New review: The Ides of March

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Perhaps you were lured into your cinema seat, popcorn in hand, because of Ryan Gosling's talent for the introspective pause. Or was it George Clooney's husky chuckle? Oh wait, F-Word readers: you must have been counting on Marisa Tomei's witty one-liners and you also heard newbie starlet Rachel Evan Wood had a powerful screen presence.

Today’s Badass: Elizabeth Warren

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I am reluctant to get on the politician-as-savior bandwagon. Actually, these folks are mere mortals. And I firmly believe that if we expect them to be more ideologically pure, or just plain better than the rest of us, we’re begging to be deceived. That being said, the way she handled this moment made me dig Elizabeth Warren more than I already did. From HuffPo:

New feature: How the coalition cuts are impacting the women of Bristol

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'Fair' has been the buzzword of the cuts from the start. From the emergency budget announced by the Chancellor in the summer of 2010, to the last budget plans of April this year, we have been assured over and over again that these cuts will be fair. "We're all in it together," we were told. "The most vulnerable will be protected," the line went.

Black Feminist Love and Amber Cole

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The last time I was speechless after seeing images of a young Black woman on the internet was June 2009 when John at The Smoking Section ( a rap blog) posted what were then believed to be nude images of Rihanna Fenty. I contacted him and asked him why he did it, we had a conversation, and he then refused to give me permission to blog about the conversation. To this day, I still find it problematic that he published what is believed to be images of singer Rihanna Fenty. I always ask permission to write about conversations. Consent. Get it?

Feminsim: Bad For Women?

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  Let’s do a little “argument vs. fact” of Dennis Prager’s latest column about how feminism has been terrible for women and men. His general premise:

As we approa

Men in the “creative class” make nearly twice as much as women

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Now, members of the “creative class” have it pretty nice. They have jobs that pay 60% more than average and that they’re less likely to lose during this unemployment crisis. Women in the creative class, who make an average of $48,077, are doing a lot better than many other people. But they are also making a whole $33,932 less on average than their male counterparts. Even controlling for differences in hours worked and education, men out-earn women by $23,700 or 49.2 percent in the creative class.

Want to Increase Opportunities for Female Students on Law Reviews? Increase Faculty Diversity

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The New York Law School Law Review (NYLS) has issued its 2010–2011 Law Review Diversity Report examining female and minority representation among the membership and leadership, including editors in chief, of general interest law reviews or journals at ABA-accredited law schools. According to the report, law reviews at schools with a high percentage of female full-time faculty and schools with a high percentage of minority full-time faculty had, on average, significantly greater gender diversity among their student membership and leadership, as well as a higher rate of female editors in chief (“EIC”), than law reviews at law schools ranked in the Top 50 by U.S. News & World Report (“U.S. News”). The report is available here.

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

Meet the powerful men trying to take away your birth control coverage

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Meet the men behind the war on women. In an infuriating article, Laura Bassett examines the enormous political influence of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Unwinding the Abortion Debate in Young Adult Fiction

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Currently in production is a cinematic adaptation of Neal Shusterman’s award-winning Young Adult novel Unwind. You won’t find any vampires, talking lions, or wizards here. Unwind is the story of three teenagers attempting to escape their fate: being sentenced to death by having all of their organs harvested. Published in 2007, Unwind is a chilling

Beyond Numbers: Women’s Political Marginalisation in Nigeria

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Twelve years of democracy in Africa’s most populous nation and women are still secondary in Nigeria’s male-dominated political sphere. Over the years, gradual gains have been made in women’s political participation but female political participation needs to go beyond numbers.

HR 358: Republicans further restrict women’s healthcare

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It’s amazing how far Republicans will go to further restrict women’s health care. House of Representatives passed the HR 258  which means that hospitals can refuse to perform life-saving abortion. Might I add that this decision is a family choice, not the House of Representatives or the hospital. Way to go, I thought we’re focusing on jobs? Instead they’re wasting time and hurting women even more. Sorry, pregnant lady who needs medical attention. The House of Representatives say I can ‘exercise my conscience’ on this one and since I’m aganist abortion I’ll just have you die now.

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