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Selfless Signal-Boosting (November)

Recommend someone else's writings/events! Use this thread for ICYMI links and anything else you think other readers might find interesting.

Open Thread with Halloween Chihuahua

Boo! Spooky three-headed chihuahua features for this week's Open Thread 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

VLOGGING – Rape Culture in Gaming?

This is the 6th episode of Sex Positive Gamer, where we play popular videogames whilst answering your shagging questions. Now your male friends have no excuses for not knowing their sex education (unless they were too busy with Planned Parenthood volunteering or something). Our adviser is occasional Feministe contributor Echo Zen. Is rape culture a […]

Today in Amazing Things

Earlier in the week, I read this article about how the first time Tommy Lee Jones met Jim Carrey, the former didn't like the latter on sight and when Carrey asked Jones why, he replied, "I cannot sanction your buffoonery." Which is basically...Show More Summary

Chelsea Handler Stands Up for Freed Nipples

Chelsea Handler pushed Americans forward in our struggle to get over hang-ups about exposed female nipples on Thursday night. On Instagram, Handler posted a photo of herself parodying Russian president Vladimir Putin's famous topless horse-riding photo. Show More Summary

White Men Don't Catcall. They Harass In Other Ways.  

In the three days since Hollaback’s exposé on New York City’s street harassment epidemic went viral, the video—in which we see men ceaselessly approach a young woman with a hidden microphone and camera as she strolls around the city for 10 hours—has generated a lively conversation. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"I wish the whole world could see how beautiful it is for these two people who are committed to each other to be recognized legally....Whatever anyone else choses to accept or believe, I know in my heart we have as much love as any other...Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by green apples.Recommended Reading:Andrea: [Content Note: Misogynist terrorism] How to Talk to Your Guy Friends About Not Threatening to Rape and Murder Women on the InternetRagen: [CN: Fat hatred] Solving...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Ruth Baby Ginsberg wins Halloween, so stop trying. (h/t @NaamaHaviv) — Ghastly Akner (@taffyakner) October 31, 2014 Game over. Tennesseans, make sure you’re getting out to vote against the extreme anti-choiceAmendment 1next week. Show More Summary

Two Lawsuits Allege Rape at the "Rapebait" Frat House

Last October, a Georgia Tech student was serving as the social chair of campus fraternity Phi Kappa Tau when he sent out a frat-wide email entitled "Luring Your Rapebait.” It culminated in this advice:

Why I Vote

[Content Note: Voter suppression.]This is why I always vote, no matter how disillusioned and alienated and disgusted I may feel. Because, in Indiana, there are people who desperately want to vote, and can't, because of our horrendous,...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

Young women: Less voting, more Tinder. It’s for the best.

Fox News's “The Five” wants young women to know that you're really too stupid right now to participate in public life. Not too stupid in general -- someday, you'll be old enough and conservative enough to vote or serve on juries. Just not right now. Show More Summary

Through The Gate: What’s next for geeky feminism after GamerGate

#114049906 / Discourse aplenty has resulted from GamerGate; a campaign meant to silence women and critics has, in some cases at least, succeeded in having exactly the opposite effect. The cyber commons of Twitter has played host to a remarkable series of discussions held under not-inconsiderable duress, ones worth listening to. Storifies of peoples’ [...]

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Kermit the Frog: "Bein' Green"This week's TMNS have been brought to you by songs with colorful titles.

Update on Jian Ghomeshi Allegations

[CN: intimate partner violence, sexual assaults, BDSM imagery, disbelief of survivors.] There have been a number of new developments related to the allegations against Jian Ghomeshi. Lawyer and author Reva Seth stepped forward yesterday under her own name with a new allegation of assault against Ghomeshi. Show More Summary

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: The feminist protest in Barcelona

Like the rest of the English-speaking world apparently, we’re late on covering the awesome feminist protest that happened in Barcelona last week. Called Vaga De Totes (“Everything Strike”), the protest brought together more than 600 different feminist and community groups.  The slogan of the “day of struggle” was ”Women move the world, together we will stop [...]

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War on agency] Black women are organizing against Tennessee's "highly controversial and extreme anti-choice ballot initiative" Amendment 1, which, if passed, would give "state lawmakers...Show More Summary

About that dad’s social media discipline: Sometimes it ain’t that deep

This week, ever vigilant “Feminist Twitter” has been abuzz about a black father in Louisville, Kentucky who posted these photos (and caption) of his daughter after he found out that she had broken several of his house rules. The critique and skepticism of this man’s form of discipline have ranged from claiming it was unnecessary [...]

Subway: Please Don’t Use Halloween To Make Women Feel Fat

Whether it’s the annoyingly catchy five-dollar footlong jingle or Jared Fogle’s promise that you will lose weight by eating sandwiches, Subway commercials are abundantly recognizable in our culture. These advertisements have ranged from...Show More Summary

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