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Happy Women’s History Month!

I have been reading the book, Cunt.  It’s a fantastic book by Inga Muscio.  The author’s website has womanifestoes that fans and readers have submitted. So, to start off Women’s History Month, I am going to include one. “Irigaray wrote that as women we are always plural: two lips touching each other, secretly, constantly. as […]

National Museum Day is September 26, 2009

View from inside the Brooklyn Museum amidst Rodin’s Burghers of Calais The Smithsonian sponsored National Museum Day is tomorrow.  It is a nationwide celebration of museums, large and small!  There are over 800 institutions participating nationwide.  Once you download the admissions card (on the website) you and a guest have gained free admission to the participating […]

Whip It Ladies!

There are only 13 (lucky!) days remaining until Whip It! is released to a theatre near you!  And, the best part is – a woman directed the film.  And not just any woman, the great Drew Barrymore.  Here they are, the director and her star, Ellen Page, on the cover of Marie Claire (heck, I […]

Home Births

I am not sure I am qualified to pontificate about this being that I do not want to be pregnant in the next ten years, or maybe, even EVER.  I am very conflicted about this, so we will see.  But, there has been a trend of late (more like this whole decade) to give birth […]

The White House Council on Women and Girls

Yay Obama.  Why is it awesome?  Because men like Obama need to stand up and become allies in feminist movement.  However, while running off his list of familial roles, he forgot to cite ‘brother’ but went on to mention his sister.  I guess that slip is okay? Anyways, check this out:   “Opportunities their mothers and […]

CNN

I am not sure how I feel about CNN’s program, African American Firsts. Embedded video from CNN Video But, Shirley Franklin seems cool.

The Black List Project Continued. . .

For some reason, it always hits a nerve when a female coeval says she is not a feminist. “Why do we need feminism?/Aren’t we all equal now?/I have never experienced sexism, what’s the big deal?/I don’t identify with those bra burning feminists!/It’s for white affluent women, it’s not for me/The girls I know who are […]

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month.  While everyone except NASA (Yes, their YouTube channel has profiles of Black people this month?!), Jeopardy! and Attorney General Holder pretended Black History Month no longer exists because we elected our first African-American President, I will blog ad nauseum about Women’s History Month. So, to start this off with guns […]

The Black List in Brooklyn

At The Brooklyn Museum there is an exhibit up called, The Black List.  It  will be shown from November 21, 2009 to March 29, 2009. While it is not the most visually stimulating event, it is informative and educational (those are the same, huh?).  I have no idea why they picked these people and not […]

As predicted . . .

there was better analysis the following day regarding Obama’s address to Congress.  One of the better articles was from Politico. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0209/19282.html Even better there’s a poll on the front page of Politico’s website asking what readers thought of Jindal’s rebuttal last night.  As of  1:04 am EST. 67% of Politico readers who answered the poll (8878 […]