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Monday, August 11th, 2008

Subject:Get little Shannon home to her Moms
Posted by:jreilly4261.
Time:1:47 pm.
Mood: cranky.
This is from a reliable source and is happening right now.

Sheila Calhoun, Coordinator, COLAGE Jacksonville, reaching out for your help.

One of our COLAGE kids, 8 year old Shannon, has been abducted by her biological father.  After more than a year absence in her life, he requested to see her and her moms flew her from Jacksonville, FL  to his home in New Mexico for a three week visit.  Once there, the father advised he would not return Shannon as he thinks it is detrimental to her wellbeing to be raised by a same sex couple.

Not only members of our COLAGE chapter, this couple are personal friends.  This has taken a devastating toll on them as they fight to get their daughter back.  Although they have full legal custody of Shannon, the police in New Mexico will not intervene without an emergency pickup order from the local judge. 

This family is racing against time to get the necessary legal documents in order to retrieve their daughter.  Although they have been allowed contact with Shannon via phone, they have reason to believe that the father intends to flee the state and/or country with her.  He has yet to enroll her in school and conversations with Shannon indicate he may be planning to move.

Once the order is issued by the judge (hopefully later this week), these two mothers will have to fly to New Mexico and pickup their daughter, with a police escort.  Having already tapped themselves out for legal fees, they are at a loss as to how to get to her.

Please help us help them.  We have setup a fund raising page on fundable.com.  The great thing about fundable is, they handle all of the fund raising and will send us the money when all is collected.  Please note:  No one takes a risk when making a pledge: if a collection expires before reaching its total in pledges, Fundable deletes all pledges and never charges money. No one pays until and unless everyone else makes a pledge.  Simply said, if we do not reach our goal, your pledges will not be collected from your account.

I know as a community of diverse families we can band together to see that this family is reunited.  If you can help financially, please do so.  Regardless, please keep this family in your prayers.

If you have any questions, or would like to send this family a message, feel free to email me at COLAGEJax@yahoo.com or contact us through www.myspace.com/colagejax

Thanks so much for your support.
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Monday, June 16th, 2008

Posted by:heartrevolt.
Time:1:03 pm.
The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young. GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.

The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFE campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution

Fill out the survey at: www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student
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Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Subject:Haven Coalition
Posted by:geca.
Time:8:59 pm.
For New Yorkers:

I wanted to spread the word about this beautiful organization called Haven Coalition.

"The Haven Coalition is a network of volunteers who provide a meal and a safe place to sleep for women who are forced to travel to New York City for late-term abortions. Since our inception in June of 2001, Haven has hosted close to 700 women for over 800 nights."

Haven volunteers work as hosts, sometimes as escorts helping women navigate the subway and get where they need to go. It's an amazing way to profoundly help someone and I wanted to let you know about a really interesting way to get involved. (I, however, am not affiliated with them because I am not located in the city.)

Their website with their contact information is here: http://havencoalition.org/
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Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Subject:Please help fight old-boy sexism in rugby
Posted by:mechers.
Time:11:07 am.
Hi feminists,

This community isn't very active, but I'm hoping that it's still on peoples' friendslists, b/c I have an incident of sexism that I'd like to publicize widely. I am a member of the Iowa Rugby Union and yesterday it came to may attention that a softcore porn picture was posted on my union's home website. Upon complaint, the picture was removed and replaced with a photo of Oscar the Grouch. Obviously this is meant to convey that women ruggers are grouches for overreacting to objectification of women's bodies. In a sport that allows us to be equal under the law (the only contact sport where the rules are the same for men and women), I find this to be a disgusting representation of the old boy rugby attitude and exclusive of the many talented and dedicated women athletes who play rugby. Despite ongoing email conversations, the persons responsible refuse to apologize. If you think that this sort of representation is sexist, inappropriate as a representation of a national athletic organization, and demeaning to women athletes, I encourage you to email them and express your opinion. The post in question is here, and the contacts for expressing displeasure are the webmaster, webguy@iowarugbyunion.org, and the union president, jeremiahkjohnson@yahoo.com

As an administrator of a small women's team, I deal daily with the lack of knowledge and respect around women in rugby, and I fight for my teammates and I to be recognized as the athletes and full human beings we are. Please send an email and help me make this message clear.

Thank you.

Screencaps of before and after under the cutCollapse )
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Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Posted by:jade_faith.
Time:10:56 pm.
The Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation and Cangleska are hosting "Diva for a Day" for the women on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Many of these women are not privileged like you and I and after all they've been through, they deserve to be pampered. They will have some activities set up for the ladies, i.e. chair massages, hair cutting, etc. and they will make up goodie bags for the ladies filled with whatever donated beauty/spa products they receive.

