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Another Bad Day for Bigots

[Content Note: Homophobia.]Woot! A federal judge has declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional:U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that the ban added to Florida's constitution by voters in 2008 violates the 14th Amendment's guarantees of equal protection and due process. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“After hundreds of years of proving the humanity of black people, all non-black people should have a template to make sense of our annihilation for themselves.” A St. Louis area policeman is caught on Twitter calling Ferguson protesters thugs, lying about gun violence, excusing Brown’s death, and saying he wants to punch AG Holder Nearly one [...]

Wendy Davis Proposes Lifting the Statute of Limitations for Rape

State senator Wendy Davis, the Democratic candidate for Texas governor who rose to national fame last year by spearheading a fight against a draconian abortion bill, held a press conference Wednesday to highlight her ideas on how to fight sexual assault. Show More Summary

Photo Essay: Malaysian Muslim women with and without their hijabs

In my spare time (LOL), I edit the online literary magazine Union Station, which features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and photo essays from emerging artists. One of my favorite essays is this one featuring Malaysian Muslim women with and without their hijabs by photographer Francisco Guerrero that we published in 2011.  In the portrait session a few years back, the [...]

Quote of the Day: Getting raped after drinking is like having your bike stolen when you left it unlocked

Some men feel that too much responsibility for preventing sexual assault has been put on their shoulders, said Chris Herries, a senior at Stanford University. While everyone condemns sexual assault, there seems to be an assumption among female students that they shouldn’t have to protect themselves by avoiding drunkenness and other risky behaviors, he said. [...]

What It's Like For a Working Mom in Oslo, Norway

The state of American child care is pretty abysmal. Day care is not well-regulated, the quality is often poor, and it’s expensive: In 35 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more than a year’s in-state college tuition. We are the only...Show More Summary

Good Grief

[Content Note: Misogyny.]This is a screen shot of the headline and accompanying image of a Peter Beinart article at the Atlantic today: 1. Clintonphobia. A terrific name for a pathological fear of a female candidate. How neat.2. HerShow More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

The Crystals: "Then He Kissed Me"(Am I the only one who can't hear this song without thinking of Adventures in Babysitting?)

Do the Taco or Beer Challenge

The challenge is simple: “You find yourself a fucking taco, or a fucking beer, or a fucking taco and a beer, then you eat the fucking taco or drink the fucking beer or eat and drink both the fucking taco and the beer, and then you donate some money to an abortion fund. You fucking [...]

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Violence; murder; terrorism] ISIS reportedly demanded a multimillion dollar ransom from the US before killing James Foley: "The group pressed the United States to provide a multimillion-dollar...Show More Summary

No Thank You

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy.]I am an atheist.And here is something that happens to me sometimes: When I do something that a Christian sees as "good," zie will tell me I'm not really an atheist.(I'm sure people of other religions...Show More Summary

Lauryn Hill dedicates version of her song “Black Rage” to Ferguson

Lauryn Hill has released a old sketch of her song “Black Rage” in honor of the people of Ferguson. Recorded in her living room, the song is set to the tune of “My Favorite Things.” Check out the lyrics after the jump.    Black rage is founded on two-thirds a person Rapings and beatings and suffering [...]

An Observation

[Content Note: Police brutality; descriptions of violence; racism.]In the last two weeks, there has been a lot (but hardly enough) public discussion of police militarization and extrajudicial killing. One of the things I want to note...Show More Summary

New Favorite Instagram: Love Your Lines

Created by “two moms celebrating real women, real bodies and real self love,” Love Your Lines offers a space for women to embrace their stretch marks.  The anonymous moms behind the project explained to Mic that they “started the campaign on a whim, after a few discussions about our bodies after motherhood” and hope “to inspire [...]

A Feministing Jamz guide to the AFROPUNK fest

Are you hype about the AFROPUNK fest this weekend in Brooklyn? We are! And we know lots of you are as well, so we thought we’d put together a quick little list for you of interesting artists to make your feminist hearts burst of joy. In no particular order…. Tecla Tecla won my heart with [...]

Question of the Day

If you could snap your fingers and get rid of one bad habit of yours that's just seemingly impossible for you to get rid of, what would it be?

CFP: Applied Feminism and Work

CFP: Applied Feminism and Work From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: CALL FOR PAPERS: “APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK” The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Eighth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference.  This year’s theme is “Applied Feminism … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Um.

[Content Note: Homophobia; Christian Supremacy.]The Ark Encounter park, which is a fundamentalist Christian theme park being built in Kentucky to feature, among other terrific attractions, a reproduction of Noah's Ark and "an exhibit...Show More Summary

This Week in Butts

Despite a few road bumps, the human rear end, especially of the female variety, is well on its way to pop culture world domination. I, personally, am struggling with deeply mixed feelings about this. On one hand, butts are awesome and shaking them is a good time for the shakers and any consenting shakees in the mix, unless they are Robin Thicke. Show More Summary

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