Tag Archives: Women’s Movement

FILM / Vanessa Carlisle : Berman’s Doc Explores the Two Halves of Hefner

Thank you, Hefner…We’ll take it from here. By Vanessa Carlisle / The Rag Blog / October 14, 2010 Brigitte Berman’s new documentary, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist, and Rebel, deserves attention. Read this great interview at Collider.com for more background on … Continue reading

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Barbara J. Berg : Getting Real about Women’s Progress

Women at work: White Oak Mill in Greensboro, NC. 1909. Photo courtesy of the National Museum of American History.‘A Women’s Nation Changes Everything’The (feel-good) Shriver Report …instead of celebrating how far women have come, we should be asking why, after … Continue reading

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Marilyn Buck from the Greybar : Reflections on Liberation and Poetry

Portrait of Marilyn Buck by Tom Manning from Can’t Jail the Spirit: Art by Political Prisoner Tom Manning and others, 2006. The following is from former Austinite and Ragamuffin (contributor to our Sixties underground paper), long-time political prisoner and poet … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: Not Much to Celebrate in Many Parts of the World

An Indian vendor waits for customers in Mumbai. Conceived in 1910, International Women’s Day serves as a reminder that women are still battling for fundamental rights and remain victims of violence and enduring inequalities. Photo: Sajjad Hussain/AFP.Women’s Day Marks Crisis … Continue reading

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Some Not So Ancient History: Get Out and Vote

Why Women Should Vote This is the story of our Grandmothers and Great-grandmothers; they lived only 90 years ago. Remember, it was not until 1920 that women were granted the right to go to the polls and vote. The women … Continue reading

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Gloria Steinem : Palin is Wrong Woman With Wrong Message

Feminist leader Gloria Steinem says recruiting Sarah Palin is no way to attract women to the Republican campaign.‘Sarah Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Hillary Clinton. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger’By Gloria Steinem / September 4, 2008 Here’s … Continue reading

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America is Pro-Choice, Any Questions?

In support of a woman’s right to choose: ‘According to a recent Gallup poll, we are in the majority by a long shot’By DarkSyde / August 23, 2008 Is anyone still unsure where We the People stand on choice? That … Continue reading

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Barack Obama : Pride and Prejudice

Barack Obama the new Mr Darcy? Dominic Cooper played the part in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Sense And Sensibility.’ Read ‘Mr. Darcy Comes Courting’ by Maureen Dowd below. Maureen Dowd hits the nail on the headBy Steve Russell … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW : Barbara Streisand on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

‘There is too much at stake right now to elect another George W. Bush to the White House’By: Jeffrey Ressner / July 28, 2008 “She sometimes answers questions by e-mail,” said one of Barbra Streisand’s trusted confidants, when asked if … Continue reading

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Military Women Ready to Rock the Boat

Sgt. Jennifer Hogg speaks out against sexual harassment and assault in the military. She calls attention to the importance of the upcoming election for military women. Photo by Jackie Scalone.‘For the military this election has heavy stakes’By Jennifer Hogg For … Continue reading

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McCain’s War on Women

‘To vote for McCain, a feminist would have to be insane.’By Kate Sheppard / July 21, 2008 Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) campaign and the media would have us believe that herds of disaffected women voters will be stampeding to the … Continue reading

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Interview with an Outlaw Woman

Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz: Roots of ResistanceBy Andrej Grubacic Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, daughter of a landless farmer and half-Indian mother. During the first two decades of the 20th century, her paternal grandfather, a veterinarian from a Scots-Irish … Continue reading

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