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Performing Inspiration in a Tough Economy

While being a musical vagabond is in Ani DiFranco's blood, the changing face of the music industry in a sinking economy has made touring for this feminist icon a financial necessity.

Guerilla Style

Just a reminder that our fourth and final lecture series is tonight! Visiting Guerilla Girl "Käthe Kollwitz" will speak on sexism in the art world and upcoming projects for the Guerilla Girls. Event sponsor the Willamette Week did an interview with Käthe earlier this week where she discusses the history of the activist group, the market of museums, and the reasoning behind her alias.

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Reach Out and Touch Us Via Twitter and Blog Tips

If you've noticed that our website looks a little snappier these days, it's not just your eyes playing tricks on you. We've added some new features that make it easier for you to interact with us, and vice versa! Let us direct your attention to the sidebar on the right side of the screen (---->) where you'll find our new Twitter feed, and an easy way to contact us with your blog...

Hunx Tells Us About His Favorite Ladies Who Rock

Listening to Hunx and His Punx is kind of like listening to a sixties girl group–a really, really fabulously gay sixties girl group. Hunx is also a member of Gravy Train!!!!, which I first heard of when my bf at the time burned me a CD with this awesomely raunchy song on it. When I found these videos from his newest project, it felt like John Waters and the Shangri-Las had had a baby...

The Skinny on Miss Universe Skinny-ism

The Daily Beast posted a video today of Australian pageant contestant Stephanie Naumoska talking with Diane Sawyer about audience reactions to her physique (which is quite thin). Is it skinny-ism? Is that even a thing? Watch the video and let’s discuss:

Is Naumoska a victim? Or is this just the Miss-Universe-contestant pot calling the kettle too judgmental? (Does that even make...

For Realz?: Speidi Swine Flu

And continuing the trend of writing posts about reality shows I don't watch, a big HA HA (in an unserious way, of course!) to professional frenemy Heidi Montag and her new husband, the unpleasant Spencer Pratt, from The Hills. Heidi and Spencer called Ryan Seacrest in a panic today because guess where they went immediately after their wedding? That's right, MEXICO.

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A Bitch in Black Round-Up

 Mike Tyson’s “confession”, The Pocketbook Monologues, un-beweavable Oprah, Pulitzer winners, and Farai Chideya’s “Kiss..”…

Remember back in the day when a group of black ministers rallied in support of Mike Tyson when he was accused (and later, convicted) of raping a black woman, Desiree Washington?  When it comes to a black man facing a white...

Adventures in Feministory Presents: Know Your Feminist Theorists -- Sandra Lipsitz Bem

Today I'd like to introduce you to one of my favorite feminists in academia: (*drum roll*) Dr. Sandra Ruth Lipsitz Bem.

Bem's wisdom on  the subjects of masculinity, femininity, androgyny and feminist child rearing after the jump.

For Realz?: You're Fired?

I don't watch Celebrity Apprentice, but after hearing about last night's episode, I'm wondering if I should start: apparently, the Rivers Melissa and Joan are featured this season, and when Melissa was kicked off under questionable circumstances, Melissa flips out, starts shrieking at the producers, storms out, and starts shouting obscenties at random people. Then Mom Joan storms off, calls...

Long live the Queen: Rest in peace, Bea Arthur

It is a sad day for fans of the incomparable Bea Arthur, who died of cancer Saturday. Arthur was revolutionary on so many fronts, on both stage and screen, bringing feminist issues like abortion and ageism to light while crushing gender stereotypes. She proved the snake eye, a commanding voice and a confident swagger were just as fit for the ladies as they were for the fellas. She...

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