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Now THIS is what a feminist looks like #ellefeminism #BenedictCumberbatch — ELLEUK (@ELLEUK) October 27, 2014 Breaking my policy of not handing out too many cookies to male feminists, because Benedict Cumberbatch. Show More Summary

We’ll believe almost anything rather than believe our favorite male celebrities committed sexual violence

As more women–up to at least eight now, perhaps ten-come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Canadian radio personality Jian Ghomeshi, who preemptively tried to make himself out to be the victim of some vengeful ex conspiracy twinged with anti-BDSM bias, please read this great piece by Kate Harding. Show More Summary

Quick Hit: We Regret To Announce That Your Request Of “Gotta Hear Both Sides” Has Been Denied

Sorry, not sorry. Thank you for your recent inquiry about hearing both sides. According to our records, this marks the fourth submission in as many days as to whether or not we have heard both sides. We regret to inform you that we have not. On March the 2nd, you interrupted a conversation by asking [...]

Watch: GamerGate gets The Colbert Report treatment

Last night Stephen Colbert sat down with Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian to discuss GamerGate and the fact that “feminazis in the gamer world are coming for our balls to snip them off, put them into a little felt purse and take them away, so we have to play your non-violent games.” According to my [...]

Quote of the Day: “White men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”

As we learned during the last election, sometimes there’s nothing like a recording of a closed-door event with supporters to reveal what politicians really think. In a private event at the all-male Hibernian Society of Charleston, Senator Lindsey Graham, who is considering a presidential run, told the audience: “I’m trying to help you with your tax status. [...]

Queer and trans youth of color in NOLA demand accountability from police

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, it will not come as a surprise to you that queer and trans people of color are routinely targeted by the police. We Deserve Better, a new report by BreakOUT! – a badass organization working to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans — highlights exactly the ways queer [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Andrea Grimes has some tips for dudes on how to talk to your guy friends about not threatening to rape and murder women on the internet. MIT releases a detailed survey on sexual assault on campus. “I suspect I am not the only woman to become involved with men who profess to value her for [...]

Quick Hit: The Rainbow Letters

Remember Zach Wahls? He was the young man who, in 2011, stood up at an Iowa House of Representatives hearing to testify against amending the state constitution. The proposed amendment would have made same sex marriage, once again, illegal in the Hawkeye State. Of course you remember him, because you probably remember tearing up while [...]

The Wednesday Weigh-In: How do you carry that weight together?

Today is international Carry That Weight Day of Action. Students at schools across the country will symbolically support survivors gender-based violence by collectively carrying mattresses around campus, inspired by Columbia senior Emma...Show More Summary

Some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest works may have actually been written by his wife

According to a new documentary about to premiere in London, some of the most famous works by the “father of all harmony,” Johann Sebastian Bach, might have actually been composed by his wife, Anna Magdalena.  The theory–put forth by a professor of music, composer, and document forensics expert–is circumstantial but plausible, according to the Washington Post. The argument [...]

What you need to know about the 43 disappeared students in Mexico

What happened? On September 26th, 43 students from a rural teaching college in the Mexican state of Guerrero  were “forcibly disappeared” by local police in a series of violent attacks that killed several students. It’s widely assumed that the police were collaborating with organized criminals in the area, but it’s unclear exactly who ordered the [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Jessica Valenti asks, “What is it about women that makes some men so angry?” NYC mural honors mothers who lost their sons to police violence. Today in people are terrible: two African boys were attacked in the Bronx and called “ebola.” The women of Wellesley, with references to Emma Caterine’s column here at Feministing. Jian [...]

Guest post: What is it with witches?

This is a guest post co-written by Dannielle Miller and Nina Funnell. Miller is co-founder and CEO of Australia’s largest provider of workshops that empower teen girls,  Enlighten Education. She is also author of The Butterfly Effect: A Positive New Approach to Raising Happy, Confident Teen Girls, and The Girl With The Butterfly Tattoo: A Girl’s Guide to [...]

Mother daughter love in Dia de los Muertos short film

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is fast upon us, and this short film from KQED has me teary-eyed over what a beautiful time of the year this is. I love having this moment to reflect on those who paved the way for me in this life, a chance to eat great food, surround [...]

10 brilliant sexy Halloween costumes

  There are lots of terrible, offensive Halloween costumes on sale this year, as usual. While you’re figuring out a feminist costume this week, get inspired by some clever costumes by the feminist filmmaker Cheryl Furjanic, who has won awards for her documentaries and her costumes.  Cheryl Furjanic‘s Back on Board: Greg Louganis, a new documentary feature about the [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Critique of culturally appropriative costumes plus dick jokes. “The family is being hit, the family is being struck and the family is being bastardized.” Pope Francis on the state of marriage. Mandatory rehab is just the newest front in the flawed war on drugs. Austin police shot “point blank” into the window of the car of [...]

Actually, it’s about ethics in games journalism

Image via. GamerGate is a campaign of sexist, bigoted harassment. This much is painfully clear through its actions. And yes, it’s actions that we judge, not claims that “Actually, it’s about ethics in journalism,” which GamerGaters throw out like a Pavlovian response whenever they’re called on their movement’s abusive behavior. Now, GamerGater’s ethics claims are [...]

Ray Rice Halloween costumes are not funny

Halloween always reminds me that there are things far scarier than ghosts and goblins, things like racism and misogyny that persist when the costumes are packed away and November 1st rolls around. ICYMI, yesterday more photos surfaced of couples costumed as Janay and Ray Rice for Halloween, complete with blackface and bruises. Still others — [...]

Watch: A short documentary about Mo’ne Davis

Spike Lee directed this short documentary about 13-year-old pitcher/point guard Mo’ne Davis. As much as I hate being moved by a video that is ultimately a Chevrolet ad, they totally got me with the anecdote about two little boys pitching to each other arguing about who gets to be Mo’ne. Also: the time when Mo’ne bumped Kobe [...]

The Feministing Five: Karuna Jaggar

I don’t know about you, but I can’t stop shaking my head at all of the poor taste, misinformed, and flat out irresponsible pink-ribbon “breast cancer awareness” campaigns that crawl out of the woodwork every year during the month of October. This year’s apparent winner of “are-you-kidding-me” pink-washing goes to Susan G. Komen and its [...]

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