Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Society & Culture / Issues & Causes / Feminism / Popular


WATCH: President Obama announces executive order on immigration affecting over 4 million undocumented Americans

  Last night, President Obama issued the most broadest reaching action on immigration in 30 years. Last night he announced an executive action that offers temporary legal status for over 4 million undocumented people living in the United States. This action relieves them of the threat of deportation. In a speech given last night, President Obama noted […]

Blast from the Past: Debunking the “all sex is rape” quote (again)

  Remember that whole thing about how all hetero sex is rape? Right, me too. Misogynists love playing straw feminist, and one of their most successful campaigns has been falsely attributing the quote that “all sex is rape” to Catharine MacKinnon and/or Andrea Dworkin. The lie is a deeply untrue and unfair reading of those scholars’ works, and is […]

So the President Gave a Speech Last Night...

...in which he announced a series of executive actions on immigration that will provide at least temporary relief to nearly five million undocumented immigrants in the US.Some relevant links: The transcript of his address. The White House Fact Sheet on the announced executive actions. Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by a sand sculpture of the Yellow Brick Road and its travelers.

Why Did the AP Suppress the Sexual Assault Portion of Its Bill Cosby Interview?

On Nov. 10, the Associated Press released a video featuring Bill Cosby and his wife Camille, chatting about the collection of African-American art the couple had recently loaned to the Smithsonian. More than a week later, the AP published additional footage from the Cosby sit-down that hadn’t make the original cut.

Question of the Day

What words inspire you when you are feeling defeated by the world?

It's the Simple Things

Every year around the holidays, I get some emails from people asking if they can send me a little gift. Most of them have something in mind, often something they've made (yay!), but occasionally someone will ask me if I want or need anything. Show More Summary

Why Does Alleged Sexual Predator R. Kelly Still Have a Career?

As of Thursday afternoon, 16 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, the latest a nurse named Therese Serignese who says the comedian drugged and raped her in the mid-1970s. Earlier this week, model Janice Dickinson told a similar...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Grandmas smoking weed for the first time. UK students march for an end to college tuition. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has increased maternal mortality.  Why did doctors stop giving women orgasms? An awful Rolling Stone piece about a freshman who was gang-raped at a frat party at University of Virginia, then discouraged from reporting […]

Whut.

[Content Note: Misogynoir; racism.]I don't even know where to fucking begin:The children's author Daniel Handler has apologized for an "ill-conceived" joke he made about the black American writer Jacqueline Woodson while hosting theShow More Summary

Jamie Oliver: Still the Worst

[Content Note: Child abuse.]Jamie Oliver is basically a professional bully, who has, among other things, donned a fat suit as part of his eliminationist campaign against fat people, so I'm not entirely surprised that he's publicly bragging...Show More Summary

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, how do we shorten the list of the dead?

Today is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance when we memorialize those who were killed by anti-trans violence in the past year. Here is this year’s list of those we’ve lost and here is where you can find an event happening in your area. As Morgan Collado wrote at Autostraddle, trans women of color dominate the list of lives lost — this year […]

Photos: Black dads and their kids

As part of their “Life Cycles of Inequity” series on Black men, Colorlines highlights this photo series by Marcus Franklin that captures Black men sharing ordinary moments with their children. Check out the rest of the photos in The Fatherhood Project here. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

Barbie’s male classmates can be computer engineers.

Barbie is one educated and versatile woman. She's been, among dozens of other jobs, a dentist, a doctor, a sign language teacher, a special education teacher, a surgeon, a paratrooper, a jet pilot, an ambassador, a firefighter, an architect,...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...House Republicans have passed legislation that forbids scientists from advising the Environmental Protection Agency on their own research: "In what might be the most ridiculous aspect of the whole...Show More Summary

House Republicans Give 20 Out of 21 Committee Chairs to Men

The number of women in Congress may finally have cracked 100 this year, but with Republicans in charge, don't expect to see those gains reflected in leadership. As reported by both Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post and Rachel Maddow this week, Republicans announced the chairs for next year's House committees. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Class warfare.]"The Republicans have a pretty simple philosophy: They say if those at the top have more—more power for Wall Street players to do whatever they want and more money for tax cuts than somehow they can be counted on to build the economy for everyone else. Show More Summary

Watch: The first live-streamed national abortion speakout

You can watch the first ever live-streamed, national abortion speak-out today. Between 1 pm to 9 pm ET, over 100 people — including many Feministing friends — will be talking about their personal experiences with abortion here.  As the 1 in 3 Campaign’s Debra Hauser explains, “We are telling our stories on November 20th and throughout the year to shatter the silence, […]

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC