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Thursday, January 8th, 2009
10:37 am
[mercydelerium]
helped needed?
Hello! My name is Anna Mulch and I am part of the Feminist Activist
Coalition at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield Illinois.
The Feminist Activist Coalition is made up of energetic women and men
who support equality between the sexes and are interested in working
on grassroots school and community projects and productions that raise
awareness and help promote equality and equal opportunity for all. The
group has a specific interest in eradicating violence against women,
and, therefore, organizes service work and fundraising opportunities
for members with organizations that focus on education, training, and
awareness of such issues.
One of the ways that we as a group are raising awareness is through
the performance of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues". This year is
the eleven year anniversary of the one woman play, and it symbolizes over a
decade's worth of contributions and changes that have occurred
worldwide. One of the ways that Lincoln Land commemorates V-day, is to
perform the play on campus. All the money raised goes to local women's
charities and shelters as well as the V-Day organization, created by Eve
Ensler. In addition to the cost of admission, we also
hold a silent art auction that has proven to be one of the highlights
of the event. Not only are some desperately needed funds raised, the
winner gets to take home a wonderful piece of art.
As an artist, I know how hard it can be to part with a current
project. I also know that as an artist, I like to help out when and
where I can. I would ask that you contribute to this wonderful cause
by donating a small piece of art or jewelry that we may auction off.
The funds raised will go to The Sojourn Shelter which provides
emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.
Our Advisor is Deborah Brothers, who can be contacted at 786-4966 or
my contact is amulch@llcc.edu or delirium74@gmail.com.
Thank you for your support and your donation to this
wonderful event. The performaces will be held February 13, 14
and 15, 2009.
Anna Mulch
Monday, October 22nd, 2007
11:26 pm
[evolutionband]
Monday, September 10th, 2007
9:48 pm
[todreamoflove]
pøetry questiøn...
during last fall's chicagø tøur støp,
ani difrancø read a pøem frøm a bøøk øf pøems written by wømen...

døes anyøne knøw the title øf the bøøk???
Tuesday, March 27th, 2007
4:48 pm
[evolutionband]
Hello Everybody!! :-)

For all Music Keens, I'd like to invite YOU to listen my news song "Run and
Sing":

http://www.myspace.com/evolutionlive

If You want to Enjoy and Feel Music and Emotions with US, come into our
world:

E V O L U T I O N
Saturday, March 24th, 2007
11:59 pm
[karmanotdharma]
Feminist action
I went to Blockbuster 5 months ago, and was going to get a Band of Brothers episode, but decided to go with another movie instead so I put it down in the drama section and forgot about it. I remembered that I wanted to see it again today when I went so I went to look for it and it wasn't there. Then, lo and behold, walking through the drama section I found it. Exactly where I had put it down 5 months ago. Apparently Blockbuster doesn't go through their racks often, judging by that, and how many movies were completely out of place (which I've noticed they tend to stay that way). Anyways, I picked up another movie to look at the back, and realized it had a sticker on the front that I'm pretty sure wasn't put there by anyone associated with Blockbuster. It had a woman's face with bones crossed underneath, and it said something like, "there's violence against women in this film, do you really want to support this with your hard earned money?" I noticed some more after that one. So I wasn't sure how I felt about this. I understand the intent, and agree with it to an extent, but where I run into murky water is how it was done.
1) As I'm pretty sure whoever was placing the stickers didn't have permission to do so, he/she is defiling property that doesn't belong to them. Yeah, I know, it's Blockbuster, screw them. But that doesn't really change the point. And it's not such a huge point, but it'd be bigger in a small independently run video store right? And not only that...I have an issue with people putting stickers on covers that covers up what you want to see on the cover, if that makes any sense. Why do people always put stickers on the actors face, or on one of the important words. I have an issue with that in bookstores too. Put stickers in blank spaces people!
2) Will this work? It seems like an issue that hasn't had so much publicity if you have to actually put stickers on the movies themselves to get people to understand. What could work better?
3) It seems unfair that you can't put these stickers on all deserving movies, so only the ones that you can get to before running out of stickers, or getting thrown out of the store, or just get sick of the whole deal, might be good movies. And who gets to decide what movies get the stickers? I have seen a couple of the ones that had stickers, and they weren't bad movies, that I recall. I don't remember the violence in them, or if the violence against the women was particularly gratuitous, since I'm sure I hadn't been watching them through a viewpoint, and they were a long time ago.
4) Wouldn't you run out of paper to print stickers on if you put stickers on every single movie with violence towards women? And who's worrying about violence towards men? Anyone? I guess the action sections out lol. This points more of a joke, but still.