Please feel free to purchase any beauty/makeup/fragrance/hair care/skin care/spa type products locally and ship them to the shelter or you can order them online and have them shipped directly.

They can use any of the items listed below (new items only please):

lip gloss
eye shadow
lip liner pencils
eye liner pencils
eyelash curlers
makeup remover
nail polish
emery boards
manicure tools
pedicure tools
toe separators
hair brushes
hair products
fancy hand soap
bath and shower soap
cologne or perfume
makeup brushes
make up sponges
compact mirrors
facial cleansers
facial toners
hand lotion
body lotion
foot scrubs
moisturizing gloves
body scrub
pumice stones
bath salts
bath oil
bubble bath
exfoliation products
scented candles
hair styling products
hair styling tools
cosmetic bags
gift bags
hotel-sized toiletries

Please ship your beauty and spa products to:

Via UPS or FedEx:

Cangleska, Inc.
Diva for a Day
1 Cangleska Road
Kyle, SD 57752

Via US Mail:

Cangleska, Inc.
Diva for a Day
P.O. Box 638
Kyle, SD 57752

So we can keep track for the shelter, please contact us to let us know what you are donating. Thanks so much for your support!

Please Note: Due to the volume of donations shipped to the reservation FoPRR cannot verify delivery of your boxes. If you require confirmation of delivery, please purchase delivery confirmation from the post office or use your shipping service's tracking system.
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Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

Subject:dyke march this saturday! (nyc)
Posted by:betsybrown.
Time:1:01 am.
This saturday the 23rd, starts at Bryant Park at 5pm. It's technically a protest march but all positive vibes. so you can bring signs, say whatever you gotta say. only women/trans can march, but bio men are welcome to cheer us on from the sidelines.

We also need marshals - what you're gonna be doing is basically blocking traffic, explaining to the demonstrators what's going on when necessary, acting as a buffer between demonstrators and hecklers/bystanders/police, making demonstrators feel safe/comfortable. If anyone's interested, meet us at the kiosk at Bryant Park at 4 on Saturday, and the ladies who are putting this awesome thing together will explain everything.
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Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Subject: Reproductive Rights Conference
Posted by:ladyofannwn.
Time:10:30 am.
March 30 - April 1 will be the Annual Reproductive Rights Conference at Hampshire

"Last year, over 1000 activists attended this national conference to learn,
network, and strategize for reproductive rights and social justice. Over 60
speakers from the US and abroad are offering more than 30 workshops and
trainings over the weekend. Conference speakers address reproductive freedom
as it relates to a broad range of social justice initiatives including
economic justice, health care reform, racial equality, anti-war activism,
freedom from violence, youth liberation, civil liberties, and LGBTQ rights."

For more info, check out the website: http://clpp.hampshire.edu/projects/arrc/

it's also free!
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Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Subject:NATIONAL DAY OF SILENCE EVENT! Temple University (Phila, PA, USA)
Posted by:drunkenatheist.
Time:1:16 am.
Common Ground, Temple University College Democrats and Hillel will be co-sponsoring a Day of Silence event on April 18th, 2007. The main event will be held at the Bell Tower (between 12th and 13th and Berks Streets) on Main Campus. The campus is easily accessible by the Broad Street Subway, the Regional Rail, buses and driving. It will take place between 8 am and 5 pm, but you do not need to be present the entire time. Many participants will only be present for a portion of the day - we certainly don't expect you to skip exams for the event! :)

More information will follow as I get it. If you are in the area or know anyone who is, PLEASE spread this information! We plan for it to be huge and we'd love for you to join us! If you are on Facebook, please add it to your events! In case you are not familiar with Temple's campus, I have included a link to maps below.

Click here for the map page and click "main campus/North Philadelphia" for a map.
National Day of Silence website

x-posted to fem_activism, feminist_action and templeu
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Thursday, February 15th, 2007

Subject:we all have needs
Posted by:kismetmoribund.
Time:4:27 pm.
Does anyone know of a feminist/womyn-friendly sex toy shop in Baltimore? I've been doing okay ordering online from stores in Chicago and Seattle and Boston, but sometimes I wish there were a place I could walk into and peruse in person...
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Monday, January 22nd, 2007

Subject:PPSP event in Philadelphia, PA (USA)
Posted by:drunkenatheist.
Time:4:19 pm.
This came to me in my email. Also, don't forget that today is Blog for Choice!

Thirty-four years ago today the U.S. Supreme Court made one of the most profound statements in support of women's reproductive rights with the landmark ruling of Roe v. Wade. For the first time ever, women nationwide had control over their reproductive choices.

