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Twitter vows to do better with online abuse after Leslie Jones deletes her account as a result of racist and sexist harassment on the platform. A woman has started a social experiment site where people of color can post things they need and white people can post things they can offer. It’s called Reparations.  logs […]

Black Activists Are Taking On Racist Police Unions

The DC and NYC chapters of Black Youth Project 100, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, and Black Lives Matter shut down the National Fraternal Order of Police and the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association yesterday. Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) and Million Hoodies locked down the NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) to call attention to the lack […]

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A shocking new Amnesty International study shows that the majority of the women detained in Mexico’s prisons have been sexually tortured during detention.  New transcripts from the Brock Turner trial show some of the invasive questions Emily Doe faced about her drinking habits, her body, and her behavior at parties. Indigenous leaders are caravanning across […]

This California Church Community is Protecting Undocumented Immigrants

I’m jumping back into writing after a month of needed vacation—and looking back at what has happened in just the past four weeks, all I can echo is: what a fucking impossible year.  Philando Castile was shot by a police officer at the beginning of this month; his partner who filmed his killing joined a long tradition […]

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Parts of Melania Trump’s speech Monday matched nearly word-for-word with Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech. Why this is more than a gaffe – it’s racism. And how the response to this plagiarism has embodied white privilege. New emojis from Google will have more women depicted in professional roles. After the murder of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch in […]

Nice Try, GOP, But LGBT People are Not Your Excuse for Islamophobia

The Republican platform is out and oh, it’s a doozy. I have never even used the word “doozy” before. Among such charming items as rejecting public preschool (because it’s “godless”), encouraging the teaching of the (Christian) BibleShow More Summary

Cut To: The Beach

The significance of the beach is not found in its metaphor but in its expanse. If you are lying on the beach on your belly—whether you’ve positioned yourself or emerged violently from the water like so—beyond you, horizons emerge like short valleys of beige and blue. There is no better place to wonder about presence […]

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Kent Law faculty on the Brexit referendum: “Democratic expression without social justice, equality, care for the other, interdependency and anti-austerity will remain symbolic and counter-productive.” Nick Mitchell on the university’s “incredibl[e]...Show More Summary

Republican Leaders Just Proved They Don’t Understand Campus Sexual Assault

This week — in between affirmations of “traditional” family values and the Pledge of Allegiance — drafters of the Republican Party platform debated if schools should handle campus sexual assault. In a statement straight out of an Internet comment section, one delegate pushed for schools to relinquish any obligations to combat gender-based violence. While his […]

Feministing Reads: Jessica Valenti’s Sex Object

I think about the ways in which men hurt women often. Not just the stories of men killing women for refusing their advances or that one in six women can be expected to be raped in her lifetime, but the smaller things that still affect a life. The way a man thought it was okay […]

The Feministing Five: Gina Belafonte

For this week’s Feministing Five, I caught up with Gina Belafonte, actor, performer, producer, and passionate racial justice activist. Daughter of the legendary musician and civil rights advocate Harry Belafonte, Gina was the lead producer of the widely praised 2011 film Sing Your Song, about her father. A longtime theater actress (she toured in the […]

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Happy birthday, Malala! The queen protester of Baton Rouge. Amidst a worldwide Zika crisis, Republican lawmakers have cut funding for international family planning. Being a woman is not a preexisting condition. 7 sexual health issues facing teen girls globally. “I no longer feel awkward about explaining my period status during Ramadan.”

A Note to White Feminists Following Alton Sterling and Philando Castile’s Deaths

In the wake of the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police and the following waves of Black Lives Matter protests, all white people have had to take renewed accountability for the perpetuation of racism. No less white feminists and survivors of sexual assault (like me), whose goals of ending sexual and intimate […]

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Who invited all the cops to the Gay Pride parade? Teach for America has gone global. President Obama and members of the Cabinet will no longer visit colleges that don’t take sexual violence seriously. Metaphor and philosophy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Breast cancer survivor Paulette Leaphart finishes her 1,034-mile topless walk from Biloxi, Mississippi to the steps of the Capitol building in DC. Meet Brujas, the feminist skate crew from the Bronx s we’ve all been waiting for. And learn more about Truvada, aka PrEP, a new drug that is more than 90% effective at preventing HIV when taken as […]

Bisexual Woe Part Gazillion

The other day, my best friend forever for life (or BFFFL, as the kids don’t say) asked me a soul-searching question. We have been best friends forever for life from the time we were chubby bullied smart-ass kids until today, when we have blossomed into beautiful ballerina swans bound for lives of adventure and happiness, so suck on […]

The Feministing Five: Kiran Gandhi

Kiran Gandhi is a force to be reckoned with. At 26, the South Asian New York to L.A. transplant is a dynamic performer, a Harvard MBA grad, and the Artist in Residence at the music start-up Stem. She has drummed with MIA and Thievery Corporation, been a freelance consultant for music industry projects such as […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“It’s astonishing how so many liberals in this country, who rail about American aggression abroad, are being so silent over this absolute imposition of colonial control by the United States government over the affairs of Puerto Rico.” “Transgender troops” should be an oxymoron. We’re not talking about marriage; we’re talking about murder. Study reveals that […]

The Sexism of Brexit

The white men who orchestrated Brexit got their wish — and it’s women and people of color who will be forced to shoulder the consequences. A quick recap: last Thursday, the United Kingdom voted on whether or not to stay within the European Union. Under the Orwellian slogan of  “Vote Leave, Take Control,” the Leave […]

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Celebrations of and reflections on yesterday’s Whole Women’s Health decision continue. And the Court’s ruling could have a big impact on similar restrictions in other states. Our girl Sesali is killing it over at Flavorwire! Check out her stuff. Show More Summary

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