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Banks, Money and the Expanding Women's Market

Fri July 11, 2014 Banks, Money and the Expanding Women's Market by Amy-Willard Cross  The King may be in the counting house counting all his money, but thequeen is too these days.  And some banks around the world have realized the power...Show More Summary

The Feministing Five: Andrea Cristina Mercado

Last week, domestic workers in the state of Massachusetts celebrated a huge win when Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights on July 2nd. The Bill of Rights strengthens the state’s protections for workers by providing, among other things, clarification on what is working time, freedom from sexual harassment, and, for [...]

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by cake.Recommended Reading:Sarah: [Content Note: Abortion; birth trauma; silencing] What We Don't Talk About When We Don't Talk About AbortionLeBron: I'm Coming Back to ClevelandDante: [CN: Gun violence;...Show More Summary

Capitalism Hates a Hand-Me-Down

Old Navy divides even lunch bags into "boys only" and "girls only." Until I became a parent almost eight years ago, I had never thought much about gender in children’s clothes and toys. I grew up in the early-80s burst of bright solids...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Bonnie Tyler: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" This is the story of a beautiful lady who embraces the danger of wandering around her drafty, candle-filled castle in flowy, flammable robes near flowy, flammable window dressings. She is friends...Show More Summary

An Observation

[Content Note: Fat bias; emotional policing.]I wonder how many thin people understand the enormous pressure on visible fat women to model an impervious armor of deflective wit. That's a dynamic I've written about before, in discussing...Show More Summary

Ronald Lee Haskell Has a History of Domestic Violence. How Did He Get a Gun?

On Wednesday, Ronald Lee Haskell allegedly broke into his former sister-in-law’s home in Spring, Texas and killed her, her husband, and four of her five children. (The fifth was also shot, execution-style, but survived, and reportedy...Show More Summary

I'mma Just Leave This Here

[Content Note: War on agency; appropriation; concern trolling; corporate personhood.]To save you the trouble of reading this VERY IMPORTANT contribution to the Hobby Lobby debate, here's a breakdown:1) Liberals are stupid2) I'm a liberal3) I'm a law professor, so let me explain this to you4) The Hobby Lobby decision was about freedom libertiesGo man prof, go!

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Cecile Richards explains the global gag rule. The stoop isn’t the jungle. A helpful explainer of Title VII protections for trans people. “We think it is rape culture or gun violence that will define us as a fallen civilization. But it’s the indifference that will do us in.” Boy Meets World‘s lost episodes.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War; violence; death] In Israel and Gaza: "Israeli airstrikes on Gaza killed four more Palestinians before dawn on Friday, raising the death toll from the four-day offensive to at...Show More Summary

The Academic Feminist: Student Series, Part II with Peter Rydzewski

Welcome back, Academic Feminists, to the second in our series of interviews with students about their college theses or final projects. Today’s column features the work of Peter Rydzewski. A recent graduate of The College at Brockport, SUNY, Peter will be attending a PhD Program in Sociology at the University of Maryland beginning in the [...]

Why I Wish “How I Met Your Mother” Would Have Ended Differently

“The Big Bang Theory” is one of my all-time favorite television shows. The show’s protagonist, Sheldon Cooper, is basically my role model, and I’m obsessed with Raj, Howard, and Leonard as well. But I also have a big problem with the show. Show More Summary

These Are Considered Acceptable Things to Say About Fat People

[Content Note: Fat hatred; body policing; shaming; health concern trolling.]I read a lot of rank fat hatred every day, whether it's in my inbox or a published article in the media. And so it's really saying something when I note that...Show More Summary

This Pres Is on Fire

Yesterday, while Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner was screaming about Democratic President Barack Obama at a press conference and announcing he plans to sue the President for his unilateral delay of the Obamacare employer...Show More Summary

Good Morning! Or Whatever!

Here is a sweet video of a sweet puppy doing a sweet thing, to start your day (or end it, or be right in the middle of it): Video Description: An older Golden Retriever lies on the wood floor of a home, sleeping. A wee Golden Retriever puppy lies beside hir, with hir head on the older dog's belly. Show More Summary

Feminist Ryan Gosling’s Baby

Breaking News: Eva Mendes is Pregnant with Ryan Gosling’s Baby!                                                                                       – OK! Magazine, July [...]

Buy-Up These Companies—and Bypass Those

Wed July 09, 2014 Buy-Up These Companies—and Bypass Those By Padmini Parthasarathy Companies are behaving badly these days—or at least toward women. Hobby Lobby and Eden Soy won't pay for healthcare with a side of birthcontrol. Tindr swiped left for its own female co-founder. Show More Summary

In Praise of 56-Year-Old Men

Earlier today Esquire published a piece celebrating the 42-year-old woman. We were so moved by the magazine's openness to women of a certain age that we decided to pen our own ode to a wonderful age, the approximate age of Esquire writer Tom Junod, who Wikipedia says is 55 or 56, but in the spirit of the original essay, we'll round up.

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