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Battle to Rebrand NFL 'Redskins' About More Than Just Name

Fri January 31, 2014 Battle to Rebrand NFL 'Redskins' About More Than Just Name By Marc van Gurp This campaign from Oneida Indian Nation is about the use of the name and the mascot of the NFL team Redskins.  The name of Washington’s NFL team has become a prominent civil rights issue. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Former Rep. Joe Walsh mocks MLK’s “dream” with his own racist rant about how black people need to take care of their kids.  Yes, the same Joe Walsh that was sued for $100,000 in back child support while in office. We are preparing to strike Syria after President Obama says the U.S. government concludes regime [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In Milwaukee, a 76 year old man was found guilty of the murder of a 13 year old boy. Just read this piece from Blair L. M. Kelley. Also, read Robin D.G. Kelley’s piece from Counterpunch. Also, listen to Esther Armah’s “Wake Up call” on all women media panel with Blair Kelley, Joan Morgan and Charisse Jones [...]

Weekly Feminist Reader

Nineteen year old Proscovia Oromait is Uganda’s newest lawmaker. Apparently men are “going Galt” because feminism won, or something. The backlash against Mindy Kaling’s new series “only shows why it is so important to have more more voices like hers on television.” Spectra Speaks on the Nina Simone biopic and racism in Hollywood. “The working [...]

The Feministing Five: Gay Partington Terry

Gay Partington Terry is a writer from West Virginia. She writes short stories, mixing science fiction, fantasy and real life. Her stories have been published in e-zines, anthologies, and small fantasy magazines. Her story, The Toxic Avenger, was even made into a movie! This year, Terry released her first book, Meet the Dog Girls. It’s [...]

What We Missed

Really, HuffPo? On WBAI, the amazing Janna co-hosted a conversation on SlutWalk, women of color and moving forward with guests Andrea Plaid, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Michelle Crentsil, and Janeen Mantin. Thomas MacAulay Millar at Yes Means Yes talks to Jaclyn Friedman about her new book, What You Really Want. Michelle Obama launches Women for Obama. [...]

Isn't He Lovely: The Body Politics of Male Balding

When I started dating a bald man, the first questions my friends fired my way about him had nothing to do with his background, employment or interests. Repeatedly, they'd bypass the pleasantries and skip straight to his hair: So, isShow More Summary

Revenge of the Feminerd: Interview with Stuff Mom Never Told You

If you’re the type of person who watches shows like MythBusters or Daily Planet you might also have come across, a Discovery-owned website that aims to be a resource for people to get credible, accessible information...Show More Summary

Women: Should they have autonomy?

[Trigger warning for sexual assault, misogyny, and slut-shaming]Spoiler alert: I say yes. More to the point, I say we do have autonomy, if only more people would respect it.--Earlier this year, lots of people (including Liss) wrote about...Show More Summary

In Which I Debate Lionel Tiger on “Male Studies”

Apparently, my extensive punning work on the topic of Male Studies has qualified me to comment internationally on the nascent academic discipline. Yesterday, I appeared on Canadian CBC radio program “Q with Jian Ghomeshi“ in order to provide the yin to Male Studies founder Lionel Tiger’s yang on the phenomenon of the “male as male,” and [...]

Radio Shakesville

Episode 17: Burn, Baby, Burn Melissa McEwan of the Shakesville Gazette calls this podcast "so awesome it's like wearing pants made of fire and having them not burn you."Here is a link to the podcast blog where you can download the show.And this is the list of all songs used in this week's ep. Show More Summary

Feminist line-up on WBAI's Healthstyles

I promise I'm not just posting this episode of WBAI's Healthstyles because I'm interviewed on it. The awesome Tristin Aaron of the Women's Media Center guest-hosted this show and interviewed me, Jaclyn Friedman, and Jennifer Block - author of the...

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