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Amy Schumer’s Friday Night Lights parody: “Clear eyes, full hearts, don’t rape!

Showing yet again that some rape jokes are funny, in the first episode of this season of Inside Amy Schumer, the show tackled (ha!) football rape culture in a brilliant Friday Night Lights spoof. While Schumer plays the supportive Tammy Taylor-like wife sipping on an ever-bigger glass of white wine, Coach tries to get the team on board […]

The First Convicted Case of American Feticide Proves America Still Treats Women Like Vessels

Source: Think Progress On March 30th, 33-year-old Purvi Patel was sentenced to 20 years in prison. She is the first woman in the United States convicted of feticide. But there is far more to this case than that fact alone reveals. Last July, Patel went to a South Bend, Indiana hospital after suffering heavy bleeding. Show More Summary

The Marines' Ink Policy, Again

[Content Note: Body/choice policing.]Sgt. Daniel Knapp, a US Marines infantryman with multiple meritorious promotions and a combat valor award, has been denied re-enlistment by Marine Corps headquarters because he has a tattoo the placement...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker invisibilia: "Choose one song to be played at your wake. Why this song? What makes it special for you?""Every Breath You Take" would be hilariously creepy, emphasis on hilarious, since everyone who knows me knows: 1. How much I hate that song; and 2. That I don't believe in an afterlife.For a more serious answer: Maybe "Do You Realize?" by the Flaming Lips.

Photo of the Day

Eat your heart out, Double Rainbow Guy.A quadruple rainbow was spotted Tuesday morning in Glen Cove, New York, by a commuter waiting for the train at the Long Island Rail Road station. Amanda Curtis took a picture of the rare event,Show More Summary

The Best of Friends

[Content Note: Judgment; choice policing.] I don't mean, of course, people who think they have no flaws, nothing that needs working on, no room for improvement. I mean people who are keenly aware of their own flaws, who are always working...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

More than 50 disability rights activists were arrested while protesting outside the White House. “I’d rather go to jail than DIE in a nursing home.” A new report reveals how girls of color are doubly disadvantaged when it comes to opportunities to play sports in high school.  Bangladeshis protest after mass sexual assaults during the recent Bengali New […]

Finish This Sentence

[Content Note: Misogyny.]My favorite thing that misogynists imagine to be true about all feminists/womanists is......that we are man-haters....that we can't get laid....that we say things like "Burger KING?! Why isn't is Burger QUEEN, amirite? PROTEST!!!"Etc.

Cop who killed Rekia Boyd acquitted of all charges

Chicago police detective Dante Servin has been found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Rekia Boyd. A Cook County Circuit Court Judge Dennis Porter ruled that the state had failed to prove recklessness on Servin's part after he fired his unregistered handgun over his shoulder from inside his car into a dark alley, hitting Boyd in the back of the head.

Some Good News from SCOTUS

[Content Note: War on drugs.]For a change:The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the police may not prolong traffic stops to wait for drug sniffing dogs to inspect vehicles."A police stop exceeding the time needed to handle the matter...Show More Summary

The Debate Over Provocative Dress

The Debate Over Provocative Dress Jessica Wolfendale, West Virginia University, Philosophy Department, is publishing Provocative Dress and Sexual Responsibility in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law. Here is the abstract. Numerous studies have found that many people believe that a provocatively dressed woman … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Daily Dose of Cute

"Don't even think about getting up, Two-Legs. I've had a long day, and I am too comfy." As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

More Female Cops Leads to More Arrests of Female Sexual Predators

Barbara Goldberg at Reuters has a new article about the apparent rise in arrests of female teachers for sexually abusing male students. There's a growing understanding, Goldberg argues, that the underage victims of female sexual predators are just that—victims—and not some lucky young punks who got to live a "hot for teacher" fantasy.

On queered masculinity and misogyny

I started wearing ties my senior year of college. My mother bought me a slim, silver Calvin Klein tie at Nordstrom Rack when she visited me over her spring break. Though I began to dress in men’s clothes the year prior, until that moment, I had not yet forayed into officially being read as masculine. […]

In the News

Here are some things in the news today...Heads-up: Blue Bell Creameries has issued a product-wide recall because of the risk of lysteria. So beware if you buy Blue Bell frozen treats of any kind.[Content Note: Police brutality; misogynoir]...Show More Summary

Photo of the Day: The women who forced their way into the Boston Marathon

In honor of yesterday’s Boston Marathon, there were a couple great profiles of the trailblazing female runners who forced their way into the race back when it was thought that women couldn’t run 26 miles without dropping dead or turning into men or something.  In 1966, Bobbi Gibb tried to register for the race but was informed she wasn’t allowed to “because it […]

An Observation

[Content Note: Misogyny.]This morning, I saw on social media another article (or maybe it was the same one as last time; who can tell—they are all the fucking same) written by a cookie-seeking straight white man and addressed to women who don't know how powerful we are. Show More Summary

Climate justice is intersectional feminism in action

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. On a rainy Friday morning in mid-April, a group of Harvard University dining hall workers brought a petition about workplace conditions to the office of University President Drew Gilipin Faust.  But President Faust wasn’t there. Instead, the employees presented the petition to the group […]

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