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Happy Magic Mike XXL Trailer Day! Have you made a Mama in your life a card for this weekend? Strong Families has a new set of  beautiful — and free! — Mother’s Day e-cards.  Congrats to our own Dana Bolger who was honored as one of Women’s eNew’s 21 leaders of the year. On a riot by trans […]

“If my shorts make you uncomfortable, YOU are the problem.”

Spring is here and you know what that means. In high schools across the country, it means the dress code enforcers are sure to be cracking down on girls and their “distracting” knees, clavicles, and shoulders.  Continuing the awesome trend of teenage girls fighting back against sexist dress codes, one student made a pre-emptive strike by […]

How to be a feminist sports fan?

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. My mornings begin with ESPN. There have been a handful of mornings when I don’t tune in — and those mornings have led to days that have ended poorly. My habitual and somewhat religious commitment to ESPN mornings isn’t so much definitive — it […]

Paraguay denies abortion for 10-year-old rape victim

The Paraguayan government is denying a 10-year-old girl the abortion care she and her parents want. The girl, whose name will not be released, was raped by her stepfather and did not realize until 20 weeks in that she was pregnant. However, abortion is illegal in Paraguay except in cases of extreme threat to the woman’s […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Happy birthday to feminist journalist Nellie Bly. Paraguay is denying an abortion to a 10-year-old girl who was the victim of rape and incest.  Norway’s monument to those accused of being witches. Fox News: “Men should be able to veto abortions.” A school district in West Texas that offers no sex education is experiencing a large outbreak […]

When is it abuse? On intimate partner violence in queer communities

Recently my roommate and I played a silly, terrifying game. I was having one of those days. You know what I’m talking about: one of those so-queer-so-horny, what-is-my-love-life, romantic-fuckup days.  “What is it?” I kept moaning, listing failed fling after failed fling. “Why does love stink?” “Okay,” my ever-patient roommate calmly said. “Maybe there are […]

SNL and Scarlett Johanson parody Marvel’s sexism with Black Widow rom-com

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Sexism within the superhero movie genre, and particularly when it comes to Black Widow (played by Scarlett Johanson) is a well-documented phenomenon. The first Avengers films had far too many gratuitous “butt-shots” of Black Widow to deny that objectification was anything but a key component to her […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Half of Ohio’s abortion clinics have closed since 2011. Under pressure for years, Smith College has announced they’ll accept trans women.  “Ask if birth control is right for you.” A Missouri hospital may have stolen babies from their young, poor, Black mothers in the 1950s and ’60s. John Oliver on that absurd Bud Light ad. “I felt like I was […]

The Feministing Five: Christopher Purdy

For this week’s Feministing Five we spoke with Christopher Purdy, president of carafem, an abortion clinic that recently opened in the Washington DC area. With his team, he’s envisioning a new way to provide abortions in the United States, one that is bold, unapologetic, supportive, and affordable. Carafem is incredibly intentional about elevating the standard of […]

Carly Fiorina thinks voters are stupid & her candidacy neutralizes GOP “war on women”

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is the latest Republican to officially throw her hat into the presidential ring. As ThinkProgress notes, it looks like Fiorina’s campaign strategy will be to position herself as Hillary Clinton’s...Show More Summary

It was never a dress

Of course! We should have know… The tech company Axosoft revealed the real story behind the bathroom lady’s silhouette at the Girls In Tech conference last week. It’s part of a campaign to change the perceptions of women in tech and other...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Happy May Day! On the history of International Workers Day and why it’s not officially celebrated in the US. Meet Marilyn Mosby, the prosecutor bringing charges in the Freddie Gray case. Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates talks race in the US. Baltimore teen turns himself in, faces $500,000 bail and life in prison. Police in Istanbul […]

Nan-Hui Jo in ICE Custody, Act Now

On Tuesday, Nan-Hui Jo — an undocumented domestic violence survivor who was convicted in March of child abduction after she and her young daughter fled her abuser — was sentenced to three years of probation and 175 days in county jail. Upon her release from prison on time already served, she was immediately taken into […]

Let’s talk about Age of Ultron‘s rape joke

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens today in the US; it’s already been released in a number of other countries. The movie’s posed to smash a ton of box office records – it’s going to be seen by an absurd number of people, more than your typical Big Pop Culture Thing. So as feminists we should […]

I can’t stop dancing to Amy Schumer’s One Direction parody

The sign of a good parody is when it’s just as enjoyable as the thing it’s mocking, while also making a point about that thing. Which means that, in my book, Amy Schumer’s parody of pop songs about how women are beautiful just the way they are but-kinda-not-really is really, really good. This damn song […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A photo series of Afghan girls who, forbidden from riding bikes, are skateboarding around Kabul. On eating disorders and diabetes. “All I’ve sought is peace with my body, but my femaleness keeps inciting conflict.”  On the politics of Colorado’s successful IUD program for teens, which Republicans just slashed. Show More Summary

Peer reviewer says female researchers should get a male co-author to “check” study

Yiiiikes. A peer reviewer’s suggestion that two female researchers find “one or two male biologists” to co-author and help them strengthen a manuscript they had written and submitted to a journal has unleashed an avalanche of disbelief and disgust on Twitter today—and prompted an apology from the publisher of the journal, which media reports have […]

Migrant minors need access to abortion care and they may not be getting it

Migrant women and girls being housed by ICE and other federal contractors may not be receiving the reproductive health care they need and ask for, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Earlier this month, the ACLU began the process of suing the federal government under the Freedom of Information Act, in order to find […]

Flyers at Wisconsin high school tell boys prom is “a night to protect her character”

These flyers, which were signed by the school principal and sponsored by a local crisis pregnancy center and a Catholic health care provider, were distributed at Lincoln High School, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin before the big night on Saturday. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Great moments in peaceful protest history. “Baltimore Residents Urged To Stay Indoors Until Social Progress Naturally Takes Its Course Over Next Century.”  President Obama says, “We as a country have to do some soul-searching.” Hillary...Show More Summary

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