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Daily Mail: Discrimination row after Russia 'bans' women from 18-month mock mission to Mars


Come along with us on «Pride Parade» to Israel (from June, 6 till June, 14th)!

Friends! We invite guys and girls to take part in «Pride Parade» in Israel. It will take place on June, 12-th in Tel Aviv. If you have a desire to swing during procession by an iridescent flag of LGBT-community, partying on beach, join our company! «Pride Parade» in Tel Aviv is a grandiose and unprecedented gay parade on the originality. This event is accompanied with carnival show and performance of the Israeli superstars. Such as, for example, Dana International!
About 300 thousand gays, lesbians and bisexuals from different countries of the world will take part in parade! Participants will move on a beach disco after procession following on Tel Aviv. It will be a grandiose party on the bank of Mediterranean sea. And at night of gay parade it is planned and at all about 100 various thematic actions.
We have already invited the group of travelers from different countries – boys and girls. We wish to go to Israel the amicable and cheerful company. We will live in the big apartment of my friends. If you have a desire to join our company, write on constantine_23@rambler.ru
I will send all information on a trip – about where we will live as we will have a good time and how many it is necessary to take money.
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Website Recommendations

Hello. I am at my wits end with a clueless young male friend of mine. Does anyone have recommendations for websites that cover feminism 101 material? I'm talking about really basic, everyday stuff (as opposed to theory), such as use of the word "bitch." Thanks.

Help save Bitch Magazine!


BITCH Magazine!

Please donate to "Bitch" magazine! They need 40 grand by October.

We've already lost so many magazines- ROCKRGRL, LiP. Kitchen Sink, Stay Free, and a host of other independent mags that at one time seemed to be flourishing! And I am sad about the loss of every one of them.

After they disappeared, I learned of their losses...not via my local magazine shop/bookstore owner, but via an article in "Bitch" magazine!

"Bitch" has offered the ultimate in feminism: USEFUL articles by/for/about girls and women and LGBT, and yes, even the men that love them such as the supporters of this community. From its letters to the editor, to the last page, dubbed "Annals" (usually concerning retro examples of pop culture, which is always fun), "Bitch" is responsible for some of the most important, tenacious, humorous, and insightful culture commentary magazine articles in history. Everyone from bloggers to bell hooks have had their works published in "Bitch" for over ten years. Everything from women of color in the tech sector to women who are into sci-fi conventions have been covered, plus articles that focus on racism, music by women, and mommyhood are covered on a consistent basis. Within the first year I read it, there were spreads on the green movement, voter fraud against women, female comedians, and how the threat of terrorism is biased against women. Articles about women in politics to women in the comic book industry to women in Palestine.

All without those annoying full-page ads for stuff that makes a woman feel like she isn't enough without said product being advertised to her. All donations to "Bitch" are tax deductible, and it is a non-profit organization! This means that besides no big, ugly ads that waste space, paper, and clutter the mind, that Bitch doesn't have any money. For much more information, see this post. Bitch and those other magazines mentioned aren't in trouble because interest has waned, they are in trouble because our economy makes it hard to support arts and education and society isn't persuaded to kill reliance on gasoline, so the cost of shipping anything has skyrocketed.

As we feminists know, Bitch is the type of publication we cannot afford to lose. I save my issues for my potential future children. They are especially precious to me in today's political and social climate. I am constantly referring back to them.

Countless authors, musicians, movies, artists, news, and bits of political information that fly under the radar but are so necessary to know about if you're a woman or (know any women) have been offered up on the pages of "Bitch". Babeland, Lunapads, Essence, Etsy, BuyOlympia, and $pread have all been but a few of the must-haves in my life that were introduced to me via  "Bitch" magazine.  Please donate whatever you can afford.

Subscriptions help, but right now what they need is cash cash cash.

If Bitch moves to the web, poorer people without time to go to the library, or those without internet access, or those without a paypal account or credit card will be affected, not to mention those of us who just prefer the quaint charm of paper when we read our favorite publications.

Thank you for reading this post.

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Sarah Palin: Extremist Against Abortion Even In Cases Of Rape And Incest

Some of you here may heavily dislike The Huffington Post. For this article, try and leave your distaste for Arianna aside and realize this piece employs direct quotes in proper context from multiple sources. It is completely, 100% accurate.

Palin On Abortion: I'd Oppose Even If My Own Daughter Was Raped

In November 2006, then gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin declared that she would not support an abortion for her own daughter even if she had been raped. Granting exceptions only if the mother's life was in danger, Palin said that when it came to her daughter, "I would choose life."

At the time, her daughter was 14 years old. Moreover, Alaska's rape rate was an abysmal 2.2 times above the national average and 25 percent of all rapes resulted in unwanted pregnancies. But Palin's position was palatable within the state's largely Republican political circles.

Now that she's John McCain's vice presidential candidate, Palin's abortion policy (among others) is undergoing renewed scrutiny. The Alaska Republican has long declared herself pro-life. And her credentials on the topic make her the belle of the ball among religious conservatives. But Democrats and abortion rights advocates say her stance, specifically her unwillingness to grant her own child a choice to end a pregnancy induced by rape, is drastically at odds with public opinion -- even among many Republicans.

"This is absolutely outside the mainstream. Even in South Dakota they rejected [outlawing abortion in cases of rape] in '06 because it has gone too far and everyone can identify that in a case of rape or incest a woman should have the chance to make the decision with their family or doctor," said Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro Choice America. "Women voters are going to reject both her and John McCain, and I think we see it specifically because we reach out to Republicans and independent pro-choice women. They live in the suburbs and exurbs. They are very much part of the mainstream America. And woman in general will reject that ticket."

Palin makes no secret of her abortion views. A member of the group Feminists for Life, she told the Alaska Right to Life Board in 2002 that she "adamantly supported our cause since I first understood, as a child, the atrocity of abortion." In an Eagle Forum Alaska questionnaire filled out during the 2006 gubernatorial race, Palin again stated that she is against abortion unless a doctor determined that a mother's life would end due to the pregnancy. . .

While Palin's positions have drawn the ire and concern of the pro-choice and progressive community, they are largely -- save abortions in the case of rape -- in line with John McCain's own stances. The Senator is against federal funding of birth control and sex education. He has called for the overturning of Roe v. Wade and received a zero rating from NARAL. Once, aboard the Straight Talk Express, McCain was asked if he supported the use of contraception or President Bush's abstinence-only education program to stem the spreading of AIDS.

"After a long pause, he said, 'I think I support the president's policy.' Does he believe that contraceptives help stop the spread of HIV? After another long pause, he replied, "You've stumped me."

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new feminist webseries

I thought people in this community might be interested in this. It's a new political webseries from the producer of the Sundance winning political documentary American Blackout.

It's edgy, sexy and very political with an obvious liberal and feminist slant. The main male character is a male feminist. We're an all female run production company but we have had the support of some very awesome men.

the first three minute episode is up at www.feedseries.tv

and here is the trailer:

If you are in a lot of lgbt communities you may have already seen this...sorry...I'm in a lot of lesbian communities...ha ha

But I'd love feedback here or on the website. =)
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The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young.  GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.


The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFEtm campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution


Fill out the survey at:  www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student.


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