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Facebook removes rape “joke” pages

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Well, it’s about damn time. Violet Blue reports:

Guaranteeing Access, One Dollar at a Time

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When Serena proposed the idea of focusing on gratitude this month by honoring pro-choice advocates, I immediately knew who I’d choose: the people that make sure that women who need abortions have the money to do so. Working in either local funds or the funding arms of major organizations is not an easy job.

Blogging as a Feminist (Unpaid) Method

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Author extraordinaire Courtney E. Martin writes at The Nation (here) about the challenges of feminist blogging and online organizing:

Lady Gaga launches Born This Way Foundation

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A new initiative from pop super-icon Lady Gaga purportedly will “will focus on youth empowerment and equality by addressing issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development,” according to the Washington Post.

Feminist Conversations: Maureen Shaw

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Editor’s Note: Feminist Conversations is a regular feature here at Feminists for Choice, where we talk to feminist activists about what feminism means to them. This month we’re spotlighting the Feminists for Choice writers, as part of our Season of Gratitude. I’m so lucky to work with such amazing writers, all of whom volunteer their

One Hour at the Women’s Prison in Juba

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After two days of being transferred between offices, commanders and prison guards who all welcomed me with tea while making sure I did not become too comfortable, I finally met some of the silent and forgotten women of Juba.

National Coming Out Day!!!

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It totally slipped my mind this morning until I saw October 11 on the bottom of my computer. My favorite holiday has come at last! Unfortunately people still find it hard to come out…as anything. Ignorance is still prevalent in our world about GLBT issues, especially of Trans issues. A while back a Trans woman was killed in Washington DC.

Anita Hill – 20 Years Later

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The following video is an excerpt from the 1991 United States Senate confirmation hearing of Clarence Thomas from the documentary Sex and Justice. 20 years later, Anita Hill is still speaking out about women's rights locally and globally through her legal, academic and professional pursuits.

Channel 16 launches ‘Green Scarves For Solidarity’ campaign

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Further to my recent posts (7 October: 'green scarves' campaign in solidarity with Afghan women and Women in Afghanistan: 10 years on), today sees the launch of the Green Scarves For Solidarity campaign in support of women in Afghanistan.

I Saw the Sign but Did We Really Need a Sign?: SlutWalk and Racism

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I want to be in solidarity with Slutwalk. I really do.  But my knees are getting weak. It’s inspiring to see women coming together to protest the all-too-real threat and reality of rape and to reclaim our right to define and exercise our respective sexualities outside the context of patriarchy. I dig all that. But I do not dig seeing signs like that held up by Erin Clark and Kelly Hannah Peterlinz at Slutwalk NYC that said “Woman Is the Nigger of the World.”

New online game SPENT asks people to see what poverty is really like

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The Urban Ministries of Durham has a new online game. And their goal is to challenge the way you think about poverty and homelessness.

Jarrow marchers, then and now

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In October 1936 200 men from the North East town of Jarrow marched, along with their MP Ellen Wilkinson, to London in protest against mass unemployment and extreme poverty. 75 years later, the youth group Youth Fight For Jobs are re-creating the Jarrow march to protest about youth unemployment. One of the speakers at the opening event was Lizi Gray, great grand daughter of one of the original 1936 marchers, who will be walking parts of the route inbetween studying at college.

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