St. Paul is poised to become the second city in Minnesota (after Brooklyn Park) to offer paid maternity leave to city employees.A resolution that has the unanimous support of the city's seven council members "would provide four weeks paid salary to the birthing employee mother and two weeks paid sal ... More >>
The lead the singer for the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre left the stage for early retirement in 2005. This was after what would have already been a full career playing punk rock and electronic music, as well as promoting and participating in feminist activism -- much of it through the riot grrrl m ... More >>
Yesterday, the House and Senate approved two distinct abortion crackdowns.The House bill would ban so-called "telemedicine abortions" and require the physical presence of a doctor when an abortion is performed. The Senate bill would mandate abortion clinics to be licensed and subject them to random ... More >>
Remember all the talk about the MNGOP staying focused on job creation? Well, instead of that, Republican lawmakers continue to devote their energies to making it more difficult for women to get abortions.Yesterday, a divided Senate committee passed two anti-abortion measures -- one that would req ... More >>
This is not news: Both sides of the abortion debate are dug in tighter than a stubborn mule. Here's a perfect example.
The freshman senator again wades into the culture wars.
Overcrowded shelters and lack of available jobs greet help-seekers
A vital service for domestic violence survivors sees its budget gutted
New York Times still shopping "Choice Feminism" I've blogged before about the curious and circuitous path the New York Times has taken with regard to following up on reporter Lisa Belkin's controversial 2003 Sunday magazine piece, "The Opt-Out Revolution." The story, which described the decisions o ... More >>
Katha Pollitt a closet Star Tribune reader? You'd never know it reading the Newspaper of the Twin Cities, but there's a simmering debate over newspapers' seeming inability to come up with female opinion columnists. This tiresome debate has waged the two decades I've been in journalism, for a variet ... More >>
Ananya Dance Theatre meditates on global culture
The B-Girl Be Summit preaches strength in numbers
The new domesticity: On the needle with the Knit Grrrls
Here's the obit from The Guardian, with some useful links at the bottom. Feminist Blogs has some more links and tributes. One thing that's often overlooked about Dworkin, by the way, is that she was a very good prose stylist. UPDATE: Here's the New York Times obit. She was 58, not 59, as earlier rep ... More >>
Budget cuts and Bush are leaving victims of domestic violence out in the cold
Let the heroine carry the big gun: Seven local women writers talk about creating their own worlds- and the problems with life on earth
The post-sex pill: Great idea--if you can get it
Women make up well more than half of the Guthrie's audience, but less than 10 percent of its produced playwrights. Is this a tragedy or a farce?
From panel discussions to boobs aflame, feminism and punk rock form a holy union at Chicago's Ladyfest
Dr. Mildred Hanson is one of the few Minnesota physicians who hasn't been bullied out of performing abortions. At 77, she's more afraid of what will happen when she retires.
In the post riot-grrrl sweepstakes, the Donnas lust for control, while Le Tigre looks for liberation
Jiggle TV becomes James Bond for girls--and boys--in the new Charlie's Angels
In the Jungle's latest play, Victorian womanhood learns about feminism from the droppings of history
Feminist Susan Faludi looks for the lost continent of American masculinity
Remember, the mind's the thing
A harassment suit filed by the first women to work in northern Minnesota's taconite mines set a precedent for suits over hostile work environments. But nearly 16 years after they went to court, the plaintiffs still haven't recouped a penny.
Joan Drury has led Duluth's Spinsters Ink from the end of one feminist heyday to the dawn of another. How? Dogged vision and deep pockets.