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The Feministing Five: Lori Brown

Generally, when I find myself using the word “space” within feminist conversations, I usually mean Space, a type of catch all phrase that includes “community,” “culture,” and any theoretical premise I’m pretending to have learned in undergrad. Luckily for us though, Lori Brown explores how feminists can use design, buildings, public policy, and politics to [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Yup, pretty much. The police violence we aren’t talking about. “Rape victims act like victims,” and 17 other false myths about sexual assault. The NFL updated its domestic violence policy. Some thoughts about what it means. Let’s get more statues of women in New York’s Central Park. Why Senator Gillibrand doesn’t need to name names. [...]

Afropunk fashions: bodies as resistance

One of my favorite things about the AFROPUNK fest – besides the music, obviously – are the fashions. It’s legit the best outfit-watching of the year, and the festival is full of gorgeous people getting really creative with the ways they get dressed. For those of you wondering how a fashion post fits into a [...]

Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015

Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015 From the FLP mailbox: Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group, … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Progress

Shut up he barked Sit down he wined Raise your voice he howled Raise your cup to me he giggled Make pure and tender love to me he snapped Pick me up in your arms and tell me how to change he snaked Shut up he whispered, into my ear on...Show More Summary

Feministing Readz: Kim Gordon’s Is It My Body?

Rock star and role model Kim Gordon is best known for her band, Sonic Youth, but she’s also always been a visual and performance artist. For those who know Gordon primarily as a musician, “Is it My Body? Selected Texts,” a collection of her writings on art and performance published this past May by Sternberg [...]

Kirsten Gillibrand Should Not Name Her Harassers

Whenever a woman tells her story of sexual harassment, there are those who set to work trying to blame her—for everything from what she wore when she was harassed, to her failure to punch the harasser in the nose. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand...Show More Summary

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: California legislature passes “yes means yes” bill

Huge congrats to California anti-violence activists! Yesterday, the state’s legislature passed a bill that would require affirmative consent on college campuses. The bill now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s approval to become law. The New York Times reports: State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” [...]

They’re still trying to silence Anita Sarkeesian

Why the latest escalation from the constant rumbling fulmination that has become Sarkeesian's normal circumstances? Because she published another video in her series of Tropes vs Women critiques: Women as Background Decoration: Part...

Republicans Court Female Voters By Carefully Explaining That Women Are Wrong

Yesterday, Politico published a leaked report commissioned by two Republican lobbying groups on how the party can better attract female voters. The report, based on a recent poll of 800 female registered voters as well as a series of...Show More Summary

Blog Note

[Content Note: Illness.]Shakesville will be on hiatus for the next couple of weeks, starting this evening.I am dealing with a new and somewhat serious health complication, which requires some medical tests I've got to get done promptly...Show More Summary

Happy Dogs Are Happy

[Content Note: Animal cruelty, but happy endings.]A year ago, the ASPCA and responders from The Humane Society of the United States rescued 367 dogs from a multi-state dog fighting ring in one of the largest documented federal dog fighting busts. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Amy Poehler speaking truth. A woman was punched in face for telling a man to stop groping her. Fox News hosts defend street harassment: “Let men be men.” In Spain, hundreds of protesters decked city hall with bras after the city’s mayor warned men to be wary of false rape accusations. Australian model Meaghan Kausman slams Fella Swim [...]

Film Corner!

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy; racism. DoNotLink used in first paragraph to Glenn Beck's site.]Well, it's been two minutes, so it's time for another terrific new Kirk Cameron film! His newest cinematic masterpiece is called Saving...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Misogyny.]"I think a lot of people want to be able to walk into a grocery store—particularly, a lot of the women—want to go and buy a bottle of wine for dinner, go down, buy a six-pack or two six-packs, buy dinner, and...Show More Summary

Women being deported back to life-threatening conditions in Latin America are fighting back

For months now, we have been hearing about the “immigrant crisis” that is causing thousands of women and children to flee the violence that is wracking parts of Central America (and that is rooted in U.S. interventions in Latin America). This crisis has increased human rights violations in the detention system and given the U.S. [...]

WTF

[Content Note: Racism.]I don't even know: "Lifetime Fails Its Awful Mission to Bring Out the 'Strong Black Woman' in White Women."Because black women make great accessories for folks basking in too much white privilege, Lifetime hasShow More Summary

Managers Tell Women in Tech They Are “Abrasive” and Need to “Step Back” to “Let Others Shine”

Kieran Snyder had heard about women in the tech word being judged more harshly than their male colleagues for the same traits and wanted to know "how often this perception of female abrasiveness undermines women’s careers." So she asked...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

Do you know your Nose Punching Limit?

Without making the victims responsible for what happens, one of the groups that have to be trained not to drink in excess are women. They need to be in a position to punch the guys in the nose if they misbehave. And so part of the problem is you have men who take advantage of [...]

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