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New evidence suggests that dogs have been living alongside humans for more than twice as long as was previously thought:Previous studies have indicated that the ancestors of modern-day dogs diverged from wolves no more than 16,000 years ago, after the last ice age. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush: Clearly the Best Candidate

[Content Note: Climate change denialism.]Jeb Bush is very smart and very decent and here he is just proving that he is definitely absolutely for sure the best candidate for US president the world has ever known:"The climate is changing. Show More Summary

Assata Shakur and the black girl experience

  I’m currently writing a book (word to the wise: do not write a book) and doing so has given me occasion to revisit Assata Shakur’s autobiography. I’ve never forgotten how powerful and transformative a book it is, but picking it up in these movement times has been newly enlightening. There’s one piece in particular […]

Daily Dose of Cute

Olivia, who loves to lick plastic bags, has claimed this plastic bag as her own. "It's mine now. You cannot take it from me." Don't even try.As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Spread the love around on #GiveOUTDay

Give OUT Day is all about spreading the donations around among orgs doing vital work for queer and trans folks, and there are a number of amazing groups participating who we want to big up. It’s probably not fundraising best practices to encourage you to donate to organizations other than Feministing today. But we’re all about uplifting the […]

Trigger Warnings Do Politicize Mental Illness. So What?

For a certain kind of centrist liberal who is hyper-vigilant about the re-emergence of '90s-era "political correctness," the phrase trigger warning can be a little triggering. In theory, trigger warnings are merely little content notes for those who need a little more mental preparation for emotionally taxing material. Show More Summary

Too Right

[Content Note: Disablist language at link.]This is pretty amusing: "The Definition of Hell for Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type."I mean, it's amusing if you don't take it too seriously. Because if you actually stop to consider howShow More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Dolly Parton: "Peace Train" (Junior Vasquez Extended Club Mix)

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Environmental disaster] Prosecutors have begun an investigation into the Plains All American Pipeline oil spill off the California coast Tuesday: "Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into how tens of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off California. Show More Summary

What Was the Worst State for Women This Week?

While the Internet debates the gender politics of Westeros, real-life state legislatures continue a war on women. Third place in DoubleX's latest Worst State of the Week honors goes to Pennsylvania, where Republican legislators backed...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Spoilers from Mad Max: Fury Road. There are blinking gifs at the link which may affect people with photosensitivity.]"Watching Fury Road, I felt like I was watching my own struggle brought to life (albeit in a very fantastical setting), and I don't think I ever realized how truly profound that could be for me. Show More Summary

On Graduation: “Let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us”

“If we were to celebrate anything this graduation — let us celebrate the dissidents amongst us. Let us celebrate our resistance, our capacity to care for each other and for the issues we are passionate about so much we butt heads with the institution, our bonds of solidarity that we have formed with our fellow […]

IS Controls Half of Syria

[Content Note: War; war crimes.]This is terrible, terrible news: The Islamic State has seized control of the Syrian city of Palmyra, which, according to the UK's Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, means that IS now controls more than half of Syrian territory. Show More Summary

Primarily Speaking

In what has to be my favorite news item of the 2016 Primary Parade of Clowns, Fox News announced yesterday that it will "winnow the field of participants in the first Republican debate of the 2016 presidential campaign" by requiringShow More Summary

Support Feministing on #GiveOUTDay!

  Give OUT Day — a national day for supporting LGBTQ causes — is today, and Feministing is one of the participating orgs! Please click here to donate. We also need your help to reach as many people as possible. Please share our fundraising page with your networks via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, email, paper airplane, etc. […]

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker KitSileya: "What is your favorite flower/tree/plant and why?"

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Columbia’s president refused to shake Emma Sulkowicz’s hand when she accepted her diploma. Los Angeles is becoming the largest city to raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour.  In a new survey, US teens say the primary reason why they don’t use birth control is because they’re afraid their parents will find out. A […]

Quote of the Day

"I've gone from being very male dominant to being surrounded by magnificent women. I can't help but be a feminist."—George Miller, writer and director of Mad Max: Fury Road, in an interview with Vanity Fair. I have all the thoughts and feelings about this quote. Show More Summary

Shockingly, Game of Thrones is all about rape, again, still

[Trigger warning for rape and sadistic violence] SPOILER ALERT for Game of Thrones S5, E6, to the extent that it hasn't been spoiled already. And for current purposes, I think that's about as much information as is necessary for a front-page post preview. Continue reading ?

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