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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Happy Magic Mike XXL release day! By the time you read this, I’ll be sitting front and center at the theater. So far this year, states have enacted 51 new abortion restrictions; bringing the total since 2010 to 282.  Watch Black women speaking out about their experiences with police violence. President Obama’s plan to extend […]

Comic of the Day: We know what consent is

News publications have been trolling hard on the topic of affirmative consent — “yes means yes” — this week. In the New York Times‘ Sunday Review, Judith Shulevitz bemoans the “criminalization of what we think of as ordinary sex and of sex previously considered unsavory but not illegal.” While I don’t think society’s idea of […]

Art series “Made in Latin America” highlights women in male-dominated industries

This is not the first time that Maria Maria Acha-Kutscher has created a series that catches the eyes and hearts of feminists around the world. In “Made in Latin America,” Acha-Kutscher features women who have created their own space within traditionally male-dominated industries, including folks like Venezuelan race car driver Milka Duno and Mare Advertencia Lirika, a […]

Feministing Jamz: Bomba Estéreo’s Li Saumet

It’s a couple hours before an intimate show in New York’s Meatpacking District, and Bomba Estéreo’s Li Saumet is bright and energetic. I’m the second Verónica she’s just met — after texting to announce my arrival at the venue, I missed my name through my headphones blasting their latest excellent album, Amanecer, and a different Verónica, […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

ICE issued new guidelines for the treatment of transgender people in immigration detention, but it’s not enough. Misty Copeland becomes the first black principal in American Ballet Theater’s history.  On female athletes and the power of seeing women in the act of wanting. Black churches are being set on fire. Recent SNAP restrictions are another reminder […]

Confessions of a Bad Feminist: Roxane Gay’s don’t-miss TED Talk

“We demand perfection from feminists because we are still fighting for so much, we want so much, we need so damn much. We go far beyond reasonable constructive criticism to dissecting any given woman’s feminism, tearing it apart until there’s nothing left.”  If you read Roxane Gay’s book Bad Feminist, if you love her work […]

Girl Scouts group returns $100K after donor demands they exclude trans girls

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received a generous gift of $100,000 with a shitty stipulation from the donor: “Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls.” If you can’t, please return the money.”  ‘Cause nothing says altruism like using your wealth to try to coerce others into discriminating against children. The […]

A love letter to queer family in the wake of marriage equality

I was not expecting the blush that spread in a thin flame underneath my skin when news of the Obergefell decision showed up on my phone. But I recognized it: It was the feeling of expanded possibility.  I guess I must have been fifteen or sixteen when I figured out — like, really figured out […]

Supreme Court steps in to keep Texas’s abortion clinics open for now

For the second time, the Supreme Court has stepped in to temporarily save most of Texas’s abortion clinics from having to shut their doors.  The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas’ 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them. The justices voted 5-4 to grant […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Bree Newsome was already known as a principled leader. Bree Newsome’s statement after taking down the confederate flag. Why Bree Newsome’s biblical quote matters. Crunk Feminist Collective’s crunktastic on Bree Newsome. The Radical Monarchs (formerly the Radical Brownies) marched in solidarity with the 12th annual Trans March in San Francisco. Show More Summary

John Oliver gives a great introduction to trans issues lite

Yesterday’s episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver featured a segment on trans issues. You can watch the video below, followed by my commentary: I am in many ways pleasantly surprised by what John Oliver’s show put together. They’ve done a great job both addressing poor media coverage and offering superior framing of a lot of […]

On contemporary sports culture: homophobia

In this series, I have covered the ways in which sexism governs contemporary sports culture, exploring masculinity and the notion of “protecting women”. These two concepts converge to drive homophobia in sport through the notion that perceived gender non-conformity among men or women means they identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Homophobia, acting as an […]

The Feministing Five: Erin Davison-Rippey

In case you missed it, the Supreme Court of Iowa affirmed its support for more accessible abortion through something called telemedicine.  We spoke to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland Public Affairs Director Erin Davison-Rippey to learn more about the ruling, this innovative use of health technology, and where it might go from here. Affordable and easy […]

How many is too many?

I’m currently slugging my way through Kristin Luker’s incredibly informative and thought-provoking book, Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood (a highly recommended–though now rather outdated–read). In it, whenever Dr. Luker refers...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: Obergefell Edition

What it was like to be inside the Supreme Court this morning. Tumblr went all out for marriage equality. Everyone cheering for marriage should stand with the White House “heckler.” You may cry watching this mass wedding ceremony in Atlanta. The march of marriage equality. For better or for worse, conservatives are getting in on […]

Necessary affirmations on a celebratory day

It’s hard to talk about today’s Obergefell decision without sounding trite. After decades of organizing by queer advocates, marriage equality is now the law of the land, and today’s victory is moving despite its widely-assumed inevitability. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: “What is the figure of the censoring student doing?”

In the last 24 hours I have read Sara Ahmed’s wonderful piece on campus culture three times in full, so it’s hard for me to pick out just one favorite quote. Ahmed takes on critics’ simultaneous vilification and dismissal of students who challenge the university status quo as simultaneously immature, intellectually lazy, academically demanding, oversensitive, and all […]

Fucking with Feministing: Body Image Issues

We’re back with another installment of Fucking with Feministing! This is Feministing’s monthly sex advice column where we answer questions from you. I’m Sesali and I’ll be your resident sexpert with the help of our friends at the Center for Sex & Culture (CSC) who have partnered with us to make sure that we have […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“In the tradition of how Pride started, I interrupted his speech because it is time for our issues and struggles to be heard.” – Jennicet Gutiérrez An investigative report on the sexual violence faced by women janitors.  Good news from the Supreme Court for those us who didn’t want to see millions lose their affordable health insurance. […]

On traveling while different

I left for the trip of my life last month, packing up my life from graduate school, driving home to my parents’, and boarding a plane to New York. All in 18 hours. I fly a lot, and airport security has always been a pain in my ass, but something changed about a month ago. Suddenly my […]

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