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Adventures in Feministory: The Monie's in the Middle

Climb aboard our little time-traveling contraption and set the dial to the year 1990, friends, because we are going on a little ride to the past. Of course, 1990 isn’t all that long ago—one could barely consider it history in most cases—but keep in mind that in hip-hop years, two decades is like two centuries.

Responding to, “Can You Love God AND Feminism?”

An interesting question came across the feminist blogosphere, "Can you love God and feminism?"  Touching on the most sensitive intersection of feminism - religion - here are some thoughts.

Extreme Makeover: Female Condom Edition

 

Yesterday, the FDA approved a new, cheaper version of the female condom, which should be available for purchase by 2009. Do we even care? Should we?

Bite Me! (Or Don’t): “Twilight” Has Created a New YA Genre: Abstinence Porn

Edward and Bella are deeply in love and working hard to keep their pants on, a story line that has captured the attention of a devoted group of fans who obsess over the relationship and delight in Edward’s superhuman strength to just say no.

None of the above, actually.

Today in the lovely land down under of Australia, the Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission is considering adding a third gender option to passports and government documents. This new gender status option, which will be labeled "intersex," seems like a progressive step forward for gender activists, but is it really? Read more and give us your thoughts after the jump.

In Other Words Needs Your Help!

Feminist bookstores have been closing their doors because of hard economic times.  Here's an opportunity for activism to save In Other Words, a non-profit feminist bookstore in Portland, Oregon.  If you've got a bit of change to spare, we can ALL help make a miracle happen this month.

While She Was Out: A Horror/Thriller That's Worth a Look

If you haven't heard about While She Was Out, you're definitely not alone. This low-budget horror/thriller written and directed by Susan Montford opened in just a handful of theaters this weekend, and I was one of the two people who showed up to see it during an opening night showing in NYC. It's a pretty sure bet that this would have gone direct-to-DVD if it didn't have Guillermo del Toro...

Americorp the Beautiful

B-word / Bitch Magazine is currently accepting applications for an Americorp employee to work here in our office in NE Portland. The stellar individual who takes on this job of "B-Word Outreach Coordinator" will be responsible for ramping up our connectons with individuals in Portland and around the country through our magazine, events and activities, our website, Internet social networking...

Versace: You got served!

Turns out Versace is not just weird and sexually creepy in their print ads (see above), they're also weird and sexually creepy toward their employees! Or one in particular, anyway. Former Versace aide Fay Rodriguez sued the fashion giant on Wednesday for gender discrimination, saying she was forced to relay sexually explicit voicemail messages and was fired when she complained.

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Bitch in The American Prospect

The American Prospect is currently featuring an article with Andi Zeisler. The article talks about, among other things, the financial future of feminist publications in the current economy, in addition to analyzing taken-for-granted attitudes regarding feminism.

Big thanks to my mom for the link!

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