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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

What’s wrong with this feminist picture?

March 23rd, 2010 · 11 Comments

You know, I should be feeling pretty damn good about all the mainstream press young feminism has been getting in the last couple days. First, a long, thoughtful, and brave article written by three young Newsweek reporters, calling out their own publication for a kind of lingering sexism that’s hard to pinpoint. Then, yesterday, one […]

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Tags: Redefining Feminism · Young Women in the Media · Young Women in the News

Open letter from a young feminist to Mary Ann Sorrentino

March 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Note: Maya is a feminist blogger who caught my attention when she wrote a smart-ass response to all the hookup culture hubbub of the other week. Here, she defends 27-year-old feminist Twitter-activist Angie Jackson, who live-tweeted her abortion a few weeks ago to demystify and deshame the procedure (check out one of Angie’s YouTube videos […]

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“Very Young Girls” on Showtime this month

March 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Starting today, the documentary “Very Young Girls” will be airing on Showtime until 4/17. From the GEMS website (an amazing organization in NYC serving girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking): “Very Young Girls” is an expose of human trafficking that follows thirteen and fourteen year old American girls […]

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March 8: International Women’s Day

March 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Today is International Women’s Day, a holiday started in 1911 largely by Clara Zetkin, who pushed for it after a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. In my daily existence, I deal on a strictly local basis. My job as a reporter confines me to five towns in the Chicago suburbs. […]

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Tags: Girls with Drive · Redefining Feminism · Young Women in the Media · Young Women in the News

Thoughts on the “hookup culture,” or what I learned from my high school diary

February 28th, 2010 · 16 Comments

Debates about “hooking up,” swinging from genuine concern to hysteria on both sides of political spectrum, have been raging throughout the 2000s.* And this week, it’s seemed to bubble up to the surface again. I’ve spent the day reading ruminations by teen girl expert and Teen Vogue advice columnist Rachel Simmons, the always-thought provoking Kate […]

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Tags: Sex Ed Series · Stop chastising young people · Young Women in the News

In case you haven’t seen this…

February 11th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Cyndi and Gaga kick sex-educating ass on Good Morning America. P.S. Georgie calls them the glam Thelma and Louise! (Not sure that’s entirely apt, but I liked it anyway for obvious reasons.) UPDATE: More C & G being awesome on the Today Show.

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Tags: Generations · Girls with Drive · Sex Ed Series · Young Women in the News

Real quick: Fem 2.0 radio on Latinas and family

February 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Today at 1 p.m. EST, Girldrive interviewee Veronica Arreola will be hosting a discussion here with Ana Roca Castro, Catherine Singley, and Marisa Treviño about how the recession has affected Latino families, and specifically the roles of their matriarchs. Here’s the description: The Great Recession has impacted every family and Latino families are no different. […]

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Newsflash: young women can think for themselves

December 28th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Excuse me, but why are there still  articles like these coming out about how young women neglected to vote for Hillary Clinton? The latest, in WaPo this past weekend, recounts how former vice-presidental candidate Geraldine Ferraro lost it when her daughter didn’t vote for Clinton. An excerpt: Ferraro was livid, and distraught. What more did […]

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BYU shuts down Women’s Research Institute, Mormon feminist students respond

December 19th, 2009 · 8 Comments

The new year is creeping up, which means a new semester will start for students across the country. And come January 2010, Brigham Young University will no longer have a Women’s Research Institute. I read this news a couple months ago at Feminist Mormon Housewives. I was running around having Girldrive readings and such, and […]

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