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Feministing Jamz video of the week: Kelela – “A Message”

It seems that the last year has been all about dreamy collaborations, and this week we found out about one more: Kelela and Arca.  Apparently Kelela and the queer Venezuelan producer Arca met back in 2012, and have been working on this track together ever since. That work’s paid off — the result is fresh, […]


Chalachew Seyoum, an Ethiopian graduate student at Arizona State, has found a fragment of jawbone which "is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans."The fossil comes from very close to the time that our branch split away from more ape-like ancestors best known for the fossil skeleton Lucy. Show More Summary

Conversations: Crowdfunding feminism into media…

Women’s representation in media is actually growing worse, not better, and women still comprise a fraction of directors off-screen. Unsurprisingly, some of the more feminist media we’ve seen in recent years – Tropes vs. Women, Veronica...Show More Summary

Spillover #26

Time for our twenty-sixth #spillover thread. Some reminders: 1. #spillover is part of our comment moderation system for keeping other threads on-topic by providing a separate constructive space for side-discussions. 2. Commentors are encouraged to respect the topic of each post and cheerfully volunteer to take off-topic side-discussions into #spillover.

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker TyphoidMary: "If you were to be summoned by occult means, what three items would be placed in the summoning circle?"Shoes, pet hair, and a quill.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Demand the release of Nicoll Hernández-Polanco, a Guatemalan transgender woman currently being held in a men’s immigration detention center. Jesus effing christ. Three-quarters of public school teachers say their students come to school hungry regularly.  No shit. Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by gingham. Recommended Reading:Imani: [Content Note: Police brutality; racism] Cleveland Isn't Blaming Tamir Rice for His Own Death. Not Really.Mariame: [CN: Police brutality; racism. Note: This is anShow More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Domestic violence; misogynoir; guns.]"Florida has a mandatory minimum 20-year sentence for firing a gun and you can't get time off for good behavior. You have to do every single one of those days. You'd think that kind...Show More Summary

On Ben Carson’s comments on gayness and hetero fears of the sexuality spectrum

With every public appearance leading up to his inevitable run for the presidency, Ben Carson further tarnishes his legacy. He used to be a celebrated neurosurgeon, the first to successfully separate conjoined twins that were joined at the head. Now, he’s basically Glenn Beck circa 2009, except he has a medical degree so people think […]

Australian state party to hold International Women’s Day event at men-only club

The Australian state of Queensland is…special. It’s sunny, and beautiful, and reliably absurd. See a ridiculous headline, say, a snake winning a fight with crocodile and then eating it? It almost certainly happened in Queensland. A drunk man making his seven-year-old drive him home? Definitely happened in Queensland. Which is why I knew, when I […]

This is so the worst thing you're going to read all day.

[Content Note: Misogyny; violence; rape culture; reproductive coercion; MRA talking points.]A friend of mine got into it with a bunch of MRA douchebags on social media today, because: 1. He is awesome; 2. He was pushing back on one of...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Little Lady Snugglesworth. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Two-Thirds of Unintended Births Are Paid for By the Government

As I wrote on Monday, unintended pregnancy is increasingly concentrated among lower income women. That suggests a lot of the costs for those pregnancies will be covered by public health care systems such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] Depeche Mode: "Master and Servant"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...The AP reports that Hillary Clinton private email account used to conduct government business while she was Secretary of State was run on her own private email server registered to her family's home in New York. Show More Summary

These 10 Forms of Sexism Are Why I Identify As A Feminist

To say sexism and gender-based discrimination don’t exist would be like claiming oceans aren’t wet. There are, in fact, many issues facing women of the present, and they need to be addressed. So thank you, feminism, for acknowledging...Show More Summary

Thanks But No Thanks

[Content Note: War on agency, violence, and a description of a perineum tear. NB: Not only women need access to abortion.]Republican Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker, who totally wants to be president so bad he's considering legally...Show More Summary

Alabama Supreme Court Stops Same-Sex Marriage, Because Of Course It Did

[Content Note: Homophobia.]This is as utterly pathetic as it is cruel:The Alabama supreme court has ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay marriage...Show More Summary

On Netanyahu’s speech and gendering Israel’s occupation of Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his highly anticipated diatribe against Iran’s “tentacles of terror” yesterday morning before a joint meeting of Congress.  The GOP-orchestrated address — composed of roughly equal parts war-mongering and fabrication — has driven a partisan wedge between Democrats and Republicans. Show More Summary

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