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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The Washington Post summarizes the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. Meanwhile, journalists like David Carr and Ta-Nehisi Coates offer apologies for looking away, and a former NBC employee talks about helping Cosby pay off multiple women and standing guard when young models were “delivered” to his hotel room. Show More Summary

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday Monday

Promote yourself. (Apologies for lateness!) N.B. remember your netiquette.

Dear Sweden, Can I come over? A intellectual exercise in asking for asylum

Ed. note: This is a guest post. Sometimes I get tired of being a black woman in America. Countless times I’ve threatened to move somewhere else. I’ve even recently joked that maybe I’ll just move to Sweden and ask for asylum.  This is an intellectual exercise (mostly). And I realize that many people risk their lives […]

Students stage walkout over Oklahoma high school’s treatment of three rape survivors

In an inspiring show of solidarity — and a depressing indictment of both their fellow students and their school’s administration — a group of students is staging a walkout at a Norman, Oklahoma high school this morning to protest the way the community has treated three girls who were raped by a classmate. ThinkProgress reports: Student organizers are […]

The Problem With Gender Psychology

Before I took a gender psychology class, I assumed that the field was pro-feminist. I was not so pleasantly surprised to learn how little the field has done to promote gender equality. For example, the once often-perpetuated idea that...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: “They don’t wake up and say, ‘I’ll brush my teeth and go have an abortion.'”

  “These women who come to us are not idiots. They know what they are doing. People can’t get that. Women take this seriously. They think about it. They don’t wake up and say, ‘I’ll brush my teeth and go have an abortion.'” – Dr. Curtis Boyd  Texas abortion providers Curtis Boyd and Glenna Halvorson-Boyd have worked in […]

The Feministing Five: “Saying Abortion Aloud”

Last week, the organization Sea Change released “Saying Abortion Aloud,” an extensive report examining how we can better support those who speak out for reproductive justice. We spoke with its creators to learn more about the research and what steps we can start taking today. “Saying Abortion Aloud” is built out of two main sections — one for folks […]

Open Thread with Alligator Hatchlings

Teeny tiny alligators feature 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

Read the Letter Outraged UVA Faculty and Students Are Sending to Their President

The University of Virginia community is reeling from horrifying accounts of sexual violence and rape detailed in a Rolling Stone piece published earlier this week. The story painfully details a campus culture that allegedly silences victims, disregards offenders, and fails to keep the students informed about sexual assaults on the grounds. Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by dirt.Recommended Reading:Tracy: [Content Note: Transphobia; violence] TDoR Is Forever, but Transphobia Doesn't Have to Bestavvers: [CN: Sexual assault; rape culture] On Ched Evans, Rehabilitation, and...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Harvard’s student daily has created a searchable database of Title IX complaints filed between 2002 and 2014. Roxane Gay on Bill Cosby: “One accuser should be more than enough.” Rights groups offer software to detect government spying. On anger and strength. Continually baffled that The Onion does some of the best writing on campus gender-based violence…  

What Happened When One Canadian Dad Took a 37-Week Parental Leave? (Nothing Bad.)

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

Republicans Sue Over Affordable Care Act

And here we go:House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president's executive authority.The lawsuit — filed...Show More Summary

Garbage Treasures! (And Happy Birthday to Deeks!)

As you may recall, Deeky collects and saves useless garbage like we're beyond Thunderdome and useless garbage is now a form of currency and he's a garbageaire. Then, instead of throwing it away, he throws pieces of his fancy detritus...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Misogyny.]"We wish to express our support for members of the community who rightly brought this issue to the fore, and we condemn the unreasonable attacks they experienced as a result, which caused deep distress in our...Show More Summary

Fucking With Feministing: What’s the deal with anal?

Welcome to Fucking with Feministing! We’re so excited to launch this new, monthly sex advice column where we’ll be answering questions straight from awesome readers like you! I’m Sesali and I’ll be your resident sexpert with the help of our friends at the Center for Sex & Culture (CSC) who have partnered with us to […]

Daily Dose of Cute

Earlier today, I walked into the living room to find Zelda curled up on the loveseat using her big plush ducky as a pillow: When I sat down on the ottoman beside her to give her all the snuggles because she is SUCH A GOOD GIRL, she rolled...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] The Spin Doctors: "Two Princes" This week's TMNS brought to you by the number two. I bet you thought the Open Threads were gonna be brought to you by the number two! Did I fool ya?! Btw, this is one of my most loathed songs of all time. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Extreme weather; death] The snow has slowed in and around Buffalo, after a truly epic (in the old sense of the world) snowstorm, which caused 13 deaths, including two elderly residents of a nursing home yesterday, who died during an evacuation when the roof began buckling. Show More Summary

PR: An Industry Full of Women, Run by Men

It’s a well known fact that women still face inequality like sexism and discrimination in the workplace. However, while we often focus on the dismal representation of women in STEM fields or at the top of corporate fields, this problem extends to many (if not most) professional fields. Show More Summary

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