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Since the Fall of 2009, Feministing has been traveling to college campuses to talk about feminism, media and activism. We’re currently booking events for spring semester, so get in touch now to bring us to your school! Feministing has a number of speaker options available, from a keynote by one of our Co-Executive Directors or a panel […]

Could Kim Kardashian’s Pastry Addiction Disrupt the Churro Industry?

44 minutes agoIssues & Causes / Feminism : DoubleX

Kim Kardashian didn’t manage to actually break the Internet, but she very well might break the sugar-dusted pastry market. The superstar’s well-documented love of churros and beignets has reached extraordinary new heights: On this week’s edition of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, she flies to New Orleans and Paris to satisfy her pregnancy cravings.

Daily Dose of Cute

Little cat; big dog.Little feet; big feet. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note for next seven paragraphs: Anti-choice terrorism; disablism; transphobia] To put it politely, the Republican candidates have not covered themselves in glory in their responses to the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs. Show More Summary

Indigenous women stand up to displacement by Brazil’s Belo Monte dam

In the fight to stop climate change, many people paint carbon-neutral energy as the solution to saving the planet. But what happens when “green” energy projects threaten the existence of people, animals, and entire ecosystems living on it? Is “green” energy really the solution when it comes at such a cost? As Brazil invests heavily […]

Super-angry guy shoots up Planned Parenthood for totally unknowable reason

On Friday, a man armed with a long gun and several propane tanks killed three people and injured nine more at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. The shooting guy said to police, "No more baby parts," and made rambling,Show More Summary

Amy Schumer and Serena Williams’ Nude Photoshoot Is a Big Middle Finger to Trolls

For more than half a century, Italian tire maker Pirelli has released an annual calendar full of photos of supermodels in pin-up poses wearing skimpy lingerie or nothing at all. This year’s iteration marks a drastic departure from the form: The calendar’s models are luminaries of art, business, sports, and philanthropy, photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

None of this is normal

After the shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs this weekend, President Obama said, “This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal.” He was specifically pleading — yet again — for the nation to not accept another instance of mass gun violence. But it’s a pertinent reminder when it comes to violence against […]

Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting: Monday Update

[CN: This post includes descriptions of anti-agency rhetoric and violence, gun violence, and misogynistic framing. Linked material may not be safe.] For background, please see posts from Friday, from Saturday, and from Sunday. According...Show More Summary

In Defense of Mellie Grant: Why Scandal’s Scorned First Lady May Be It’s Most Feminist Character

Bellamy Young, who plays Mellie Grant on ‘Scandal’ Writer-director-producer extraordinaire Shonda Rhimes’ hit show Scandal has too many feminist moments to count. Each episode of the show declared “the most feminist show on TV” by the...Show More Summary

Big News from Northern Ireland

[Content Note: War on agency; sexual violence; Christian Supremacy.]A high court judge in Northern Ireland, the only part of the United Kingdom where the Abortion Act 1967 is not the rule of law, has ruled that the "almost outright ban...Show More Summary

The Feministing Five: Sonia Guiñansaca

Sonia Guiñansaca is a queer migrant feminist poet, cultural organizer, and activist. For this week’s Feministing Five, we were thrilled to speak with her about poetry, her work, and her inspiration. Sonia is an incredible leader amongst artistic and activist communities having spent over eight years as a national figure within the immigrant rights movement. She has […]

Clinton Calls for Infrastructure Spending

[Content Note: Class warfare; video may autoplay at link.]Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton has called for "a $275 billion boost in federal infrastructure spending over five years and the creation of an infrastructure bank, arguing...Show More Summary

Thank You, Aphra

I want to take a moment to say thank you to Aphra_Behn for all her amazing work covering the Planned Parenthood shooting the last couple of days. I was ill for most of the weekend, and a little bit of tweeting was all I could muster....Show More Summary

Planned Parenthood Shooting in Colorado Springs: Sunday Update and Discussion Thread

[CN: This post includes descriptions of gun violence, disableism, domestic violence, anti-agency rhetoric, stalking, interpersonal violence, and cruelty to animals. Linked material may not be safe.] As of 3 PM ET (11 AM Colorado time), here is what I can glean about the Planned Parenthood shooting on Friday. Show More Summary

White men with guns

White cis Christian men with guns are simply too big a threat to the rest of us. They gun down black church-goers. They shoot up Planned Parenthood, injuring several cops (and still get taken alive, because apparently that’s not as … Continue reading ?

Colorado Springs Updated Post: What We Know So Far

[CN: gun violence, anti-agency rhetoric and terrorism, deaths. Linked material cannot guaranteed to be safe.] I’m opening this second thread to discuss Friday’s terroristic incident at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. As of 6:30 AM ET, 3 people have died from gunfire wounds. Show More Summary

Joint Scholars & Scholarship Workshop on Feminist Jurisprudence, Jan. 6, 2016

Joint Scholars & Scholarship Workshop on Feminist Jurisprudence, Jan. 6, 2016 Joint Scholars & Scholarship Workshop on Feminist Jurisprudence 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Skadden Conference Center, Fordham Law School Sponsored...Show More Summary

Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting: News and Discussion Thread

[Content note: discussions of gun violence, anti-agency terrorism, and intimate partner violence. Linked off-site material may not be safe spaces.] Multiple news sources are describing a shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. Show More Summary

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