women’s rights

Don’t Shave: Rock that Body Hair

Don’t Shave: Rock that Body Hair

Body hair from puberty has been socially constructed nuance for women in American culture. I can remember from the first time I sprouted an armpit hair; I hastily removed it in fear that if someone (a boy) saw I would be humiliated. Naturally occurring body hair on women has been a source of shame for […]

1 in 3 Campaign Speak Out Event November 20th

1 in 3 Campaign Speak Out Event November 20th

This Thursday, November 20th, 2014, is the 1 in 3 Campaign’s Abortion Speakout. As part of this national campaign, many women will share the stories of their abortions; some will do so live on Skype, some will speak from a studio in Washington DC, while others have already shared their stories to be read anonymously […]

Yes on 64, NO on 67: Pot & Personhood in Colorado

Yes on 64, NO on 67: Pot & Personhood in Colorado

You made history voting Yes on 64 in 2012. Here’s why you should vote No on 67 in 2014. Colorado voters made headlines at the polls two years ago when the passage of ballot initiative Amendment 64 made recreational marijuana legal for adults over the age of 21. The vote heralded a new era in […]

Pregnant  Woman Threatened with Forced Cesarean Section

Pregnant Woman Threatened with Forced Cesarean Section

Ft. Myers, FL – A Florida hospital has threatened to force a pregnant patient to have cesarean surgery against her will and to report her to child welfare authorities for exercising her right to medical decision-making. The threats were made in a July 10th, 2014 letter from the Chief Financial Officer of Bayfront Health Port […]

ELECTION DAY: The Immoderate Truth About Chris Christie

ELECTION DAY: The Immoderate Truth About Chris Christie

Research by Dae Alighieri, written by Dae Aligheri and Vanessa Waltz New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been touting a “record” of being moderate and bipartisan – and many folks are buying it – yet the opposite is true. With his sights set on the 2016 presidential election, it’s critical for voters to understand that […]

Ten Cute Products We Love On Etsy

Ten Cute Products We Love On Etsy

Shokado Bento Box by dolittledesign “SQUEEE! SQUEEE!” That’s the high pitched sound we made at the Ladybud Magazine office when we saw this collectible bento box. The food is needle felted with 100% wool or hand sewn with 100% wool felt. So tiny, so wistful, so…damn…CUTE. Tiny bento, we be friends, yes? Check out Dolittle […]

Penis Envy? Try Tobacco!

Penis Envy? Try Tobacco!

The year is 1929 and Edward Bernays, the father of public relations, has just launched a manipulative campaign that took a growing movement of female liberation and twisted it to use and exploit women in a whole new way. An incredibly influential man in his time, Bernays was the go-to guy for all the big […]