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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. [...]

The Feministing Five: Karuna Jaggar

I don’t know about you, but I can’t stop shaking my head at all of the poor taste, misinformed, and flat out irresponsible pink-ribbon “breast cancer awareness” campaigns that crawl out of the woodwork every year during the month of October. This year’s apparent winner of “are-you-kidding-me” pink-washing goes to Susan G. Komen and its [...]

Using so many words to say so little…

What is the famous song “Strange Fruit,” by Abel Meeropol, a New York Jewish communist schoolteacher, and most famously performed by Billie Holiday, the immensely influential and important black singer, about? Lynching.  It’s about lynching.  It’s about whites lynching black people in the US South. See how easy that was?  Very few words. Here’s what […]

Open Thread with Meerkats

Meerkats feature for this week's Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like over this weekend and throughout the week. with a few netiquette exceptions

Nursing Mothers on the Academic Job Market

Nursing Mothers on the Academic Job Market The October 22, 2014 edition of the Chronicle ran an “Advice” column, Breastfeeding on the Job Market, by a pseudonymous professor in the humanities.  The professor describes her experiences as a job candidate and bringing her nursing infant with her … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

60+ Law Professors Submit Comments On ACA Contraception Accommodation

60+ Law Professors Submit Comments On ACA Contraception Accommodation Reposted from The Public Rights / Private Conscience Project Blog Back in August the Obama Administration responded to the Supreme Court’s opinion inHobby Lobby and its order in Wheaton College by issuing two new sets of regulations to govern the … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

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. [...]

Carol Rosetti’s “Women” Series

Carol Rosetti’s “Women” Series Brazilian visual artist Carol Rosetti talks about O Projeto Mulheres/The Women Project at her website here.  Here‘s an excerpt: The Women Project began in a very spontaneous and unpretentious way. My initial goal was just to practice my technique with … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Police brutality; police militarization; violence; racism.]"The use of heavy-duty riot gear and military-grade weapons and equipment to police largely peaceful demonstrations intimidates protesters who are practicing their right to peaceful assembly and can actually lead to an escalation in violence. Show More Summary

Jewish Women Forced to Use Tiny Torah and Magnifying Glass to Celebrate Bat Mitzvah

Let me tell you a story; it may sound familiar. In it, Jews are forced to come up with sneaky ways to practice their religion in secret.

Today in Proving the Point

[Content Note: Misogynist terrorism.]Hey, do you think anyone has pointed out to the Gamergaters that trying to convince people you're not just a bunch of misogynist shitlords by being a bunch of misogynist shitlords isn't a very good idea? Someone should mention that to them.(Everyone has mentioned that to them.)Prove the point more, assholes.Actually, don't.

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 [...]

Don’t you get sick of those damned poor trick-or-treaters in your rich neighborhood?

This week, an actual win from advice columnist Dear Prudence: I live in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country, but on one of the more “modest” streets -- mostly doctors and lawyers and family business owners. (A few blocks...Show More Summary

For Angel H: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

A little while ago, I mentioned that I was reading Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird, on an open thread, a really interesting retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by a Nigerian-British novelist that engages issues of race in a way that very few fairy-tale retellings do (“The Glass Bottle Trick” by Nalo Hopkinson is […]

Quickhits: Ebola fearmongering, massacre threats, GassyGoat, who gets to pick up a gun and live?

Still not feeling up to sitting in front of the computer for too long while convalescing from my hospital admission, but here's a few things I've noted filling my feeds:

Shooting at High School Outside Seattle

[Content Note: Guns; shooting; self-harm.]There has been a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School outside Seattle. Right now, there aren't a lot of details. The school is currently in lockdown, as police assess what's happened. NBC News is streaming live coverage. Show More Summary

One in Four Young Female Internet Users is Stalked Online

We’ve been talking about online harassment a lot in the past few weeks and now a timely new study from the Pew Research Center offers some hard data about the nature of digital harassment. The survey asked 2,849 internet users whether they have experienced harassment online. Show More Summary

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 [...]

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