Perhaps I'm wrong and Blockbuster did allow the stickers. I don't know. They seemed a bit belligerent, or aggressive, for corporate sponsorship though. Has anyone heard of like a group doing or condoning this? Cause I'd be more interested to know their ideology and what else they are doing to spread awareness about the issue. And I don't completely disagree with this message or the way it was put out there, I'm more just interested on other's thoughts about it. Maybe it's just one person, or not. And I hope that this post doesn't seem angry or anything, cause I'm definately not outraged or anything. Maybe it's small potatoes. Just thinking about it. Interested in other's opinions.

To add to the discussion, what movies troubled you in regards to violence against women? It seems like a touchy topic with no absolutes, but it'd be interesting to know. Thinking about this issue, I've decided that I won't see Hostel 2, not only cause the first one sucked IMO, I find that I absolutely don't need the experience doubled, this time with women! Not that I would have seen it if I hadn't seen these stickers, but maybe now I'll be a little pissy about it too!

Current Mood: lethargic
Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
9:19 pm
[xalaskashowsx]
Hillary aims to break the glass ceiling
Hillary launches "Women for Hillary" Campaign
"At Hillary for President, we're celebrating Women's History Month with the launch of Women for Hillary, a nationwide network of women leaders who will reach out to friends, family, and colleagues on Hillary's behalf. As a member, you'll receive our weekly HILLGRAM with information about what Hillary's doing, and actions you can take to build the campaign."
To Join Visit http://www.hillaryclinton.com/women
Hillary on Myspace
http://www.myspace.com/hillaryclinton2008
Invite Hillary to your Town
http://www.eventful.com/hillaryclinton

Hillary discusses her fight in Congress for equal pay and other priorities for American women.
12:11 pm
[trytofindmaria]
Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
6:32 pm
[evolutionband]
CAMI + E V O L U T I O N
Hi Everybody!

We're glad to show You our last song "LASTING WAVES",
than if you want to go on hearing..... there are also some alternative
versions and our cover remixes!

You can find everything inside our - My Space E V O L U T I O N - world:
http://www.myspace.com/evolutionlive


Come to enjoy us!!

E V O L U T I O N - Electro Power Band - ITALY
Friday, January 5th, 2007
4:41 pm
[jamieluvssports]
Definition of feminism
What is the definition of feminism?

Current Mood: depressed
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
6:38 pm
[gentlekilling]
I got this idea to make a zine called "Angry Letters to God"

I'm going to write most of the material but I thought it would be good to get some people to contribute some of their own for the sake of diversity.

you'd get a copy, of course, and you'd be credited under whatever name you'd like and whatever other info you'd like to go with your "letter."

drawings/graphics that might fit the theme would be great too.

The letters can be about anything you want. Just try not to make them too sappy. I'm not looking for some crap like "why'd you take my brother?!" this zine is supposed to be somewhat satirical and humorus with some serious crap tossed in here and there. Ref: http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=1597654&blogID=151709145&Mytoken=677A70D1-1AD6-4E7C-9B2ECB8826F9915B23583406 if you don't quiet get what I mean.

if you're interested... send me your "letter" via email w/ the title "ZINE"

incompletefailure @ yahoo . com

and if I use it, I'll email you to get your address and send you a copy when it's completed.

xoxo
Mouse
Thursday, March 9th, 2006
4:18 pm
[globalgirls]
Young Women! Take this survey!
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Take the survey in English, French, Spanish, or Chinese: http://www.girlsforum.org/survey.htm

Peace.
Sunday, February 19th, 2006
7:38 pm
[zindabad]
mediafeminist vodcast
Hi everybody! i with my friends are making the first nomber of mediafeminist vodcast.
We are searching for the films there women have roles of hacker, media pirate, and so on.
Most of all we are interesting about not commercial pop films(like Hakers with Angelina Joly and Nirvana),
but underground and non commercial. It will be greate if somebody recomends to us the names
of the films and the last name of directors and put the link where we can download them.
Thanks a lot!
Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
10:36 pm
[english_peach]
Legal prostitution in the UK
So my neighbouring town has just opened a legal brothel and I feel sickened. How far has feminism came when things like this are aloud to happen in the year 2006? When the act of buying a woman’s body is endorsed by the very same government that is supposed to protect us. I feel sick to my stomach. I know some people believe “prostitution has its place”. But I ask those people: “Are women just pieces of meat for male gratification?” “Are women mere objects to be purchased, like toys in a shop?”

