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Photo of the Day

[Photo: Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America.]I don't even know how to describe how much I love this photo. That is all.

Interview with Zoe Salzman, New York Attorney Challenging the “Tampon Tax”

Interview with Zoe Salzman, New York Attorney Challenging the “Tampon Tax” Bridget J. Crawford recently spoke with Zoe Salzman, Esq. of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP in New York.  Ms. Salzman is representing the plaintiff in a class action that challenges the New York “tampon tax,” the state sales tax … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Dear White Lefty Friends Who Are Too Cool For School

Dear White Lefty Friends Who Are Too Cool For School And Keep Sniffing About The Democratic Convention on Facebook: I get it. Political Parties are Corrupt, We Need Alternatives, Holding Your Nose for Hillary, Yadda. Yadda. But can you...Show More Summary

Interview with Dana Brooks Cooper, Florida Attorney Challenging the “Tampon Tax”

Interview with Dana Brooks Cooper, Florida Attorney Challenging the “Tampon Tax” Bridget J. Crawford recently spoke with Dana Brooks Cooper, Esq. of Barret, Fasig & Brooks in Tallahassee, Florida.  Ms. Brooks is representing the plaintiff in a class action that challenges the Florida “tampon tax,” the state sales tax imposed on … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

LOVE

This video aired at the Democratic convention on Tuesday night, but I only saw it late last night. So, in case you missed it, too, here it is!Actress Elizabeth Banks and a bunch of her celeb friends (many of whom I don't recognize, because...Show More Summary

Prince Harry Broadcast His HIV Test Live on Facebook, Was Totally Adorable (and Educational)

While his brother keeps busy producing and stewarding a series of flawless offspring, Prince Harry has turned his efforts to the cause of HIV prevention and care. On July 14, Harry visited a London sexual-health clinic to take an HIV test and broadcast the whole thing on Facebook Live.

Feministing Reads: What We’re Reading

Every month, Alexandra faithfully rounds up what the Feministing crew — as well as our extended fam, our readers — are reading. It’s always my go-to source for books recs, so it’s been a particular delight compiling this July’s edition while Alexandra’s off for the summer. Check ’em out below. Sam: I’ve just finished Simone Schwarz-Bart’s 1972 novel The […]

An Observation

Anyone who is watching this Democratic convention is seeing just a ceaseless parade of intelligent, respected, ethical, and trusted people, some of whom are elected politicians and some of whom are private citizens, telling stories about the Hillary Clinton they know.They are saying, each of them, how profoundly decent a human being she is. Show More Summary

Democratic Convention Day Three Wrap-Up!

HOT DAMN. The hottest of all damns. That was quite a convention night.I again did some live-tweeting of the primetime speakers, and I've Storified those tweets for anyone who wants to read them.There were a lot—and I mean a lot—of amazing...Show More Summary

Feministing Reads: Sara Majka’s Cities I’ve Never Lived In

Nostalgia usually gets described as a lingering preoccupation with the past. But Milan Kundera, Czech novelist of nostalgia, describes it as a feeling so powerful that it can telescope the future into the present. “You can suffer nostalgia in the presence of the beloved,” he writes in Identity, “if you glimpse a future where the […]

Here Are the Best Dad Jokes From Twitter During Tim Kaine’s DNC Speech

When Tim Kaine accepted his party’s nomination for the vice presidency at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, he wasn’t just introducing himself to America as a politician. He was introducing himself to America as an avuncular successor to Uncle Joe Biden. Show More Summary

Taye Diggs May Be Unfollowing You on Twitter As We Speak

Will Taye Diggs’ reign of destruction never end? After the entertainer’s devastating 2013 split from Idina Menzel, you probably thought the worst was behind you, that you were at least immune from having your heart broken by the man again. But no: He’s about to unfollow you on Twitter, if he hasn’t already.

Democratic Convention Day Three Thread

Instead of doing Questions of the Day during the conventions, I'm going to be posting Convention Threads, since the big speeches happen in the evenings, and I thought we might all want a place to discuss.Here is a partial schedule of...Show More Summary

Bill Clinton’s Front Page Photos Say More About News Constraints Than Sexism

On Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton made history when the Democratic delegates in Philadelphia nominated her as the party’s candidate for president. You wouldn’t have guessed that by looking at the front page photos of some of the country’s local and national newspapers:

Quote of the Day

"He's completely unqualified to be president and would be a menace if he were to get there. I do wish more prominent Republicans would step forward and say that."—Dr. Eliot Cohen, State Department counselor during George W. Bush's second...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Meet Astrid, the undocumented Mexican woman with a prime time speaking spot at the DNC.  Hillary Clinton called for a repeal of the Hyde amendment, which bans the use of federal Medicaid dollars to pay for abortions, and the Democratic Party platform will explicitly call for the same. Women of color within the reproductive justice movement have been […]

In Praise of Chelsea Clinton’s Teenage Style

America didn’t do right by Chelsea Clinton in the 1990s.

Daily Dose of Cute

Sleepy puppeh. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

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