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Madeleine Albright wins the internet. New report by and for LGBTQ youth of color on policing in New Orleans. Men’s rights group masquerades as fake domestic violence campaign to confuse donors. People imprisoned at San Bernardino face GBT discrimination. Oakland can now force landlords to evict sex workers. Monica Roberts faces homelessness. Pitch in here. [...]

Why we need to get over Clair Huxtable

Brittney Cooper has a provocative piece up over at the Crunk Feminist Collective about (symbolically) slaying the patriarch and matriarch of The Cosby Show clan, Cliff and Clair Huxtable, in light of resurfaced concerns over real life patriarch Bill Cosby’s rape accusations. There’s a lot there to make you reconsider just how warm and fuzzy [...]

Feministing Jamz Video of the Week: “Pistols At Dawn” by Seinabo Sey

Seinabo Sey’s voice is completely enchanting, and the visuals for “Pistols At Dawn” (after the jump) definitely keep us firmly in enchanted territory. The Swedish-Gambian singer has been killing it this year, and her latest video is glorious. I am especially interested in the relationship between the two women in this video – it’s a little open [...]

No Type: Trap Feminism Pt. 2

I’ve been thinking a lot about trap feminism and what it means since I first wrote about it in January. In this introductory piece — which was mostly a purge of initial ideas that I had been bouncing back and forth with friends — I identified some of the makings of trap feminism which included [...]

Things I am too hot to care about

It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it! They’re not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, health care. They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world.” –Fox News host Kimberly [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Yesterday, as actions against police brutality took place nationwide, protesters shut down a major highway here in Atlanta last night, forming a human blockade and unraveling a sign declaring, “Black lives matter.” (Image via Southerners on New Ground) In less than two weeks, North Dakotans will vote on a personhood amendment. Brittany Cooper on representations [...]

Feministing Readz: Tales of Two Cities

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Sheila Bapat.  Economist Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century emerged as the most prominent work addressing wealth inequality and the problems of capitalism this year. Capital provides data to demonstrate that the chasmic wealth inequality of today is unprecedented and is poised to only grow worse. [...]

Empire of Dirt: How GamerGate’s misogynistic policing of “gamer identity” degrades the whole gaming community

  As GamerGate’s cyber sandstorm rolls into its third month, the mainstream press has now covered it from virtually every angle conceivable, often with no small amount of frustration at its incoherence and nesting dolls of ideological self-delusion. Its cresting tidal wave of outrage has dredged up the worst sublimated impulses of a minority of [...]

Photo of the Day: Iranians protest after acid attacks against “improperly veiled” women

Over the past few weeks, at least eight women have been attacked in Isfahan, Iran by men on motorcycles who splashed them with acid. In response, more than 2,000 Iranians in the city came out to protest yesterday, denouncing Islamic extremism and calling on the authorities to end the attacks.  The attacks came amidst debate over a new [...]

Fashion and Feminism: Jamie Balbuena of Bandida

  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 [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Women in the US still spend three times as much time on housework as men do. “Men…just do the damn dishes.” Meet NYC’s first and only trans woman firefighter. “Plastic surgery is fake. So is the Hollywood fantasy where women over 40 just don’t exist.” The New Yorker profiles the president of the anti-choice group the [...]

Australian state considers police body cams in domestic violence cases

One Australian state is considering legislation that would allow police to wear body mounted cameras when entering domestic violence scenes, and allowing for the use of the recordings they collect in court proceedings. New South Wales – the most populous state in the nation – is the first to consider this kind of legislation, under [...]

Chart of the Day: Why did computer science become dominated by men?

When you hear the phrase “male-dominated field,” computer science has got to be among the top few that immediately comes to mind. These days, only 18 percent of computer science majors are women. But once upon a time–a time not so long ago since computers are still relatively young themselves–that wasn’t the case. Not only were [...]

Artist stitches catcalls into beautiful needlework

Playing off of the idea of a hope chest, artist Elana Adler has created a series of hand-stitched needlework samplers showcasing all the catcalls she’s received. Calling them a “beautification of an assault,” she explains the project: It is a contemporary feminist interpretation of women’s work and an objectification of my personal experience. Each captures a [...]

Feministing Readz: Daisy Hernandez’s A Cup of Water Under My Bed

As soon as I finished the last page of A Cup of Water Under My Bed, I pulled out my phone and searched the words “card reader” into Yelp. Then I tried “mãe de santa,” then “candomblé” then “santería,” but none of the terms really summed up the kind of guidance I had brushed up [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! “I had one unplanned pregnancy in each decade of my reproductive life, which isn’t something to be proud of, but I’m not sure it’s anything to be ashamed of, either.” Vice suggests #GamerGate needs “to calm the fuck down before someone really gets hurt.” Melissa McEwan points out that people have already [...]

Indigenous People’s Day is over. Now what?

Well, Indigenous People’s Day — what some still think is Columbus Day — has come and gone. After a day of celebrating indigenous resistance across the Americas, what’s an activist to do with their holiday hangover? Keep learning! Let’s take this year’s Indigenous People’s Day as a kick in the pants to stay educated about [...]

Half-price emergency contraception can be ordered online if you think ahead

A new health care company called Syzygy sells emergency contraception online for $25 including shipping–which is about half the cost of EC sold at a pharmacy. Eliminating the middleman and shipping directly to the consumer not only reduces the cost but also sidesteps some of the other barriers folks often face trying to get EC. Sometimes pharmacies [...]

Each dollar spent on publicly funded family planning saves more than $7

For years, the Guttmacher Institute has been calculating just how many unintended pregnancies are prevented–and how much money is saved–by investing in public family planning programs. It’s a depressingly necessary project, as conservatives have taken aim at such funding — both in the US and abroad — in their quest to slash the safety net [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Old but good: why you should celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, not Columbus Day. Violence against indigenous women, mapped. Justice4Jane has called an emergency phone blast for Jane Doe in Connecticut. Not That Bad: A Photo Project. Viola Davis talks about hunger. New report on 50 years of workplace sexual harassment from Equal Rights Advocates.

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