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Rupi Kaur creates the most poetic images. Five comebacks for your racist relative during the holidays. Because we all have them. Could the news that Jennifer Lawrence, one of the biggest movie stars of the moment, is being paid less than her male counterparts be the tipping point for wage disparity in Hollywood? Thousands of […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

We’ll be taking the next week off from regular posting to celebrate the holidays and recharge, but we’ll have a DFCS each day so you won’t be left completely without your Feministing fix. See you in 2015!   And don’t forget: There’s still time to get a Feministing membership for the feminists in your life and send them one […]

New study shows that sharing abortion stories changes people’s minds

A new study shows that when anti-choice people hear in person accounts from women who have had abortions, they are more likely to start supporting reproductive freedom.  A public opinion research team led by UCLA doctoral candidate Michael LaCour has already demonstrated how door-to-door canvassing can change people’s opinions on LGBT issues. A study from earlier […]

Feministing Reads: Beatriz Preciado’s Pornotopia

Late one night in 2001, philosopher and occasional insomniac Beatriz Preciado was watching TV to fall back asleep when suddenly Hugh Hefner — also in pajamas, also lying in bed — appeared on the screen. He was giving an interview from bed, which seemed strange. Even stranger, though, was his explanation for founding Playboy, ostensibly […]

Tylenol’s holiday campaign puts a blended same-sex Jewish family front and center

Yes, it’s designed to make you feel good about Tylenol so that you’re more likely to buy Tylenol. But it’s also transgressive, and touching as hell, and there is power in visibility like this. And we’ll know just how much power if conservative “pro-family” groups call for a boycott of Tylenol in response to this commercial […]

Feministing Jamz video of the week: The Body Electric by Hurray for the Riff Raff

In another case of a video which should have made the best of 2014 list but came out shortly after the list was published, we have “The Body Electric” by Hurray For The Riff Raff. The video and song, which tackle racist, gendered, and transmisogynist violence — while managing to be gorgeous at the same […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Missouri State Rep. Rick Brattin doubles down on his bill that would require a permission slip from the father to get an abortion. “The woman’s life is not altered.” When landlords sexually harass their renters. North Carolina’s mandatory ultrasound law has been permanently struck down.  “We are outraged by violence done to police, because it is violence […]

Women at the forefront of #BlackLivesMatter protests

If you’ve been paying attention to who’s been behind the scenes of much of the action in the aftermath of the extrajudicial murders of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, you might have noticed that Black women are at the forefront of the movement.  Queer Black women were the creators of #BlackLivesMatter, and Black women and […]

Pregnant women aren’t being arrested to protect their fetuses

Lately, articles have been circulating about the control and punishment of pregnant people for crimes like fetal homicide or assault on a fetus, an issue that we’ve been talking about here for years. In these stories, women are arrested...Show More Summary

The Feministing Five: Synead Nicholas and Umaara Iynaas Elliot

Last weekend, two young black women activists and artists, Synead Nichols, 23, and Umaara Iynaas Elliot, 19, co-organized New York’s massive Millions March, which was held in response to the recent incidents of racist police violence in both Ferguson and New York.  Their efforts brought together upwards of 60,000 people in the streets of New York […]

It’s not about you: When men take women’s style personally

The politics of women’s appearance is a painful tug of war between the meanings women intend to convey (which are as varied as the tiles of a mosaic) and those imposed on them by society, often by men who cannot countenance a symbolic universe in which women’s expression does not exist solely for male consumption.  The […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Don’t give money to the Salvation Army. In 2014, young people organized for human rights. “The last recourse of women who are pushed out of community on every angle is often the Internet.” Ralph Lauren’s “genocide aesthetic.” Chicago’s youth diversion program fails justice-involved girls. Butchbaby & Co.: The first androgynous maternity line for queer individuals. […]

Let’s talk about Title IX and fair process

Welcome to the backlash. With every action comes an equal and opposite reaction, so we always had to know that progress in the fight to end campus gender-based violence would provoke a negative response. And our opponents primary tactic is clever: I see anti-feminists claiming fair process for themselves. As schools reconsider their disciplinary procedures, these […]

Fucking With Feministing: Vaginal Orgasms

Welcome to the second installment of Fucking with Feministing (check out our first installment here)! This monthly sex advice column is the place where readers get feminist advice on my favorite subject! I’m Sesali and I’ll be your resident sexpert with the help of our friends at the Center for Sex & Culture (CSC) who […]

Feministing Follow Friday: Anti-Carceral Feminists, Vol. II

  We couldn’t limit our list of great anti-carceral feminists to just five. So here’s our second volume of writers and organizers imagining and creating responses to gendered harms that don’t rely on the criminal justice system: Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira): Journalist & author, Playing The Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Verso). Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The Justice Department says that discrimination against trans people is covered under the sex discrimination prohibition in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. On the sexism of self-tracking apps. A round-up of the anti-choice state bills that have already been pre-filed for consideration in 2015.  WTF, Leigh Anne Tuohy?? The next waves of feminism. Cannot wait for […]

Dear Evin and Camille: I don’t know Bill Cosby

Evin Cosby, daughter of Bill Cosby, released a statement to Access Hollywood earlier this week, defending her father from the recently resurfaced (and some brand new) allegations of drugging and sexually assaulting numerous women over the course of decades. Her statement, in full, reads: “He is the FATHER you thought you knew. The Cosby Show […]

Feministing Reads: Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything

The thesis of Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate — backed up with a heap of devastating research — is very simple: We’ve dithered away so many decades failing to take real action to combat climate change that now global capitalism and a livable world are a collision course — […]

Fashion and Feminism: Taja Lindley of Colored Girls Hustle

I used to think that if I was going to be a Serious Feminist, I would have to give up my eyeliner and outfits. It wasn’t until years later that I would come to realize exactly how misogynist that was, how deeply the devaluation of the artistic elements of fashion is actually due to its […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Advocates are suing Walmart over its new, inadequate protections for pregnant workers. The Dominican Republic will now allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the pregnant person is at risk.  A history of sex ed films. 14 women of color who rocked 2014. Two teens have been arrested in the rape case of […]

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