As we reported on Monday, Au Bon Pain’s public wi-fi was blocking access to sites that addressed abortion, sexual orientation, and gay rights news and advocacy. Following a storm of tweets directed at Au Bon Pain, media caught wind of the… Read More ›
Is Au Bon Pain Blocking Prochoice Websites on its Wi-Fi?
Last night, I was alerted to the fact that Au Bon Pain’s public wi-fi is blocking prochoice, progressive websites — including sherights, NARAL, and GLAAD, among others — but NOT anti-choice sites like the Family Research Council. What’s worse, they’ve incorrectly classified… Read More ›
ACT NOW: Tell Gov. Christie to Condemn Rape Audit Bill!
New Jersey Representative Chris Smith is at it again. Since taking office, he has attacked abortion and healthcare relentlessly, and there’s no end in sight. His latest proposal, which would require rape victims who choose abortion to prove to the… Read More ›
It’s Time to #StopRush
He’s at it again. Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh dismissed a new study on street harassment by stating, “[Liberals] just despise basic human nature.” He then suggested that men should “walk up to the woman and say, ‘Will you please ask your… Read More ›
Stand Up for Somali Women
The news of two Somali women being arrested for reporting rape has us all fired up. In response, we have started a Thunderclap campaign to demand justice for these women: http://thndr.it/19WHDgP. Please join us by pledging your tweet and/or Facebook… Read More ›
Illegal or Just Sleazy?
This week, the NY Women’s Equality Coalition launched a brilliant new campaign, Illegal or Just Sleazy?, that takes a fresh approach to push for passage of the Women’s Equality Agenda (WEA), legislation that would update and strengthen New York State… Read More ›
The Importance of #GirlsVote
Happy Election Day! While local, off-year elections might not seem as sexy as a Presidential election, they are nonetheless extremely important. This is why I bundled up my toddler and endured the additional in-and-out-of-the-car-seat drama to hit the polls today…. Read More ›
Action Alert: Strike Out Rape Culture, NYC!
There’s nothing to pull me out from my maternity break like a little rape culture. Check out this gem I found on NOW-NYC’s Not Cool Tumblr: This Bowlmor Lanes advertisement is currently posted throughout New York City subways and reads,… Read More ›
Keep It Real
You’d have to live under a rock to not know that magazines and Photoshop go hand-in-hand. Advertisers constantly alter models’ bodies in some twisted attempt to create the “perfect” woman, or what they believe the “perfect” woman looks like. This… Read More ›
Simple Steps Towards Empowerment
Last night over dinner with a good friend, I had a very telling conversation about today’s war on women and activism. From attacks on birth control to Congress’ reluctance to renew the Violence Against Women Act, there was a lot… Read More ›