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Puck Yeah!

BY Intern Courtnay in Feminism

An upstate New York teen is getting her fifteen minutes of fame in a positive, woman- empowering way. Lexi Peters made  history when she became the first lady of video games in National Hockey League. Frustrated with the lack of female options when playing her video games, she decided to do something about it. Her father encouraged her to write a letter to the company to explain her conondrum. She proceeded to write to the CEO of EA Sports, the creators of the video games NHL 10 and 11. Read More
  Do you love to knit?  Well pick up that yarn and get knitting for The Birth Attendants: Prison Doula Project’s annual fundraising Knit-A-Thon.  Your knitting will support The Birth Attendants and their reproductive rights advocacy services provided to imprisoned mothers. The Knit-A-Thon is throughout the month of October, but you can sign up immediately.  Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive a packet with a square patch pattern as well as yarn and sponsorship forms.  If you don’t knit, you can sponsor someone else to knit for this project. Read More
  If you watched Gloria Steinem’s documentary last month, you remember her point that the media often promotes myths about gender-equality.  Either gender-equality has been reached and feminism is over, or feminism is harmful to men, or some other non-factual argument is often promoted.  However, like all meaty issues, gender-equality is always up for debate.  Next Tuesday, September 20, an exciting gender-equality debate is set to take place at NYU’s Skirball Center. Read More
It doesn't take a tabloid hound to be in on the celebrity gossip these days. Read More
                American Apparel was looking for a model for the launch of its plus size line. They decided to have a contest where people could submit their own photos and other people could vote on it. The company used the tagline, “The Next BIG Thing,” which made a bunch of people mad. But one plus size woman decided to get even. Nancy Upton, a size 12 actress and student from Dallas, submitted her own photos. All of them combined elements of food and sex. Some photos featured Upton covering herself in ranch dressing. Read More