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Cops shouldn’t be above the Americans with Disabilities Act. Arkansas is one step closer to passing a “right to discriminate” law. In Connecticut? Thus Tuesday, come see “Sliver of a Full Moon,” staged in tribute to legal progress made to combat violence against Native Women. Not in Connecticut? You can watch the event live-streamed on […]

Schools must address the financial costs of sexual violence

Sexual violence costs. And under civil rights law, colleges and universities are obligated to address it. Title IX — the 1972 law that mandates schools remove gender-based barriers to education — requires colleges and universities to address the financial barriers to educational access that violence creates. That means that if you’re a survivor of sexual violence […]

Critics are pissed that people of color are finally being represented in media

In this week’s episode of “Not Surprising,” we’re hearing from white actors and talent agents in Hollywood who think that the increase in roles available for actors of color are a threat to their success in the industry. The recent success of shows like “Scandal,” followed by “How to Get Away with Murder” and, most […]

Instagram bans photo for showing menstruation

What violates Instagram’s community guidelines? Periods, apparently. Instagram has an ugly history of policing bodies. Over the last year the social media site has come under fire for banning images of women’s pubic hair — even though, according to Mic, Instagram has tolerated men’s pubic hair. This week, Instagram told visual and spoken word artist Rupi Kaur that her […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Historically accurate Disney princesses. Hannah Gioris has an excellent piece about why women of color don’t report their sexual assaults to a racist criminal justice system — and shouldn’t have to. Aisha Moodie-Mills is becoming the first woman and first person of color to lead the major LGBT organization The Victory Fund. Why aren’t we all […]

When visibility doesn’t translate into support for trans teens

The death of Blake Brockington raises this question for me: how do we turn visibility into support?  Brockington died on Monday. The 18-year-old committed suicide. A year ago, he became the first trans person to be named homecoming king of his North Carolina high school. He drew lots of media attention and was celebrated widely, […]

Far from over: Anti-LGBT laws and the next phase of queer activism

As of this afternoon, Indiana’s Republican governor Mike Pence has just signed a “religious freedom” bill that would empower private businesses to discriminate against LGBT people if their “conscience” should compel them. The targets of this legislation are clear in spite of the sometimes cloudy language used by politicians to describe it. One man who was […]

Photos of the Day: Swedish dads on parental leave with their kids

There is a mythical place where new parents get 480 days of paid leave for every child they have. And though it might feel like it to those of us here in the US, counting ourselves lucky if we get a single paid day off at all, this place is not, in fact, a fantastical utopia in a parallel universe. It is […]

Supreme Court sides with pregnant workers in discrimination case

As you’ll recall, the Supreme Court has been hearing the pregnancy discrimination suit brought by Peggy Young. Yesterday, in a 6-3 decision, the court ruled in favor of the former UPS employee who was forced to take unpaid leave when she became pregnant.  Young was tasked with lifting boxes as heavy as 70 pounds in her job […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A black woman was drugged and locked in a psych ward for eight days because police and doctors didn’t believe that she was a successful businesswoman. 25 labor events and organizers we should teach during women’s history month. On (in)accessibility at Amherst. Following Tennessee’s lead, Republicans in North Carolina have introduced a bill that would […]

Support the Feministing team’s work: A message from Jos

Feministing needs your help. We need to raise $30,000 in the next month to continue bringing you the feminist news, analysis, and ways to take action you love. Over the next month, members of the Feministing crew will be sharing stories about the work they do. If you agree with us that it’s important and impactful work, please support […]

Frats lobby Congress to make it harder to report campus sexual assault

Much like the gun lobby, the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee (FratPAC) is exploiting the efforts of student anti-violence activists to advance its own agenda — making campuses more dangerous and less equitable as a result — all under the pretense of “improving campus safety.” Yesterday, a Bloomberg piece covering the FratPAC’s efforts announced: […]

Maryland House passes 3 year moratorium on fracking

Last night, the Maryland House approved a bill that would put a three year moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” within the state. Now environmental advocates around the country are pressuring the state Senate to do the same.  What may seem like a relatively unimpressive win — the ban is not permanent, and Maryland’s […]

Chart of the Day: Male nurses outearn women by about 5K per year

Men in nursing have earned more than women — $7,700 per year in outpatient settings and nearly $3,900 in hospitals — pretty consistently for the last 25 years. That’s according to a new study of 290,000 nurses that controlled for age, race, marital status, and children in the home.  The New York Times considers some of the factors that […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

After writing about her double mastectomy a couple years ago, Angelina Jolie opens up about her decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. Meet the Latina owner of the first LGBTQ gym in the US.  Every argument about Buffy on the Internet ever. So true. Everyone should have affordable access to IUDs (and all other forms of birth control) […]

Why don’t men read books by women?

I made a pledge at the beginning of 2015. This year, I’m only reading books by women. I borrowed this pledge from Lilit Marcus, who did the same thing in 2013, and so far, I’ve read some stunners. (I particularly recommend Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story, by Mac McClelland.) Like Marcus, I’m finding that […]

Report finds 80 percent of anti-Muslim attacks in France are against women

A few days ago, Germany’s highest court finally struck down a state law that had banned women from wearing headscarves in classrooms. But the decision, a victory after more than a decade of legal and public debate, is sadly an isolated sign of optimism within an increasingly bleak picture of Western countries marginalizing Muslim women for […]

Last abortion clinic in Mississippi attacked in the middle of the night

A couple nights ago, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last standing abortion clinic in all of Mississippi, was attacked and vandalized by a masked intruder who destroyed security cameras and attempted to cut the power lines.  This morning our staff showed up to the clinic and found that our clinic had been vandalized. The security […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Afghan women’s rights activists carried the coffin of Farkhunda, a woman beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning a copy of the Koran. Great piece from Andrea Grimes on self-induced abortion by misoprostol in Texas.  Ted Cruz must not be trying for the women’s vote. Columbia University’s journalism school will soon publish their review […]

Quick Hit: Is medicine’s gender bias killing young women?

A recent qualitative study out of the Yale School of Public Health suggests that younger women who have heart attacks may hesitate to seek care for fear of being considered hypochondriacs, contributing to the mortality gap between men and women who have heart attacks that Chloe has written about previously here at Feministing.  At a piece over […]

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