Feminist Flashback

feministflashback_v2Katharine Graham was the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 Company in 1972, just 41 years ago. Her position at the Washington Post was originally passed down from her father to her husband. However, when her husband died, she took the reigns of the company. Although the position was part of her family’s legacy her strength and perseverance made huge political waves.

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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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