This web intern has a serious pet peeve - technology marketed to women. So imagine my dismay at Dell's new site, Della. Of course, given the quality of the last two computers I had before I switched to Mac, I don't expect a whole lot from them. But seriously, marketing a new line of pretty pink laptops as eBook readers/diet monitors? Vomit. I don't want my computer to be pink - especially at the expense of function. I don't need cutesy little models to hold computers that match their outfits. Really. Read More
In case actually going to high school every day wasn't painful enough, one freshman has cruel taunting permanently printed in her yearbook. In a collage on one page, there is a photo in which the words ''fat ass'' are written right below Marie Gray's name. She's not alone, someone wrote ''faggot'' under another student's name. When Marie complained to the yearbook advisor she was told nothing could be done. The girl's mother said nobody at the school was returning their calls. Read More
Do we have a prom theme going today? A group of high school students in Arcadia, CA, got misogynistic songs banned from their prom. They aren't eliminating all the current pop hits, nor are they lobbying for Jonas Brothers or other G-rated music groups, but are banning songs that refer women as 'ho's' or 'bitches'. Read More
Could you go a week without driving? A BlogHer post has issued a challenge: go one week without using your car. I know what the immediate reaction will be ''sure, New Yorker, easy for you to say!'' And it's true, living in Brooklyn and working in Manhattan, it's a whole lot easier for me to go carless than for most people. But give it a shot. Try some alternatives. Walk! It's a good form of exercise, so you're helping the environment and your health. Read More
Trees Not Trash is a guerilla gardening group in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It started when founder Kate Gilliam noticed a lack of green space in her neighborhood. East Williamsburg and Bushwick are former industrial areas that have become increasingly residential. TNT has turned empty lots around Brooklyn into gardens and public green spaces. Currently they are working with the NYC Parks Department and the Million Trees NYC Initiative as well as operating the Trees Not Trash community garden on Bogart Street. TNT will be at the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular this weekend. Read More
An Afghan school for girls was hit with poisonous gas yesterday. Over 100 people were hospitalized, some even slipped into comas. This is the third attack like this in as many weeks. Girls have only been allowed to go to school in Afghanistan since the Taliban was removed from power in 2001. Before that, women and girls were banned from education and work. Authorities are saying that Taliban sympathizers are probably behind these attacks. Blood from the victims is still being analyzed to find out what the poison was. Read More
Did you hate your prom because the music sucked? Tired of dancing to ''Love Shack'' and ''Hey Ya''? (Who isn't?) If you live in Richmond, check out the Punk Rock Prom! It'll be on May 28 at Southside's Plaza Bowl. Your $2 admission benefits the Tinderbox, Richmond's newest DIY art space, opened by members of the Friendly Fire, and victims of the Oregon Hill fire. You can get tickets at Rumors. No matter how cute your date was, bad music sure kills an evening. Read More
Slate launched its new Web site, Double X, yesterday. The online magazine is written for women by women, and some powerful writers, actors, and politicians, including Margaret Cho, Amy Bloom, and Sandra Day O'Connor, helped get the party started by sharing some of their childhood dreams in a feature called The Secret Dreams of Famous Women. Read More
I loves me some Wanda Sykes. She performed at the White House Correspondents' dinner on Saturday and now she's gettin' mad slack for some controversial material. Heck, you can hear some laughs. Now the White House is mum on the situation. What do you think? --Regina info: msnbc.msn. Read More

Breasts are the best

BY Web Intern in General

This week is National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (May 10-16), which aims to raise awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding and promote support for breastfeeding, in the UK. I was just about to ask, 'What about the US?' when I researched further and saw that the UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in Europe. photo via I'm guessing the US falls under the World Breastfeeding Week and Awareness Month (in August), among over 120 countries around the world. Read More