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It’s not about you: When men take women’s style personally

The politics of women’s appearance is a painful tug of war between the meanings women intend to convey (which are as varied as the tiles of a mosaic) and those imposed on them by society, often by men who cannot countenance a symbolic universe in which women’s expression does not exist solely for male consumption.  The […]

Man Shoots Girlfriend, Then Kills Two NYPD Cops

[Content Note: Guns; violence; murder; self-harm; racism; misogyny.]Saturday afternoon, a man named Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend, Shaneka Thompson, in Baltimore, before driving to New York City, where he shot and killed two police officers sitting in their cruiser, Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Show More Summary

The Year We Asked the NFL, Budweiser, and TV Land to Solve Violence Against Women

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

Who Can Consent to Use of Dead Teenager’s Frozen Sperm?

Who Can Consent to Use of Dead Teenager’s Frozen Sperm? I have so many basic factual questions about this story concerning the frozen sperm of an Auckland, New Zealand teenager: Promising young film-maker Cameron Duncan banked sperm at age 15 before starting chemotherapy in 2002 for bone cancer in his … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Anti-Woman Suffrage Cartoons

Anti-Woman Suffrage Cartoons Over at MessyNessyChic, a post (here) features some vintage anti-woman suffrage posters.  Here’s one, at left. View the full collection here. -Bridget Crawford Feminist Law Professors

Open Thread

Hosted by a sundae. (See what I did there? You see what I did there.)

Open Thread

Hosted by "Saturday Night" by the Bay City Rollers.

Open Thread with Giraffe and Skyline

A lone giraffe with Nairobi's city skyline in the background features for this week's Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like over this weekend and throughout the week. with a few netiquette exceptions

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Police bruality; racism.]"Clearly some were not telling the truth."—St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, admitting that some of the witnesses who appeared before the grand jury tasked with deciding whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who killed Michael Brown, lied during their testimony. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Don’t give money to the Salvation Army. In 2014, young people organized for human rights. “The last recourse of women who are pushed out of community on every angle is often the Internet.” Ralph Lauren’s “genocide aesthetic.” Chicago’s youth diversion program fails justice-involved girls. Butchbaby & Co.: The first androgynous maternity line for queer individuals. […]

The Alarming Inaccuracy of Prenatal Testing  

When I was pregnant with my first child, I got an important call from my doctor’s office. I remember very little of the specifics aside from where I was standing (on the sidewalk, outside of a management training seminar I had to do for work), and the dread I felt as the call proceeded. Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by foil.Recommended Reading:Elena, Neha, and Jean: [Content Note: Misogyny; harassment] MIT Computer Scientists' Reddit AMA Proves the Point about Gender in STEMScott: [CN: Rape culture; harassment; intimidation]...Show More Summary

So, the President Had a Press Conference

Earlier today, President Obama had his end-of-the-year press conference, and here is something interesting that happened: LOL. Awesome.I suppose a cynical person might suggest the President did this as a stunt so people would talk about his calling on only female reporters instead of on the content of his responses to those reporters. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Olivia, asleep with her paw on her head, little pink nose just sticking out. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Let’s talk about Title IX and fair process

Welcome to the backlash. With every action comes an equal and opposite reaction, so we always had to know that progress in the fight to end campus gender-based violence would provoke a negative response. And our opponents primary tactic is clever: I see anti-feminists claiming fair process for themselves. As schools reconsider their disciplinary procedures, these […]

Finish This Sentence

The Christmas song that I hate with the fiery passion of ten thousand suns is......Do They Know It's Christmas? Every time this fucking track comes on the radio, I feel obliged to shout "DO YOU KNOW THIS SONG IS RACIST AS FUCK?" WhyShow More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Counting Crows: "Mr. Jones"This week's TMNS have been brought to you by bands with alliterative names. Remember what I said about "Two Princes"? Double it for this track. Ugh. Ugggggghhhhhhh. Ugh.

Fucking With Feministing: Vaginal Orgasms

Welcome to the second installment of Fucking with Feministing (check out our first installment here)! This monthly sex advice column is the place where readers get feminist advice on my favorite subject! I’m Sesali and I’ll be your resident sexpert with the help of our friends at the Center for Sex & Culture (CSC) who […]

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Police brutality; racism] A new video shows NYPD officers beating a black teenage boy against a car: "After three cops hold the boy against the car, a non-uniformed officer is seen...Show More Summary

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