Major Magazines Reject Female Writers

Of course, the New Yorker is not the only publication on earth that falls consistently short of reaching gender parity in its pages. In a Jezebel post about Hays’ letter Jenna Sauers did a count of female writers in other current event and literary publications. January’s issue of Harpers has only three out of 21 stories by women. The Nation‘s latest print issue has...

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Giving Birth to Commercialism

HAPPY 2011 FROM V MAGAZINE & VMAN! from V Magazine on Vimeo When will women fully choose and control their births? Sadly trends for young mothers include having their babies in hospitals rather than moving more toward natural childbirth at home. The C-section rate has climbed more than 50% since 1996, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. An increasing proportion of...

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Free The Scott Sisters

What sort of judicial system puts two sisters away for life for being mere accomplices to a 1993 robbery? The teens who actually committed the robbery only served 2 years and have long been free. Neither Jamie nor Gladys Scott had a criminal record and the judge never explained why the Scott sisters deserved such severe sentences.

 Judge Marcus Gordon, who presided over this case,...

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Lesbian Parents? No Child Abuse

The Williams Institute, a research center on sexual orientation law and public policy at UCLA School of Law, has announced new findings from the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS), the longest-running study ever conducted on American lesbian families (now in its 24th year). In an article published today in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the 17-year-old daughters and sons of...

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Free Child Trafficking Victim

Please help save Sara Kruzan who killed her rapist at the age of 16 after being abused by him since she was 11 years old. She was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole, plus 4 years. She has shown herself to be an exemplary inmate and is now 31 years old having spent over half of her life in prison for a crime she committed as a trafficked, traumatized child. Stand up and...

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Cheerleaders Want Uniforms With More Coverage

compliled by Ann J. Simonton While many were flabbergasted over the sexual nature of young girls dancing in the World of Dance competition,  many believe that what young cheerleaders are being asked to do, say and wear these days is much worse. One mother complained that her 6 year old daughter was kicked off a local flag-football cheerleading squad after both parents questioned the...

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