Please join Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania at Cocktails for a Cause, our quarterly happy hour, as we celebrate this monumental decision! The event takes place TOMORROW, January 23, at Devil's Alley, 1907 Chestnut Street in center city Philadelphia, from 5-8pm. There will be drink specials, and as usual, a portion of the bar sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood. There is also a $5 suggested donation at the door.

In the November elections, voters nationwide signaled their support for access to essential reproductive health care services and defeated dangerous abortion bans and restrictions that threatened women's health and safety. We cannot let down our guard. From the courts to the communities, we all must continue to be vigilant and actively engaged so that we can continue to celebrate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade year after year.

Please join us tomorrow to find out what you can do to protect Roe! We hope to see you there!

For more information about this or other PPSP events, please contact the Public Affairs department at publicaffairs@ppsp.org.
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Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Subject:Donation drive for CounterCrisisNW
Posted by:drunkenatheist.
Time:12:18 pm.
Wonderful organization and totally not scammers. Please donate whatever you can spare, even if it's only $5. Oh yeah, and please crosspost the crap outta this. :P

And I should mention that I have absolutely no affiliation with CounterCrisisNW. The below text is from another community. I am simply passing the message along.

Hi, all. It's that time again - we at CounterCrisisNorthwest have just recieved a phone call from Lovejoy Surgical Center in Portland requesting funds for a 17 year old girl from California who is 20 weeks pregnant and is pregnant as a result of a rape.

Although our holiday fundraising was successful, we've still been having money go out to the abortion centers almost as fast as it's coming in. The young woman in this case is about $425 short of the needed funds for her abortion and we only have just over $100 in the fund. If any of you can help out in any amount, it would be incredibly appreciated both by the fund and by this young woman.

Do you have someone with a birthday or a holiday need soon? You can also buy gift donations in the name of another person and we will e-mail you the personalized and printable PDF Gift Certificate.
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Friday, January 5th, 2007

Subject:December 10th Campaign, Ottawa, Canada
Posted by:johnnydtractive.
Time:1:17 pm.

OTTAWA, Canada, December 10, 2006

In 2006, Stephen Harper & his recently elected Conservative federal government made a number of troubling changes affecting women’s equality rights here in Canada. These include closures of more than half of the Status of Women Canada regional offices, changes to the funding criteria for women’s groups and the removal of the word “equality” from its objectives, the cancellation of the Court Challenges Program, the refusal to adopt proactive pay equity legislation and the cancellation of funding for the Canada-wide child care program.

On December 10, 2006--International Human Rights Day--concerned individuals, community and women’s groups demonstrated on Parliament Hill to call upon Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reverse decisions that deny most women’s realities, undermine women’s access to justice, and abandon the federal government's own obligation to advance women’s human rights in Canada.

Click on the image above to see a video clip. I shot this as folks marched from the Supreme Court to Parliament Hill during that Sunday demonstration. It's incomplete due to computer crashing/uploading issues, but I hope it gives you a sense of how successful & inspiring the rally was. If you're interested, there's also a grainier but complete version on my youtube page.

For more information, check out http://www.fafia-afai.org/

I hope it's ok to post this here. If not, just let me know. cheers.

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Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Subject:Generation to Generation Awards!! Nominate Someone Today!!!
Posted by:twoheadedgrrl.
Time:11:32 pm.
Cross Posted!!
Nominate an outstanding youth leader today!Collapse )
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Friday, November 17th, 2006

Posted by:unsomnambulist.
Time:12:21 pm.
I am simply wild about feminist literature whether it's fiction or nonfiction. Two ideas of mine have converged into one and some time in December/January I will be launching a blog that is entirely dedicated to reviews on feminist literature. At this point I'm hoping this post is "okay" but I wanted to see if anyone else - as this seemed the perfect community to ask in - would be interested in contributing reviews and participating in this venture. If you are interested please send me an e-mail, my address can be found on my profile. Thanks!
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Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Subject:passing this along
Posted by:phantom_angel.
Time:4:56 am.
x-posted to anarchafeminism

Announcing -----

A Call for Submissions for a Special Issue of Kalliope

Throughout the course of history, women have worked and fought on the
front lines of war, whether it be the war to end slavery, the war to
end all wars, the war against discrimination and injustice, the war
on drugs, the war against the exploitation of children, all wars in
which the United States has deployed its military. In remembrance
and celebration of the countless wars in which women have dedicated
themselves, the Fall 2007 edition of Kalliope will be a special themed issue:

Women and War

We invite submissions of poetry and short fiction for this special
issue that relate to the theme of women involved in or responding to
war in its broadest or most specific context. We are pleased to
announce that for this issue we will consider all submissions,
regardless of the gender of the writer, provided the submission is
grounded in the theme of women and war. All submissions should
comply with Kalliope's general submission guidelines and should be
sent by April 1, 2007 to:

Dr. Margaret L. Clark, Editor-in-Chief
Women and War Issue
Florida Community College at Jacksonville
11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256
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Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Subject:VOTE No on Prop. 85!
Posted by:no_on_85.
Time:5:38 am.
My name is Justin. I'm a volunteer with NO on 85, a coalition that includes Planned Parenthood, The League of Women Voters, NARAL, ACLU and others.

