Blog

Political Exposure: the Breast

Political Exposure: the Breast

© D.A. Clarke It is a blazing hot day in August, still and dusty, asphalt starting to melt in the streets…As you walk down the Mall or along the beach, as you toil up a forest path or weed your yard, shirt plastered to your back with sweat, you see men pass by in shorts—just shorts. Now and then you think, in transitory anger, “But it isn’t fair!” Now and then you long...

read more

Organize to FLUSH RUSH

Organize to FLUSH RUSH

The “Rush” for the exits at Rush Limbaugh’s new home in New York City–Clear Channel’s WOR AM–continues, as advertisers who have long run ads on this radio station object to their brands suddenly being hitched to Limbaugh’s hate wagon. On Friday a Mexican-American Flush Rush volunteer contacted a WOR advertiser called Page Publishing to politely request...

read more

How I Became Miss America

How I Became Miss America

written by Ellen Bass There she is, Burt Parks is singing and I am weeping as her gleaming teeth shine through the wide open window of her mouth. When I grow up, I could be her. Though I can’t dance or sing and the girls fool enough to do dramatic readings never win. But I’ve got time and tonight my tears are hers as they fall like sequins down her cheekbones. I’ve just embraced the first...

read more

‘Pretty Woman’ Vs. The Real World Of Prostitution

‘Pretty Woman’ Vs. The Real World Of Prostitution

By PHILLIP MARTIN Most charges brought against men who have been arrested in Massachusetts for soliciting prostituted women are dropped, according to findings by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. Two years after the state signed into law an anti-human trafficking statute that classifies many prostitutes as victims, they continue to be arrested and prosecuted in larger numbers...

read more

Take Action on Birth Control

Take Action on Birth Control

Birth control coverage is in serious danger and worse, most people haven’t even heard about the latest threat. Share this info-graphic. Last week the Supreme Court decided to take on a case that could let employers deny birth control coverage to their employees–a case brought by craft retailer Hobby Lobby. If the Court sides with Hobby Lobby, employers will get to make health care...

read more

We’re Raising Girls Who Hate Their Bodies

We’re Raising Girls Who Hate Their Bodies

Sandra Hawken Diaz VP, Marketing and Communications, Canadian Women’s Foundation Every day, our daughters are bombarded with lies. They see these lies everywhere; they are never free of them. They see them on billboards, in TV ads, in movies, in magazines, in video games, and online, especially online. Every day, our daughters are presented with one acceptable definition of female beauty:...

read more