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WTF. Georgia judge throws out a domestic violence case after asking if the couple still “gets it on.” Five ways to be resilient in the face of abortion stigma.  The LA Review of Books talks with our own Alexandra Brodsky and her co-editor about their forthcoming anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. The book is out […]

Read one Texas abortion doctor’s scathing ultrasound informed consent form

In Texas, abortion doctors are required by law to perform an ultrasound and display and describe the image to their patient before the procedure. But the state can’t mandate that they be happy about this intrusion into the sacred doctor-patient relationship.  And at least one doctor makes sure her patients are fully informed of exactly what she […]

Video of the Day: Watch these high school feminists be amazing

School is back in session across the country, and I was thrilled to learn about the great work of the Sacramento Young Feminists Alliance here in California.   As the Sacramento Bee reports, high school student organizers have established a multi-high school alliance of feminist clubs across the region. Started by senior Inga Mantica, the Alliance brings together young […]

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If the Trump thing was ever funny, it isn’t now. No, we can’t replace Planned Parenthood with “crisis pregnancy centers.” Twitter’s new goals for a more diverse workforce show just how dire the current situation is. Owen Labrie found guilty of misdemeanor sex assault. New York Times questions raid.

When domestic violence is a “nuisance”

Too often, survivors of gender violence who reach out for help are punished instead — and some city housing laws require what amounts to retaliation against victims. Over at Refinery 29, ACLU attorney Sandra Park recounts the startling story of her client Nancy Markham: Last August, Nancy Markham was shocked to learn that she and her children […]

The New Black: a film on race, same-sex marriage, and intersectionality

Yoruba Richen‘s documentary about the African American community’s struggle for marriage equality is coming soon to a TV screen or laptop near you. The New Black, a film by Yoruba Richen, explores follows Black organizing for (and against) the successful 2012 Maryland referendum on same-sex marriage. Show More Summary

Is “confident” the new “pretty for a fat girl”?

I can gratefully say that I haven’t been told that I’m “pretty for a big girl” in a few years. Even though I like to hope that this means that the masses have acknowledged that this “compliment” is underhanded and offensive, I doubt it, because this “insight” has only been replaced with another one that makes […]

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Our own Katherine on that NYT piece questioning the benefit of sex reassignment surgery for trans people: “Medical transition helped me take ownership of my body. Activism and political change is required to ameliorate the rest.” Increasingly,...Show More Summary

New favorite Instagram: Feminist_Tinder

I’m definitely swiping right on Feminist_Tinder, a new Instagram account where one woman is documenting what it’s like navigating Tinder as a feminist. Laura Nowak just added the line “hello i am a feminist” to her profile, and the guys do the rest.  Of course, including something about feminism in your online dating profile is also just a solid litmus test to […]

A response to NYT nail salon exposé: “This only happened because people organized.”

Every evening on my way home from work, I open my “college rape” Google Alert email. And in it — every day, without fail — there’s a steady stream of articles that paints campus anti-rape activists as sad, disempowered rape girls. As a survivor and young anti-rape organizer myself, I feel endlessly frustrated with media […]

Our shared affair: The sexual shaming behind the Ashley Madison hack

The hacking of Ashley Madison, the infamous adultery-focused dating website, and the release of the names and identities of its many users, has, not unexpectedly, prompted more than a little schadenfreude out in the world. It’s been the subject of jokes, “told you so”s on social media, and a sense among many that a kind of […]

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Today is Women’s Equality Day! Yeah, we’re still waiting on that… Here are seven women of color who fought for gender equality and nine badass suffragettes.  New favorite Tumblr: Fat people flipping you off. Columbia students aren’t impressed with their school’s new “Consent is BAE” campaign. “Amazon, Netflix, and Goldman Sachs are just the extreme end […]

Infographic: #FloodTheSystem shows links between the prison system & climate change

Sometimes when I go off on (fill in the blank) injustice in front of my mom, she berates me for having views too radical and for expressing them in ways barely digestable to audiences that may need to hear them most. While I find my views not-radical-enough, I do agree that my scribblings and writings and posts are an […]

Feministing Jamz: Notable women of Afropunk Fest 2015

We love the AfroPunk Fest at Feministing, both for booking talented queer and feminist performers and for putting their no hatefulness message all over the internet and the grounds of the festival. This year included a number of excellent women performers, from the legendary to the on-the-come-up. Check out the notable women of this year’s Afropunk […]

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It’s Black Breastfeeding Week. Here are some of the structural barriers to breastfeeding that communities of color face. Saudi women can register to vote for the first time.  The fact that women and people of color are still underrepresented in medicine has consequences for patients’ health. Claudia Rankine on the meaning of Serena Williams. Dee […]

On street harassment: Asking for it

Most days I am a bitch. Most days I try to be a sharp woman, razor, bird ready to flip. Most days I walk down the street with my bitch face very active. Keep away! I want to shout. My pussy secretes poison! My nipples shoot fire! Touch me and your fingers will burn off!  […]

Quote of the Day: Jeb Bush says Planned Parenthood shouldn’t get a penny

Jeb Bush seems to have a pretty slippery definition of “women’s health.”  Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush continued his attack on Planned Parenthood on Tuesday during a town hall in Colorado, saying the women’s health organization...Show More Summary

Feministing Reads: Household Workers Unite by Premilla Nadasen

There are just a few people who have come to symbolize the American civil rights movement in the popular imagination — Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Rep. John Lewis.  We forget sometimes that a movement is built by thousands and thousands of remarkable people. And too few scholars or academic courses frame the movement for […]

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Ban frats. Black Lives Matter organizers will hold rallies across the country tomorrow calling attention to the black trans women who have been murdered this year.  Pregnancy is painful, difficult, and dangerous, and no one should be forced into it. Laughing while black will apparently get you kicked off a train. Meet the protestors who want Planned […]

Doctor pens anonymous essay recounting sexual misconduct in operating rooms

In an anonymous essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week, a physician gives us a sickening — and potentially triggering — look behind the operating room curtain.  The short but powerful piece describes a discussion in a medical humanities class, in which the author and a med student each recount witnessing horrifying behavior by male doctors […]

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