Feminists for Choice: Women’s History Month: Frida Kahlo
Despite a life that was plagued by both physical and emotional pain, Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th Century. The amazing woman is one of my favorite feminist icons and even mentors.
Adventures in Feministory: Wilma Mankiller
First of all, Happy Women’s History Month! (Adventures in Feministory is, after all, kind of like Women’s History Month only it’s weekly and year-round). And this week we’re journeying into the not-so-distant history of Wilma Mankiller, the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation, who held her title for ten years.
Barbara J. Berg, Ph.D.: Why Women’s History
“I’m not a hero,” said Jesse Ames. “I’m only doing what is right.” What Jesse is doing is running the Red River Women’s Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota, the only medical facility in the state available to women who need to terminate their pregnancies…The health center sees approximately 1,300 women each year, some drive over five hours to get there, many have no health insurance, but each one leaves with some form of birth control in her hands.
A Radical Profeminist: Flashlights & Whistles: Help Guatemalan Women Organizing Against Femicide
In the past decade, nearly 4,000 women and young girls have been murdered in Guatemala. Many of them, including girls as young as 10, were tortured and raped, their bodies left in public places. As a result, women have coined the term “femicide” to describe these widespread, gender-based killings committed with impunity. Of the 383 women’s murder cases in 2003, more than 300 are still awaiting results from police investigations today.
The news I’ve been waiting four years for: Sleater-Kinney Members Form Mystery Band, Plot Reunion
According to a recent interview with Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein, the beloved indie-punk trio — who have been on hiatus since 2006 — have loose plans to reunite within “the next five years.”
More links after the jump:
Single Women Rule: Latin female artist draws criticism for Times Square mural
The Biotic Woman: Talking About Transphobia and Ecofeminism With Ida Hammer
The Sexademic: Weird Beauty: A Patch to Cover Your Camel Toe
My Private Casbah: Please Don’t Say You’re Sorry
Mother Jones: All This and College Loans Too
New America Media: My Wheelchair Can’t Hold Me Back, But Budget Cuts Can
Reproductive Writes: The Female Condom Reloaded
Racialicious: Why I’m a REALLY angry Native in Canada right now…
Gender Across Borders: To Speak Softly or Roar Loudly? That is the question.
Sociological Images: Where Do Bars Outnumber Grocery Stores?