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      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 Feminizzle

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
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
  Permanent Wave kicks off their feminist performance series this Super Bowl Sunday at 8pm at Death by Audio in Brooklyn. There will be music, poetry, art, and baked goods (vegan and non-vegan). This is a benefit for the Center Against Domestic Violence in Brooklyn, and the theme of the event is Relationship Violence. Both show-goers and performers will have a chance to engage in activities relating to awareness and activism! Performances by noon: 30, Emilyn ... Read More
Partner violence and emotional abuse is one of those things that no one ever talks about or acknowledges. There’s so much shame surrounding the subject, and to this day, I am still surprised and confused when someone I know finds themselves in an abusive relationship. It baffles me when I find out that one of my smart, well-adjusted, and feminist-minded friends has been in an abusive relationship. Also, because emotional abuse is not visible, it’s often ... Read More
"What do women have to do with the origins of the Civil War?," begins Elizabeth R. Varon's piece on the New York Times website. "Growing up in Virginia in the 1970s, I often heard this answer: nothing." It's an answer we all hear as girls in history classes: men went off and made all the wars happen and women sat at home tending the children or planting gardens. I think once I was told about women's involvement as nurses in the Revolutionary War, but that actually ... Read More
Apparently I was unaware that there is a difference between rape, and “forcible” rape. I apologize for my ignorance – how was I to know that the word “no” isn’t an onomatopoeia? Thank you ever so much, Chris Smith, for informing me! Golly gee, how silly I feel now that I stand corrected that women should not be eligible for federal assistance for abortion in rape cases unless she’s bruised or has had a bone ... Read More
Women are almost always overlooked as being active participants in riots. They are simply invisibilized. A few months ago, during the London student protests, the fact that women were partaking in the riots was big news. The media characterizes violent protest as a guy thing, and non-peaceful protest as a woman thing. A woman’s true peaceful nature is often used as reasoning against such violent protests. If women can’t be peaceful, why can’t ... Read More
According to the New York Times, less than 15 percent of Wikipedia's hundreds of thousands of contributors are women. And the issue isn't simply that more entries are written by men, but the distinct lack of information on "feminine" topics: a big deal, considering Wikipedia has become a huge source of how people get their information. The Times points out how topics like baseball cards or video games get huge pages, while friendship bracelets, Sex and the ... Read More
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