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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Some very ’90s advice on how to have cybersex on the internet. A new study finds that men are more attracted to women who listen to them. Rolling Stone profiles CeCe McDonald. Alexandra and Elizabeth Deustch on why we need a new ERA. “I won’t presume to speak for all women of color so I will [...]

Feministing Readz: Dorothea Lasky’s Rome

These days, it seems like wound talk is everywhere. Throughout the blogosphere, feminist writers have explosively reopened public discussions of how to articulate and theorize their pain. In April, Leslie Jamison sketched an expansive...Show More Summary

#KnowYourHistory: Women of color have been moving beyond “pro-choice” for decades

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a feature on reproductive health advocates moving away from the language of “choice.” An important and interesting topic, the potentially illuminating piece instead served to obscure the history of the move away from choice language, completely erasing women of color’s crucial role in developing the reproductive justice framework that [...]

Quote of the Day: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on her SCOTUS colleagues’ blind spot

In an interview with Katie Couric, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses her amazing dissent in the Hobby Lobby case and the blind spot of the boys’ club of the Supreme Court. Affirming that contraception is something women must have “to control her own destiny,” she said she didn’t think the five male judges who ruled [...]

“It’s hard for them to accept that I do abortions because I’m a Christian.”

Esquire has a wonderful profile of Dr. Willie Parker, one of the two doctors who flies in from out-of-state to work at Mississippi’s sole embattled abortion clinic. Parker, whose decision to become an abortion provider is deeply rooted in his Christian faith, quit his obstetrics practice to do the procedures full-time after Dr. Tiller was assassinated [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Today a bipartisan group of Senators introduce legislation to combat campus rape. Oklahoma moms stage mass breastfeeding protest in a public park. “Telling victims of domestic abuse to consider how they can prevent further violence is as ludicrously redundant as telling a tightrope walker he should think about how to prevent falling.” No shit study [...]

Envisioning a “hood”-based approach to combating sexual assault

The recent White House focus on combating rape on college campuses and criticisms of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative have raised some serious questions about how we are addressing sexual assault as a broader issue affecting...Show More Summary

Infographic: There have been no women of color protagonists in top grossing sci-fi and fantasy films

Given that women and people of color are so underrepresented in Hollywood generally, this analysis revealing the diversity gap in sci-fi and fantasy films is not entirely surprising. But some small, uncynical part of me thought that just maybe a genre that is entirely, utterly unbound to current realities would be slightly more diverse. Syreeta [...]

Why do we still insist women share responsibility for “provoking” their abuse?

There’s a particular kind of irony when Whoopi Goldberg, who 19 years ago starred in a film that featured intergenerational domestic violence, makes comments in support of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith regarding the very lenient two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice for knocking his then fiancee unconscious and dragging her into an [...]

Court rules that law that would shut down Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic is unconstitutional

In the latest salvo in the battle to keep Mississippi’s only abortion clinic open, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law designed to shut it down is unconstitutional. “Pre-viability, a woman has the constitutional right to end her pregnancy by abortion. H.B. 1390 effectively extinguishes that right within Mississippi’s borders,” the judges [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Hobby Lobby, champion of Christian values and opponent of birth control, allegedly fired an employee for taking time off to give birth. Activists rally for Marissa Alexander. “Food is for white liberals what sex is for the religious right.” “When I tell ‘serious men’ that I’m a political reporter for Cosmpolitan.com, their facial expressions soften into a sort [...]

Nicki Minaj’s butt and the politics of black women’s sexuality

Over at Ebony.com, Jamilah Lemieux has a good summary of why Chuck Creekmur’s open letter to Nicki Minaj raises a number of red flags. Creekmur, owner of AllHipHop.com, penned the letter in response to Minaj’s cover artwork for her next single, “Anaconda.” She’s sporting a thong and a pair of Air Jordan sneakers and… not [...]

Photo of the Day: Awesome vandal edits fat-shaming plastic surgery billboard

Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery advertises with a billboard which reads, “Friends don’t let friends muffin top.” Recently, an unknown vandal preaching self-love made some alterations: As one commenter on their Facebook page noted, plastic surgery is a choice and clearly the company is free to advertise their services, but there’s a way to do that [...]

New Favorite Tumblr: I Believe You, It’s Not Your Fault

I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault is a space for older folks to offer support to young people dealing with the bullshit of rape culture alone. The site was started by Lindy West after a woman writer shared a story about a friend’s young daughter who was being sexually harassed at school but “had no [...]

The Satantic Temple uses Hobby Lobby ruling to claim religious exemption from anti-choice biased counseling laws

Citing the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Satanic Temple is claiming a religious exemption from the anti-choice “informed consent” laws that require abortion providers in 35 states to give out biased, sometimes false, information about the procedure. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Fast food workers are going to start using civil disobedience in their fight for a living wage. Some good reads from Byron Hurt and Dave Zirin on the reaction to NFL-er Ray Rice’s domestic violence. On tech’s gender problem. The question should be, “Did she want to have sex?” The majority of female voters wouldn’t [...]

The US is locking up pregnant immigrants despite policy against it

According to official Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidelines, pregnant immigrants aren’t supposed to be detained except if they pose a public safety threat. ICE officials have claimed this is such a rare occurrence it’s not even worth asking about.  But an investigation by Fusion found that 559 pregnant women have been detained by ICE in just six facilities since [...]

New Favorite Tumblr: Confused Cats Against Feminism

Depressed, disturbed, almost-but-not-quite-amused by the “Women Against Feminism” phenomenon and Tumblr? There’s an antidote for that: Confused Cats against Feminism. Like many of the women featured on the Women Against Feminism Tumblr, these cats don’t seem to really get what feminism is. Here are some great ones. Upload your own images. I would. But I [...]

Feministing Readz: Insel

You could probably count on one hand the number of novels that have taken up great platonic male-female friendships as their theme. The republication of Mina Loy’s Insel, by Melville House Publishing’s Neversink Library this past May, is a refreshing, challenging, and brilliant addition to this intimate pantheon. Loy’s only novel, Insel is the portrait [...]

Watch: Video mocks the old boys’ club of the Supreme Court

Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed from Funny Or Die The Supreme Court’s recent decisions have been depressing and disturbing, to say the least, especially when it comes to reproductive rights. But why not laugh instead of after you cry? In this Funny or Die exclusive “Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed” video, we get a behind-the-scenes look at [...]

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