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The Wage Gap Between White Women and Women of Color May Be Getting Worse

Black, Hispanic, and Native American women saw their annual earnings decline by significant margins between 2004 and 2014 when adjusted for inflation, according a forthcoming report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

Get Ready, Lawyers, New Study Says Divorce Season Is Here

Imagine that you and your spouse have just returned from a summer beach vacation, kids in tow. The sunny glow is fading, the new school year is just days away, and reality is setting in: You’re not happy in your marriage. Maybe you’ve...Show More Summary

Dieting and Weight Talk Are Bad for All Adolescents, Says American Academy of Pediatrics

On Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics published new recommendations for “Preventing Obesity and Eating Disorders in Adolescents.” The recommendations, which will appear in the September issue of Pediatrics (the academy’s flagship...Show More Summary

Husbands Who Have Wives Who Outearn Them Are Happier Than Those Who Don't

A new study suggests that young men are weathering the gender revolution just fine. Relying on data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, sociologists at the University Connecticut have found that when women take on greater financial responsibility in their marriages, both wives and husbands tend to experience a boost in well-being. Show More Summary

Is Patriarchy to Blame for the Way Women Drink?

Patriarchy explains a lot about our world. That belief is pretty much the juice that powers a blog like this one. Most Double X stories wouldn’t make sense to aliens from a planet without sexism. Wait, what? those extraterrestrials might say. Show More Summary

How I Fit Into Mainstream Pride Events As A Queer Black Woman

Pride I realized that I wasn’t straight when I was about 15 years old. Soon after, I got involved with my high school’s Gay-Straight Alliance. During one of the club’s meetings, the steering committee chair of an organization called PFLAG (Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians of Gays) joined us as a guest speaker. Show More Summary

The Troubling Contradiction at the Heart of the Nate Parker Controversy

Two weeks ago, Variety published a story re-surfacing rape allegations made against the actor, writer, and director Nate Parker, whose much-anticipated The Birth of a Nation, about Nat Turner and the slave revolt he led, is being released on October 7th. Show More Summary

These 24 Poems May Help Women Survive The Border Crossing

Over the next few weeks, Truthdig will be publishing twenty-four different poems to highlight the The Desert Survival Series / La Serie de Sobrevivencia del Desierto, a free cellphone tool designed to aid migrants in their border-crossing journeys. Show More Summary

Today in the Bronx: New Music Festival Celebrates Latinx Art

Today in the Bronx, The Mi Gente! Music Festival will bring all-women bands and local vendors to the borough for a day of (free!) family fun. Mi Gente! is a community collaboration aimed at highlighting the traditional and contemporary music rhythms of Latin America, particularly in the Bronx, which is home to the majority of New York […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Today the Justice Department promised to end the use of private prisons. How will it actually affect prison reform, though? Why the misleading campaign against the judge who sentenced Brock Turner will only make our system less fair. Human Rights First released a new brief called “Long-Term Detention of Mothers and Children in Pennsylvania,” concerning the […]

That Explicit Donald Trump Statue Is Insulting to a Lot of People Who Aren’t Trump

Lurid clay-and-silicone statues of Donald Trump popped up in five U.S. cities on Thursday morning, depicting the Republican presidential candidate in a pasty, veiny state of complete undress. Built by guerrilla art collective Indecline, the statues are titled “The Emperor Has No Balls.” Indeed, the likeness features no testicles, and a miniscule penis at that.

Are Ivanka Trump’s Unpaid Interns Trying to Sabotage Her and Her Dad?

Reader, a document of mesmerizing strangeness and churning fascination has revealed itself, and you can examine it here on the website of Ivanka Trump’s one-woman lifestyle brand, It appears to be a how-to guide written by the interns at the company. Show More Summary

Amber Heard’s Donation of Her Entire Divorce Settlement Is a Huge Power Move

Amber Heard will donate the entirety of her $7 million divorce settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, according to a statement the actress released on Thursday.

Judge Permanently Blocks Florida’s Attempt to Defund Abortion Clinics

Florida’s attempt to regulate and defund abortion clinics out of existence has officially failed. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle permanently blocked a Florida law that would have prevented the distribution of state or local funds to any organization that provides abortions. Show More Summary

California’s Tampon Tax May Soon End

California’s Tampon Tax May Soon End From the Huffington Post (here): The same bill unanimously passed in the Assembly in early June. It now heads back to the Assembly for final approval, and then to Gov. Jerry Brown (D), whose office declined to say if he … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

CFP: Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at Law & Society 2017

CFP: Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at Law & Society 2017 Call for Papers – Friday September 16th Deadline The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Seeks submissions for the Law and Society Association...Show More Summary

PSA: Your Transphobia and Body Shaming Isn’t Radical

On Thursday morning, six cities across the country were greeted with a purportedly radical political art installation – an enormous statue of naked Donald Trump, installed right in the center of their city. The statue features Trump with sagging, overweight, with cellulite inflicted, wrinkled skin. More pointedly, statue Trump appeared to have a small penis, […]

Kim Kardashian West Reminds Us Why The Feminist Label Does Matter

Kim Kardashian West On Monday, Kim Kardashian West set the record straight: She’s not a feminist. “For me, a feminist is someone who advocates for the civil and social rights and liberties of all people, regardless of their gender; anyone...Show More Summary

The Secret to Synchronized Swimmers’ Shellacked Hair: Powdered Gelatin

The magnificent spectacle of synchronized swimming is held together with impeccably placed spangles, inhuman endurance, and one common pantry product: gelatin.

After Texas Slashed Its Family Planning Budget, Maternal Deaths Almost Doubled

Pregnancy-related deaths nearly doubled in Texas between 2010 and 2012, and researchers are at a loss to say why. According to a new study, published in the September issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the spike in the mortality rate is difficult to explain “in the absence of war, natural disaster, or severe economic upheaval.”

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