Feminism | Posted by Shirley Kailas on 11/5/2012

Memo to the Right Wing: Women Know You Really Have Our Backs

Dear Right Wing,

On behalf of my country and my gender, I would just like to say that I’m so sorry the media has cruelly misconstrued your obviously well-intentioned musings on rape and rape-related pregnancies. SO frustrating, guys! For some reason women get all sensitive and dramatic when it comes to what the government will force us to do or not to do after being sexually assaulted.

I know, sometimes the political environment just seems so darn friendly to social extremism that you let you guard down for ONE moment and try to have an intelligent conversation with mature adults about how rape and resulting pregnancies are God’s will, and in fact, “gifts” from God and suddenly everyone is all like “That’s creepy and incredibly offensive” and “what about my …

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Feminism | Posted by Talia on 06/11/2012

The Importance of Voting

I am now officially a member of the National Organization for Women (NOW)! NOW is the largest feminist organization in the country, and has been a huge presence in women’s rights advocacy ever since its creation by Betty Friedan in 1966.

While I had a relationship with NOW before I joined, I felt like I really belonged when I recently attended the National Organization for Women (NOW) webinar titled “AAUW Voter Outreach Campaign Strategy Session.” The webinar was co-run by NOW and AAUW (the American Association of University Women), and hosted by NOW President Terry O’Neill and AAUW State Grassroots Advocacy Manager Kimberly Fountain. It was all about how to get women at the polls in the upcoming 2012 election. You can read my full notes here.

I …

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Feminism | Posted by Fiona L on 05/30/2012

Why I’m Glad We Don’t Have A Woman President

Believe it or not, observing Obama’s presidency has actually made me glad that we don’t currently have a woman in the highest political office. You’re probably gasping with shock, after reading that sentence—not only am I constantly voicing my opinion that I think we need more women in politics, I basically developed a massive girl-crush on Hillary Clinton during the 2008 election and it’s no secret that I supported her over Obama. But lately, several events have made me question—and I practically cringe even writing this—if 2008 would have been the right time for a woman to step into office.

2012 has in many ways been defined politically by various “women’s issues.” In the past few months alone, there have been contraception hearings, Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a prostitute

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Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 05/26/2012

Saturday Vids: Obama at Barnard

Obama at Barnard. My favorite line? “Fight for your seat the head of the table.”

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Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 12/31/2011

Saturday Vids: Not Disappointed By President Obama

I don’t generally like to get too overtly political on this blog, but I definitely think this video is worth taking a look at no matter what your political persuasion. Recently, a lot of my leftist friends have been voicing their disappointment with Obama – they felt he promised things that weren’t delivered. I just think in general it’s important to give credit where credit’s due. Take from it what you will, but I appreciate Jake Lamar’s defense of Obama.

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