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Confessions the Musical

A comedic musical about one woman’s struggle to discover herself sexually and defy the taboos of society on female masturbation.

This musical preview is an hour show premiering at the Duplex on Monday, May 3rd, at 7pm.

Tickets are $10 with a 2 drink minimum, credit cards are accepted and payment isn’t taken until the end of the show.

Please join us because “If you can’t love yourself, who can you love”?

Reserved tickets are recommended. You can reserve via the website.

Go to: www.confessionsmusical.com or
Facebook http://bit.ly/bKFbs3 for more information.

Feministing Hosts Book Party- CLICK: Moments When We Knew We Were Feminists

Help us celebrate the exciting launch of CLICK: Moments When We Knew We Were Feminists (Seal Press) edited by our very own Courtney E. Martin and good pal, J. Courtney Sullivan.

The anthology features essays from Feministing co-founder Jessica Valenti, as well as editor Miriam Zoila Perez, among so many other awesome feminist voices (Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards, Rebecca Traister, Deborah Siegel, Shelby Knox, Winter Miller, Allisa Quart, Sophie Pollitt-Cohen etc.)

Gloria Steinem says: ” “You know how little kids say, ‘It’s not fair!’ and ‘You are not the boss of me!’? That innate sense of fairness is the earliest source of every revolution — including feminism. As more little girls grow up without being schooled or shamed out of this sense, more women, and many men, too, are having ‘Clicks!’ — those life-changing moments in which we see and stop putting up with the imbalance between women and men. Read this diverse, touching and entertaining anthology of ‘Click!’ stories to find a fairness that is all your own.”

Wed, April 28, 2010
6:00-9:00 pm
No Malice Palace
197 E. 3rd Street b/w Aves A and B, NYC


Media as Activism: Sex Workers

Come think and discuss at Paradigm Shift’s event on March 30th:

Panel Discussion & Screening featuring:

Staff Attorney, Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center
Columnist, $pread magazine
NYC Anti-Violence Project & Founding Member at Sex Workers Action New York
International Women’s Health Coalition & co-founder of Sex Work Awareness
Editor, $pread magazine
Screening of “Sangram: Sex Worker Organizing In India” a collaboration between the International Women’s Health Coalition and SANGRAM

moderated by Melissa Gira Grant, External Relations Officer, Third Wave Foundation & freelance writer

Portion of the proceeds donated to Sex Workers’ Project

Buy Tickets Now- Limited Seating- This will sell-out- CLICK HERE
Network with your community before & after discussion

When: TUES, March 30th
Time: 7:00-10:00 pm
Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
The Tank- 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Ave.)
Subway directions: Take the A,C,E to 42nd Street/Time Square. Walk West

Cost: $7 students/pre-paid, $10 at door
But Tickets Now- CLICK HERE- Limited Seating
OR Call The Tank directly for tx 212.563.6269

“The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women” A Discussion with JESSICA VALENTI, Author & Feministing.com Founder/Editor

Paradigm Shift: NYC’s Feminist Community Proudly Present

“The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women”
A Discussion with

JESSICA VALENTI, Author & Feministing.com Founder/Editor



UPDATE- AS OF 2/18- tickets are almost sold out- please buy now!

Portion of the proceeds donated to Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls
Buy Tickets Now- this event will sell out!
Network with your community before & after discussion

“This book is solidly researched, candidly personal, and smartly political. Valenti skewers sexism from abstinence campaigns to pop culture. Every young woman should read The Purity Myth – and it sure as hell would help if every young man read it as well!”
– Robin Morgan, Author and Activist

“It’s hard not to love Jessica Valenti. The Brooklyn-based founder of Feministing.com–the uncompromising, balls-out, feminist blog–is brilliant, beautiful, and not even 30 years old.”
BUST magazine

When: TUES, FEB. 23rd
Time: 7:00-10:00 pm

Where: In the heart of the Feminist District
The Tank- 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).
Subway directions:
Take the A,C,E to 42nd Street/Time Square. Walk West.

Cost: $7 students/pre-paid, $10 at door

Partners include

Therese Shechter, Director of “How to Lose Your Virginity”
The American Virgin blog
The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership
Chicks Rock, a program of The Women’s Mosaic
NARAL Pro-Choice New York
Planned Parenthood of New York City Activist Council
Manhattan Young Democrats
New Yorkers Against Religion-Based Bigotry


BUY “The Purity Myth”- now out in paperback:

The United States is obsessed with virginity from the media to schools to government agencies. The Purity Myth is an important and timely critique of about why this is so, and why it’s problematic for girls and women. Analyzing cultural stereotypes and media messages, Jessica Valenti reveals the overt and hidden ways our society links a woman’s worth to her sexuality rather than to values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. Valenti takes on issues ranging from abstinence-only education to pornography and exposes the legal and social punishments that women who dare to have sex endure. Importantly, she also offers solutions that pave the way for a future without a damaging emphasis on virginity, including a call to rethink male sexuality and reframe the idea of “losing it.” With Valenti’s usual balance of intelligence and wit, The Purity Myth presents a powerful and revolutionary argument that valuing girls and women for their sexuality needs to stop–and outlines a new vision for how it can happen.

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is a non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers girls and women through music education and activities that foster self-respect, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.

Feministing.com Interviews PShift Co-Founder & Director, Meredith Villano

Feministing.com Interview!

Feel free to comment!

“Feminist Art Series” Artist Profile: Rebecca Goldings

This is the first installment of  Paradigm Shift’s Feminist Art Series, which will showcase up-and-coming visual designers whose work creates innovative ways to speak to the everyday feminist.

Please welcome Rebecca Goldings, our premiere Artist Profile!

Rebecca is an artist and mediamaker from Dallas whom I met a few summers back when the two of us were interning at a nonprofit arts organization. Being a fellow Texan and NYU attendee, we soon hit it off — and I knew once the PShift blog was up and running that we had to feature some of her amazing work.

Though Rebecca’s focus is multimedia art production, her portfolio also features several drawings that capture her vibrant, honest and unsettling perception of gender norms. Below are two examples of her work: “Barbie on a Leash” and “Sweetheart” (series) – both of which might be best described as resembling pop art with a twist.

Barbie On A Leash

Barbie On A Leash

Sweethearts (series)

Sweethearts (series)

Rebecca’s photography is also incredibly provocative, but you’ll have to check that out on her web site at www.rebeccagoldings.com, since we haven’t gotten clearance to post her photographs on our blog yet (C’mon, R!).  *** Staff Pick: “Another Hairy Thing With Lips”.

Of her many accolades, Rebecca was recently  selected as a 2009-10 Artist Fellow at The Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. In her spare time, she freelances web and graphic design, which you can also check out online (link above).

For price requests or questions about Rebecca’s work, please contact her by email at rgoldings@gmail.com.

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