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Demand the release of Nicoll Hernández-Polanco, a Guatemalan transgender woman currently being held in a men’s immigration detention center. Jesus effing christ. Three-quarters of public school teachers say their students come to school hungry regularly.  No shit. Show More Summary

On Ben Carson’s comments on gayness and hetero fears of the sexuality spectrum

With every public appearance leading up to his inevitable run for the presidency, Ben Carson further tarnishes his legacy. He used to be a celebrated neurosurgeon, the first to successfully separate conjoined twins that were joined at the head. Now, he’s basically Glenn Beck circa 2009, except he has a medical degree so people think […]

Australian state party to hold International Women’s Day event at men-only club

The Australian state of Queensland is…special. It’s sunny, and beautiful, and reliably absurd. See a ridiculous headline, say, a snake winning a fight with crocodile and then eating it? It almost certainly happened in Queensland. A drunk man making his seven-year-old drive him home? Definitely happened in Queensland. Which is why I knew, when I […]

On Netanyahu’s speech and gendering Israel’s occupation of Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his highly anticipated diatribe against Iran’s “tentacles of terror” yesterday morning before a joint meeting of Congress.  The GOP-orchestrated address — composed of roughly equal parts war-mongering and fabrication — has driven a partisan wedge between Democrats and Republicans. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

According to a new Planned Parenthood report, 4.1 million women are at risk of losing affordable health insurance as a result of a case against Obamacare that the Supreme Court will hear tomorrow. On writing, women, and mental illness.  What is blue???? “A decent girl won’t roam around at nine o’clock at night. A girl is far […]

Longest-serving woman in Congress retires to “raise hell” instead of “money”

Senator Barbara Mikulski made history as being the longest-serving woman in Congress, the first woman Democrat elected in her own right, and the first woman to wear pants on the Senate floor. On Monday, she announced her plans to retire in an appropriately badass fashion.  The Democrat from Maryland was a social worker  and community organizer before […]

On ethical sex and the complexities of consent in an unjust world

Over at The Harvard Crimson, student columnist Reina A.E. Gattuso has an excellent piece exploring the complexities of consent. Using her own sexual experience at a party as a high school senior as an example, she breaks down the power imbalances and structural inequalities at play.  Experiences like this come up again and again: Times when […]

Chart of the Day: More large companies are run by men named “John” than by women

Inspired by a recent report that calculated that there are more men named John, Robert, William or James than there are women on the boards of large companies, an economist at the New York Times has applied this index to a variety of institutional contexts.  Turning to the CEOs of those major companies, for example, […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

After 38 years, Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congress, is retiring. Ashley Diamond, a transgender woman locked up at a men’s state prison in Georgia, is fighting for her right to hormone therapy.  A new study shows that low-income people are less likely to abort their pregnancies but far more likely to get accidentally pregnant compared […]

Watch: The MHP Show on the Oscars and intersectionality

Our own Lori and Chloe were both on the Melissa Harris-Perry show this weekend for a discussion of the Oscars and intersectional feminism. Check them out saying smart things about Patricia Arquette’s comments on equal pay and the politics of Black hair in the segments below.

The Feministing Five: Leilani Münter

In the words of Leilani Münter, “Never under estimate a vegan hippie chick with a race car.” For this week’s Feministing Five, we were so excited to speak with professional race car driver and environmental activist Leilani Münter. While on and off the race track, Leilani uses her unique perspective to bring awareness to climate […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Lawyers from the Women’s Law Project explain why UPenn professors’ objections to campus gender-based violence procedures are wrong. After two athletes came out, Erskine college “bans” queerness, aka “sexuality that is not based on marriage.”...Show More Summary

Quick Hit: Scott Walker Eliminates Support for Rape Survivors from Budget

With a swipe of the “delete” key, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has eliminated efforts to combat campus rape from the state budget. His budget proposal deletes key provisions that obligate universities to incorporate information on sexual and dating violence into new-student orientation programming — provisions that are federally mandated under the Clery Act. And, […]

Communities need to step up our responses to nonconsensual photo leaks

Revenge porn and other nonconsensual nude photo sharing has been making headlines. This issue has received a lot of coverage in the past years, as hackers have taken to releasing the nude photos of celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna, and Jill Scott among others. California has taken steps to criminalize revenge porn sites […]

More than campus rape and sports: Six other promises from Title IX

Until my junior year of college, I thought Title IX was a law only about women’s sports. It wasn’t until I was more than halfway done with my time on campus that I found out the law required schools to prevent and respond to sexual assault. Thanks to years of student activism and some nascent government action, today’s undergrads […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

It seriously should not be this hard to make it work. The FCC has approved net neutrality rules.  A choose-your-own-adventure feature that puts you in the shoes of a young woman faced with an unintended pregnancy in South Dakota. Zendaya Coleman responded to Giuliana Rancic’s apology for her bigoted comments about her dreadlocks. Oregon is looking to […]

The misogyny of reality stars reveals MTV’s hypocrisy

Ed. note: This post was originally posted on the Community site. I have a soft spot for MTV.  When the entertainment channel launched the Look Different campaign in the spring of 2014, I could not contain my excitement. The Look Different campaign focuses on microaggressions and looks to tackle the internalized bias that often lies […]

Women’s lives? Just a joke to trolls

Ask yourself: if you could not tell what was real from what was fake, would that be a pleasant sensation? You could be forgiven for thinking it was just dandy, given the reaction of some to the news that Jace Connors, the man who made violent, rambling YouTube videos detailing his desire to murder game […]

The problem with calling for demilitarization “of the police”

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. “This is not to say there aren’t vast differences and nuances that need to always be named, but our oppressors are literally collaborating together, learning from one another – and as oppressed people we have to do the same.” – Cherrell Brown The outrage […]

Feministing Jamz: Transfeminine resistance

Trans women of color have been all over the media lately due to the ongoing epidemic of anti-trans violence and murders, but it’s time to change that narrative.  Of course, 2015 has been rough. Though we are not even through February, seven trans women have been murdered in the United States this year. All but one were […]

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