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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Happy birthday, Angela Davis! Celebrate by checking out her writing and interviews. Good news: Monica Jones‘ conviction was overturned. “We all felt trapped”: MOOCs, sexual harassment, and Title IX. Legislators claiming to act on survivors’ behalf aren’t listening to survivors. Occupy the syllabus. ICYMI, 1000 New York airport workers occupied the 94th Street bridge to […]

Quote of the Day: Colorado lawmaker says IUDs stop “a small child from implanting”

Colorado has a very effective program that provides IUDs to poor and uninsured women at no or low cost. The public health department estimates it has helped cut the teen unintended pregnancy rate by 40 percent and saved the state more than $20 million in Medicaid funding.  Republican state Senator Kevin Lundberg, however, thinks he knows […]

Watch: Viola Davis accepts SAG award and talks diversity in Hollywood

At the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year, Viola Davis won the title of outstanding lead actress in a drama and gave this great speech on diversity and representation in Hollywood, thanking the creators of How to Get Away With Murder for believing that a “sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old, dark-skinned, African-American woman who looks like […]

Feministing Reads: Ai-jen Poo’s The Age of Dignity

With so much content accessible online today, the role of books has evolved. Books serve not just as substantive contributions — they are also events around which social movements can rally. So it is no surprise that one of the leading progressive organizers of our time, Ai-jen Poo, has written a book that helps clarify […]

The Feministing Five: Cristina Aguilar

Cristina Aguilar is the Executive Director of Colorado Organization for Latina Organizing and Rights. COLOR is an incredible reproductive justice organization that connects many communities to empower Latina youth through politics, advocacy, and education. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Meet the director of the Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau. A tale of two movements: reproductive justice and reproductive rights. New books ask us: how should a woman behave? A new documentary on campus gender-based violence debuts today. WTF Friday from Wronging Rights. Michelle Williams lets Mike Huckabee know he is really, really wrong about Beyonce.

To address campus violence, Hoff Sommers could use some facts and humility

I don’t even know where to start with Christina Hoff Sommers’ article, published today on The Daily Beast. The conservative critic claims that gender-based violence on campus isn’t that big of a deal — it’s just media hysteria that’s invented the problem. Firstly, Hoff Sommers’ history is just wrong. The piece begins with this line: “The frenzy over […]

Bring Feministing to your campus this spring!

Feministing is currently booking speaking events for spring semester. March – Women’s History Month – is always our busiest time, so get in touch with us soon to bring members of our crew to your campus. We’ve got brand new speaking event options this year – check out our speaking tour page for all the details, and read […]

Jazmine Sullivan’s reality? Unrealistic beauty standards

Fans of R&B have been rejoicing at the release of Jazmine Sullivan’s new album, Reality Show. The singer took a hiatus from music in 2011 because of a relationship that took a turn from bad to worse, but she and her amazing storytelling are back and better than ever. But when I don’t have her album on […]

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Radical Brownies

These kids are going to be so cool. Over at Fusion, Jorge Rivas has a great piece about the “Radical Brownies.” Back in my day, the original Brownies earned badges for developing skills like planting flowers. Members of this group, entirely composed of young girls of color, instead tackle challenges like learning to organize protests and fight back […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Roe is not a reality for all. “I’m going to need your help to find a way out of this definitional problem with rape.” – Senator Lindsey Graham to anti-choice activists  Women share their abortion stories at The Guardian. Feministing alum Miriam Perez on six key differences between the reproductive justice and reproductive rights movements. Jesus fucking […]

Bjork talks sexism: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.”

Back in 2004, when I read Alex Ross’s New Yorker profile of Bjork, I was largely unaware of previous criticism of her last album, Vespertine. Ross’s profile introduced me to Bjork’s extensive and thoughtful creative process, painting a vivid portrait of Bjork crafting beats and sounds on her laptop, a catalogue of tunes to weave […]

Fungal Pleasures: Captain Toad and self-care

Being a gaming critic (particularly one who often courts controversy by being a feminist critic) I always feel “switched on” when I play even particularly fun or long-awaited games. It’s increasingly difficult just to let go and lose myself in the flow of repetitive motion, say, or feel completely immersed in a story. The watery […]

Feministing Jamz: Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff

If you are not familiar with Hurray for the Riff Raff, the time to catch up is now. Breathing new life into the American folk tradition, the Bronx-bred, New Orleans-based Alynda Lee Segarra — the woman behind Hurray for the Riff Raff — writes music celebrating, about, and for anyone who might be considered the […]

At the last minute, GOP Congress decides not to vote on 20-week abortion ban

As you’ll recall, the Republican-controlled Congress was planning to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade today by showing just how anti-choice and ineffectual they are by passing an unconstitutional 20-week abortion ban that President Obama would veto. But there’s been a slight last-minute change of plans: Republican leadership late Wednesday evening had to completely […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

George Joseph on school closures as state violence. “Report sexual abuse? Go to solitary.” Mother Jones on the 20-week abortion that Congress is voting on tomorrow. “Honoring God in all we do”: Truthout profiles five corporations profiting from mass incarceration. “By the end of his life, Martin Luther King was an avowed socialist.” Interviewer asks women’s tennis […]

Why campus approaches to sexual violence shouldn’t be more like criminal trials

Over at The American Prospect, Alexandra has a thorough and much-needed explanation of why campus disciplinary proceedings on sexual violence should not just become more like criminal cases but instead enforce procedural reforms that protect both survivors and the accused.  Building off the writing on the topic she’s done here at Feministing and in her law studies, […]

Azealia Banks, Yoruba traditions, and #BlackLivesMatter

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. When I found out that Azealia Banks is an avid believer in Yoruba traditions, I was drawn to her music even more.  The Yoruba people were brought as slaves to the Caribbean from what is today Southwest Nigeria and Benin in West Africa. Keeping […]

Most young people in the US want to equally share work and family responsibilities

According to a new study, to be published in the American Sociological Review, the majority of young people in the US would ideally like to be in an egalitarian relationship in which both partners equally split work and family responsibilities.  In a survey experiment conducted with a nationally representative sample of unmarried, childless men and women […]

The Academic Feminist: “The feminist know-it-all” and other classroom challenges

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! As you will recall, I, along with Feministing’s leadership team, went to the National Women’s Studies Association’s 2014 conference in November. I met and reconnected with many amazing feminists there, including some folks from Butler University in Indiana. Show More Summary

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