Archive for May, 2009

Today the California Supreme Court ruled to uphold Proposition 8, the state ban on same-sex marriage. While this is a terrible setback in the struggle for equal rights, there was a glimmer of light in that the state will continue to recognize the thousands of marriages performed legally before the passing of Proposition 8 last […]


When I first sang Bikini Kill’s “Rebel Girl” while playing Rock Band on my boyfriend’s PlayStation 3, I had no idea that it was an early 1990s feminist anthem. Considering the fact that I was four-years-old in 1990, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I missed the boat on the whole Riot Grrrl movement. However, I […]


On April 22, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled that 17-year-olds can now purchase the emergency contraception Plan B, according to a story from the Associated Press. This decision turns over restrictions made by the Bush administration to limit access to Plan B for women under the age of 18. In 2006, the FDA […]


I have to admit that when Dove first began its “Campaign for Real Beauty” a few years ago, I was pretty skeptical – especially because the campaign came just before Dove launched a new line of beauty products for women. Were they really trying to educate women about the beauty myth, or trying merely to […]


As a resident of the town of Greece (near Rochester, NY) I was particularly disturbed to hear about more bad news and misconduct coming from the Greece Police Department, especially in regards to the treatment of women. According to a May 2 article on the Democrat and Chronicle Web site, a Hilton woman has filed a lawsuit against […]