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10.27.15 - Letter to MTA and Outfront Media

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To Outfront Media, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York City:

Your decisions on how female bodies are used to sell products to MTA passengers are glaringly contradictory, and oppressive to women. And now with the news about the THINX ad campaign, you cannot hide the hypocrisy.  Your reactions to THINX’s new ads demonstrate the flagrant double-standard you use when determining which ads are “appropriate” in the New York City subway.

We understand that the THINX campaign is still under review. However, statements made by an Outfront representative in an email to THINX (documented in this Mic article) included the following: Outfront “believes that the proposed ads ‘seem to have a bit too much skin,’ adding that the egg and grapefruit imagery, ‘regardless of context, seems inappropriate.’” Earlier, an Outfront representative “was concerned that children would see the word ‘period’ in the ads and ask their parents what it meant.”

Why do notoriously sexist ads for Protein World and Doctors Plastic Surgery (among many, many others) pass your test for “appropriate” media to be seen by your millions of daily riders, while THINX ads for leak-proof menstruation underwear do not?

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3.9.16 - Campus Feminist Meeting

FR.CoverWhen: Wednesday, March 9th, from 7:00-8:00pm

Where: Little Hall, Rm 119 at the University of Florida (map)

At the meeting we will discuss Kathie Sarachild's, The Power of History, from Redstockings' Feminist Revolution. We'll also finalize planning on our upcoming showing of the film, She's Beautiful When She's Angry.

5.4.17 - Women Will Fight for National Healthcare for All

unnamed 3Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives voted to roll back the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the American Health Care Act, a major step backward in our already backward, profit-over-people system that ties health insurance to jobs and marriage.

The vote advances the interests of Republican donors, Big Insurance and Big Pharma instead of the people. Under the AHCA, pre-existing conditions are back and expanded, and many target women: breast cancer, pregnancy, c-sections, postpartum depression, sexual assault, and domestic violence are now reasons companies can refuse to offer affordable coverage, or any coverage at all. Medicaid funding is slashed, leaving lower income women without access to healthcare and the elderly and disabled increasingly vulnerable.  Federal subsidies for Planned Parenthood, one of the largest providers of women's healthcare in the country, are gone.  And should the ACA's premium subsidies continue to exist, they cannot be used to purchase insurance that provides abortion coverage.

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