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Ellen Willis: the book and the conference

March 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

As you may know, I’ve been toiling for years on an anthology of my mother Ellen Willis’s music criticism. My mom was a radical feminist icon, but right around the time she was founding Redstockings and organizing consciousness-raising sessions, she was busy being the first pop music critic for the New Yorker. At a time […]

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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

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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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

For Mother’s Day, young women who care about choice

May 7th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Love this video from the Center for Reproductive Rights, where teen girls from the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice in NYC explain how their moms have inspired their thoughts about choice. It’s one more reminder that young women do care about these issues, and it’s because their moms taught them how to make […]

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Tags: Feminism and parenting · Generations


April 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Check out this video on M.I.S.S., where I answer questions about Thelma and Louise, the problem feminism has with race, and Girldrive Part 2. And here’s me talking about Women Making History (this video is kind of big even on the smallest setting–sorry!): Also check out the interview I filled out on the website (one […]

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Tags: Generations · Girldrive News · Girls with Drive · Redefining Feminism · Roadtripping

Introducing: the Ellen Willis archive

March 31st, 2010 · 3 Comments

I have finally gotten my shit together and put together an online archive of my mother Ellen Willis’s writing. My mother, a radical feminist writer, thinker and activist, wrote about everything from sex to war to politics to feminism to rock criticism, and I’ve tried to collect the pieces available online into one place. Feel […]

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What will it take for a woman to win the presidency?

March 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Sooooo it completely slipped my mind to post this beforehand, but I hosted a book salon over at FireDogLake last night about Anne Kornblut’s new book, Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and What It Will Take for a Woman to Win. It was a really good book and a really smart […]

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Tags: Generations · Girls with Drive · Young women and politics