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Planned Parenthood’s Website Debilitated by DDOS Attack

This past month has been a rough one for Planned Parenthood. The health care organization has been the target of a misleading video campaign, a database hack targeting employees, an attempt to strip it of its federal funding, and a grammatically challenged tweet from Marco Rubio. Show More Summary

Black Women and Violence in America: #SayHerName

#SayHerName protest in Union Square, New York City. In recent years, the media has arguably made the racial violence African Americans continue to experience in the post-Civil Rights era — especially at the hands of law enforcement — more visible than ever before. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

This morning, our own Dana testified at the Senate about campus gender violence! New DEA head guesses weed isn’t as dangerous as heroin, but isn’t an “expert.” We’ll say it again: the fake Planned Parenthood videos don’t make a case against abortion. New Yorkers: there’s still time to apply for a scholarship to BinderCon. Senator […]

Why The Most Important Part of College for Women May Happen Outside the Classroom

Entering the working world for the summer. We’re often taught that college is training for “real” life. The time we spend on campus and in class is supposed to prepare us for the rest of our lives. But I feel that my summer breaks have...Show More Summary

Hasday Op-Ed on Marital Rape

Hasday Op-Ed on Marital Rape Jill Hasday (Minnesota) published an op-ed in today’s Washington Post: Donald Trump’s lawyer Was Right: In Some Places, Raping Your Wife is Still Treated Like a Minor Offense. Here is an excerpt. All states prosecute some forms of marital rape … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Alison Rose: "What is one of your most memorable live music experiences?"I spent so many years going to zillions of concerts that my brainz short out even trying to filter through all of them to pick just one, so,...Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by whiskers.Recommended Reading:Kenrya: [Content Note: Death; police misconduct] Native Woman Sarah Lee Circle Bear Died in Police Custody in South DakotaAlexandra: [CN: Rape culture] "I certainly didn't...Show More Summary

For the Lonely

[Content Note: Isolation.]There have been a lot of stories about loneliness in the news lately. Stories about people who live in big communities, but can't find meaningful friendships. Stories about people who feel alone at work. Stories about how social media can create feelings of isolation, as much as it can create community. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Misogynoir; appropriation; war on agency.]"When it comes to advocating for policies that would actually support Black women and help them raise healthy children, far too many anti-choice activists are silent. But whenShow More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] The Cure: "A Forest"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism; war on agency] Yeah, the thing about terrorist campaigns is that they terrorize and harm people: "In a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris,Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

Samuel Dubose Updates

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death.]Last Friday, I mentioned the police killing of Samuel Dubose, a 43-year-old black man in Cincinnati, who was shot in the head by University of Cincinnati Campus Police Officer Ray Tensing...Show More Summary

Trump: Still Terrible

[Content Note: Misogyny.]Another day, another eleventy-seven pieces of news about how Donald Trump is fucking terrible. The highlights:1. Yesterday, a tweet from April which Trump immediately deleted, but was screen-grabbed by LennyShow More Summary

Amazing

[Content Note: Illness; surgery.]Last night on the news, I saw a story about this remarkable little boy who just received new hands during a groundbreaking surgery. Eight-year-old Zion Harvey lost both his hands and both his feet following a serious and mysterious infection that he got at two years old. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: “I didn’t expect the policy to change my behavior but it has”

Oh ye of little faith, look at what the youth say. At the New York Times, Sandy Keenan (not to be confused with Sandy Kenyon) interviewed a bunch of students at the University at Albany,which now, because of a new New York state law, must obtain affirmative consent before sexual activity to avoid breaking school rules. Keenan asked […]

Why the Occupation is a Reproductive Justice Issue

This piece was originally published on the Community site. It was written in collaboration with Gabi Kirk (@GabiElectra). At this time last summer, we watched as Israeli explosives rained down on Gaza. Surrounded by splintered remains of the dead (over 2,100 by the end), Palestinian women were forced to give birth outside of bombed out maternity […]

Judge Orders Release of Immigrant Children and Mothers From Detention

A federal judge ruled against the Obama administration’s current system of family detention late Friday, saying that it violated minimum requirements for conditions for children held in federal immigration custody, particularly provisions requiring that minors be placed in nonsecure facilities run by agencies licensed for child care. Show More Summary

Major Supermarket Chains Are Covering Up  Cosmo Because It’s “Pornographic”

You can spot a Cosmopolitan from a mile away: A shiny-legged lady in a playfully provocative pose, typography that runs the gamut from pink to purple, and lots of libidinous mad libs (e.g., "__ Sex Positions to __ His __ Wild!"). For teen girls, Cosmo reads like an instruction manual for their glamorous future selves. For more mature women, it's dessert in magazine form.

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