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GLAAD gives two major movie studios failing grades for LGBT representation

GLAAD has released their second annual studio responsibility index, which tracks LGBT representation in major Hollywood films. Like last year, the report found a lack of LGBT representation in movies; additionally, a lot of the representation was negative: Out of the 102 releases GLAAD counted from the major studios in 2013, 17 of them (16.7%) [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Detroit is suspending water shut offs for 15 days following protests. Alexandra Brodsky and Elizabeth Deutsch on how Title VII of the Civil Rights Act could overturn Hobby Lobby. Kamala Kahn as Ms. Marvel is getting a sixth printing, which is freaking huge for comics. This is yet another clear sign that diversity is good [...]


Amidst the violence and bloodshed happening literally as you read this blog, some Jews and Arabs are showing that these two groups do not have to be enemies.  Tragically, sexual violence is often used as a a tool of war. Recently, in fact, an Israeli scholar and sitting professor actually said, out loud, during an [...]

Against Visibility

When Jared Leto won a Golden Globe and then an Oscar for playing a (caricature of a) transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, I witnessed so much cis mansplaining about how Leto’s performance and award show appearances were good for trans women, because we needed visibility. Lots of folks don’t know about trans people, they [...]

Watch Live: President Obama signs executive orders protecting against LGBT employment discrimination

This morning, President Obama is set to sign executive orders banning workplace discrimination against LGBT federal employees. The executive orders will not contain additional religious exemptions as the current text of ENDA does – something advocates had feared. These executive orders will expand protections for federal employees to include gender identity, as well as barring [...]

Here’s why colleges handle sexual violence reports

Editor’s Note: This piece is cross-posted from Know Your IX’s website. Join the campaign here.  In response to coverage of university mistreatment of sexual assault survivors, many observers have wondered why schools handle these crimes at all: why not just leave it to the police? Here’s the answer in a couple easy bullet points. Why do [...]

The Feministing Five: ‘Everyone is Gay’

Interweaving comedy and advocacy, Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo have delighted and empowered LGBTQ youth through their project, “Everyone is Gay.”  More of a platform than a website, “Everyone is Gay” combines videos, written...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The anonymous author of Texas’ anti-gay plank seems to think being gay is worse than committing sexual assault. In a blow to trans rights, the European Court of Human Rights rules trans people can be forced to terminate their marraiges to legally change their genders. Detroit’s maternal mortality rate is three times the national average. [...]

Summer box office numbers down as Hollywood continues to ignore female moviegoers

Oops, it seems Hollywood’s stubborn refusal to cater to female movie-goers may be hurting the bottom line. Summer box office numbers are way down–resulting in a 20 percent decline in revenue in North America–this year, and it could because Hollywood is still making crap targeted at the long-coveted young dude demographic when they’re going to the [...]

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: The first female firefighter featured in FDNY calendar

The annual FDNY Calendar of Heroes, featuring 13 of New York’s firefighters, includes a woman for the first time. Danae Mines, who is one of 41 female firefighters in the New York department, graces the month of March–fittingly, Women’s History Month. She wanted to be in the calendar for awhile but “was told that it was [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

RIP, Elaine Stritch. 5 charts that show child care in the US is broken. An interview with our new hero Kacy Catanzaro. Where are the women on IMDb? Reps from 64 colleges attended a conference aimed at improving campus sexual assault prevention efforts. Feminism must reject an “add prisons and stir” approach. Don’t Trust the [...]

“I don’t fucking care if you like it.”

Read this cathartic piece by Rebecca Traister – on that Esquire piece on 42-year-old women, on Jada and campus sexual assault, on Hobby Lobby and buffer zones, on jailed Tennessee mothers, and all the many large and small ways our fates “rest in the hands of empowered committees on the general value and status of womanhood in America.” [...]

Chart of the Day: Sexual harassment and assault at scientific field sites

Though this survey of more than 600 anthropologists, archaeologists, biologists, zoologists, and other scientists wasn’t nationally representative, it suggests that sexual harassment and assault could be one of the reasons contributing...Show More Summary

A comic on gender roles

In this great comic from The Robinhead, an alien is confronted with our culture’s strangely stubborn investment in the concept of a gender binary. As the poor confused creature notes, “What I’m not understanding, however, is why I feel hatred and anger coming off of you at the idea of anyone living outside of your [...]

Trial By Press Release: Jane Doe and Connecticut’s carceral crisis

Trans people are patriarchy’s constitutional crisis. Our very existence presents the gender order with an unfixable problem that is impossible to discipline back into its neat boundaries, save through the most extreme of actions. The Connecticut State Department of Children and Familes (DCF) has created just such a crisis in the case of Jane Doe, [...]

Feministing Jamz: La Santa Cecilia on feminism, immigration, and storytelling

La Santa Cecilia is one of those bands whose raw energy stops you in your tracks from the jump. I first encountered them live at the Pachangafest in Austin, TX in 2012. On my way from one stage to the next, I was stopped in my tracks in front of a little side stage – [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A new video series honors today’s queer black visionaries. Brittney Cooper on Iggy Azalea’s post-racial mess. “Tri-tongued orator” Jamila Lyiscott unpacks what it means to be “articulate.” Reminder: you have the right to discuss your compensation with your coworkers. And you should because pay secrecy contributes to the gender wage gap. A photo essay documents the long [...]

Watch the first woman complete the American Ninja Warrior course

I’m only a little embarrassed that I teared up while watching this. Because damn. Kacy Catanzaro not only became the first woman to complete the mind-bogglingly difficult final course but also earned praise from the commentators as “one of the greatest competitors, man or woman, we’ve ever seen in American Ninja Warrior.” Maya is regretting not [...]

“Las Libres” film on Mexican women convicted for homicide for abortions is coming to a theater near you

Las Libres, a Mexican documentary about the struggle to free women convicted for homicide and thrown in jail for having abortions is coming to a theater (possibly) near you. And you’ll want to see it. We’ve written about Las Libres before, but in case you missed it, the documentary focuses on how Las Libres, a women’s human’s rights organization [...]

Anti-immigrant protesters in Murrieta rely on sexist & racist stereotypes

In response to the increasing influx of migrants crossing the border into the U.S., a group of protestors blocked three buses filled with migrant women and children from entering the local Murrieta Border Patrol facility. The protests have continued for weeks, and the buses – which came to Murrieta in order to relieve overcrowded facilities in south [...]

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