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Will you put $5 on Feministing? “There is no more ‘nature’ that’s independent of human activity.”  Midwest and east coast students: sign up for Know Your IX’s activist trainings. Obama should ban the box. My friend Rachel and I were on Janet Mock’s “So Popular” this morning talking about our anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Speaking […]

Feministing Jamz video of the week: “Calaverita” by La Santa Cecilia

The amazing and Jamz-beloved group La Santa Cecilia is back with a new Día de los Muertos themed single and video: “Calaverita.”  The song and video, off their upcoming 2016 album, celebrate the ancestors who are no longer with us in this realm. In keeping with Mexican tradition, the video shows gorgeous altars of marigolds, […]

Everything is wrong with Vanessa Grigoriadis’s interview and profile of Nicki Minaj

On Wednesday, media outlets started reporting about Nicki Minaj “shutting down” and “walking out” of an interview with Vanessa Grigoriadis for the New York Times Magazine. In the article, Minaj is on record calling Grigoriadis “rude” and “disrespectful” for speaking to her as if she was “stupid” or “beneath her.”  A thorough reading of Grigoriadis’s […]

Friday Feminist Fuck You: Pink handcuffs

You can’t make this shit up. Remember how turning everything pink helps cure breast cancer? Right, it doesn’t. Apparently the Massachusetts police didn’t get the memo. Jezebel reports that in honor of October, National Breast Cancer month, the MA police will use pink handcuffs to raise awareness for breast cancer. Yes, you got that right. […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A teen boy in Idaho threatened to bring a gun to school and “kill all the girls” for refusing to send him nude photos. This is what we mean by a culture of violent male entitlement.  Pro-choice clergy will bless an abortion clinic in Ohio. At the major Hollywood film studios, 100 percent of the […]

New study confirms that anger bolsters men’s authority while undermining women’s

I think most of us probably don’t need academic research to know there’s a double standard when it comes to how men’s and women’s expressions of anger are received. But a new study confirms it: anger tends to bolster men’s authority while undermining women’s.  Pacific Standard reports: Angry men are strong and forceful, while angry women […]

Paternalistic Delaware women lawmakers fight campus rape survivors on bill

How many times do we have to say it: cops aren’t the answer. A group of Democratic women lawmakers in Delaware are pushing a bill that would require universities to turn rape reports over the police — without victims’ consent. As we’ve covered over and over again, rape survivors have been crystal clear that more […]

New study finds trans and gender non-conforming people face greater health risks

A new study from Indiana University confirmed previous research suggesting that transgender or gender non-conforming people are at greater risk for poor health outcomes than the general population. The study, which consists of new analysis...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

California women now have the strongest equal pay protections in the country. Women bear six times the cost of Alzheimer’s care compared to men — maybe that’s part of why we’ve been slow to mobilize against the growing epidemic.  Dispatches from an Alabama mother serving a 10-year sentence for her son’s stillbirth. Why is Ryan Adams […]

Thanks to clinic closures, some Texans are forced to wait 20 days to get an abortion

According to an unsurprising but nonetheless concerning study, when half the abortion clinics in a state are forced to shut down, wait times to schedule an abortion appointment increase — by a lot.  The study is the latest from an ongoing research project exploring the effect of the anti-choice restrictions Texas passed in 2013. Previously, the […]

New ad campaign celebrates #QTPOCLove this Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the TOD@S Collaborative is broadening our public understanding of what intimate partner violence is and who it impacts, while also depicting, promoting, and celebrating healthy relationships among queer and trans people of color. Show More Summary

Naomi Klein discusses upcoming climate justice film on Democracy Now

For many of today’s climate justice activists, Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything serves as a handbook for the revolution. It paints a terrifying picture of what will happen if we don’t do anything, but a diverse (and notably indigenous and female) picture of what’s already being done to fight the fossil fuel industry and […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Stephenie Meyer has released a gender-swapped version of Twilight. Women are underrepresented in clinical trials for HIV drugs.  Staceyann Chin and her daughter, Zuri, do a living room protest in support of Planned Parenthood. Girls, many of whom have suffered a range of trauma at home, make up a growing share of children arrested and detained […]

Beyond the headscarf: The issues Muslim-American women actually care about

Ed. note: This article is by Sarah Harvard and was originally published at Bitch Magazine. Sarah is a journalist based in Washington, D.C focusing on national security, civil liberties, and Islam.  Three months ago, I found myself in the middle of an FBI interrogation. Josh, a white gay male Republican Christian friend of mine who loves Ann Coulter, […]

Watch: Indian teenagers explain why boys should do housework

My parents are progressive folks. They’re feminists, they didn’t bat an eye when I talked about my bisexuality in front of my entire college graduating class, and they didn’t vote for Bush, not once, not even in 2001. But from childhood I always did notice one thing: My mother, besides having a full time job, […]

Spoiler Alert: “Sicario” fails the Bechdel test…by a lot

This post contains information and spoilers about the film Sicario. It is a well-documented fact that I love movies. I love writing about movies and talking about them, and I’ll be honest, most of the time I criticize films based on a lack of representation and otherwise gender-based fuckery. So clearly, I needed to see […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Rest in peace, Grace Lee Boggs. Hillary Clinton unveiled a tough gun control plan, which includes a measure to keep domestic abusers from getting guns.  High school students in South Carolina wear scarlet letters to protest their sexist dress code. Again: When it comes to mass shootings, we need to be talking more about toxic […]

Sweat, tears and twerking: My top feminist moments from the Amber Rose SlutWalk

If E.L. James had set out to write the fan fiction of my feminist wet dreams she could not have improved upon Saturday October 3rd, 2015.  Saturday was a convergence of so many things that are dear to me. Sesali has notably covered Amber Rose’s feminism and how accessible (and under-appreciated) it is. I’ve also written a bunch about […]

The Feministing Five: Maya Raghu

Domestic violence, despite its name, is hardly just contained to the home. As Feministing has covered again and again, its effects span across various policy spheres and environments. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and, to mark it, we spoke with advocate Maya Raghu to learn how domestic violence impacts the workplace.  At Futures Without Violence, […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

According to the SPLC, every Alabama county where blacks make up more than 75% of the population is having its DMV closed–in the midst of restrictive new voter ID laws that require state IDs which are only dispensed at such facilities. RENT bingo. Remember when the University of Oregon counseling center released a survivor’s records […]

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