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GEMS - Girls Education and Mentoring Services - is turning 10! That's right, a whole decade of helping teenage girls of New York City who are victims of sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking. They've been offering outreach, intervention, court advocacy, therapy, development and education to young women affected by exploitation. GEMS has caught the attention of celebs like Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Ellen DeGeneres and Diddy (that's his name this week, ... Read More
Good news on the reproductive rights front - the FDA lowered the minimum age to buy OTC Plan B to 17. It was 18. One year may not seem like a big difference, but it would be to a 17-year-old who is panicking and wondering what she's going to do because she realized a condom broke or she had a moment of poor judgment and didn't use one. Now might be the time to keep on reminding people that Plan B is: -Not an abortion. It is not mifepristone (RU486) or even ... Read More
(image: vfa.us) Today is not only Earth Day, but also 'Celebrating Violence Against Women Act' day in D.C. Visit www.vfa.us for more info. ... Read More
Former president of the National Woman's Party Elizabeth Chittick passed away last week. She was 100 years old. Chittick was a revolutionary of many firsts for women: civilian administrator of the U.S. Naval Air Station in Seattle, Washington and Banana River, Florida, registered representative of the New York Stock Exchange, and revenue collections officer with the Internal Revenue Service. Chittick also became the first woman invited to speak at the House of ... Read More

Good for her, eh!

BY Web Intern in Feminizzle

Reading through our BUST Myspace page invites can prove a daunting task for us 'terns at the mag; going through club flyer after club flyer...and bday invites from peeps who rented out a club for their party (no kidding, we get a LOT!), until, of course, there's an event that speaks to us enough to tweet , hot date, research and blog about. The Feminist Porn Awards was one such invite. Hosted by Good For Her, the annual Feminist Porn Awards (in their 4th year ... Read More
Remember our post about bush-trimming ads? Here's Sarah Haskins' take on it. As usual, hilarity ... Read More
I'll cover my mouth so I don't get rage all over my computer screen. This makes me so mad I can barely put words together. Fortunately, Kate Harding put plenty of words together on the topic that say everything I am thinking much better than I could. United is instituting a policy that would kick people off a full plane if someone on the staff decides they are too fat. Oh, and after they are kicked off and unnecessarily forced to wait, then they will have ... Read More

Amazon FAIL

BY Sarah J. in Feminizzle

Amazon.com apparently hasn't gotten the memo that the culture wars are dead. They've stripped the sales rankings--and therefore, the search ratings--of books that deal with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, as well as feminist books like Full Frontal Feminism. It affects the search rankings for books. For small authors who depend on Amazon reviews and sales rankings, this is disastrous. Of course, it's also terrible for freedom of expression. ... Read More
Laurie posted a while back about the US version of this ad for the Schick Quattro, which is currently airing on TV. I don't know whether this British version of the ad is airing in the UK or if it's just intended as a hilllaaarrrious viral video, but I can tell you one thing: while it is more outrageous in it's cutesy double entendres (watch for the 'tulips on a mound' bit), I find it even more irritating than the more docile US version. This ad is aimed at women, ... Read More
I have Frances Blaisdell to thank. It seems a little bizarre to me to think that the flute was ever off-limits to women, because today it's such a female-dominated instrument, but that's how it was. Women weren't really allowed anywhere in orchestral music when she was young, but she managed to play her way in and open a lot of doors. I started playing the flute when I was 9 and continued all the way through college. I haven't really played since I graduated, ... Read More