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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Radical Brownies

These kids are going to be so cool. Over at Fusion, Jorge Rivas has a great piece about the “Radical Brownies.” Back in my day, the original Brownies earned badges for developing skills like planting flowers. Members of this group, entirely composed of young girls of color, instead tackle challenges like learning to organize protests and fight back […]

Breaking Clown Car Nooz

[Note: Video may autoplay at link.]Senator Marco Rubio (R-Eallythirsty) is throwing his hat into the clown car: Sen. Marco Rubio has begun taking concrete steps toward launching a presidential bid, asking his top advisors to prepareShow More Summary

Weeping Christian men apologize for letting you have an abortion

Courtesy of Heroic Media, three Christian men feel they owe you an apology. In this four-minute video -- aptly titled "The Apology" -- each man confesses to having had an abortion. Okay, it's not quite that interesting -- what they mean is that they went halfsies on a fetus with a woman who then got an abortion. Show More Summary

Radical Brownies

It can seem like right-wingers in the US are spoiled for choice when it comes to youth- and family-groups, and that those of us on the left can have a harder time connecting with others who have shared values. How can we free radicals find extra-curricular activities and groups for our kids that will help […]

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker themiddlevoice: "What kind of alternate world would you create if you had the chance?"

Finish This Sentence

Nothing makes me feel older than......when I see an internet acronym that everyone else understands and I have to Google it. LOL.

Well, the Headline Pretty Much Says It All

[Content Note: Climate change.]"New Senate Environment Chair Gets His Gavel, Goes on Rant Arguing Climate Science Is a Hoax." Welcome to your new Republican-controlled Senate. Sob.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Roe is not a reality for all. “I’m going to need your help to find a way out of this definitional problem with rape.” – Senator Lindsey Graham to anti-choice activists  Women share their abortion stories at The Guardian. Feministing alum Miriam Perez on six key differences between the reproductive justice and reproductive rights movements. Jesus fucking […]

Statement by the President on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

[Content Note: War on agency. NB: Not only women need access to abortion.] THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press Secretary_______________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2015 Statement by the President on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

"Pet me." As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Top Chef

Is anyone else watching Top Chef this season? Without giving away any spoilers in the main post, I am SO EXCITED about the finalists this season! It's basically my favorite season ever. When the finalists were holding hands and jumping...Show More Summary

Bjork talks sexism: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.”

Back in 2004, when I read Alex Ross’s New Yorker profile of Bjork, I was largely unaware of previous criticism of her last album, Vespertine. Ross’s profile introduced me to Bjork’s extensive and thoughtful creative process, painting a vivid portrait of Bjork crafting beats and sounds on her laptop, a catalogue of tunes to weave […]

Fungal Pleasures: Captain Toad and self-care

Being a gaming critic (particularly one who often courts controversy by being a feminist critic) I always feel “switched on” when I play even particularly fun or long-awaited games. It’s increasingly difficult just to let go and lose myself in the flow of repetitive motion, say, or feel completely immersed in a story. The watery […]

Fat Hatred at the Psychiatrist

by Shaker BigDots[Content Note: Fat hatred.]Last week I went to my psychiatrist for a regularly scheduled check-up, at which we discuss my anti-depressant medications and whether we should change anything. Because my psychiatrist isShow More Summary

GOP Women Stopped the 20-Week Abortion Bill. That’s Not Standing Up for Reproductive Rights.

Today, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Republicans have betrayed the movement. As my colleague Betsy Woodruff wrote last night, Republicans in the House just killed the vote on a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, even though a similar bill passed with ease last year in the same Republican-controlled body. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War on agency] Today is the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. And Republicans in Congress are celebrating it by trying to push through an anti-abortion bill so extreme that female members of their own caucus have forced them to pull it (for now). Show More Summary

Feministing Jamz: Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff

If you are not familiar with Hurray for the Riff Raff, the time to catch up is now. Breathing new life into the American folk tradition, the Bronx-bred, New Orleans-based Alynda Lee Segarra — the woman behind Hurray for the Riff Raff — writes music celebrating, about, and for anyone who might be considered the […]

Fatsronauts 101: Choosing to Be Fat Is Okay

[Content Note: Fat hatred; disordered eating.]Something that comes up a lot in conversations about privilege and marginalization is that marginalized people don't have a choice over their identities, either by virtue of birth or circumstance. Show More Summary

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