To follow up on a post from the other day, in response to the Pope's ridiculous anti-condom allegations, legions of people are planning to mail condoms to the Vatican in protest. Some sources are estimating that he could receive close to 5 million rubber jackets . It all started as a humble little 60,000 person campaign through an Italian Facebook page . But then the idea spread like - well, like a condom-induced epidemic, I suppose - across Europe and the ... Read More

Girl Graffiti

BY Web Intern in Artsy

Women have always been an imperative part of the urban art scene, with legends like Claw Money and Fafi making their mark on cities around the world. And although cities are making it more and more difficult for artists to put up their work in public places, they've still found ways to stay relevant and continue creating compelling art. Claw Money has her eponymous, ultra cool fashion line , Fafi did a collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, designing some insanely cool ... Read More
Last night my friend (and perennial concert companion) asked me if I've seen the newly released All Points West festival line-up . I hadn't, so I checked it out. It's pretty fantastic. Day 1 includes the Beastie Boys, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, the National and Ra Ra Riot. The last time the Beasties played in the NYC area the tickets were $75 a pop for just them. A one-day pass to All Points West is just under $100 for about 20 ... Read More
Earlier this month, President Obama signed an Executive Order, creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. The Council was created 'to provide a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls, and to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families, 'according to the press release from the Office of the Press Secretary of the White House. What's great ... Read More
Photograph: Ahmad Masood/REUTERS Want to read something mortifying? The Guardian just released an article stating that Hamid Karzai, Prime Minister of Afghanistan just rushed a bill through the Afghan parliament which will legalize marital rape. 'The final document has not been published, but the law is believed to contain articles that rule women cannot leave the house without their husbands' permission, that they can only seek work, education or visit the ... Read More

That's How I Roll

BY Web Intern in General

The warm weather is a' comin'-- time for me to bust out my rad bicycle! I can only bring myself to ride it to the grocery store and back during the winter, when my neighborhood is basically a frozen tundra, but in the summer I'm all bike all the time. And I know I'm not alone: thanks to the green movement and cities becoming more bicycle friendly by the minute (for starters, New York is making good on its promise to add 200 miles of bike lanes to the city in ... Read More

Benny Does it Again

BY Web Intern in General

Every once in a while there is a person that makes me wonder if they are seriously just waking up in the morning a thinking to themselves 'hmmmm, how can i best aggravate volatile situations, wreak havoc on the world and generally behave like a massive ass?' I'm not talking about those people who consider it some sort of aristotelian duty to annoy all they come across (ahem, Dad). I'm talking about a person who seems to want to murder basic decency. For me, today, ... Read More
Rapper Lady Sovereign will be appearing at Hot Topic stores in support of her new album Jigsaw before she goes on a U.S. tour. She will also have a record release part at Tribeca Grand in April. Visit her website or her MySpace page for more information. Details after the jump. 4/09/09 - Hot Topic @ Roosevelt Field (630 Old Country Rd, Garden City, NY) 6:00pm in-store signing, copies of JIGSAW available and exclusive new Lady Sovereign t-shirt designs 4/10/09 ... Read More
Former BUST cover girl Jenny Lewis is going on tour. She's starting with a few dates in Australia before she gets to the U.S. on April 10. For venue and ticket information go to her website. A full list of dates (and a list of opening acts) is behind the jump. Lewis is supporting her album Acid Tongue as well as her upcoming film Welcome to Van Nuys, which is a documentary chronicling the making of her album. Sat 3.28 Sydney, AUS V Festival - Centennial ... Read More

Ladies In The Know

BY Web Intern in Feminizzle

Legal Momentum will be hosting a panel discussion on Women's Economic Equality: The Next Frontier in Women's Rights, at Cornell University ILR (16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor) on Thursday, April 2nd, 6:30 pm. Linda Hirshman, Heather Boushey, Mimi Abramovitz, and Irasema Garza will be discussing policy initiatives to advance women's economic equality and security in this time of crisis. Any insight into our economic landscape is especially important these days. ... Read More