Brookhaven Green Party hosting Summer 2013 Meeting 8/10/13

Green Party of Suffolk’s Brookhaven Chapter meets on Saturday, August 10th, 2013, from 3-5 PM at the Patchogue-Medford Library.

Thoughts on flag burning incident and the life of Whitney Houston

My thoughts on the Michigan father of a soldier who burned the NJ flag in protest of the lowering of the flag for Whitney Houston: The man from Michigan who burned a NJ flag to show his upset about the honor to Whitney Houston is completely wrong. First of all, it is wrong and taboo […]

Help save Brontë’s 1830 version of “Mad Magazine” for the public

KW writes: For all of us Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte fans, this tiny book is a rare find! Written when Bronte was only 14 years old, it is a brilliant piece of satire. Bronte created this tiny work in the format of a men’s magazine. It includes a witty ad (see below), which observes […]

It can happen to you: Author Naomi Wolf arrested on sidewalk

Naomi Wolf is a feminist author. She was attending an event honoring New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. When she saw demonstrators out front, protesting Cuomo’s objection to a NY millionaire’s tax, she joined with them. Then, she was arrested. The Guardian UK has the story in Naomi Wolf’s own words: (excerpt from) Guardian UK Naomi […]

Oct 23: Poets for Renewable Energy and Peace event in NYC

Featuring: Anne Waldman, Eliot Katz, Sahar Muradi, Zohra Saed, The Mast (featuring Haale Gafori and Matt Kilmer), Sara Goudarzi, Bob Rosenthal, Papoleto Melendez, Yusuf Misdaq, Tahani Salah, Jackie Sheeler, Chris Brandt, David Henderson, and surprise special guests. 10/22/2011 update: New additions to the evening’s celebrations: -Plus! Guest speaker, the author and investigative reporter, Greg Palast […]

Kimberly’s thoughts on the Anthony Weiner incident…

While former Congressman Anthony Weiner and the world were deciding if he would stay, be fired, or resign, I did not want to chime in. I felt like I did not have enough information, and that most major party politicians are not worth my reflection, anyway. Also, I did not want to distract from the […]

NYCLU Supports NYC Law that Balances First Amendment and Women’s Right to Health Care

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed an amicus brief in federal court in support of a New York City law that requires pregnancy service centers to disclose whether they have a licensed medical provider on staff and whether they do or do not provide prenatal care, emergency contraception, or abortion services or referrals. […]

Some women’s history: Lady Hamilton movie and exhibit

Emma, Lady Hamilton is a complicated and important figure from the Regency period. She was a cultural figure and diplomat. History remembers her for many of her controversies, including being the lover of British naval hero Lord Nelson. There is currently an exhibit about Lady Hamilton at a book club in New York city. More […]

Jane Austen vs. Jane Eyre (and Esther vs. Vashti)

Kimberly writes: Since I enjoy Jane Eyre in all forms, I have an e-mail news alert for “Jane Eyre”. Found this interesting article on a blog devoted to discussion among Jewish women. The full post is: here. (excerpt from) The Jewish Daily Forward/the sisterhood Esther vs. Vashti, Austen vs. Brontës By Sarah Seltzer As I […]

Video: Two friends review Jane Eyre

About the video:

Jane Eyre: New video and link to trailer

See below for link to trailer at MTV. What are you going to do while you wait in eager anticipation for the new Jane Eyre movie, coming out in March 2011? Me: I made a video project. Hope you will be interested in watching it. I promise it does not have any real plot spoilers. […]

Backwards compliment to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

KW writes: Egads! This is a new low for sexist, chauvinistic attitudes towards women candidates. Is this guy for real? (excerpt from) Capitol Confidential/Time Union Blog Gillibrand challengers debate, one calls her ‘attractive’ Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 9:24 PM by Jimmy Vielkind SCHENECTADY — Bashing Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the one issue the three […]

Response to the NY Democratic Party’s white, white Governor ticket

This article is a reflection of race in the 2010 NY Governor race. The starting point was a quote by Sen. Ruben Diaz about Andrew Cuomo’s actions. Diaz said, “I am glad to hear that our future Governor, Andrew Cuomo has called Rev. Al Sharpton to apologize for not choosing a person of color on his ballot for Governor. At the same time, it worries me that Andrew Cuomo did not take the same opportunity and show a little respect and appreciation to the Hispanic community…”

Can Male Hatters be feminists?: Kimberly’s review of Alice in Wonderland 2010

A critique of the critiques of the new movie Alice in Wonderland — 2010, screenplay by Linda Woolverton and direction by Tim Burton. Article by Kimberly Wilder. The focus is on feminism, though other plot points are covered. Spoiler alert – major plot points and the ending are revealed.

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