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Hard at Work: “Diverse Bodies” and the Olympics

The celebration of bodies—specifically of women’s bodies—in the Olympics, has not necessarily been progressive or benign. Throughout this year’s Olympic Games, we have seen media coverage—from short plugs to robust interactives—thatShow More Summary

A Guide for White People on the #BurkiniBan and Discussing Muslim Women

This week pictures emerged of French police forcing a Muslim woman to remove clothing on a beach at gunpoint. A number of French cities have recently passed bans against burkinis—or more specifically, against full body wetsuits when worn by Muslim women. And while France has long criminalized Muslim women’s choice of dress—they cannot cover their face in public or […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A first-of-its-kind lawsuit filed today seeks to restore DACA and DAPA, providing relief for millions of families. Wealthy New Yorkers on the Upper East are spending millions to disrupt elections in Brooklyn and the Bronx. “Instead of talking about PhD ‘oversupply,’ we should be wondering what’s happened to all that theoretical demand for PhD labor, and who’s […]

Feminist Fuck Yeah: Women Throw Beach Party to Protest French Islamophobia

This morning, protesters gathered outside the French embassy in London, poured bags of sand, and staged a beach party complete with deck chairs, inflatables, and women in a wide array of clothing, from bikinis to burkinis, to protest France’s racist ban on “religious swimwear” in its coastal towns. Participants held up signs deriding the Islamophobia implicated in […]

Quick Hit: Crippledscholar on that Paralympics Ad

In the UK’s trailer for the 2016 Paralympics, “We’re the Superhumans,” a number of disabled musicians perform a cover of Sammy Davis Jr.’s, “Yes I Can” while clips are shown of paralympians training, competing, and doing mundane tasks. Also included are non-athletes. As Dan Brooke, Channel 4’s Director of Marketing and Communications, explains, the trailer “was […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit against the EPA and five corporations Tuesday for poisoning their waterways in last year’s Gold King Mine Spill.  Purvi Patel could be released from jail in September. Patel was charged with both feticide and felony neglect of a dependent, based on the theory that she had self-induced an abortion and […]

Judge rules company within rights to fire employee for being trans

Last Thursday, a federal court judge in Detroit ruled that a funeral home had the right to fire Aimee Stephens because she came out as trans. This case adds to the climate of transphobia our country has been dealing with this year and could have national consequences for trans people’s employment rights.  Aimee Stephens worked as the director of the […]

A Chinese Woman Thanks Fu Yuanhui: Let’s Talk Periods & Sexual Freedom

Editor’s note: Some of the external links in this piece are in Chinese. You will need to use your browser’s translation function to read them. Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui (???) became a media darling when she mentioned her period after the women’s 4x100m medley relay in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Fu’s period comment should be a huge deal. She […]

Eat a Taco, Drink a Beer, Support Abortion Access

It’s that season again: time for the Taco or Beer Challenge! Started back in 2014 by Andrea Grimes as something of a joke, over the past three years the challenge has grown to be much more than a joke. In its first year, it garnered $30,000 in donations to abortion funds. The challenge has two simple steps. First, […]

Daily feminist cheat sheet

Using the handle @twowomentravel, two Irish women live-tweeted their five-hour journey to Great Britain to secure a legal abortion. Sadly, their long journey is far from unique. Read Dallas Goldtooth on how the fossil fuel industry shuts out public input to push through dangerous fracking and oil projects like the Dakota Access Pipeline. And authorities have removed […]

Gossip as an act of resistance

When we talk about women and gossip, we must speak, first, about the bathroom stall. Brown University, 1990. A list springs up on campus. “Beware of [blank], he doesn’t take no for answer,” the first entry says. It grows from there — reams of names, a record of rape that cannot be said. The janitors […]

The Feministing Five: Renee Bracey Sherman

For this week’s Feministing Five, I had the pleasure of catching up with the utterly inspiring writer, organizer, and reproductive justice advocate Renee Bracey Sherman. Renee is the author of Saying Abortion Aloud: Research and Recommendations for Public Abortion Storytellers and Organizations, and co-author of Speak Up & Stay Safe(r), a multi-lingual digital guide on […]

These 24 Poems May Help Women Survive The Border Crossing

Over the next few weeks, Truthdig will be publishing twenty-four different poems to highlight the The Desert Survival Series / La Serie de Sobrevivencia del Desierto, a free cellphone tool designed to aid migrants in their border-crossing journeys. Show More Summary

Today in the Bronx: New Music Festival Celebrates Latinx Art

Today in the Bronx, The Mi Gente! Music Festival will bring all-women bands and local vendors to the borough for a day of (free!) family fun. Mi Gente! is a community collaboration aimed at highlighting the traditional and contemporary music rhythms of Latin America, particularly in the Bronx, which is home to the majority of New York […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Today the Justice Department promised to end the use of private prisons. How will it actually affect prison reform, though? Why the misleading campaign against the judge who sentenced Brock Turner will only make our system less fair. Human Rights First released a new brief called “Long-Term Detention of Mothers and Children in Pennsylvania,” concerning the […]

PSA: Your Transphobia and Body Shaming Isn’t Radical

On Thursday morning, six cities across the country were greeted with a purportedly radical political art installation – an enormous statue of naked Donald Trump, installed right in the center of their city. The statue features Trump with sagging, overweight, with cellulite inflicted, wrinkled skin. More pointedly, statue Trump appeared to have a small penis, […]

Behind the Confession of Chinese Women’s Rights Defender Wang Yu

Remember the Feminist Five who were arrested in China for planning a public campaign against sexual harassment? On July 31, 2016, their human rights attorney Wang Yu (??), “confessed” to her crimes shortly before she was about to stand trial. Wang was disappeared on July 9, 2015 and charged with “subversion of state power” in early 2016; she was detained […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In climate news, at least 11 people have died and 30,000 people have been rescued from massive flooding in Louisiana. Meanwhile in San Bernardino, California, over 80,000 people have been evacuated to escape the Blue Cut fires.  These activists have been camping outside of the L.A. City Hall for 36 days, demanding that Mayor Eric Garcetti fire […]

Naming Black Women and Girls and the Violence Against Them

Last week, I heard about Rae’Lynn Thomas, a Black trans woman murdered in Ohio by her mother’s ex-boyfriend, and was reminded why it’s important to #SayHerName. As I scrolled down my timelines and feeds, I realized that only other Black women and femmes were talking about what had happened to her. When people who are […]

New pipeline will keep us dependent on an industry that harms women

Last month, despite pressure from landowners, celebrities, 174,000 petition signers and a group of Native American youth who ran across the country in protest, the Army Corps of Engineers granted a construction permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline. But opponents are not backing down in their fight to stop the project and prevent any further […]

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