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Soccer Stars Sue FIFA

Soccer Stars Sue FIFA A group that includes some of the world’s best female soccer players has sued FIFA alleging gender discrimination on account of FIFA’s stated plans to have the Women’s World Cup played on turf instead of grass fields.  The NYT has … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker plot_thickens: "What's your best serendipitous story?"

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by colored markers.Recommended Reading:Trudy: [Content Note: Validity Prism; kyriarchy] I Am Tired of "Status"Anne: [CN: Misogyny; harassment] No, I Don't Want to Learn How to Love Criticism, ThanksRagen:...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Guns; racism. Disablist language in headline at link.]"Surely these open carry people, however well intentioned, should realize that nice white men and women openly carrying firearms on the street aren't being gunned down on sight by police officers. Show More Summary

Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness

Last year, actress Ellen Page expressed disappointment that many of her fellow actresses have disavowed the feminist label. “How could it be any more obvious that we still live in a patriarchal world when feminism is a bad word?" she told Guardian reporter Hadley Freedman. Show More Summary

The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans  

Tuesday, my colleague Will Saletan chronicled the various ways that Republican candidates are running away from "culture war" issues like gay marriage and reproductive rights. "Republicans are mumbling, cringing, and ducking," he notes, before providing a number of examples. "They don’t want the election to be about these issues, even in red states."

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

How to talk about complicated things like governor’s races in a way the tiny young lady brains can understand? WEDDING DRESSES! This condescending bullshit brought to you by the College Republican National Committee’s one-million dollar effort to be “culturally relevant.” A look at the Christian “manosphere.” Breaking down the new figures on marriage rates by race. Not [...]

Something That Looks a Little Like Justice

[Content Note: Guns; racism; violence.]Michael Dunn, the 47-year-old white man who shot and killed 17-year-old unarmed black teen Jordan Davis after Dunn asked the car full of teens in which Davis was a passenger to turn down their music...Show More Summary

Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

At this point, it's hard not to wonder if the people being hired to do outreach to women on behalf of Republican candidates aren't all a bunch of Democratic moles. The College Republican National Committee created this ad for Rick Scott,...Show More Summary

It Continues to Be a Real Mystery Why Republicans Aren't Connecting with a Majority of Female Voters

[Content Note: Misogyny; heterocentrism.]A week after I wrote about this piece of shit ad in which it's implied women pick candidates like boyfriends, now I'm obliged to write about this piece of shit ad in which women choose candidates...Show More Summary

The Wednesday Weigh-In: Feminist Halloween Costumes Edition

Happy October! Halloween is approaching quickly and for some, ’tis the season for racist, culturally appropriative costumes, or to make everyday objects into “sexy” costumes. But this year, let’s start early and generate some great feminist costume ideas! Having a hard time thinking of a few famous women throughout the ages? That’s probably because we [...]

Daily Dose of Cute

Zelly, subtly hinting she would like some belly rubs, please. LOL. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Need to Talk: Terrible Name, Good Show

Midway through last night’s premiere of We Need to Talk—CBS Sports Network’s new hour-long weekly talk show that’s produced and directed by women, and exclusively stars female athletes, journalists, and commentators—WNBA player Swin Cash sat on the set’s couch and offered her opinions on domestic violence in the NFL. Show More Summary

Photo of the Day: “I Only Date Heroes” pajamas for girls

Those new “Training to be Batman’s Wife” tees from DC Comics are hardly the only superhero gear to send the message that boys can be heroes, while the best girls can aspire to is dating one. A shopper at a Target in Ontario snapped a photo of this pair of onsies for kids: “Future Man of Steel” [...]

Poisoning Black Children

Edited because, I’m sorry, I forgot TW: medical racism and exploitation, child abuse.   I just want to make sure that we’re all aware that twenty years ago, decades after the Tuskegee syphilis “experiment,” scientists affiliated with Johns Hopkins partnered with slumlords in order to deliberately cause lead poisoning in black toddlers from impoverished families to […]

Can Activists Save Reyhaneh Jabbari?  

In an unexpected move by Iran’s justice system, the country has allowed for a 10-day delay in the execution of a 26-year-old woman, accused of murdering her alleged rapist seven years ago, who has become a cause for human rights activists and Iranian citizens alike.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Guns] What in the everloving shit is wrong with the Secret Service?! "A security contractor with a gun and three convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. Show More Summary

7 topics for an HBO TV series on Brazil more original than “high end (white) sex workers”

Earlier this month, HBO Latino announced an upcoming new series titled “El Negocio,” about three white women looking to revolutionize the sex work industry in Brazil, and the concept made me yawn.  For one thing, the premise relies on same tired old trope of the hypersexual Latina. Did you know that there are so few media representations [...]

The Importance of Colored Feminism

Alice Walker: proponent of womanism As a Latina living in a society in which white privilege is very real, I have come to understand the importance of colored feminism. It turns out that while the fight against racism and the feminist...Show More Summary

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