In case you haven't been following it, Prop 85 is an initiative that would prohibit abortions for minors in California until 48 hours after their parents have been notified. This initiative is dangerous because it would force teens from violent or otherwise abusive homes to involve their parents. And the backers of 85, like Jim Holman and Life on the Ballot, The Traditional Values Coalition and Right to Life of central CA are the same people who want to overturn Roe v. Wade and ban abortion altogether.

Prop 85 is a dangerous and misleading initiative that threatens the health and safety of California’s most vulnerable teens and a woman’s right to choose. Please, help us convince other voters to think outside their bubble and vote NO on Prop. 85!


Check out our new video, “Jane’s Journey,” that chronicles the judicial maze a scared, pregnant teen would be forced to go through if Prop. 85 passes:


Watch our Think Outside Your Bubble TV ad.

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

Subject:School district ignored warnings, then silenced girls fondled by teacher
Posted by:amaranthineelan.
Time:9:43 pm.
This is a letter writing/petition signing campaign. I'm trying to reach as many feminist communities as possible, so you may find this crossposted.

I'm a senior at a high school quite near to Skyline High School in Sammamish, Washington. The front page article of the Seattle Times today was about a court case that was covered up regarding an elementary school teacher's molestation of 11- and 12-year olds, link here:


But the kicker? The elementary school principal lied to parents and other principals about the fact that this teacher was feeling the breasts of young girls. And now he is the principal at Skyline High School.

I am calling for this man's resignation in a letter which will be emailed to ALL staff and faculty at Skyline. I will be reading the letter to my AP Government class tomorrow, collecting signatures calling for the resignation of Principal Young, and mailing the letter, carbon copies of the signatures, and hard copies of the articles to all of the school counselors, vice principals, and Principal Young himself.

I have created an online petition asking for the principal's resignation (Link Here) and I highly encourage you to sign it. Also, please feel free to publicize this post, petition, andletter as widely as possible to other feminist boards and blogs (while giving credit, of course. :)) I would like this letter and article to reach as wide an audience as possible.

Letter belowCollapse )

This absolutely infuriates me, and I plan to campaign against this principal long and hard until he is fired or tenders his resignation. I also emailed this to the author of the article, and please feel free to get in touch with him regarding this letter as well.
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Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Subject:NARAL's 25th Anniversary Evening of Chocolate Gala w/ speaker Rep. Ben Cardin! (Maryland)
Posted by:brokenhallelu.
Time:6:28 pm.
Saturday, October 21st is the official date of our 25th Anniversary
Evening of Chocolate Gala, which will take place at the Glenview
Mansion in Rockville from 8:00 PM to Midnight!

Join us for an elegant evening of music, dancing, fine chocolate
desserts, and luxury silent auction items! Our keynote speaker will
be Rep. Ben Cardin!

603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville, MD 20851

Black Tie Optional
For more information please call: (301) 565 4154
Tickets: $65 Members, $85 Non-members, $100 Tickets plus membership
Please visit our website for more information and to purchase tickets!
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Friday, October 6th, 2006

Subject:NARAL's Evening of Chocolate Gala w/ speaker Rep. Ben Cardin!
Posted by:brokenhallelu.
Time:3:19 pm.
Saturday, October 21st is the official date of our 25th Anniversary
Evening of Chocolate Gala, which will take place at the Glenview
Mansion in Rockville from 8:00 PM to Midnight!

Join us for an elegant evening of music, dancing, fine chocolate
desserts, and luxury silent auction items! Our keynote speaker will
be Rep. Ben Cardin!

603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville, MD 20851

Black Tie Optional
For more information please call: (301) 565 4154
Tickets: $65 Members, $85 Non-members, $100 Tickets plus membership
Please visit our website for more information and to purchase tickets!
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Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Subject:Pledge-A-Picket; Planned Parenthood of SE Pennsylvania
Posted by:drunkenatheist.
Time:10:24 pm.
Join Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania’s 2nd Annual Pledge-A-Picket campaign
more info after the cutCollapse )
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