BY Sarah J.
on Mar 29, 2009
I survived WAM! 2009. More importantly, I had a wonderful time. Meeting and connecting with women I've looked up to for years (Abby Scher , Sarah Posner , Julia Serano ) and bloggers I love (Jill, Cara and Jack from Feministe, Sally from Jump Off the Bridge, Tammy from Bitch) in a space where everyone talks to everyone and new friendships form as quickly on Twitter as they did in the halls was inspiring.
Speaking of Twitter, the WAM Twitter stream can be viewed here. Read More
BY Sarah J.
on Mar 28, 2009
Hi BUSTies! I'm at the Women, Action The Media conference in Cambridge this weekend. I'll be blogging here periodically from the conference, but I'm also livetweeting the panels I'm hitting. I'm @seasonothebitch on twitter, so feel free to follow along and give me a shout if you're here too. Read More
on Mar 26, 2009
I snapped this photo outside of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum yesterday, and while I couldn't make the talk last night, I just wanted to give a belated shout-out to our sisters who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911. The factory was a sweatshop employing young immigrant women who worked in sub par conditions for very little pay. The tragic deaths of 146 workers (including children) spurred safety and labor reform laws and also made the International Ladies Garment Workers Union an even more powerful force in the labor movement. Read More
BY Web Intern
on Mar 25, 2009
Legal Momentum will be hosting a panel discussion on Women's Economic Equality: The Next Frontier in Women's Rights, at Cornell University ILR (16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor) on Thursday, April 2nd, 6:30 pm. Linda Hirshman, Heather Boushey, Mimi Abramovitz, and Irasema Garza will be discussing policy initiatives to advance women's economic equality and security in this time of crisis.
Any insight into our economic landscape is especially important these days. Plus, the event is free! So mark your calendars... Read More
on Mar 25, 2009
on Mar 24, 2009
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, so I'm celebrating by blogging about a few of the ladies I admire in technology.
Who the heck is Ada Lovelace and why should we be celebrating her? This fine filly born in 1815 (sprung from the loins of Lord Byron and Annabella, no less) cooked up the first computer program for Charles Babbage's analytical engine, which, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, is 'generally considered the first computer.'
You can peep a trial run of one of these steampunk-tastic things here. Read More
on Mar 19, 2009
Remember this album?
Kathleen Hanna's side project in between Bikini Kill and Le Tigre totally ruled my high school world. My favorite track was totally 'Stay Monkey' I still think of it every time I eat cold coconut ice cream. Re-listen to the entire album here. Read More