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Russian Feminist Punk Band Pussy Riot Release A New Song

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IKEA Pulls Pussy Riot Pic
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IKEA pulled a Pussy Riot photo from their web site. Read More »
Madonna Loves Pussy Riot
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Madonna supports the Russian punk band. Read More »
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot
  • The Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot released a new song and video yesterday, called “Like In A Red Prison.” Currently, two members of the collective are serving prison time regarding an incident last year, when they spoke out publicly against Russian President Vladmir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church. [New York Times]
  • Netflix’s new series “Orange Is The New Black” has a black transgender character who, for the first time in TV history, is being played by a black transgender actor. [The Daily Beast]
  • Our former intern Tiffanie Drayton has an amazing essay on Salon.com about her decision, as a black woman, to move from America back to Trinidad and Tobago because of racism she has experienced here. We are so proud of you for writing this piece, Tiffanie! [Salon]
  • Women’s reproductive health groups in North Carolina strongly oppose the anti-abortion restrictions eking their way through the state legislature .[Think Progress]
  • Oh, just a 14-year-old girl who recently completed her bachelor’s degree. Nothing to see here. [Clutch Mag] Keep reading »

Is Barbie On The Decline?

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Mattel’s Barbie doll has long embodied all that is wrong with society’s expectations of women and the female body. But there’s good news, sort of: the impossibly shaped, blonde doll’s popularity appears to finally be waning. Mattel has reported a 23 percent drop in sales and sales have declined for the fourth quarter in a row. To be fair, toy sales the U.S. and Europe have not been faring particularly well this year in general, and Mattel is doing relatively well compared to other large toy companies. But this is no thanks to Barbie — most of their sales come from the American Girl Dolls and Monster High Dolls. Keep reading »

My Love Of Coca-Cola And Its Decline In North America

Big Soda Ban?
Is this a good move or way too much regulation? Read More »
Diet Soda & Depression
Researchers believe there's a link. Read More »
Dr. Pepper's "Manly" Soda
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Dr. Pepper Ten says it's "not for women." Read More »

I think it might be time for me to partake in a Coca-Cola addiction intervention, because apparently, many fellow North American addicts have kicked the habit. Now I’m just feeling left out and in fear of the shakes.

Unfortunately (for me, but probably beneficial for the obesity issue in America), Coca-Cola’s profit has declined in the latest quarter, with sales of the fizzy drinks falling by four percent in North America. (Overall, global sales have risen by one percent.) Keep reading »

Malala’s Journey Will Become Documentary

Meet Malala
5 things to know about Malala, the 14-year-old girl shot by the Taliban. Read More »
Angelina On Malala
Angelina Jolie says to use Malala's shooting as a teachable moment. Read More »
Teacher Murdered
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Teacher murdered for teaching at Pakistani girls' school. Read More »

Here’s a film that will bring tears to your eyes: the story of Malala Yousafzai, the then 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was attacked by the Taliban for advocating on behalf of girls’ education, is set to become a documentary! After being shot at last October in her head and neck while on her way to school, Malala was airlifted out of Pakistan to a hospital in the UK to recuperate. She has persevered despite her extensive injuries and serves a huge inspiration to young girls and women throughout the world as she continues to fight for access to education for everyone. Davis Guggenheim, director of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Waiting for Superman,” will direct the film Malala’s documentary, which will follow her attack, her recovery, and the activism that has earned her a nomination for  both the Nobel Peace Prize and for the International Children’s Peace Prize. Congrats, Malala! [Guardian UK]

Superhero Texas State Senator Wendy Davis Is Raking In Political Donations

Wendy Davis, Teen Mom
Wendy Davis was a teen mom
The state Senator shows that for teen moms, anything is possible. Read More »
About The TX Abortion Bills
Texas Abortion
...And the feminist army that's fighting them! Read More »
Daley's Texas Protest
Daley attended the "Stand For Texas Women" rally in Austin, TX. Read More »
State Senator Wendy Davis On Why She Stood Up For Texas Women
  • Since her famous filibuster to the Texas legislature over a restrictive anti-abortion bill, State Senator Wendy Davis has gained more than $1 million in political donations. [Reuters]
  • Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced her candidacy today against the current Republican senator from Wyoming. [CBS News]
  • Here are the 10 dumbest things ever said about abortion and women’s rights. [Rolling Stone]
  • For the third year in a row, two women represent the finalists in “The Apprentice,” both feeding the need for superficiality by selling beauty products to “girls not feeling good about themselves.” [Guardian UK]
  • These are the seven types of women you will find in any article about college hookup culture.[NYmag.com] Keep reading »

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Admits To “Intimidation” Of Women, But Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations

Sexist Politician
Ernest Hewett 3.6.2013
"No female interns" is strike two for this sexist politician. Read More »
#IAskedPolitely
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Hashtag gathers stories of asking sexual harassment to stop. Read More »
I Was Sexually Harassed
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I was sexually harassed at my corner store. Read More »
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigns over sexual harassment

We’re so used to politicians and bigwigs who refuse to take accountability for their behavior that when somebody does admit they did something wrong, it is kind of … weird.

Amidst allegations that he had groped numerous woman, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, a Democrat, released a public apology on Thursday admitting there was some truth to sexual harassment allegations against him. Admitting “I need help,” the 70-year-old confessed in a DVD provided to the media that “I have reached into my heart and soul and realize I must and will change my behavior.” However, the mayor vehemently maintains he is not guilty of sexual harassment.

Numerous women he has allegedly sexually harassed, including constituents and a former employee, tell a different story. Keep reading »

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