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We are all this girl. Baylor University demotes its president over sexual assault handling. Every 10 seconds, someone on Twitter calls a woman a “slut” or “whore.” Facebook rejected an ad featuring Tess Holiday ?because “the image depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner.”

Hedy Epstein, Holocaust Survivor and Anti-Violence Activist, Dies at 91

We lost a dear friend this week. Hedy Epstein, who escaped Nazis as a child in Germany and spent the rest of her life fighting similar state violence in Palestine and near her home in St. Louis, died Thursday. She was 91. Born in 1924 in Germany, her lifelong commitment to anti-violence activism was formed by the brutality she and […]

Anti-choicers Use Surveillance Tech to Target Ads to Women Visiting Abortion Clinics

What do you get when today’s surveillance culture is combined with the anti-choice movement’s shameless ends-justify-the-means attitude? A mobile advertising company teaming up with crisis pregnancy centers to track the phones of women entering abortion clinics and send them deceptive anti-choice propaganda. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“In America we’ve not left civil rights issues up to voters, and a federal appeals court recently ruled that issuing guidance on restroom use by transgender students is just what the Department of Education is supposed to do.” Meet Ada Colau: the world’s most rad mayor. Holocaust survivor and Palestinian rights activist Hedy Epstein died […]

Suggested Viewing: Hannah Black’s “Team Jolie”

Hannah Black is an artist and writer who intertwines multiple disciplines so that text and image, matter and sound are not in opposition, but tangled up in each other. Bodies are especially important to Black, as are all their messy and even queer associations and implications. “Team Jolie,” released online three years ago, slams two images up […]

Quote of the Day: “You’re a Bigot, Lady”

All hail Zoe Lofgren, congresswoman from California’s 19th district, and queen of my heart. On Tuesday, during a congressional hearing, Lofgren took down one of the witnesses for her blatant transphobia.   The witness, University ofShow More Summary

Woman Sentenced to 20 Years for Having an Abortion Appeals Her Ruling

Purvi Patel, the Indiana woman currently serving 20 years for having an illegal abortion, finally had the opportunity to appeal her case in front of the Indiana State Court of Appeals on Monday. Patel is the first woman in the U.S. to be convicted for having an illegal abortion and, if her conviction is upheld, […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Young Chicago woman challenges immigration authorities for labeling her a “public safety concern” over participation in peaceful civil disobedience. Eleven states are investing huge time and resources in order to deny trans rights. The conviction of Purvi Patel and the criminalization of abortion. Show More Summary

Feministing Reads: What We’re Reading

Here’s what our team is reading this month: Ava: I’m reading Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, a mid-century take on nineteenth century gothic horror, and queer in both centuries’ sense of the word. Mahroh: My sister just gifted me Remi Kanazi’s Before the Next Bomb Drops, in which he details the experience of Palestinians living under occupation and in […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

How two historically black colleges/universities handled a sexual assault case (hint: not well). Workers at Babeland are unionizing! A Liberated Woman: the Story of Margaret King Ghostbusters, Hillary and gender politics

Bill Cosby Will — Finally — Stand Trial for Sexual Assault

Today a judge decided that there is enough evidence to proceed with a sexual assault trial against Bill Cosby in Pennsylvania. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison. You’ll remember that Cosby is accused of drugging and violating an employee of Temple University, who, fitting with patterns described by literally dozens of women, considered him a […]

Feeling meh about marketing for pride

Today in capitalism, I’m feeling meh about the commodification of queer identity. Most recent object of analysis: This Mic article about Levi’s 2016 Pride Line. The line, which does at least give a portion of profits to Harvey Milk Foundation, goes for queer dude denim looks and comes accessorized with colored bandanas a la queer and […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

U.S. immigration officials are opening a new detention facility in Texas that will include a unit specifically created for transgender people.  The San Francisco Police Chief was forced to step down after an officer killed an unarmed Black woman. Learn about the 66 year-old grandmother and the “Frisco 5” who camped outside SFPD to demand […]

The surprising feminism of ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’

On the surface, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising looks to be a carbon copy of its predecessor, with women fighting for their proverbial right to party. And to be fair, it was exactly that.  Underneath the prank wars, however, lies a mission to actually advocate for safe spaces for women and educate men about their bullshit. Neighbors […]

New web series tackles gentrification in Los Angeles

A new web series produced by America Ferrera is using comedy to talk about gentrification in Boyle Heights, a predominantly Latinx neighborhood in Los Angeles.  “Gente-fied” follows seven characters with diverse relationships to theShow More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

One in three women doctors have been sexually harassed during their careers. A comic about teaching consent to little kids.  A new book uncovers the forgotten history of the unrecognized women who worked as human computers in NASA’s space exploration program. How male reviewers are sabotaging the online reviews of female-centered television shows. In an art project called […]

Oklahoma Legislature Passes Bill Making Performing an Abortion a Felony Crime

While many other state legislatures do their best to make abortion technically legal but utterly inaccessible, dishonestly couching their anti-choice restrictions in the rhetoric of “protecting women’s health” and attempting to walkShow More Summary

Have You Experienced Sexism in the Medical System? Share Your Story!

Regular readers might have noticed that I haven’t been writing here at Feministing quite as frequently as usual over the last several months. That’s because I’ve been working on a book (my first!) about sex and gender bias in the American medical system. (Coming to a bookstore near you in spring 2017!) It’ll explore how […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

At Hampshire College’s commencement, Reina Gossett asks, “What do we want to grow?” Do you have student loans, after suffering violence or other forms of discrimination in school? Take Know Your IX’s survey. The Supreme Court reaffirmed yesterday that federal agencies have wide latitude when it comes to implementing their own regulations. Show More Summary

Three Stereotypes Black Women Are Still Fighting

Listen. I’m so glad Franchesca Ramsey is heading this series for MTV. Her weekly videos cover relevant concepts and ideas with clarity and precision, and last week’s video “3 Black Female Stereotypes that Need to Die” was no different. The beauty of MTV’s Decoded Series is how well-done they all are. Although the topics themselves may […]

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