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Entries from June 2010

Guest post: Behold the squabbling activists!

June 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Note: This is a guest post by Miranda of Women’s Glib, an awesome young feminist blogger of whom I’ve been a fan for a while (isn’t that blog title priceless?). Got a great idea for a guest post? Email me at nona@girl-drive.com. Cross-posted at Women’s Glib You might have heard about the Reproductive Health Act. […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Guest Blogger · Young women and politics

New York City: Trust Women benefit

June 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Are you going to be around NYC tomorrow? Then come to this happy hour, featuring lotsa ladies from the feministosphere like Irin Carmon and much of the Jezebel crew, Steph Herold from I Am Dr. Tiller, Chloe Angyal from Feministing, Megan Carpentier from TPM, Shelby Knox, and of course, moi. Irin and Steph hatched the […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes

Modern Lady: Beer Ads

June 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Sarah Haskins, who did Target Women and is one of my fave female comedians (and who has sold two screenplays!), left Current TV a few months ago. But she has a replacement! Erin Gibson, doing Modern Lady. She recently crafted a takedown of beer commercials–check it out below. I know, I know, easy target, but […]

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Tags: This Is Hilarious · Young Women in the Media

How To Lose Your Virginity

June 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

You know how feminists, including yours truly, have been begging for that nuanced convo about sex, for that place between “virgin” and “whore”? Since years and even decades ago? Well, Therese Schechter, of whom I’ve been a fan since “I Was A Teenage Feminist,” is hard at work doing just that in filmic form. Her […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Stop chastising young people · Young Women in the Media

Guest series: Young women in theater

June 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Note: Aphra Behn, the artistic director of Guerrilla Girls On Tour, has been guest-blogging on women in theater. Have a great idea for a guest series? Email me at nona@girl-drive.com. Aphra’s note: As a guest blogger on Girldrive this week, I’ll share an interview I did with three young women that I met at our […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Guest Blogger

If only there were blogs in 1997, or The Seventeen magazine project

June 14th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve often said that my feminist “click” moment was the day I wrote a fuck-you letter to Seventeen magazine, informing them that their magazine made me feel like total shit. At the age of 13, I was already making lists of the beauty products I needed, weighing myself obsessively, cutting out pictures of my future […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Young Women in the Media

A feminist perspective on one-night stands…

June 9th, 2010 · No Comments

…mine, to be exact. I know this is lame to just keep posting FemWeds stuff–I promise I will do more “real” posts soon! But for now, check out my convo with Jack Calhoun on one-night stand etiquette. Hint: men and women aren’t all that different! One night stands

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Tags: Overheard in Chicago

Jaclyn Friedman on Feminist Wednesday

June 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Jaclyn Friedman, director of Women, Action & the Media and Yes Means Yes, was our guest last week on Molly’s and my radio show, Feminist Wednesday. We discussed rape culture and, on a lighter note, dating while feminist. Of course, Brian gets all riled up–sometimes I feel like he’s just trying to be argumentative, but […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive

Guest series: Guerrilla Girls On Tour

June 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Note: Aphra Behn, the artistic director of Guerrilla Girls On Tour, will write several guest-posts on women in theater in the next month or so. Have a great idea for a guest series? Email me at nona@girl-drive.com. In 2001, the anonymous/activist group Guerrilla Girls, founded in 1985, split into three new and independent groups. One […]

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Tags: Guest Blogger