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Entries from November 2009

Early Turkey break

November 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Sorry for the lag in posts in the last few days. I just landed in NYC for the Thanksgiving festivities. A new post soon! Oh also: I know I’m completely late to the game, but I’m currently obsessed with Mad Men and will probably not be able to help writing a post about it. So […]

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Your 2 Cents: Kerry

November 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Note: I frequently feature readers’ answers to one or more of the questions Emma and I asked on our road trip. Find out how to submit here! Kerry: 24, lives in Los Angeles, blogs at girltalkzine.blogspot.com about her own feminist zine, co-runs a small art-book publishing company Amigos Publishing, applying to grad school, feminist. Do […]

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More radio for Girldrive

November 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Be sure to go to Vocalo 89.5 FM in Chicago today…because I will be a guest on the show! Vocalo.org is a project of Chicago Public Radio, and I’ll be a guest at noon CST. Get the live stream here.

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Gonna be on Austin’s KOOP 91.7 today!

November 18th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’ll be talking about the amazing women Emma and I met in Austin, like Erika, Laurie, Martha Cotera, Elsa, and more. Be sure to listen in at 1:30 CST. You can either tune in or stream here. We ask Erika, 27-year-old director of PODER in Austin, Texas: “What does feminism means to you?”

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A. MAZ. ING.

November 18th, 2009 · No Comments

The Care Bears say, “Barbie, Eat a Sandwich!” Need I say more? Didn’t think so. via Feministing/Broadsheet

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Feminism, Durham-style: Alexis

November 17th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Note: This post is Part Two of a series on young feminists or activists below the Mason-Dixon line, since I feel we didn’t allot the South quite enough time on our original road trip. Feel free to suggest a series on your own part of the country–email nona [at] girl-drive [dot] com Alexis Pauline Gumbs, […]

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Tags: Generations · Redefining Feminism · Southern Series

You know those hilarious Broadview Security commercials?

November 15th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Well, you should. I’ve been making fun of them for months, actually. Not only do they milk the damsel-in-distress act for all it’s worth, they always feature embarrassingly bad, tight-ass, white, preppy actors acting out embarrassingly bad burglary scenes. In short, they’re ridiculous, and lady genius Sarah Haskins is here to tell you why:

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Sex advice from the heartland: Midwest Teen Sex Show

November 13th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Cross-posted at Sadie Magazine If you know me at all, you’re aware that abstinence-only sex education, or even preachy abstinence-plus sex education, is a huge pet peeve of mine. I’ve always been boggled by how much information about sex our culture witholds from teenagers, exactly when it’s needed most—when they’re first becoming independent, curious, and […]

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Tags: Grass Routes · Sex Ed Series · Stop chastising young people · Young Women in the Media

Your 2 Cents: Nila

November 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Nila: 24, student/writer/yaoi fangirl, living in Kansas City, Missouri, currently pursuing a degree in Sociology while trying to “navigate my way through a world that’s filled with madness.” Do I consider myself a feminist? I would have to say yes, more specifically a black feminist. It’s been an ongoing process for me. I didn’t realize […]

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Real quick: Check me out on ABC News’s “Now You Know”!

November 11th, 2009 · 8 Comments

I was on TV for the very first time today! It was totally fun–besides the fact that every time they showed a mini-trailer, it was blaring full-blast in my ear. (That’s why I stumble a little when they show the first video.) Regardless, I’m really happy that a mainstream news channel gave 6 whole minutes […]

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