Issue 12  •  Spring 2013



Social Media Is Changing Women’s History Month
Posted on March 11th, 2014
by Alex Schnee
Image courtesy of hnn.us. March is Women’s History Month, and as we look forward to the future, many are wondering how it will end up changing in the future. With social media such a huge part of our lives, we might wonder about how young women will see women’s history and what it might mean to them. Krishana Davis writes for the Baltimore Sun about some of the changes in the modern age and how it affects social media and what we see in relation to Women’s History Month:  “ socia...

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Debate Rages Over the Women of “True Detective”
Posted on March 5th, 2014
by Alex Schnee
  Image courtesy of portable.tv. HBO’s new show True Detective has been receiving a lot of press recently. Not only does it seem to be the show that everyone is watching, but even after only six episodes, many are starting to notice that the women depicted in the show aren’t necessarily treated as well-rounded characters. Even the New Yorker had a piece on the show and how the women are portrayed. Alyssa Rosenberg writes for Indie Wire about the female leads on the sh...

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Tottenham Women Celebrate Feminism with the Spoken Word
Posted on March 1st, 2014
by Alex Schnee
Image courtesy of tottenhamjournal.co.uk. Last week, several Tottenham women, including Rosie Knight, Senority, Mc Angel, Floetic Lara and Aina Ro recited feminist spoken word at a Herstory meeting. Nneka, one of the speakers, told the Tottenham Journal: “I really enjoyed the environment on the Herstory project, it felt like I was 16 again. It was such a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. On the train home from all the sessions I felt as though I was on a natural high.” The women spoke...

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200 Women British Sent Home Because of Pregnancies
Posted on February 23rd, 2014
by Alex Schnee
Image courtesy of the dailymail.co.uk. Nearly 200 women British soldiers have been sent back to the UK after discovering that they are pregnant. Mothers-to-be are not allowed to serve on the front line, and 99 were sent back from Afghanistan and 102 from Iraq. These women often do not know they are pregnant until later into their term because pregnancy tests are not readily available for them. Sexual relations are frowned upon by the British military, but it happens much more than is reco...

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Spain’s Women Better Their Economy
Posted on February 13th, 2014
by Alex Schnee
Izanami Martinez and NonaBox--image courtesy of the Guardian. Recently, women have been making the news in Spain for a surprising reason—thanks to women entrepreneurs, the unemployment rate in Spain has lowered. In the country where the unemployment rate is 1 in 4, and the unemployment rate for young women is 54.7 percent we might not expect to hear that women are the main investors in new start-up companies. Ashifa Kassam writes for the Guardian, “Young Spanish women are finding thei...

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Women’s Ski Jumping Debuts at the Olympics in Sochi
Posted on February 8th, 2014
by Alex Schnee
Image courtesy of fusion.net. The Olympics in Sochi in Russia have begun and the sport of ski jumping is gaining exceptional attention for good reason—it’s the first time in history that women are allowed to compete for an Olympic medal in it. Women’s ski jumping will make its debut on the 11th of February. Jessica Jones on the US Women’s team is thrilled about being able to compete in the games and has stated how in the past it was unfair that the only people allowed to compete have...

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Exclusive (Lyric!) Video Premiere: Jessie Frye “White Heat”
Posted on February 3rd, 2014
by Jesse Sposato
Some might say it’s the era of the lyric. Lyric essays are the thing to read (or write) these days, Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrates their sixtieth anniversary this year, and you guessed it, now Jessie Frye has made a lyric video for her song “White Heat.” And we’re premiering it here! This catchy pop song is guaranteed to be your new favorite dance jam, so clear some space on your living room floor, turn out the lights, and get to it. More good news—you won’t have to wait long ...

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Last of One of the Few “Comfort Women” Passes Away
Posted on February 1st, 2014
by Alex Schnee
Image courtesy of boredcouple.net. One of the last known "comfort women" (women who served as sex slaves for the Japanese soldiers in WWII) has passed away. Hwang Keum-ja died in a hospital in Korea this past week from a lung infection at 89 years old. Many are mourning her as one of the last of these women and as a representative of an era. Other comfort women were hoping to meet with Keum-ja and compare stories. "My heart is aching as she died before I was able to meet her," said Cho Yo...

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Janet Yellen Goes Mainstream
Posted on January 26th, 2014
by Alex Schnee
Image courtesy of businessinsider.com. Janet Yellen has recently, been all over the news. Not only is she making headlines because she is the first woman to head the Federal Reserve, but also because her persona fascinates the nation. Barbara Byrne, vice chair for Barclays Bank stated in an article for Politico: "The fact that she’s a woman, that’s seen as being a real positive — that we’re now looking at the other half of the talent pool." Even publications like Glamour and Marie...

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Online Harassment of Women Needs to Stop
Posted on January 18th, 2014
by Alex Schnee
Image courtesy of igenders.tumblr.com. With technology continuing to advance, more and more people are starting to notice the dangers of online harassment—especially for women. Not only are these comments destructive online in forums, Facebook, and message boards, but they also tend to follow women into their real lives. Jill Filipovic writes for TPM about her experience of being harassed on a message board for law students, where many of the comments and jokes were about her being rape...

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