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Carolina Infant’s Mistaken Sex Assignment Surgery More Than a Case of Malpractice

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This op-ed originally appeared on the Huffington Post. When the child identified in court papers only as “M.C.” was 16 months old and a ward of the state, doctors and health officials in South Carolina decided that he would become a girl. Born intersex (a term that encompasses individuals with some variation of both male […]

Q&A: Eve Ensler on Cancer, Activism at 60; Appearing in Coral Gables

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On a 19-city tour for her latest book In the Body of the World (a harrowing cancer memoir interwoven with reflections on both an ongoing commitment to protect women’s bodies from violence, and protections from the earth’s destruction) Tony Award-winning playwright, celebrated activist and Vagina Monologues creator Eve Ensler took a moment to speak with […]

MEOW Launches First Annual MEOW Con, By And For Women In Music

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The late, great feminist music magazine ROCKRGRL stopped its print edition in 2010 — but out of its ashes came something even farther-reaching. Thinking beyond celebrating women’s power in music through interviews and articles, ROCKRGRL founder Carla De Santis Black came up with MEOW. (Yes, we love the acronym.) That stands for Musicians For Equal […]

Social Justice Group Focusing on Women and Trans Issues Brings Political Action to the Everglades; Camp Fundraising Deadline Tuesday

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For most involved in modern social justice movements, it is easy to pinpoint and identify the major, dominant oppressors under a capitalist patriarchal model that work to uphold all that that model stands for while denying relevance to everything that it does not (i.e. nature, women’s bodies, people of color, the trans community). But what’s […]

It’s the Weekend, Miami: Five Suggestions For Your Days Off

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Ready, Miami (and South Florida) in general? Here’s a selection of weekend picks, from transit parties to feminist movies to classic hip-hop. FRIDAY, MARCH 8 AND SATURDAY, MARCH 9 The Purple Line Pop-Up Transit Station and Party @ NE 2nd Ave. an NE 36th St. Imagine a better-connected Miami, where you could take public transit […]

That Iggy Pop in a Dress Feminist Meme Isn’t Entirely Accurate, But It Was Born in Miami

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Spend some time on the social justice/feminist web — or really, just on Facebook — and you’ll likely come across this image featuring Iggy Pop in a halter dress, toting a Lady Dior snakeskin bag. It’s inspiring, to be sure, and certainly sounds like something Iggy would say; if there ‘s an American rock and […]

California Judge Pulls an Akin, Says Rape Victim “Didn’t Put Up a Fight”

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In case you weren’t maxed out on rape apologism this week, yesterday the California Commission on Judicial Performance voted unanimously to publicly admonish Orange County Superior Court jackass Derek Johnson after he made “insensitive” statements during a 2008 sentencing hearing ”about sexual assault victims who do not ‘put up a fight.’ ” (His rebuke comes four years […]

RIP Jenni Rivera: Not Just a Latin Music Icon, But a Progressive Ally, Too

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Sunday marked a devastating loss for the Latin music community with the death of Jenni Rivera, a Long Beach, California-based artist dubbed the “queen of grupero.” After a concert in Monterrey, Mexico, around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Rivera, age 43, boarded a private Learjet 25 with her publicist, stylist, lawyer, and make-up artist. All were […]

Marco Rubio Names Abortion as Reason He Voted “No” on UN Treaty

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If you thought abortion couldn’t possibly find its way into a debate about extending rights to disabled people, especially after the clobbering Republicans took from women last month, you would be wrong. Yesterday 38 GOP senators, including Fla. Senator Marco Rubio, further betrayed themselves as part of a dying tribe of obtuse goons by voting down ratification […]