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A couple of years ago, whilst browsing in a store, a man suddenly came up to me and put his hands on my shoulders. I was shocked, but managed to say, "What are you doing?" "And he said something like, "Oh, you were in my way," as if that made any sense. I wish I had come up with something more cutting in response, but the experience really rattled me, and I just walked away. Of course, sometimes I actually am in people's way, and, as a small female, I am ... Read More
Last week's gushingly reported study, "Researchers Show Women's Tears Turn Men Off!" felt like another nail in the coffin of civilization. Offered up like a cautionary tale in headlines around the world--from The New York Times, "In Women's Tears, a Chemical That Says, 'Not Tonight, Dear'" to Business Week's "Women's Tears Dampen Men's Sexual Arousal"--most reports barely scratched the surface of the study's findings. Why did no one write, "Even Tears Fail to Move ... Read More
I first heard it a number of years ago. Someone told me they saw a question about me on a Trivial Pursuit card. It was very cool to hear but I didn't quite believe it, and figured they'd probably mistaken me for someone else or some other question. But the other day a friend of my boos' was playing the game and came across the very card with me as a clue, and took a snapshot. I must say this is one of the highest honors of my career. But I also have to say that I ... Read More
It happened slowly. Drugstores' stocks of ob tampons began slowly dwindling. You probably figured your drugstore sucked and never restocks their shelves with anything anyway, and that eventually your trusted, beloved ob tampon would reappear. But they haven't. As it's been reported on elsewhere, it's not just your drugstore that's out of them. In fact, ob tampons are now nowhere to be found. Which is why they are now showing up on ebay, selling for $50 a ... Read More
If you're in the NYC area, check out Barnard College's Athena Film Festival from February 10-13. All of the films feature female characters as protagonists and focus strongly on female leadership. Kathryn Kolbert, the co-curator of the festival, explains in a press release that "The films we’ll screen exemplify our mission—to bring women’s unique and powerful voice to the forefront." Both documentaries and narrative films will be shown. You'll be ... Read More
The names of 60 sex workers who were murdered in 2010 will be read aloud at candlelight vigils across the world on Friday.  Sixty is a conservative estimate, violence against those in the sex worker community more often than not goes undocumented, unreported, unnoticed.  Often we don’t hear about it until it is too late for anything other than tabloid headlines, until there is a body left my the roadside, stuffed in a drainpipe or tossed from a ... Read More
The Bushwick Bike Shop is having a Ladies Only Mechanic Night on Dec 18th from 6-8. This is a great way for Brooklyn girls to learn more about their bikes and give the boys a run for their money- 'bout time! The workshops are being taught by KT Higgins, who was named the Best Bike Mechanic in NYC by NY Magazine. So, get out there and rep-re-sent! KT Higgins Her right hand man, Sanford;  an honorary Lady.  Images courtesy of ... Read More
This weekend marked the first-ever TEDWomen conference, dedicated to exploring how women and girls are reshaping the future. TED is working on putting all the talks on their website, but for now check out this awesome talk from Halla Tomasdottir, an Icelandic businesswoman who got her company Audur Capital through the economic collapse by applying 5 "feminine" values to financial services. {source} <!--copy and paste--><object width="446" ... Read More
  In Malaysia this week there has been a new bus line introduced in an attempt to quell sexual harassment. The Rapid Lady Bus service will run the most popular bus lines during peak-hours so that passengers can have the choice of stepping into a women-only pink bus rather than deal with the jostling and harassment of men.   RapidKL Bus Chief Operating Officer Datuk Mohamed Hazlan Mohamed Hussain said, “This is based on feedback received from our ... Read More
New York Magazine’s cover feature this week is entitled “Waking Up From the Pill”. The article discusses the Pill’s 50th anniversary, its great effect on women’s reproductive freedom, and its consequence. The article’s author, Vanessa Grigoriadis, poses the argument that with the Pill came an ignorance of the body. The theory is women are no longer conscious of what their body is telling them, because there is a pill to control ... Read More
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