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File under “crying tears of joy as I type this”: President Obama has commuted the bulk of rad lady Chelsea Manning’s sentence after facing considerable pressure from advocacy groups. She is expected to be free by May of this year. Hundreds of writers across the country are using poetry and prose to honor MLK, Jr. and […]

Sex Workers Protest Shutdown of Backpage’s Adult Ads Section Following Gvt. Pressure

Rather than showing advertisements for escort services, online classifieds site Backpage‘s adult entertainment section now hosts pages and pages bearing the words “censored” in red letters. This follows the The Voice Media Group’s shut...Show More Summary

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The whitewashed, coopted vision of Martin Luther King that moderates celebrate today is at odds with his radical socialist politics. Never forget: the FBI surveilled and threatened King for years. As Chelsea Manning’s time runs out, a Hugs For Chelsea campaign aims to show President Obama how much we love her. President Obama on what books mean to him.

Happy MLK Day! Five Facts To Refute The Sanitization Of Martin Luther King’s Legacy

It’s a metaphor for the complexities of contemporary America that a week that begins with celebrating one of the country’s most heroic Black activists will end with the inauguration of a racist, fascist, authoritarian white leader. This MLK day — whose establishment was once contested in Congress because it would encourage young people to challenge the law […]

Fighting Texas’s Anti-Abortion Burial and Cremation Law With Art and Used Tampons

In a year chock full of attacks on reproductive rights, Texas’s House Bill 201 may get the award for The Worst of the Worst. This charming regulation mandates that all “fetal remains” from abortion and miscarriage at medical facilities be buried or cremated. Currently, materials from abortions and miscarriages are disposed of as sanitized medical waste. Under the […]

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Cory Booker is not your friend. A Swiss court convicted a man who removed a condom during sex without his partner’s consent. Activists are demanding justice for Ky Peterson, a Black trans man incarcerated in Georgia for defending himself against transphobic sexual violence. Join them. There is no justice in killing Dylann Roof. Another university is […]

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Mothers held at Berks Detention Center ask Obama to pardon them.  Four homeless people die of exposure in Portland in first 10 days of 2017. This is climate change and injustice at work. During his confirmation hearing, former ExxonMobile CEO Rex Tillerson refused to answer a question about the climate denial and misinformation campaign his company lead […]

Please, 2017, Give Us This: Chelsea Manning Could Be Freed In The Next Eight Days

Trans activist, author, and civil liberties advocate Chelsea Manning, who is currently serving a thirty-five year prison sentence for disclosing classified documents to Wikileaks, may finally be granted reprieve.According to NBC News,...Show More Summary

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Today hearings continue for Trump’s cabinet picks including Secretary of State nominee and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, Attorney General nominee and known racist and misogynist Jeff Sessions, and Trump’s appointee for Secretary of Transportation...Show More Summary

We Must Act Now in the Face of Transphobia

We’re only days into 2017 and three trans people have already been murdered. During the first week of the year, Mesha Caldwell, a Black trans woman, was found shot to death in Mississippi. Three days later, two-spirit woman Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow was murdered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. And Sean Hake, a transgender man living in […]

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Feministing alum Alexandra Brodsky had her twitter account suspended after receiving a series of harassing anti-Semitic tweets. Makes no sense to us, either. Here’s what happened when she called bullshit. Colin Kaepernick donated $50,000 to a Standing Rock health clinic. Show More Summary

We are All Going to Pay for Trump’s Wall

Last week, CNN reported that the President-elect is seeking congressional funding for his proposed wall along the Mexico – U.S. border, breaking one of his most frequently and famously uttered campaign promises. According to the report, U.S. Show More Summary

Limiting Health Care Access is Life or Death for Marginalized Communities

As the clock struck midnight, “Auld Lang Syne” rang out, and 2017 was ushered in, many of us breathed a sigh of relief to have 2016 behind us. But before we could make it into the new year, conservatives let us know they have no plans to leave their oppressive policies behind. On Saturday, U.S. District […]

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While Trump was tweeting, President Obama published a piece on criminal justice reform in the Harvard Law Review. “I’m Black and my doctor should be too.” Our virtual assistants — e.g., Alexa, Siri — are almost always female. That’s a problem. No matter what he was looking at, John Berger never stopped asking uncomfortable, important […]

Stand Up Against School Pushout of Black Girls

On Tuesday, a North Carolina school resource officer picked up a Black female student, lifted her over his head, and slammed her onto the floor of her high school. She lay motionless on the ground, before he picked her up and hauled her away. The footage is reminiscent of last year’s video of a South Carolina police officer grabbing a Black female […]

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Kentucky GOP files new abortion ban: The only choice women have is ‘to conceive or not conceive’. Americans can spot election meddling because they’ve been doing it for years. The racial inequality between the Affleck and Parker cases—both involving Hollywood actors accused of gender violence. Show More Summary

New Year, Same White Feminism: Why Glamour’s “Women” Edition Falls Short

Glamour has been getting a lot of credit for its February 2017 issue. Some of the praise is well-deserved: the issue is produced entirely by women during a time when men still dominate news media, even when it’s catered to women. But the magazine’s cover story featuring Lena Dunham is a tired tribute to white liberal feminism, something that should have […]

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Two of 2016’s biggest stories were about vulnerable people demanding safe drinking water.  Did inadequate women’s Healthcare destroy Star Wars’ Old Republic? 450 civilians of color who were killed by police in 2016. “We will not go without a fight” Cecile Richards interviewed on Rolling Stone. ProDoula wants to revolutionize the doula profession — and make […]

“Mass Molestations” Show Why We Still Can’t Talk About Sexual Violence in India

With the onset of 2017 came a forceful reminder to women in India: we don’t belong in public spaces, and we will be punished for any attempt to inhabit them. A Bangalore Mirror story shocked the country with a report that a public New Year’s Eve party in the heart of the metropolitan, progressive city was invaded by “hooligans” […]

Happy 2017! Here is Some Great Feminist Art to Start the Year Right

Happy New Year, everyone! New year, new you, new — okay, it’s two weeks til the inauguration, the future is uncertain, the past is a bloodbath and everything is scary. So it’s a good time to look at some cool feminist art on Instagram! Because what else do we have ultimately but our tenuous consciousness, […]

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