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The Crowd at the Women's Revolution

By Henry Rosebuds January 20, 8 AM I’m riding downtown in a standing room only pussy cap crowded Expo line car, and do not give up my seat to anyone. Right on, look how far we’ve come, right? Time’s Up for all that old timey gender-role shit. When a pretty face flashes a smile, I...

Venice Celebrates International Women’s Day

By Suzanne Thompson Arts and Cultural Bridge Foundation’s International Women’s Day Celebration at Beyond Baroque, Sunday, March 12, 2-4 pm. L to R: Claudia Rojas, Gleydis Viera, Greta Cobar, Natasa Prosenc Stearns, Jacqueline Fuentes, Suzanne Thompson, Gloria Vando, Amy Kaps, Ruby Lopez, Bridget Graham and Emily Winters seated. Photo credit: Maureen Cotter The Arts and...

my tongue is ready to fall off

my tongue is ready to fall off — so often have i had to bite it. not these words, not that tone, not so loud, not too angry. my face must be pretty enough but not too much make up, i must not stand out. my body is a battleground: ‘culture’ puts pants upon legs...

That Special Place In Hell

On Sexism and the Race for the Presidency By Krista Schwimmer This year, women’s history month falls in a presidential election year. Fittingly, the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) has announced the following theme: “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government.” At the writing of this article, six...

Long Live Millie Mims!

By Suzy Williams In honor of International Women’s Day and the corresponding Beachhead March issue, I would like to shed some fresh Venice daylight on a remarkable and real woman, Millie Mims, the nourishing Goddess of the Boardwalk. Many of you know that she serves up a delicious organic vegetarian soup,  (she gathers the yummy comestibles...

Deborah Lashever: Shero of Venice

By Greta Cobar Community activism and participation in the struggle for equality for all members of our community are Deborah Lashever’s trademarks. It is an honor to commemorate International Women’s Day by spotlighting her efforts in the Beachhead. Beachhead: How did you and Venice find each other? Deborah Lashever: I’ve been coming to Venice since...

Rock On, Lisa Green!

By Greta Cobar Lisa Green is one of the Goddesses who makes Venice the colorful, intricate, exciting and interesting place that it is. She has been displaying her art on Ocean Front Walk, by Dudley, for about five years while at the same time being an ever-present advocate for love, justice and equality at our...

Women's Rights, Again

By Mary Getlein It used to be legal to beat your wife. The stick you could use had to be no larger around than your thumb. So if your husband was a big guy, he could use a bigger stick to beat you with. Does that make any sense? How does beating your wife lead...

Women of Character, Courage and Commitment

By Krista Schwimmer As part of March’s “Women’s History Month”, the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) has announced as its theme for 2014: “women of character, courage, and commitment.” There are many ways to honor such women. My favorite way is by reading their stories – through novels, biographies, poetry, and more. Having worked in...
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