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National Association of Women Lawyers 2015 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition Now Open

  National Association of Women Lawyers® 2015 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition   The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)® is a national voluntary legal professional organization whose mission is the advancement of women in the legal profession … Continue reading ?


[Content Note: Misogyny.]Mike Huckabee has an interesting new strategy for appealing to female voters in 2016: Call us "trashy" if we use naughty words!Appearing last Friday on Mickelson in the Morning, an Iowa-based radio show, Huckabee...Show More Summary

Watch the First Anti-Domestic Violence Super Bowl Commercial

An anti-domestic violence PSA will air during the Super Bowl this Sunday, courtesy of the No More campaign and the National Football League, which donated its internal ad agency to create the spot and, according to the Wall Street Journal, half a minute of air time on NBC, "where ad time costs roughly $4.5 million for 30 seconds." No More is billing it as the first of its kind.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The women of #BlackLivesMatter. 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard was shot to death by the police in Texas. 16-year-old Jessica Hernandez was shot to death by the police in Colorado.  An essay about a fat woman being loved and getting laid. The CDC’s newest report on opioids prioritizes hypothetical fetuses above living women. Girlhood looks great. Courtney on feminism and […]

This Trash Again

[Content Note: Privilege; gatekeeping.]Jonathan Chait is at it again, with a new piece for New York Magazine entitled [DoNotLink] "Not a Very PC Thing to Say," and subheaded, because of course it is, "How the language police are perverting...Show More Summary

Janet Mock Talks About the Power of Pop Culture

“What did I learn from being ‘the subject?’ I learned to show up prepared,” says Janet Mock. On her new pop culture show, So Popular!, Janet Mock has come prepared. Last year, Mock’s bestselling memoir, Redefining Realness, catapulted her into national consciousness, making her one of the most recognizable trans women of color ever. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Misogyny; rape culture; war on agency.]"I'm told that they're still going to bring [the bill proposing a 20-week abortion ban] back, but because there was such division among our Republican females [over the stipulation that rape must be reported to authorities to qualify as an exception], they pulled the bill that day. Show More Summary

News from the Conservative Legislation Lab

This is a real thing in the world:[Republican Indiana] Gov. Mike Pence is starting a state-run taxpayer-funded news outlet that will make pre-written news stories available to Indiana media, as well as sometimes break news about hisShow More Summary

An Observation

[Content Note: Fat hatred.]Fat haters think that fat advocacy is about asking people to like you.No.Fat advocacy is about asking people to respect you. And about liking yourself, irrespective of whether anyone else does.

Photo of the Day: “Monument Quilt” sends messages of solidarity to Marissa Alexander

After 4-and-a-half years of legal battle for firing a warning shot into a wall in self-defense against her abusive husband, Marissa Alexander is expected to be released from jail today, though she’ll likely remain under house arrest for...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Extreme weather] How y'all doing on the East Coast? "High winds and whiteout conditions swept across New England on Tuesday as a strong winter storm moved up the East Coast, leaving the island of Nantucket without power. Show More Summary

“It’s frightening that he’s so normal.”

Here at Feministing, we think a lot about trolls. We live with them every day. There’s the light stuff: the insults to our intelligence, our appearance, our integrity. Then there’s the more heavy duty stuff. Rape threats, death threats, threats to our family and friends and colleagues. Doxxing. It’s our normal. It’s something almost all […]

Jason Brown Does More Spinny Jumps!

Hey, do you remember last year when US figure skater Jason Brown did an amazing long program at the National Championships, which earned him a second-place finish and a trip to the Winter Olympics, and also revealed that I am terrific (blink. Show More Summary

Thanks, Citizens United!

[Content Note: Class warfare.]Here's a cool headline: "Koch-backed network aims to spend nearly $1 billion on 2016 elections."How neat for them! How neat for ALL OF US! It's so terrific that these conservative shitlords have all that...Show More Summary

Ms. Marvel fights evil of anti-Muslim bus ads in San Francisco

The current Ms. Marvel is a New Jersey girl from a Pakistani family named Kamala Khan. When the character got her own series last year, she became the first Muslim superhero to star in a Marvel comic book. Now she’s fighting Islamophobia in the real world.  Street Cred flagged these photos of Ms. Marvel’s image spreading messages of love pasted […]

Question of the Day

What is your favorite thing to eat at a time of day with which it's not traditionally associated in your culture? So, eggs for dinner, or soup for breakfast, or...Sometimes I wake up just desperately craving greens, so I'll have a salad or sauteed spinach and mushrooms for breakfast. Which Iain thinks is VERY weird, lol.

Beautiful Things

Via Misty, check out "The Wildlife Photography of the Year Awards." There are some creepy crawlies among the images, so be warned if those sort of pix bother you!Naturally, I love the one of the bat.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Happy birthday, Angela Davis! Celebrate by checking out her writing and interviews. Good news: Monica Jones‘ conviction was overturned. “We all felt trapped”: MOOCs, sexual harassment, and Title IX. Legislators claiming to act on survivors’ behalf aren’t listening to survivors. Occupy the syllabus. ICYMI, 1000 New York airport workers occupied the 94th Street bridge to […]

What's Stopping New Orleans From Getting a Brand New Planned Parenthood Clinic

New Orleans is in desperate need of a new Planned Parenthood clinic. The current one is housed in a small, converted one-story house that only has two exam rooms and operates at mass capacity. The need for better facilities is great, because Louisiana has some of the highest STI and unintended pregnancy rates in the country. Show More Summary

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