Rape Is Still Rape -- Even After 32 Years - From Awearness

Rape Is Still Rape -- Even After 32 Years - From Awearness
This was originally posted at the AWEARNESS blog. 60% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police. Only 6% of rapists will ever spend a day in jai…
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Carnival of Feminists

Carnival of Feminists
The 5th Carnival of Feminists is now up! Go check out the awesome posts...I'm sure you're already read mine. *wink* Chally had this visualization …
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Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States - From Awearness

Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States - From Awearness
Originally posted at the AWEARNESS blog. I'm not usually an art person. It's not that I don't like art -- it's that I don't usually get …
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Nurturing Responsible Privilege

Can it be done? I sure hope so. While I still identify with my working class background, I also acknowledge the numerous privileges I have earned. My mother …
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Toothpaste for Good - From Awearness

Originally posted at the AWEARNESS blog I love Tom's of Maine toothpaste. It's environmentally responsible and it tastes good. Now, there is somethin…
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My privileged nose & reporting a slap to a baby

Tonight we stopped at a store and as we were heading to the check out lanes, we saw a family enter the store. I had noticed them because the baby in the cart w…
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Seeing Dedé Mirabal was a challenge for me

Seeing Dedé Mirabal was a challenge for me
Today I went to see Dedé Mirabel talk about her memoir, Vivas en su jardin .Why would this be such a challenge for me? It was in Spanish. For new readers, …
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Repost: And what are you for Halloween? A 10-year-old hooker!

This is becoming an annual event! Ah, sometimes posts never go out of style. Is that what we really want our daughters to be this Halloween? I have to admi…
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Be still my feminist mama heart...My daughter and the Emmys

It's Sunday and homework is all done (actually, she didn't have any since she won Star Student of the Week. *gloating*), the kid is in her PJs, teeth h…
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How About We Get Rid Of The Death Panels We Already Have? - From Awearness

One of the enduring myths about health care reform is that of the death panel (Thanks Sarah! You too, Betsy!). The idea that the government might set up panels…
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EVENT: Media and Democracy with Laura Flanders Café Society Do-It-Yourself Launch Celebration

EVENT: Media and Democracy with Laura Flanders Café Society Do-It-Yourself Launch Celebration
Event Details When::  09/21/2009 -- 6:00pm - 8:30pm Where:: Chicago Cultural Center, 5th floor Washington and Garland Rooms 78 E. Washington St. See map: …
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Should High School Girls Have To Take Gender Tests? - From Awearness

Should High School Girls Have To Take Gender Tests? - From Awearness
Last week, Caster Semenya's gender tests revealed that she has both male and female sex organs. This means that Semenya is intersex . Reacting to the…
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Let's talk donuts - Sweetwater Donuts specifically

Let's talk donuts - Sweetwater Donuts specifically
Over labor day weekend the Feminista familia hiked it up to Kalamazoo, Michigan to visit our godson and his family. Somehow in the hustle & bustle of our l…
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Book Review: On the Line by Serena Williams

Book Review: On the Line by Serena Williams
I love everything about the U.S. Open except the line calls . I experienced this past weekend's U.S. Open upset for Serena Williams with a different pers…
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What is Chicago teaching its students about personal health? - From AWEARNESS

On one hand Chicago Public Schools is telling parents and students that they should stay home or will be sent home if they have a 100-degree temperature in an…
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The Deal with Disability - from AWEARNESS

The Deal with Disability is a new blog on the scene and is a much watch: Hey, I'm Eva. I'm 26 and a recent college graduate. I like to write, to take…
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Swirling, swirling, swirling...

Thanks to this blog and many other activities, my profile is a rising in the world. I've received invitations to events I never thought I was entitled to a…
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Book Review: The Love Children by Marilyn French

Book Review: The Love Children by Marilyn French
Marilyn French , acclaimed author of " The Women's Room " died on May 2, 2009 months before the release of her last novel, " The Love Childr…
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Why I'm practically giddy about my will

Why yes dear readers, after having a daughter for six years, the husband & I finally got our wills drawn up and our estate in order. Excuse me, but OMG, th…
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