This Latina is still a feminist

As a woman of color I've always occupied an awkward place in this large movement called feminism. Yet at the same time, I've always occupied an awkward…
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Work it, Mom! Monday!

This week's post deals with just two ways to get ready to reenter the work force. The basis for tome’s like Linda Hirshman ‘ s Get To Work and Lisa Benn…
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Bitch Magazine is coming to Chicago

Bitch Magazine is coming to Chicago
Please welcome Debbie Rasmussen, publisher of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, on her Midwest fundraising trip stop in Chicago! DATE: May 6, 2008 TIME:…
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My Guidelines for Book Reviews

While my traffic isn't anywhere near where other blogs are, I know that I'm getting more and more traffic from book review seekers and maybe even some …
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Council of Contemporary Families - Should They Stay

Live Blog from CCF Blogging Session

Deborah & I are showing how to post to a blog and add a category.
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Council of Contemporary Families - Cohabitation: Is it Good for Love or Marriage?

Technorati tags: feminism
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Viva La Feminista in Ms.

Viva La Feminista in Ms.
Don't get too excited folks, I didn't get my feature in there...not yet! But I did write up my post about their investigation into Ward Connerly as a …
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TMI Panda peeps!

On days like today when I'm a bit overwhelmed, I peek over at the panda-cam at the National Zoo. Today's update read like a medical chart with far too…
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Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007 - Roll Call

First of all - Clinton AND Obama made the vote. Reid voted no in order to bring the vote back up later this session McCain MISSED the vote All Dems voted yes (…
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This & That on writing

You'll notice that the anthology button is gone. The project is on hiatus and there are many reasons why I totally support this move. I don't know what…
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My lame and late Earth Day post

Yesterday was super busy in Feminista-land and in lieu of some tree-hugging goddess worshiping Earth Day post, I bring you word from Patriarchyland (via Femini…
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Council on Contemporary Families Conference

Council on Contemporary Families Conference
This Friday & Saturday is the Council on Contemporary Families annual conference at UIC. I'll be there both days soaking up the info. I'll also be…
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Work it, Mom! Monday!

Work it, Mom! Monday!
This week I ask us to ponder not just our own paychecks, but the paychecks of those hard working women who care for our children during the day . From NWLC: …
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Happy Fair Pay Day!

Happy Fair Pay Day!
Today is Friday, April 18th...the 109th day of the year. Why does that matter? Because Equal Pay or Fair Pay day marks the day when women have finally earned e…
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New Blog -- My Voice, My Choice

New Blog -- My Voice, My Choice
The Chicago Abortion Fund has launched a new blog for their My Voice, My Choice leadership project . It's still brand-spanking new with only 3 posts, but m…
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Why I do this

I get asked a lot why I blog. I get asked this more often as I add more blogs to my blogging plate. I blog because I have to. Do you know that guy who yells a…
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Statewide day of action: Stop funding abstinence-only-until-marriage sex ed

Statewide day of action: Stop funding abstinence-only-until-marriage sex ed
The Chicago Foundation for Women and the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health has declared today a day of action to stop funding abstinence-only-until-marriag…
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Work it, Mom! Monday!

I'll miss the alliteration I had on Wednesdays, but starting this week I move to weekly posting for Work it, Mom! Each Monday start your week out with me o…
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Book Review - A Church of Her Own

Book Review - A Church of Her Own
There's this book on my book shelf that I borrowed from one of my best friends years ago. I mean years ago. I bet she might have even forgotten that I have…
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Book Review - The Cake Thief

Book Review - The Cake Thief
What would you do if you didn't know how to make a cake? One boy decides that he will steal them! Oh, he doesn't just steal small cakes, but the big ce…
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Race, Sex, Power: Session 3: Sex & Erotica

With a title like that, my stats should shoot up, eh? Sorry for the lack of live blogging earlier. My laptop battery was dying and there weren't any acce…
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Race, Sex, Power: Plenary I: Sexual Citizenship

Panel members: Joycelyn Elders Nicole Perez Urvashi Vaid Ramon Gutierrez (Moderator) Technorati tags: race , Chicago , power , latina , sexuality
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Race, Sex, Power: Welcome & Opening

I'm trying this with Cover it Live....let's see how this goes. Technorati tags: race , Chicago , power , latina , sexuality
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Race, Sex, Power

Race, Sex, Power
I'm headed to the Race, Sex, Power conference today. It's a free two-day conference at UIC, but I'll only be attending Friday's session. I'…
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Gracias Mujerista

Gracias Mujerista
BFP has left the blogosphere. She took down her entire site. Gracias BFP for teaching me so much. And especially for the love. Tu hermana, Vero
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Work it, Mom! Wednesday

Work it, Mom! Wednesday
My latest post for Work it, Mom! is now up. Here's a quick preview: I have a confession - I was a finalist for the 2006 Swiffer Amazing Woman of the Year …
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Not my story to blog - Seal Press & WOC

While some out there truly believe I have a future in books, I can't turn my back on the raging exchange of words between the radical WOC blogosphere and S…
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It cries

I won't even comment on this video other than to say watch it: H/T to Shakes & Feminist Philosophers .
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At least I hang with the cool moms

At least I hang with the cool moms
Some of the ladies from the Moms Blog community (SV, Chicago, NY, DC, etc) got to meet Katie Couric and then she even blogged about us ! When Jill sent an em…
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Latina elected as Prez of Women's Sports Foundation

Latina elected as Prez of Women's Sports Foundation
Congratulations to Jessica Mendoza for being elected President of the Women's Sports Foundation ! As a former softball player (JV in high school) I was s…
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Dr. Susan Wicklund @ WCF on Book TV

Dr. Susan Wicklund @ WCF on Book TV
I finally found the video of Dr. Susan Wicklund's reading I attended in January . Here is Em, a staff member of the Chicago Abortion Fund talking about t…
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BTW - Welcome to the readers

My WAM! posts are getting me huge hits and helping inch up my technorati rating a bit (I'm only obsessed over it for book review purposes). So welcome to m…
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We do have a "feminist" Don Imus

During the mostly good keynote by Helen Thomas at WAM!, she mused how we need a woman Don Imus. Well lookie, we do! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3,…
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New Schools Aisle 7!

In case you haven't heard, the Chicago Public Schools will be opening a few new schools next year and they are magnets plus a gifted center. So you CPSers …
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I totally fell for this April Fools Joke

From Marketplace: Most taxpayers will get anywhere from $600 to $1,200 from Uncle Sam as part of the federal plan to stimulate the economy. But many taxpayer…
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WAM! - The Day After After :The Bad

I wanted to take a few days to mull over the negative aspects of WAM! before posting about it. I didn't want this post to seem too reactionary or for me to…
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WAM - We B(e)lo(n)g on You Tube

See if you can spot me! Technorati tags: WAM! , WAM! 2008
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