Betty on Your Block

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Introducing Bettys on Your Block, a Feminist Wednesday exclusive that spotlights our neighbors and friends. They tell us what females in their life they admire, what makes them a bad ass bitch, and much more. Want to be featured in this exclusive?
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Who You Admire Now

Elissa – Amy Heckerling because she’s a female director who was making kick ass movies in the early eighties when women couldn’t break into the business; it could be so much better today but at least we have Amy and others, these pioneers who have paved our paths.
Rachel – Eleanor Roosevelt. She was a writer, humanitarian, positive public figure, outspoken, mother, social activist, and had great nicknames like ”public energy number one” and my favorite, “Eleanor Everywhere.”
Mandi – Courtney Love- She’s not afraid to speak her mind, she can take the heat, and she is hilarious.

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Feminist Flashback

feministflashbackIn 1960 Enovid, the first birth-control pill, went on the market.  That’s a breezy 53 years ago! Can you image a world without your after dinner mint? We would all be counting moon cycles like my great nanny did! Hallelu for the fierce feminists who came before us!

My Commute Home Today/Why We Still Need Feminism

In New York City 4.3 million people ride the rails everyday. During rush hour it can feel like billions. Everyone is tired from work and would rather be somewhere else. No one takes the train for a joyride, it’s your vessel from point A to point B. In the throngs of all these commuters there are certain rules of respect that are unspoken: you move out of the way of the doors at stops, you don’t stare, you offer your seat to children, and you generally try not to make anyone feel uncomfortable while you are sharing such close quarters. However, on my way home from the train today, a single mother was hit in the face.

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Bad Ass Bitch of the Week: Katie Heim

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katieheimGuys, I dunno if you have ever tried to write a poem about your vagina, but I will tell you from experience that the best thing you can do with this type of prose is share it with the first republican you see. Which is just what our Bad Ass Bitch of the week, Katie Heim, did! This word wizard and overall goddess penned the most glorious poem comparing her v-town to a gun.

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