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Video: Why I’m Voting Pro-Choice

NARAL has a nifty new video out about why you should vote pro-choice, and I’m proud to be a part of it: Be awesome or don’t bother, friends.

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Video: Why I’m Voting Pro-Choice

NARAL has a nifty new video out about why you should vote pro-choice, and I’m proud to be a part of it: Be awesome or don’t bother, friends.

Celebrity Feminism Is A Good Thing

Celebrity feminism is a good thing. Recently, actress Emma Watson gave one hell of a speech at the United Nations urging equality for women and girls: Beyonce turned her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards into an opportunity to showcase her political beliefs: And Taylor Swift’s latest hit, “Shake It Off,” urges women to ignore the sexist things […]

Georgetown Responds To Alumni Letter Regarding H*yas For Choice And Free Speech On Campus

Recently, I organized a letter that 232 Georgetown alums signed after campus police removed a small group of students representing H*yas for Choice from a public sidewalk. You can read a copy of that letter here. Today the administration sent me the following response: Dear Erin: Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding the recent […]

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Working With Police: How To Get A Permit For Your Demonstration

The modern women’s movement, as connected by the Internet, is damn good at identifying the need for physical, in-person demonstrations and getting people to show up for them. As a general matter, however, there is less confidence in getting permits, working with police and the logistical side of getting boots in the streets. This process […]

Swapping Oppressions Is Bad Organizing: Why “Fitch The Homeless” Is No Good

Let’s say the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch explains that his stores don’t sell clothing for larger women, while they do for men, because they only want to market to “the cool kids.” This is outrageous and worthy of action, something many of us have done (myself included — here’s my open letter about eating disorder […]

Embarrassment Is A Powerful Tool For Social Change

Today Minnesota will become the twelfth state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to remove discrimination against lesbian and gay people from its marriage laws. Just last year, it was the first state in the nation to defeat a ballot initiative that would have amended its constitution to ban marriage between same-sex couples — […]

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