By allowing and endorsing this brothel, the government is encouraging the view of women as second class objects. It is telling men: “Women are to be bought and used”. It is telling women: “you mean very little to our society, and you are certainly second class”.

Yes it is a very sad era to be female. I feel sorry for the little girls being born into a world like this.

I feel sick.
Friday, January 6th, 2006
2:39 pm
[mercydelerium]
Thursday, November 24th, 2005
12:01 pm
[mercydelerium]
inspiration just struck
i know that most of you are sitting, and getting ready to have dinner
with your loved ones. i too am getting ready to do that in a couple of
hours.
in the meantime, i was sorta channel surfing and came upon the
documentary "paper clips" which chronicals a middle schools mission to
research the holocaust and learn tolerance and diversity.
it was very moving as those are, and i started to think.
im a rape survivor
my mother, my sister, friends are also rape survivors, yet it still
goes unnoticed by the majority of the american community.
so i started thinking of what i could do.
at the rate of one rape every 2.5 minutes, that averages out to 210240
a year......
and rainns logo is unlock the silence right?
what if we took a page from this school and collected keys to unlock
the silence?
we could work on it, and then present it to tori and rainn and maybe
learn a thing or two????
what do you think?


anna
Saturday, November 5th, 2005
8:47 pm
[onlyemarie]
new community
Given the recent spate of both weird ambiguous articles about women in the media and the incredible debates I've been engaging in with my female and non-female friends regarding gender, media and feminism, I think it's high time we start discussing these issues in a more constructive, or at least in-depth way. I established the community girlporn as a forum for an informed nerdly reading group/discussion area about these kinds of issues. Care to join me for some debate?
Thursday, October 13th, 2005
7:43 am
[loveandequality]
New Zine #2: FEMA turns away charities/trucks wanting to deliver water to people with no plumbing

Dear friends of femvoices,

I am happy to say that due to the support of so many fellow livejournal users, I have just created issue #2 of my new zine (independent magazine).  This issue talks about the following issues: FEMA Deliberately Sabotaging Hurricane Relief Efforts; African People's Solidarity Committee Statement on Hurricane Katrina; Campus Activism Administration’s Agreement Regarding Classism and Racism; Building Progressive Infrastructure:   Taking Friendster and MySpace Down - Building a Noncommercial Non-Sexist, Non-Racist Alternative – by Aaron Kreider, founder of Campus Activism, with responses by many, many livejournal users over the last three days.

It is only 20 pages long. Please print them out and place them in your home, activist group, local co-ops, local coffee shops, collectives, libraries and other places. In this first issue I included 18 pages, so that you can create your own page 20 (add your agreements, disagreements with this publication, add a flyer for your activist project, your activist group, your distro etc.,) and then publish this publication as a 20 page booklet on the front and back of 5 sheets of 11” x 17” (or 279 x 432 mm) paper.

There are a lot of privileged (progressive and conservative) people who would like to censor, ignore and sweep it all under the rug, including all the increasing ongoing injustices regarding Hurricane Katrina, but with your help we can make certain that the issue is not censored until those suffering most receive justice!  For those unaware, FEMA has recently turned away charities who want to deliver water to women and children in NOLO with no pumbling.

I am currently accepting submissions for issue #3. The submission process is on the zine. Thank you!

Love for the people,

-love and equality

p.s.

On either of these websites http://www.opensource.dsame.com or http://www.campusactivism.org/displayresource-487.htm you will find two issue #1 and issue #2 of my zine.  Special thanks to everyone who who spoke up in solidarity and kindness, your supportive and positive comments are appreciated!  The longer that Hurricane victims suffer, the more that privileged people on and off the internet want to ignore those who are suffering (and they will come up with every excuse to do it).  Thank you :o)

Monday, October 10th, 2005
5:57 am
[loveandequality]
New Paper & Online Zine Seeks Submissions for iss#2: "Open Source Classism, Racism & Sexism Project"

New Paper & Online Zine Seeks Submissions for iss#2: "Open Source Classism, Racism & Sexism Project"


Dear friends,

On this website http://www.opensource.dsame.com you will find two versions of issue #1 of my new zine.

It is a 100% not-for-profit publication titled: "The Open Source Classism, Racism, and Sexism Project: Hurricane Katrina, The Blogosphere And Corporate Media... "White People Find, Black People Loot."

