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
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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
[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
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
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."
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 [...]
[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
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
[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
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 [...]
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.
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
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” [...]
McAlmont & Butler: "Yes"
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 […]
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.
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
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 [...]
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