In a time when hot topics of women and health care revolve around setbacks like the Stupak Amendment, it's refreshing to read an article from the New York Times titled, "Health Law Cuts the Cost of Being a Woman," about a new health care law that protects women from discrimination from the health care industry. In the past, no laws were in place protecting women from sex-based health insurance discrimination.  Women who had individualized policies were generally charged more than men, based on the theory that women utilized health care more often. Read More
It's time to meet the bands playing at our party this Saturday to celebrate our new April/May issue!  Pictured above is Derek Watson and Isabel Ibsen of Hunters, a Brooklyn based rock band who give an intense live performance, with lead singer Ibsen's strong, throaty vocals coupled with an unrelenting, driving rhythm section.  Their moody, rhythmic beats create the perfect sound to nod your head to and get your dance on.  Isabel's firecracker moves are sure enough to get your feet moving. Read More
The Feminist Review has been providing reviews for three and a half years on books, music, films, and more, all through a smart and savvy feminist lens.   This year, they're yet another independent publication feeling the burn of the recession era.  To combat loss of advertising, they've launched an aggressive campaign this month to meet their fundraising goals for the year, with Women's History Month as their theme. Read More
Peaches, our favorite gender-bending electroclash musician recently featured in our June/July '09 issue, has collaborated with Shunda K on the song "Billionaire" off of her current album I Feel Cream.  Never a stranger to costumes, they recorded a video for the song that is a wild, raunchy take on "The Wizard of Oz."  Take a look: These two have a lot on their plates lately, with Peaches winning "Electronic Artist of the Year" at the 10th annual Independent Music Awards in Canada last week, and Shunda K debuting her solo album The Most Wanted. Read More
In a time when feminism has become a dirty word, it's promising to see a surge of female positivity and action cropping up in other areas of the world.  The United Kingdom is seeing an uptake in the amount of women organizing for feminist causes, as well as more media focus on issues regarding feminism. Read More
The Girl Scouts of America introduced a bill to Congress today that would establish a national task force to develop guidelines to promote positive images of girls and women in the media. The bill, called the Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 4925), is part of the Girl Scouts efforts to engage the government around health and well-being issues that affect young girls.  The legislation encompasses media literacy programs, research on the effect of media on young people, and an all-around promotion of healthier media images for youths. Read More
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