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What Women Want

"...We need more language, and we need to get outside of this frame and we definitely need to stop ... thinking that the only way to talk about the female body is to destroy it.” Read More »

Human Rights in the Garment Industry: Alta Gracia Workers Speak at University of Houston

Wednesday, October 9, from 3:00pm-5pm at University of Houston, Agnes Arnold Hall (room # TBA here). Union leaders from the Dominican Republic will be arriving at the University of Houston Wednesday to talk about Alta Gracia, an apparel project that pays living wage (more than three times what workers are paid in the Dominican Republic’s “Free Trade zones“).  With this ... Read More »

This Is Why We Stand With Texas Women

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 By: Amanda Hart Today Planned Parenthood Action Fund kicks off their statewide Stand With Texas Women Bus Tour. They are making their first stop tonight in Houston at Discovery Green (they have stated RAIN or SHINE they will be there). Tour organizers just released the speaker list which includes Senator Wendy Davis and President of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards. Other ... Read More »

The future of houston rock needs you

Girls Rock Camp Houston is building the future of the Houston music scene and they need your help. The week long camp teaches girls, ages 8-18, how to play instruments, write and create music and play in a band. GRCH differentiates itself from other music camps by using musical education and creative expression as a tool to empower young women. ... Read More »

This is how you Stand with Texas Women! UPDATED

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By: Amanda Hart UPDATE @11:15am - ACLU-TX has set up a legal hotline - 20 cooperating attorneys on standby. 888-653-6498 dial 0 then 101 for the hotline. Tell people to Sharpie it on their arm.  If you can stop and pick up some sharpies to share on the way it would be greatly appreciated. UPDATE@12:30pm - Public parking info if you ... Read More »

Mad Men Defeated By Strong Women

By Amanda Hart Illustration by Blake Jones It appeared nothing short of a miracle when the 83rd Texas Legislature came to an end in May and not one of the 24 anti-choice bills had even made it to the floor for debate. Pro-choice activists and women all over the state slept a little easier that night knowing that women and ... Read More »

The Fight for Abortion Rights: Activists Push the Vote Past Midnight

a phone interview with Cindy Noland, Founder, Faith Action for Women in Need (FAWN), after a long night… photo by Andrea Hughes at 4am after a long night, Cindy Noland said: I initiated having women’s groups work together for this legislative session August of last year. I called up Planned Parenthood, NARAL and a couple of others. We had lunch, ... Read More »

Hairy Leg Stockings: More Than Fashionable Fur

By Laura Coburn Articles and photos of hairy leg stockings are blowing up all over the media. The new Chinese-made anti- pervert stockings were created to deter men from raping women wearing the stockings. The stockings are said to be “super sexy, summertime anti-pervert full-leg-of-hair stockings, essential for all young girls going out.” While a seemingly lighthearted topic about a ... Read More »

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