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StopSlut: A Conference on Sexuality, Bullying, and Rape October 18-19 at The New School in New York City
October 19, 2013
Join this historic two-day conference combining theater, panels, and film to interrogate the word “slut.” Discussions will include slut-shaming, rape culture, and claiming sexuality and sexual expression as a human right.
Friday, October 18, 8 pm -10 pm
A screening of Jennifer Baumgardner’s film, It Was Rape followed by a discussion about the value of the survivor’s point ofview.
Saturday, October 19 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Three panels exploring the roles of “the slut,” “the bystander,” and “the activist,” followed by a performance of SLUT, a new play by the Arts Effect NYC all-girls theater company, featured in the NYC Fringe Festival.
Alexandria Goddard, the Steubenville blogger
Ann Fessler, author of The Girls Who Went Away and director of A Girl Like Her
Michaela Angela Davis, image activist and commentator on Anderson Cooper 360
Emily May, Founder and Executive Director of Hollaback
Wagatwe Wanjuki, creator of fuckyeahfeminists.tumblr.com and contributor to RH Reality Check
Michelle Herrera Mulligan, editor-in-chief of Cosmo Latina
Leora Tanenbaum, author of Slut: Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation and forthcoming You Are Not A Slut
Suzy Exposito, activist and contributor to Rookie Mag
Kathy Najimy, actress and activist
Lisa Brunner, VAWA activist and advocate for indigenous women
For more information visit http://www.stopslut.com, register at http://www.stopslut.eventbrite.com, and help us spread the word about #stopslut on Twitter!
March 21, 2013
Earlier this month, Sarah Erdreich–author of the upcoming Generation Roe (on sale March 26th, 2013)–appeared at the Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future of the pro-choice movement and what the next step will be for abortion rights in America. The event was broadcast on C-SPAN’s Book TV, and you can now view the entire hour-long program on Book TV’s Web site.
Erdreich has been identified as a leading pro-choice activist by Newsweek, and her incisive writings on abortion rights have been noted by Jezebel, Feministing, and the National Partnership for Women and Families. Now, in Generation Roe, Erdreich tells the true stories of those whose lives are most changed by this issue, and outlines the outrageous legal battlegrounds that have popped up across the country, all with frankness and candor. Gloria Steinem says Erdreich “replaces lies with honesty and myth with reality” in this, her first book.
Tags: abortion, Activism, Authors, book tv, c-span, CSPAN, current events, d.c., feminism, Feministing, generation roe, gloria steinem, jezebel, National Partnership for Women and Families, newsweek, politics, politics & prose bookstore, politics/government, sarah erdreich, videos, washington, womens rights
March 20, 2013
Sarah Erdreich, author of the upcoming book Generation Roe: Inside the Future of the Pro-Choice Movement, was Patrick O’Heffernan’s guest on this Monday’s episode of The Fairness Doctrine. In his daily one-hour online and on-air radio show. Patrick explores news, politics and culture from all sides of the spectrum in civil conversations that focus on ideas, not “gotcha’s.” Monday’s program featured Erdreich explaining the next essential steps in the fight for abortion rights.
July 22, 2011"[Cordray] is no Elizabeth Warren. He doesn’t have her communication skills,” says Nader. “She is a rare find. And by throwing her overboard, Obama has signaled to hundreds of good, smart people all over the country, who would like to turn our government around and make it stand for the people, that they may be too good for the president, they may be too good for the rogue Republicans.” -- Ralph Nader, Democracy Now!
June 29, 2011
June 28, 2011"Eva Gabrielsson, the common-law widow of the late novelist Stieg Larsson, whose Millennium trilogy sold 60 million copies world-wide, has written a moving memoir "There Are Things I Want You To Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me. The title comes from a love letter Mr. Larsson wrote to Ms. Gabrielsson at 22 years old, thinking he might die in Ethiopia. . . Now, she tells of their 32 years together, of his sudden death in 2004 at 50, of her loss of stewardship of his $100 million literary estate that, according to archaic Swedish inheritance laws, goes to his estranged father and brother. On an American book tour that has become a media event, Ms. Gabrielsson spoke to the Wall Street Journal, about her life and her book, on Thursday, before being interviewed at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y by feminist icon Gloria Steinem." -- Wall Street Journal
June 11, 2011Saturday, June 11, from 2-4pm at the Brooklyn Museum: CODEPINK founder Jodie Evans will moderate a discussion on social justice, creative activism and peace in the Middle East with the unstoppable Dana Balicki, Medea Benjamin, Sally Kohn, and Ann Wright. Come see an excerpt from Alice Walker's Overcoming Speechlessness, a reflection of her travels through Gaza; a meditation on the human spirit and the struggle of speechlessness in the wake of violence and war. Adapted by Dana Balicki, directed by Tamilla Woodard, choreographed by Shani Collins-Achille.
June 8, 2011June 8, 2011, Inga Muscio will be at Village Books in Bellingham, WA, discussing her latest work Rose. With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love. Rose breaks new ground in answering a fundamental question in most feminist and antiracist writing: how do we identify, witness, and then recover from trauma—as individuals, as families, as communities, and as a country? Location: 1200 11th Street Bellingham, WA 98225. For more information go to www.villagebooks.com.
May 22, 2011Inga Muscio, author of Rose: Love in Violent Times and Cunt, will be speaking at Seattle Town Hall on Sunday, May 22nd, from 7PM to 8:30PM. In Rose, the follow-up to her iconic feminist book Cunt, Inga Muscio explores the impact of violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward health, and the ability to love. In addressing how we identify, witness, and then recover from trauma—as individuals, as families, as communities, and as a country—Muscio takes on dire topics with vigor and bravery, offering a fresh perspective on achieving empowerment and self-possession. Presented by Town Hall, with Elliott Bay Book Company. To buy tickets, go here or call: 800-838-3006. Learn more about the event.
April 15, 2011Before Medicaid was established in the 1960s, women of color and low-income women had little access to hospital birth because they couldn’t afford to pay for it. In the rural South, midwifery thrived until the ’70s and ’80s. Women of color in urban cities in the North moved into the hospitals more quickly, in part because laws outlawing midwives were enacted more quickly there and in part because the teaching hospitals in these areas wanted more birthing women to learn on. One doctor even paid immigrant women to birth at his Chicago hospital, according to Gaskin. Once Medicaid was enacted and provided reimbursement for obstetricians and hospital birth, it signaled the end of the midwifery era, as doctors made the final push to bring all of birth into their domain in the hospital now that they were guaranteed payment for the services.