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Entries from June 2008

Girldrive in DC, NYC, and Philly

June 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Dear Faithful Readers, This week the blog goes on hiatus as we are in NYC, Philly, and DC conducting interviews and visiting our friends and family. We are in NYC: June 20-27, June 29-July 2 Philly: June 27-28th DC: June 28th-30th If you know any awesome ladies to interview, please send them our way! –E […]

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Overheard in Chicago #6: Angie

June 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

While taking publicity stills for Chicago based performance artist Angie, 23, right, we got to talking about life as a young lady in the theater arts world: “My work has a lot to do with promoting my sexuality and understanding its power over people, especially men. Working in the performing arts, I’m not a stripper, […]

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Mid-Week Memo: Words from the Guys

June 19th, 2008 · 1 Comment

detail from painting by Emma’s mother, Susan Bee, titled “Girly Man,” and the cover for a book by Emma’s father of the same name This week, we collected a few quotes from men on the topic of feminism–are they feminists, and what does feminism mean to them? “I feel like men and women both need […]

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Overheard in Chicago #5: Open Mic

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments

While waiting to hear our girl Deliza perform at an open mic over the weekend at the Bassment, we overheard a choice exchange. The female emcee (right) asked one of the guy rappers, DJ Uh-Oh, if he was intimidated by the amount of ladies stepping up to the microphone. He didn’t hesitate to retort (left): […]

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Mid-Week Memo: JADINE

June 10th, 2008 · No Comments

This is Part III of a series dedicated to Contemporary Art & Feminism Last Saturday Nona and I had the pleasure of attending a graduate student symposium curated by Woman Made Gallery in honor of the Feminist Art Project. We sat through hours of presentations, with paper topics ranging from 1970’s confessional video art, to […]

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Overheard in Chicago #4: RACHEL

June 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments

While browsing in a Logan Square flower shop, called Fleur, we struck up a conversation with one of the florists, Rachel. She clued us into the reality of “Bridezillas,” telling us: “I never really thought the Bridezilla thing was real until I saw it in person. Brides can really get controlling. They put all this […]

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Mid-Week Memo: McCain Madness

June 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In the last few days, a disturbing phenomenon has caught our attention: incensed Hillary supporters are pledging their support for McCain, refusing to jump on the Obama wagon. Collier, 23, (left) one of our childhood friends and a lady who’s never afraid to speak her mind, is our personal political consultant and political-blog expert. She […]

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Chicago: LAUREN

June 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Back in April of last year, when I met up with Emma in Chicago to do a few sample interviews and test out GIRLdrive, one of the feminists we interviewed was Lauren Berlant (left), a professor of English at the University of Chicago and an influential feminist thinker. To this day, we still consider it […]

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Overheard in Chicago #3: Post-’Sex and the City’

June 1st, 2008 · 8 Comments

On Saturday night, we eagerly went out to see the Sex and the City movie with a few of our friends. Over pizza and martinis (of course), we “couldn’t help but wonder”: did Sex and the City portray women positively or negatively? *warning: slight spoilers below* Matt: I found some of the portrayal of women […]

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