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In an effort to save Planned Parenthood, a diverse group of students made this video letting America know that they have sex and need organizations like Planned Parenthood around in order for them to make safe and informed choices while doing so. Check it out. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video After the House voted to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood this February, the people at Planned Parenthood have been mobilizing to fight the cuts. Read More

Calling All Feminists!

BY Janelle in Feminism

It's not exactly the kind of summer camp where you roast marshmallows and tell ghost stories, but instead you can stomp around New York City with other feminists (like yourself) and get involved with all things feminist! Registration is now open for  Feminist Summer Camp, which might be similar to Camp Anawanna (without your panties on a flagpole) and is a great opportunity to learn different strategies and approaches to feminist organizing within NYC. Read More
I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve been reading a lot about breasts lately. Not only does public breastfeeding cause an uproar, but resources to help these women are being thrown under the bus too! And seemingly, West 70th, between Broadway and Columbus, the Upper Breast Side, can be considered a mecca for breastfeeding mothers. Owner, Felina Rakowski-Gallagher opened in hopes of providing a space for women that would make breastfeeding easier in New York City. Read More
We’ve been honked, whistled, and leered at. We can attempt to escape the heat by wearing tank tops and shorts, but we can hardly escape the harassment that we face every day on the streets. It is often dismissed as an inevitable annoyance, or maybe even seen as a compliment, but street harassment is one the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence and one that is least legislated against. March 20th, the first day of spring, is International Anti-Street Harassment Day, where both women and men worldwide can end the silence about public harassment. Read More
A news story has been making the rounds about an 11-year-old girl who was gang-raped by a group of males in a small town in Texas. Eighteen young men and boys have been arrested in connection with the case, which would seem like justice is starting to be served, but The New York Times has begun to go ahead and undermine it! An article by James C. McKinley Jr. Read More
Hello, it is the 100th International Women's Day today! To help you get ready, I made a handy checklist on Autostraddle.com for you, but I also decided to highlight some of the stuff here. GET CELEBRATING ALREADY! + Find out if there’s an official IWD event in or near your city online. The theme this year is “Access to Education, Training, Science, and Technology.” + Stand with Planned Parenthood + Fight back against street harassment in your neighborhood by supporting your local Hollaback! network. Read More
“The Army didn’t want them there. The academy leadership didn’t want them there. The school’s faculty and cadets didn’t want them there. It seemed no one did–but in July 1976, 119 young women stood at the gates to the US Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY, to embark on a course that would change their lives, the academy and the Army, forever.”  After the 1975 legislation signed by President Ford, women were welcomed into US service academies. Read More
Perhaps you attended the huge rally last weekend in support of Planned Parenthood, like we did, and are looking for new ways to help. Well now you can support Planned Parenthood AND laugh your ass off all in one night! Or maybe even laugh at the GOP for threatening to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, our leading provider for sexual and reproductive healthcare. We Love You, a bi-monthly stand up comedy show in New York, is donating all the show's proceeds to Planned Parenthood on Sunday, March 27th at 8PM. Read More
  Women Deliver honors 100 of the most inspiring people who have delivered results for girls and women globally. The organization, launched in 2007, is committed to bringing action against maternal death, focusing on maternal health as both a human right and a necessity for sustainable development. Women Deliver has chosen to recognize those who have dedicated themselves to the improvement of lives for women and girls in celebration with the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Read More
Ice cream made from breast milk was banned from London gourmet shop the Icrecreamists, based on a complaint regarding a perceived health risk. The mother’s milk was screened at a leading medical clinic, pasteurized, and then served in a martini glass with lemon zest and vanilla for about $22.50.  The compliant was filed by two men, who reported it to the Westminster council. The legal response was a prompt removal of the ice cream based on the need to test it as “fit for human consumption.” The main concern was hepatitis, though according to the U.S. Read More