It is only 20 pages long.  Please print them out and place them in your home, activist group, local co-ops, local coffee shops, collectives, libraries and other places. In this first issue I included 18 pages, so that you can create your own page 19 and page 20 (add your agreements, disagreements with this publication, add a flyer for your activist project, your activist group, your distro etc.,) and then publish this publication as a 20 page booklet on the front and back of 5 sheets of 11” x 17” (or 279 x 432 mm) paper.

There are a lot of priviledged (progressive and conservative) people who would like to censor, ignore and sweep it all under the rug, including all the ongoing injustices regarding Hurricane Katrina, but with your help we can make certain that the issue is not censored until those suffering most receive justice!  

Issue #1 is found on the website, and is only a rough draft, but I am currently accepting submissions for issue #2.  The submission process is on the website.  Thank you!

Love for the people,

-love and equality - One Love Brothers and Sisters  :o)

p.s.

Special thanks to everyone who who was supportive of this issue with love and positive comments!  thank you  :o)

Saturday, October 8th, 2005
8:41 pm
[loveandequality]
White People Find, Black People Loot??? - With Many Resources and Photos of the Controversial issue

The following article is from here. : "White People Find, Black People Loot???"

Speaking of media coverage of the hurricane and race, check out the captions on these photos that were just emailed to me.

Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Update: Yahoo! has posted this note about these pictures: (after they removed the photos for receiving so many complaints)

To Yahoo! News readers:

"News photos are an especially popular section of Yahoo! News. In part, this is because we present thousands of news photos from some of the leading news services, including The Associated Press, Reuters, and Agence France Press. To make this volume of photos available in a timely manner, we present the photos and their captions as written, edited and distributed by the news services with no additional editing at Yahoo! News."

"In recent days, a number of readers of Yahoo! News have commented on differences in the language in two Hurricane Katrina-related photo captions (from two news services). Since the controversy began, the supplier of one of the photos – AFP – has asked all its clients to remove the photo from their databases. Yahoo! News has complied with the AFP request."

Here are a few of the postings that have commented on the photo caption language:

Flickr      Salon    Romenesko     Gothamist

===========================End of excerpt==============================

For more information about this go here:     http://hosted.planetether.net/referral.jpg

http://www.tonypierce.com/blog/2005/08/black-people-loot-white-people-find.htm

Below are two very large pics of the "White People Find, Black People Loot" photos.

http://www.boingboing.net/2005/08/30/black_people_loot_wh.html        http://o-dub.com/images/looter.jpg        http://blogs.sohh.com/media_check/archives/2005/08/after_hurricane.html
http://www.keithboykin.com/arch/001467.html
http://www.livejournal.com/community/equality_posse/9087.html

========================================================================

I sincerely apologize for the large photo and the large article, but since the news item has attracted so much attention, many websites that had the photos, have taken down their photos, so I provided multiple links, to make certain that everyone can see the photos.  Also, if I shrank the photos any smaller, you wouldn't be able to read the print.  Please forward this article.  If the blogosphere can make Yahoo issue an apology for their 'accidental' racism, perhaps some other corporations may see the light in regards to sexism, ageism, racism and other injustices.  Thanks!

Love for the people!

p.s..  Again, I sincerely apologize for the large photo and the large article.

12:23 am
[loveandequality]
New International Resource Network With Unlimited Feminist Resources

New International Resource Network With Unlimited Feminist Resources

A World of Peace - A World of Peace is an international not-for-proft organization offering the newest networking resources to all feminist activists and writers worldwide. The newest four features are:

A.) Free Photoclassifieds, which includes a "Writing, Music and Art" category for feminists buying, selling or swapping their writing or fundraisers for their activist groups. All photoclassifieds can remain up for 90 days, you can then automatically renew them up to 5 times and they have an email anonymizer (keeps emails private). This feature enables you to submit a text or photo-classified announcement about your project or about your desire to create a project and it enables people to send you emails without them ever seeing your email address. To go there, visit the below website and click on 'post to photo-classifieds.' After clicking that link, you will then see the 'peace communities' section.

B.) Search over 11 million blogs (which will help you find people interested in your feminist blog by searching for your keywords.

C.) Add your link to the links page (with unlimited details of your website, blog, email list, zine, etc.,)

D.) Add your activist event, or new project realease date to the worldwide community calendar (no registration).

E.) Bulletin boards and search feature for forums such as a sexism forum, film, DIY forums, cohousing, ecovillage, intentional communities and over 50 other discussion forums (no registration). Other resources on the website include over fifty activist network tools, an activist search engine, and many more resources.  Mirror website: http://www.dsame.com/aworldofpeace.html or Main website:  http://www.aworldofpeace.org



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