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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime — with the abuser usually someone known to her. Violence against women and girls is a universal problem of epidemic proportions. Perhaps the most pervasive human rights violation that we know today, it devastates lives, fractures communities, and stalls development....

A news story on the B word...

in which Bitch contributor Veronica Arreola defends the use of the word while many others disagree...

Adventures in Feministory: A Bonny Lass Indeed

Today's adventure takes us to the lawless seas of the early eighteenth century, where Anne Bonny and Mary Read cutlassed and cross-dressed their way through feminine convention.

Mainstreaming = Problem

All the young dudes (will be played by women)

According to some internet buzzing, Twilight stars (that's right, Twilight is everywhere) Kristin Stewart and Nikki Reed are set to star in a new film called K-11. For those of you who are not down with prison lingo (and I will include myself here), K-11 is the official classification code for gay inmates, and Stewart and Reed will both be playing gay men in the film. That's right, gay men....

Pink is the new justice

"I took my gang of several hundred women, all with leki sticks, we surrounded the police station, we beat the police officers sitting outside the station. Then other policemen came out with their leki sticks, our women then got very aggressive and starting beating the police...and then we tied them up."

It's not every morning there's a generally glowing NPR story about, well, militant...

Weekend Rhymes

Alright, people: I am officially freaked out about this Twilight mess. For many, many reasons. Too many to go into here, on a Friday afternoon, when instead of logically laying them out in a thoughtful blog entry I can slobber on about them incoherently to the stranger on my left at happy hour. So, Internets, you get the short versions. And, as always--we welcome your own haikus,...

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The Box's Crush of the Week: Rachel Maddow

 

Rachel Maddow wins the soon-to-be coveted title of The Box’s Crush of the Week thanks to her mad reporting skillz, refreshing sense of humor, and love of cocktails.

The fact that she’s a groundbreaking lesbian news anchor? Icing on the crush cake.

 

 

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