Women and friends of women around the globe have been avidly following the news regarding a new Afghan law that grants Shi'ite men the right to demand intercourse from their wives, effectively legalizing marital rape. Today there are signs of hope for Shia women. President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai (pictured above in imaginary festive-feminist attire,) announced today that 'the law is now up for review and amendments will take place.' Karzai did not ... Read More
Who ever said New Yorkers were rude or unhelpful? In what might be the cutest art/social experiment conducted in the history of art/social experiments ever, NYU art student Kacie Kinzer made a smiling cardboard robot that could only move in one direction and let it loose in Manhattan to see who would help it out. There's a video of the experiment at Gizmodo. She placed the little dude (called a Tweenbot) in one corner of Washington Square Park with a flag ... Read More
Don't forget, listening parties for Peaches' I Feel Cream kick off TONIGHT in NYC! Get all the info for tonight and next week's (April 30th) listening party in Chicago, ... Read More

Movies on the Half Shell!

BY Web Intern in TV

Cowabunga! In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (let's all take a moment to feel really old) not only will the Empire State Building be lit green tonight but the Tribeca Film Fest will be showing the original TMNT movie from 1990. Aside from New York, the Turtles will be hitting the road and visiting Philly, Chicago, St Louis, Detroit, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Vegas, LA and San Diego. They'll be making different kinds of ... 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

Supporting Saberi

BY Web Intern in General

If you've been following the news, you probably know by now that American journalist Roxana Saberi has been convicted of spying in Iran and sentenced to eight years in prison. Saberi's attorney told the Associated Press there will be an appeal. Saberi, 31, who has dual citizenship in the United States and Iran and has freelanced for NPR, FOX, and the BBC, was first arrested in January (after being detained for buying a bottle of wine), and accused of working ... Read More
Internationally acclaimed Women Make Movies filmmaker Kim Longinotto, is being honored with a 2 week exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Here's a lady getting some well-deserved recognition for her 'compelling human portraits... and compassionate treatment of difficult topics', through fearless cinema verite style from the perspective of society's unheard voices. With 14 documentaries made by Longinotto over a 30 year span, including award winning pieces ... Read More

It's About Periods

BY Web Intern in General

Do you remember getting your first period? Whether it is funny, embarrassing, celebratory, or anticlimactic, most women feel their lives change in some way at that moment. But it's not very often that we talk about it, or share our first period stories with younger girls who might be anticipating menstruation with a sense of uncertainty. Eighteen-year-old editor Rachel Kauder-Nalebuff is trying to change that with My Little Red Book, an anthology of stories about ... Read More
So, last week we posted about Record Store Day , when indie music shops across the country hosted events and appearances by awesome artists. Well, that was last Saturday and while I wasn't able to go to any of the events, it looks like they were pretty fantastic. I was very upset that I couldn't go to Generation Records to see my favorite band, the Bouncing Souls, live and acoustic (*sigh*) so I thought I'd post a couple of YouTube videos of their performance. ... Read More
Celebrate the notorious filmmaker's big 6-3 by checking out his sculpture exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery . You'll find a sculpture of Ike and Tina Turner, a jar of La Mer face cream and a giant roach motel. There are also some photographs in the exhibit, so go over to the Super Touch Art website and check it out . His work is on display through the end of May, so if you're out on the West Coast and can get to the Gagosian, you should definitely go see it in ... Read More