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Archived Since:March 23, 2008

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Resources for students who choose to march

In the wake of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, survivors from Stoneman Douglas High School and students across the country are planning a mass walk-out to call on legislators to prioritize their lives and safety when they're passing laws to prevent gun violence. Show More Summary

Quick Hit: Florida legislates thoughts about prayers

After declining debate on assault rifles after last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida -- but supporting a bill to protect kids from the life-threatening evils of porn -- Florida lawmakers have decided to do something even more...Show More Summary

Congratulations on your all-male panel, BYU

I have gleefully been introduced to Congrats, you have an all-male panel!, a blog dedicated to recognizing panels, seminars, and events that bravely manage to ignore the existence of women as academics and experts. It came to my attention...Show More Summary

Black Panther Open Thread

HOLY SHIT, Y’ALL. So I saw Black Panther last night. My reactions, in no particular order: – It was visually stunning. Literally. I was stunned at the visuals. – The story held up the whole way through. I can count… Read more ?

I reject the notion that our children have to die.

Yesterday, a 19-year-old former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and pulled the fire alarm, drawing students and faculty outside so they could become easy targets for his semi-automatic rifle. Show More Summary

While We Were Out: Ivanka Trump “All Lives Matter”-ed Black History Month

Feministe was recently down with technical issues, so of course that's when Ivanka Trump would unload the dual Twitter turd of underscoring her father's flat-out incompetence and super-duper racism in issues relating to equality, dignity, opportunity, and/or race whilst negating the "Black" part of Black History Month. Show More Summary

Quick Hit: The biological realities of bad sex and really bad sex

A famous quote from Margaret Atwood lays out one of the big divides that stands between women's and men's life experiences: "Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them." At The Week, Lili Loofbourow...Show More Summary

More than 150 young women sent Larry Nassar to prison for life

[Trigger warning for child sexual abuse, in this post and at all links] Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, has been sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing seven girls under the age of 15, with more charges to be addressed in coming weeks. Show More Summary

Y’all, Don’t Do This: Put a Pussyhat on Harriet Tubman

Someone put a Pussyhat on Harriet Tubman. It was the memorial to Harriet Tubman in Harlem, the one with the roots of slavery trying to hold her back as she strides determinedly toward freedom, and someone knitted a Harriet-Tubman-statue-sized pink Pussyhat and then put it on her. Y'all, don't do that. Read more ?

Other people talk about Babe, Grace, Aziz Ansari, and consent

On Tuesday, I dismantled Caitlin Flanagan's steaming hot pile of take on the moral failings of Grace -- the woman who talked about her horrible date with Aziz Ansari -- and feminism and modern women. Here are women who are also speaking on the matter and who aren't just the worst person ever. Read more ?

Aziz Ansari is an asshole, and Caitlin Flanagan is also an asshole

The world (or, at least, the part of it that I live in) has been talking about the recent expose by a woman, pseudonymously known as Grace, who went out on a date with comedian Aziz Ansari and ended up getting persistently and aggressively...Show More Summary

Oprah won the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and her acceptance speech was everything

Last night, Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Golden Globes. She started her shattering speech by recounting a moment from her own childhood, watching Sidney Poitier become the first black man to receive a Best Actor Oscar in 1964. Show More Summary

Because We Need and Deserve It: Pull it together, POTUS

Surviving this year was an accomplishment. We invite you to take comfort, strength, and encouragement of President Barack Obama getting the irrepressible giggles during the filming of his first White House Christmas address. Read mo...

Alabama Senate election open thread

On Tuesday night, something momentous happened: The people of Alabama elected a Democratic senator for the first time in over 25 years. By the tiniest of margins -- 49.9 percent to 48.4 percent -- voters picked Doug Jones over disgraced judge and accused child molester Roy Moore. So there's a lot to discuss there. Read more ?

Reproductive organs: This is the shit I’m talking about

[Trigger warning: transphobia] This is the shit I'm talking about: TERFs love to insist that women are not defined by our reproductive organs, until they need an excuse to exclude trans women, at which point we're defined exclusively by our reproductive organs. Show More Summary

Mika Brzezinski wants to know if it’s cool to attack accusers we don’t like.

Yesterday, Minnesota Sen. Al Franken announced his pending resignation after a seventh woman has come forward to accuse him of sexual harassment and dozens of Senate Democrats have called on him to step down. This morning, on Morning...Show More Summary

Quick Hit: TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year is women who speak out

TIME magazine has announced their Person of the Year, and it's actually People: the silence breakers who have come forward about the sexual harassment and assault they've experienced -- as TIME calls them, "the voices that launched a movement." Read more ?

The lighter side of sexual harassment

The women of Saturday Night Live bring us a scathing bubblegum pop anthem letting those men bewildered by the recent sexual harassment allegations know that WOMEN LIVE IN A HELL OF MEN WHO CAN'T KEEP THEIR HANDS OR THEIR LIBIDOS TO THEMSELVES, AND NOW YOU'RE INVITED. Read more ?

What men need to know about discussing sexual harassment

I was talking with a group of guy friends recently, the sole woman amid a collection of dudes as they stream-of-conscious workshopped their way to understanding the ongoing storm of sexual harassment accusations. It's not a pleasantShow More Summary

Quick Hit: Trump fails to not be racist as he “honors” Native American code talkers

On Monday, Donald Trump once again gave it the ol' college try to not be racist at a special event. He failed, because he is constitutionally unable to not be a racist asshole any time he stands in front of people without a script. This...Show More Summary

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