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Entries from May 2010

Is our generation “correcting” sexual freedom?

May 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

After you read this trio of articles by Slate/Double X editor Jessica Grose, it’s clear that at least some millenials are. Grose posits that there’s a “shame cycle,” that each generation tries to correct. She says that our generation is more judgmental and wary of “sluttification,” and more likely to regret sexual experiences. From her […]

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Tags: Generations

Girldrive the song: Video edition!

May 26th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve blogged before about Ray McKenzie of the Jen Justice Band writing a song about Girldrive…but the only thing I had to offer was the acoustic version. This is a new and improved, live, plugged-in, girl-singer version that I needed to post immediately. It’s kinda hard to hear the lyrics over the din, so I’ve […]

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Tags: Girldrive News · Overheard in Chicago

Real quick: Politics and love

May 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Shameless self-promotion: check out this little essay I wrote for The Frisky about–briefly!– dating a conservative dude, and whether I could ever ignore politics for love (or even friendship). I consider myself one of the most liberal people I know, and politics rile me up like nothing else–but ever since Girldrive, and especially lately, I […]

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Tags: Politics

I wanna be like Maddow when I grow up.

May 21st, 2010 · No Comments

This isn’t usually the type of thing I post on Girldrive, but this is one of the best Rachel Maddow takedowns I have ever seen. Plus, this is my only blog and therefore my only place to post things like this, so deal with it. This segment came on the heels of Maddow’s 20-minute interview […]

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Tags: Politics

The Bronte sisters…action figures!

May 20th, 2010 · No Comments

You read right. (Well, they don’t actually exist, but a girl can dream.) Check out the commercial: Via The F Bomb.

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Tags: Feminism and parenting · This Is Hilarious

Guest post: An interview with Liz Tigelaar

May 19th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Note: This is guest blogger Julie‚Äôs third guest post. Have a great idea for a guest series? Email me at Julie’s note: A while back, I wrote a post (my first, in fact) concerning the multiple teen pregnancy-related storylines on TV. Around that same time a show first aired on The CW: Life Unexpected. […]

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Tags: Feminism and parenting · Guest Blogger · Young Women in the Media

Omega Women & Power Conference Scholarships available

May 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Attention young women: apply to this right now. The Omega Women & Power Conference is an intergenerational feminist event with millions of incredible women across the country. The schedule this year is formidable. Conferences in general are good ways to feel rejuvenated if you’re a weary activist, galvanized if you’re a newbie, refreshing if you’re […]

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Tags: Generations · Young Women in the Media

Gloria Steinem: “Gratitude never radicalized anybody”

May 13th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I’m about a week late on this, but I had to post it! Amid all the bullshit young women get for being sooo ungrateful for feminists and women activists who came before them, here is a refreshing view: Gloria Steinem hopes we take our rights for granted. She tells Joy Behar, who expresses concern about […]

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Tags: Generations · Stop chastising young people · Young Women in the News

A Southern Girldrive

May 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I’ve posted before about how I regret rushing through the South on our original road trip–especially since it was one of the most fascinating stretches of the whole Girldrive experience. I’ve been doing an off-and-on Southern series to fill in the gaps, and it looks like two ladies from Hendrix College in Arkansas have helped […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Roadtripping · Southern Series

Feminism going pop. Also, Peaches.

May 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

On Thursday, I went to go see a talk by the fab feminist art historian, Pin-Up Grrrls author, and Girldrive interviewee Maria Buszek, whose next book will argue for inclusion of feminist music and pop culture in the narrative of art history. The talk was fascinating. As Maria described the elitism and the dismissal of […]

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Tags: Redefining Feminism