Saturday, September 20, 2008

Become a member of UNIFEM

For only $15, you can become a member of the New York chapter of UNIFEM, the United Nations Women's Development Fund. More information here.

They have some great events coming up, including a huge career fair for those interested in public service (October 10 at New School University), film screenings on international issues and how they affect women and of course, the annual Walk to End Violence Against Women and Girls.

All good causes, and it's cheap and easy to join.

The only thing better than Saturday? Sarah Haskins

This woman makes every day better, especially Thursdays, when she appears on Infomania. Check out her most recent episode of Target Women.

Friday, September 19, 2008

If you have 20 spare minutes...

...or two blocks of 10 spare minutes, watch these two videos. Michael Kimmel is one of the country's leading gender sociologists, and has a new book, Guyland, out this month.
Check out this lecture, "Mars, Venus or Planet Earth? Men and women in a new millennium", which he gave at Middlebury a few months ago.
My favourite part: "A sociologist once came up with what he called 'The 4 Basic Rules of Manhood'. So guys, if you're having any doubts, follow these four rules, get them right every second, and you'll be OK. So here's the first one, and just get the first one right, OK?
1. No sissy stuff. You can never, ever do anything that even remotely hints at femininity."

Happy feminist Friday, everyone!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

For your consideration

To tide you over until we start writing, here are some great feminist videos - funny, sad and thought provoking: