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This is going to be a fabulous event for all labies and non-labies to have a fantastic evening and help end violence against women and girls. This party, hosted by BUST, will be taking place at Happy Ending down on Broome street next Tuesday, March 10th. Doors are at 7pm, and it costs 5 bucks at the door, all proceeds go to the Vagina Monologues productions on March 13th. Lucky attendees will also receive goodie bags with swag from Adam + Eve, Babeland and BUST! ... Read More
The New York Times had a really moving short documentary up on their site today profiling an 11-year-old Pakistani girl on the last day before the Taliban closes down her school. In her small town, Taliban militants have taken hold of their previously free and open society, and just this year have decreed that women are no longer allowed to shop in the public market and girls are no longer allowed to go to school. I dare anyone to watch this video , and then tell ... Read More

R-EGG-ULATORS!!!

BY Web Intern in Feminizzle

Exactly what should our rights be when it comes to reproduction technology and what regulations, if any, should be put into place to prevent an all out baby as business world? This Saturday in NYC, Barnard College's 34th Annual Scholar Feminist Conference will gather artists, activists, and academics to discuss and explore this exact issue in The Politics of Reproduction: New Technologies of Life. I think this should be a pretty relevant, fascinating topic. Can you ... Read More
Remember the story we reported a few weeks back, about how men from an extremist conservative group called Sri Ram Sena had attacked a number of young Indian women who had been committing the horrible crime of having a pint at a pub? (Visit our earlier post to see the truly upsetting video of the attack ).  Well, our Indian sisters weren't about to sit around feeling sari for themselves! The day after our post, they organized  a giant, nationwide protest, ... Read More
I've been on the side of Nadya Suleman ever since the story broke that the octoplet-baring woman was single, jobless, and already had 6 kids to take care of. Yes, it is irresponsible for her to have so many children that she can't provide for. Yes, it may have been irresponsible of the Fertility Doc to implant 6 embryos. But I don't like the idea of a fertility doctor making decisions about how many babies a woman should have -- no matter what her circumstances. ... Read More
A 23-year-old man claims he was kidnapped and raped by 3 women over a period of  four days in Karachi, Pakistan. According to local newspaper reports , the man says that he was delivering food outside a restaurant where he works to 3 women who were waiting in a car. The women asked him if he could deliver food to their house every day, the man said, and when he agreed to that, they asked him to go along with them in their car so they could show him where their ... Read More
Warning: this story may drive you to drink.  In Mangalore, southern India, a group of women who were attacked last week by a mob of over 40 men for simply relaxing at a local bar. As reported by the LA Times , a Hindu extremist group, Shri Ram Sena, took responsibility for the attack, claiming that they were simply 'safeguarding Indian culture.' The group, which has been compared to the Taliban, does not believe that women should be independent, wear Western ... Read More

Hell Hath No Fury...

BY debbie in Feminizzle

I cannot stop thinking about how pissed I am about the bonuses that all those slimy bank execs received this year. When the story first came out, they were all, 'Hey! we are so cutting costs! because we are only getting 50% of our usual bonuses this year'. But I was immediately like, wtf? You guys were greedy and made crappy deals, which has brought the entire country to its economic knees -- you should be getting NO bonuses this year! I've worked at companies ... Read More

Who's That Girl?

BY debbie in Feminizzle

Sure, we're feeling all proud about ourselves here in the US for electing our first African-American president, and rightly so. But over in Iceland, they've just got their first openly gay Prime Minister, and that makes her also the first openly gay head of state in the whole entire world, ever! Johanna Sigurdardottir is Iceland's first lipstick lesbian leader, as well as Iceland's first female Prime Minister (although they previously had a female President. Can ... Read More
This morning, my main man Barry speedily enacted legislation reversing the Supreme Court ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear , in which employees (like gender bias plaintiff Lilly Ledbetter) lost their right to their day in court for ongoing wage discrimination. 'By swiftly signing the Ledbetter legislation into law, President Obama insures that employees, regardless of their gender, race, national origin, age, or disability, are protected from the additional ... Read More