Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Discussion Topic

So, I know this is a really personal topic so feel free to answer anonymously, but I was just wondering if we could talk about what sex is like for everybody. I am interested in hearing from girls my age, most books have told us it just "feels good." What do you like, what don't you like, and this isn't just confined to intercourse. But when it comes to intercourse, is it consistently pleasurable, or hit or miss? What do you think affects your experience? What about the myth of "size matters" - do you think it's a myth? What are you experiences with orgasms? Etc etc, feel free to fill in more questions!

I understand that this seems like a fairly heteronormative question, and I also know that not everyone in our group is sexually active, for whatever reasons, but let's share our experiences with each other (hetero or not, and those with or without a partner). I would like to get an idea of what we are (or aren't!) experiencing, as long as people feel comfortable sharing. Is anyone else interested in this stuff? Or am I just weird.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Council on Women and Girls

I just received this e-mail from VA-NOW.

March 11, 2009
NOW cheers the formation of the White House Council on Women and Girls, which was created by executive order of President Barack Obama today. It was a pleasure for me to be at the White House to hear the president make this commitment to supporting women and girls in such strong and unequivocal terms. It was a heartening moment for those of us who have worked so hard for this day.

There can be no question that the needs of women and girls require the attention of the White House itself. As President Obama pointed out in today's speech, women still earn 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. One out of every four women will experience some form of domestic violence during her lifetime. Women make up more than half the population, yet are only 17 percent of the U.S. Congress. And while women are 49 percent of the nation's workforce, only three percent of the Fortune 500 companies are headed by women.

The make-up of the White House Council is extraordinary. It will be headed by Valerie Jarrett, assistant to the president and one of his closest friends and advisors, and will include every Cabinet secretary and the head of every Cabinet-level agency. The Executive Director of the Council will be Tina Tchen, deputy assistant to the president and a long-time advocate of women's rights.

We asked for a Cabinet-level office to work on women's issues, and we got the entire Cabinet. NOW looks forward to supporting the work of the White House Council on Women and Girls in the months ahead. There is much work to be done.

For equality,

Marj Signer
Virginia NOW

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


this is horrible. they have developed a video game where you follow, stalk, and rape girls in the subway. WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF