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Entries from August 2010

This is what a young feminist looks like

August 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Note: The blog Fair and Feminist held a “This is What a Young Feminist Looks Like Blog Carnival” last Friday. The carnival was in response to a recent New York Times article by Gail Collins in which she said that middle-aged women she talks with wonder, “where are the young feminists?” I was a flake […]

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Tags: Generations · Girls with Drive · Guest Blogger · Stop chastising young people

Real quick: Girldrive discussed on Firedoglake

August 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Last Sunday, I participated in a book salon at Firedoglake, which back in March invited me to host a discussion about Anne Kornblut’s book, Notes from the Cracked Ceiling. The shoe was on the other foot Sunday, though: Girldrive was in the spotlight. It was a great discussion, particularly because the host, 18-year-old blogger wunderkind […]

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Tags: Generations · Girldrive News

Yes, Sally Draper.

August 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Stop chastising young people

Guest post: Holly Kearl

August 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Note: This is Part 1 of a 3-part guest series by Holly Kearl, a feminist activist, blogger and author. Below is a little intro to Holly and her work. Got a great idea for a guest series? Email me at My older sister was born with severe disabilities and because of her, my parents […]

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Tags: Disability and Feminism · Girls with Drive · Guest Blogger

Now for (another) road trip…

August 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Just wanted to let all Girldrivers know about the incredibly exciting, much-needed project I’ll be working on for the next few months. The project is the brainchild of Farai Chideya, an accomplished journalist, author of several books, and innovative mediamaker, who got American Public Media and WNYC to partner with her on a multimedia radio […]

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Tags: Politics · Roadtripping

Feminism and Anti-capitalism: A Love Story

August 3rd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Cross-posted at Feministe This past Saturday, I participated in Chicago’s Bughouse Square Debates, an annual event where authors, thinkers, and activists stand on literal soapboxes and, amid heckling crowds, argue a point in 15 minutes. My topic was, “Is there such a thing as a conservative feminist?” tied to Sarah Palin’s heartsinking claiming of the […]

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Tags: Politics · Redefining Feminism

Girldrive: Southern edition (a guest post)

August 2nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

Note: This is a guest post by Katie Rice, who was inspired by Girldrive to go on her own Southern version. Got a great idea for a guest series? Email me at When I came home to St. Louis for Thanksgiving break last fall, I found my sister’s copy of GirlDrive sitting on the […]

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Tags: Girldrive Goes Global · Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Guest Blogger · Roadtripping · Southern Series