloween is approaching quickly, and there’s one city that has a little-known obsession with the holiday: Portland, Oregon! We asked Portland’s Sallie Ford and the ladies of her new, all-girl rock band for some tips and tricks for the season of the witch. Weighing in are Sallie Ford (vocals/guitar), Anita Lee Elliot (bass), Amanda Spring (drums), and Cristina Cano (keyboards). Check out the interview below to find out who had an exorcism in her garage, who’s found multiple uses for her gorilla suit, and what...
You probably already knew that our government leaders are predominately white and male, and that our country isn’t predominately white and male. Why is this a problem? Well, without the issues of the citizens in mind, the majority is likely to suffer. Having the access to vote doesn’t aid in fighting for all demographics, but allowing leadership of all races and genders will create more equal representation.  With the help of Women Donors Network, Who Leads Us has put together surveys and statistical information of our...
Portland’s women in comedy showcase, All Jane, No Dick, does not aim to prove that women are funnier than men... but, if you need proof, have a gander at the seriously unfunny “men’s rights activists” who are protesting the festival. The annual festival, coming up Oct. 15, was founded by Stacey Hallal three years ago. All Jane, No Dick provides an enthusiastic stage for a diverse group of girl goofballs to shine in a business that, like most other businesses, regularly excludes and obscures women. Hallal...
Tomorrow, Oct. 14, join Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC – United) and One Billion Rising in a National Day of Action for ONE FAIR WAGE and an end to gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the restaurant industry. Help support women in an unfair wage war. Women of color and low-income women who depend on tips are especially put at a disadvantage. Restaurants are the fastest growing industry but employ the lowest paid workers. We have to stop this! “Women are at the core of the modern...
  Last week, the ladies of Speed Rack — the nationwide competition for female bartenders that raises money for breast-cancer charities — were engaged in a brutal face-off. But instead of racing each other to see who could create the best gin fizz in under two minutes, these pro mixologists were speed-skating around a roller-derby track in Los Angeles. Speed Rack partnered with the 10-year-old L.A. Derby Dolls and Sailor Jerry rum to treat these top-notch bartenders to a two-day derby training camp at their massive Doll...