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A former Marine catalogues the military equipment being used by Ferguson police. Cop points rifle at Ferguson protestors, shouting “I will fucking kill you.” “I am a 15-year-old immigrant who came to America because gangs murdered my family. All I want to do is stay and learn.” Lesbians orgasm more often during sex than straight women. Saluting the underappreciated [...]

Nearly 20 percent of Americans don’t know that first trimester abortion is legal

According to a new study from the University of Cincinnati, residents of blue and red states are pretty much equally, scarily uninformed about abortion’s legality, risks, and prevalence. Here are the questions from the survey, followed by the percentage of respondents who answered correctly. Give it a shot and check the correct answers after the jump. What percentage [...]

Four feminist thoughts about fake fannies

Last night Nicki Minaj released the visuals for her new single “Anaconda”– the title a reference to the infamous Sir Mix-a-Lot line “my Anaconda don’t want none unless you got buns hon.” You might remember the “controversy” surrounding the cover art for the track a few weeks ago. In summation: Nicki Minaj posed in a [...]

90-year-old Holocaust survivor arrested at Ferguson protest

Ninety-year-old Hedy Epstein, who was one of several protestors arrested outside Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s office, is no stranger to state-sanction discrimination and violence. Epstein fled the Holocaust as a child. A true intersectionalist, she...Show More Summary

Feministing Jamz: Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

If you spend most of your social media time on Twitter, your feed is probably mostly about what’s happening in Ferguson, MO, right now. If you spend most of your social media time on Facebook, however, it’s probably light on the racialized state violence and suppression of journalism, and heavy on the NEW TAYLOR SWIFT [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The Trayvon Martin’s mother writes a letter to Michael Brown’s family. On speechlessness, racism and respectability in #Ferguson. “Please disabuse yourself of the notion that my purpose on earth is to tuck ignorance in at night.” The New York Post explains that catcalling is actually flattering. Now you know. The power of peers in preventing campus rape. Women [...]

Fatal Hypothesis: How Belief in a Just World is Killing Us

If prejudice is a structure, as it has now become popular to say, what are its girders made of? What holds it up and what makes it endure? Certainly a great many scholars have ventured indispensable answers to these questions, but in the wake of Michael Brown’s murder and the ongoing tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, [...]

70 percent of voters say the government should not restrict access to abortion

A new poll confirms that, contrary to the persist framing of abortion as a “polarizing” issue in the media, Americans are actually pretty united in their support of abortion rights.  Seven in ten Americans don’t think the government should enact any new laws to further restrict abortion, according to a new national poll commissioned by NARAL Pro-Choice [...]

Feministing Jamz: Kelela x Le1f x P Morris – OICU

Feministing Jamz faves Kelela and Le1f teamed up with P Morris to bring you this gem of a track this morning. Enjoy it after the jump!  Oh, and I realize that your girl has been slackin’ on the Jamz posts lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t thought of a bunch of good songs and [...]

7 young feminist role models you should know

It’s Back-to-School time — or if you’re out of school, “Holy Shit I’m Old” time! Before we get too ahead in our Tuesday (and thus, the recognition there is no legitimate reason for us to go school supply shopping), let’s take some time to meet some young feminist leaders — here’s to the Class of [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

John Oliver takes on the situation in Ferguson. “When will being a person be evidence enough that you deserve to stay alive in America?” One father tells what he did after the police killed his son. “Is his life worth less than mine?” Amnesty International sends unprecedented delegation to Ferguson. “Neither deserved to be executed for [...]

Quote of the Day: “My past is littered with the bones of men…”

She said she was all too aware that if she was selected, she would represent several hundred male athletes in the N.B.A.; she would deal with league officials and agents who were nearly all men; she would negotiate with team owners who were almost all men; and she would stand before reporters who were predominantly [...]

Ireland denies suicidal rape survivor an abortion and forces her to undergo a C-section

Ireland’s abortion law drew international outrage after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar a couple years ago. The attention, combined with the long-term advocacy of local and international human rights organizations, spurred the...Show More Summary

New Jersey school bans trans girl from school unless she dresses as a boy

A New Jersey middle school is refusing to allow 13-year-old Rachel Pepe to return to her school unless she dresses and identifies as a boy. As reported by the Asbury Park Press, Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey informed Rachel’s mom, Angela Peters, that she must come back to school prepared to dress like and act like [...]

Teens create new app to hold police accountable

As Ferguson continues to reel after Michael Brown’s death and the police threaten to shoot journalists and tear gas children, three badass teenage coders from Georgia have developed a timely mobile app to hold police accountable. Five-O,...Show More Summary

The Academic Feminist: Amber Hathaway

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! The final two interviews in our Academic Feminist Student Series feature masters students who work on gender and sexuality themes. In addition to highlighting some pretty amazing work, these interviewees also offer some advice for those who might be making the transition to graduate school this fall (or who may be [...]

The Feministing Five: #FreeMarichuy’s Olga Tomchin

Marichuy Leal Gamino, 23, has been detained at the for-profit ICE center in Eloy, Arizona for over a year. A trans woman forced into a men’s facility, she has faced sexual harassment and threats from men. Despite her efforts to report these threats to the facility guards, she has no received protection and was recently [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

  Youth were heard during #NMOS14. On the front lines in Ferguson. New Student Nation on campus organizing around the country. A history of firsts. Columbia University survivor-activists respond to new policies. Very cool: California organizations form a Title IX Coalition. Lerricompoop. Congrats to the Hairpin and its new editor, Haley Mlotek!

Some truths about female desire

The truth about female desire: It’s base, animalistic and ravenous — (@Salon) August 15, 2014 Another truth about female desire: It’s oaky, mossy, and barrel-aged. It’s half-poodle, half-labrador and 100% lovable. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: Dartmouth still doesn’t understand sexual violence

High-risk alcohol use and sexual assault are issues that face educational institutions nationwide. Here at Dartmouth, President Hanlon has charged our community to work together to end high-risk and harmful behavior on campus. –Dartmouth email to parents of incoming freshmen Are you enraged yet? Dartmouth has been under fire for tolerating sexual violence on campus [...]

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