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Fighting with your body

February 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Last night, I was having dinner with a friend, and we were discussing the many many bills that have recently been chipping away at abortion rights. There are the recent House bills–which, unlike a lot of abortion-rights-bending, would be federal law. The “forcible rape” language was taken out due to some public ridicule by our […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Politics

Dispatches from Pop + Politics: Is home ownership still the American Dream?

October 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Note: Yes, I’m cheating on Girldrive with another road trip. For the next few weeks, I’ll be blogging on and off at Pop + Politics, the site for our series on the midterm elections. Cross-posted at Pop + Politics Housing has been on this journalist’s mind lately. I just moved back to New York City […]

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Tags: Grass Routes · Politics · Roadtripping

One Nation: pre-party on Thursday!

September 10th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Has everyone heard of One Nation, the march on October 2 that plans to bring progressive, lefty-thinking people from across the country together in one place? Well, if not, kindly carve out space in your schedule for it. And read up on the march while you’re at it. It’s going to encompass a lot of […]

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Tags: Girldrive News · Grass Routes · Politics

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

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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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

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

Women in Politics: We are EMILY

April 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Here is a pretty awesome video explaining EMILY’s List, the longstanding organization that helps women get involved in politics–and more importantly, get elected. The catch question–Who Is EMILY?–reveals that EMILY is strong, liberal, pro-choice, fearless, sexy, and an incarnation of your favorite ass-kicking pop culture icon. (“Feminist” doesn’t make the cut, but they pretty much […]

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Real quick: “Hidden World of Girls” series on NPR starts today

March 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Kitchen Sisters–aka Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva–are launching a new NPR series today that explores the hidden world of girls. The series will highlight “stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secet identities—of women who crossed a line, blazed a trail, changed the tide.” The photo above is of Fadimata Walett […]

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Tags: Generations · Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Young Women in the Media

New young feminist blog alert: Abortion Gang

March 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments

You know the drill: every few months, a national publication comes out with an article dissing young feminists and specifically calling out their lack of pro-choice activism. A new blog is saying, “Excuse you.” Meant to make visible the young voices fighting for access to abortion care in the United States, the boldly named “Abortion […]

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Tags: Generations · Girls with Drive · Grass Routes · Stop chastising young people