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TUNE IN TONIGHT: Jennifer L. Pozner on Fox’s Hannity & Colmes, discussing ABC News’s plan to air DC madame’s client list

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 30th, 2007

UPDATE: Click here to watch the video of this show.
It’s amazing how many prominent DC men still use credit cards for “massages” from escort services. Come on, people — we all know what “massage” is code for.
And, apparently, so will the news viewing public during sweeps week, when ABC News will air the […]

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Beauty on the Vine

cmartins Icon Posted by Courtney Martin

April 30th, 2007

Yesterday I saw an absolutely thrilling and wildly complex play called Beauty on the Vine. It shed the antiquated idea that beauty is only a frivolous issue important to women and, instead, linked concepts of beauty to biggies like power, politics, love, and death. Oh, and it was written by a guy (swoon.) Zak Berkman, […]

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Russell Simmons misses the point with call for ban on three words

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

April 28th, 2007

By Guest Blogger Ivonne Salazar
Misogyny in hip-hop has been a hot button issue in the past several weeks since Don Imus was fired for using racist and sexist comments on his radio show. Since then, many notable media personalities have publicly denounced the pervasive misogynistic messages transmitted through hip-hop.
Few in the hip-hop community have […]

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Disobedient editor

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

April 28th, 2007

The case of Aminath Najeeb, a rare woman editor of a daily newspaper in the Maldives, reveals the underbelly of the pristine, tranquil group of tropical islands better known for their swaying palm trees, pure white beaches and brilliant turquoise lagoons.

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Too Forceful?

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

April 27th, 2007

At the Time blog Swampland Joe Klein gives us his views on the performance of Democratic presidential candidates in yesterday’s debate:

John Edwards, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama didn’t do much to distinguish or hurt themselves. Obama seems to wander into his answers, which makes him seem slightly uncertain onstage. Clinton seems almost too certain: her […]

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Breast Milk for Sale or Trade, Breasts Included

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April 27th, 2007

By Guest Blogger Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser
Wet nurses and cross-nursing as topics for articles in Time magazine and stories on NBC’s “Today Show”?
Time’s recent article reporting that both wet-nursing and cross-nursing are on the rise (April 19th) was a surprise. The headline, “Outsourcing Breast Milk,” alluded to the fact that some young moms are […]

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Reality Check for SCOTUS

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

April 27th, 2007

Which women will feel the impact? All women who ever become pregnant and want to make decisions for themselves.

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So What? Is Right

cmartins Icon Posted by Courtney Martin

April 27th, 2007

In her continued effort to get women to get over themselves, Tyra Banks has just launched the So What? Campaign. She encourages ordinary women to post their own “So What?” moments (i.e. So what if they didn’t hire me? So what if my thighs are big? So what if that guy doesn’t want to date […]

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Silence is Complicity

ksavoies Icon Posted by Keely Savoie

April 26th, 2007

anti-choice lunatics are terrorizing women’s clinics….but you won’t hear about it.

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Bill Moyers rocks, but…

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

April 26th, 2007

… could he have interviewed at least one woman or person of color for his much-lauded documentary “Buying the War” that aired on PBS last night?
It’s hard to believe that Moyers and the other producers didn’t realize that they were talking only to white men for their nearly 90 minute documentary. Why not talk […]

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