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Abortion Coverage Restriction Threatens Obamacare Funding

Republican Congress members are attempting to restrict abortion access by introducing language in a federal bill that would block funding to private insurance companies if they provide abortion coverage.  Democrats and Republicans are at an impasse because this bill would ultimately lower insurance premiums through the Affordable Care Act, which would be a good thing […]

Students strike, farmers march, and women rise: This week in India’s social movements

You don’t need me to tell you that these are dark times. From Mississippi’s recent (and definitely unconstitutional) banning of abortion at 15 weeks, to Trump’s revolving-door series of government appointments which are now slated to include a known torturer, the news is bleak. And it’s not only in the U.S.: Authoritarian right-wing governments are on […]

The Feministing Five: Survivor and Advocate Kate Price

Kate Price is a child sex trafficking survivor turned advocate.  After being commercially trafficked from early childhood through adolescence, Kate became a researcher and survivor advocate. A graduate of Lesley University in Cambridge,...Show More Summary

Supporting Torture and Deportation Isn’t Feminist

Last week, in response to a growing argument by the left that ICE should be defunded and abolished, in the wake of its persistent and systemic human rights abuse, Democrat senator Kamala Harris stepped up to the plate to defend the agency’s existence. Show More Summary

Victory for West Virginia Teachers: Six Key Takeaways

Editor’s note: This post was co-authored by Sejal Singh and Meg Sri. West Virginia teachers came to win! After a massive nine-day teacher-strike which closed schools across every county in West Virginia, teachers this week secured a five percent raise and a hold on skyrocketing healthcare costs. Now, the West Virginia teachers are inspiring working women across the […]

This bill would take citizenship away from immigrants who aren’t “moral” enough

The ‘‘Protecting Our Communities from Gang Violence Act of 2018’’ Act, introduced in the House of Representatives last month by Republican Lee Zeldin of New York, would allow the U.S. government to revoke the citizenship status of naturalized...Show More Summary

Is #metoo a moral panic? Not if we’re clear about our values.

Last month, in response to a profile of pornography literacy programs, conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat wrote an op-ed entitled “Let’s Ban Porn.” In it, Douthat argued that banning porn was not just feminist but also the logical conclusion of the #metoo movement’s quest for better sex. After all, Douthat argues, “It was […]

The Feministing Five: Black Lives Matter Co-founder Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors is a queer artist, activist, freedom-fighter, and Black Lives Matter co-founder. Originally from Los Angeles, Patrisse is an NAACP History Maker and has received numerous awards for her activism and movement building, including being named a Civil Rights Leader for the 2st Century by the Los Angeles Times.  Patrisse’s first book, When They […]

“Listen to women. Trust us when we say we’re sick.”

Long-time Feministing readers might have noticed that my byline hasn’t been on the site as much in the last couple years. That’s because I’ve been at work writing my first book, Doing Harm, about how sexism in medicine is harming women, which is out today.  As I write in the 2,000-word version of the book […]

Janelle Monáe Fems the Future

Janelle Monáe has blessed us with two new music videos “Make Me Feel” and “Django Jane” and I don’t know about you, but they’ve been on repeat at my house. Both songs are Black feminist anthems that explore gender, sexuality, and race. Watching these videos is an escape away from daily stress – they remind me […]

Georgia Bill Would Allow Adoption Agencies to Turn LGBTQ People Away

The Georgia state legislature is considering a bill that would allow adoption agencies to turn LGBTQ couples away. That’s how much they hate us: they’d rather leave kids in foster care then let them be in our loving homes. SB-375, also known as the “Keep Faith in Adoption and Foster Care Act,” would allow child-placement agencies […]

Ahed Tamimi is one of hundreds of children imprisoned in Israel

Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi recently turned 17 in an Israeli prison. Tamimi was arrested after being charged with alleged assault and incitement for slapping an Israeli Defense Fund soldier trespassing on her family’s property, just days after her cousin had been shot in the head for protesting the occupation of Palestine. As outspoken Palestinian activists, […]

Oscar nominee ‘Coco’ is a love letter to immigrants

The Oscars are coming up this Sunday and if there’s one movie I’m rooting for, it’s the contender for best animated feature film, Coco.  This film is important for so many reasons; for many Latinx youth, it’s the first time we’re seeing our stories and heritage accurately reflected on the silver screen. And on top of celebrating and honoring Mexican […]

More Cops In Schools Won’t Keep Kids Safe

After last week’s devastating school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students across America are demanding an assault weapons ban, comprehensive background checks, and a promise that young people can be safe in our nation’s classrooms. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Case Threatens Unions and Women of Color

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard arguments for Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could disrupt the financial sustainability of union organizing in at least 22 states. Mark Janus, the plaintiff of Monday’s case, wants the Supreme Court to undo a forty-year precedent decided in the 1977 ruling of Abood v. Detroit Board of Education […]

Read Monica Lewinsky On Consent, Trauma And #MeToo

In the wake of the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation that publicly exposed Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s relationship, Monica Lewinsky has written a powerful and compelling essay for Vanity Fair on her relationship with...Show More Summary

Sign up for feminist cheat sheets in your inbox!

Since we were founded 14 years ago, Feministing has been the place our readers come to get a feminist take on the news of the day. We pride ourselves in making complex issues accessible and elevating communities and stories made invisible, and one of my favorite formats for that are our Feminist Cheat Sheets. In our […]

To fight harassment, we must learn how to break up

“We are taught how to fall in love, but we are never taught how to deal with love ending.” A young man said this recently during a community discussion on sexual harassment and violence. It struck a chord in me. Intimate partner violence, after all, tends to escalate when the victim is about to leave. […]

Mainstream LGBTQ Group Helped Convict Black Queer Activists for Protesting Pride

Last week, three young black LGBTQ activists — Kendall Denton, Ashley Braxton, and Wriply Bennet, known as part of the Black Pride 4 — were found guilty on six misdemeanor charges for a demonstration at the Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade last year. The fourth protester, Deandre Miles, still faces a felony charge. In June 2017, […]

Millennials Deserve Real Paid Leave and a Secure Retirement

As a generation, we’re subject to a constant barrage of stereotypes about those born in a nebulous period of time in the 1980s and 1990s. We’re self-centered. We’re entitled. We’re lazy. We’re “snowflakes.” We’re constantly tethered to our phones, yet hate phone calls (okay, that last one might be accurate). In that media-painted portrait one of […]

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