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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Meet Astrid, the undocumented Mexican woman with a prime time speaking spot at the DNC.  Hillary Clinton called for a repeal of the Hyde amendment, which bans the use of federal Medicaid dollars to pay for abortions, and the Democratic Party platform will explicitly call for the same. Women of color within the reproductive justice movement have been […]

In Praise of Chelsea Clinton’s Teenage Style

America didn’t do right by Chelsea Clinton in the 1990s.

Daily Dose of Cute

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

What Donald Trump Just Did Is Tantamount to Treason

At a press conference earlier today, Donald Trump said: "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the thirty thousand emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let's see if that...Show More Summary

In 1995, Wal-Mart Pulled a “Someday A Woman Will Be President” Shirt From Shelves

More than two decades before Hillary Clinton became the first woman nominated by a major political party for president, a T-shirt at Wal-Mart made a prophesy.

Rage. Seethe. Boil.

[Content Note: Police brutality; death; racism. Video may autoplay at link.]Prosecutors have dropped all pending charges on the officers who had yet to be tried in the death of Freddie Gray:Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against...Show More Summary

A Celebrity Gossip Expert Explains the Summer of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is having quite the summer—from her breakup with Calvin Harris to the birth of Hiddleswift to Kim Kardashian’s receipts-apalooza, plus or minus a Nils Sjoberg, she’s been consistently dominating headlines. But what does it all mean?

"Issues"

[Content Note: Bigotry; fearmongering.]So, Donald Trump has added an "Issues" page to his campaign website. I don't know when it was added; I haven't looked at his website for awhile. [H/Ts to Jen Statsky and Ginger McKnight.] And it is really something. Show More Summary

"She has made history."

[Content Note: Misogyny.]I've got a new piece up at BNR: "SHE DID IT!!! Hillary Overcame the Haters with Grace and Dignity."A friend of mine, a professor of women's history, once said to me during a conversation about women trailblazers...Show More Summary

SHE-E-O: THINX Founder & CEO Miki Agrawal On Feminism, Entrepreneurship, & The Future

Miki Agrawal You may have seen or heard about the subway ads for the period panties THINX, featuring a super-yonic-looking grapefruit — or maybe you just followed the ridiculous controversy about those ads. Perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to try the revolutionary underwear that keeps you leak-free and worry-free while you’re on your period. Show More Summary

The Clit List: A Porn Resource Website with Sexual Assault Survivors in Mind

The stigmas and myths surrounding online porn—both for viewers and producers—have changed quite a bit over the last few years. One area where destigmatizing efforts are most noticeable is in regards to women’s relationship to online porn. The space that has opened up for women to discuss their relationship to visual stimuli has led to […]

Democratic Convention Day Two Wrap-Up!

OH MY MADAM PRESIDENT, THAT WAS QUITE A DAY!As you might have heard, via the news or via the reverberating sound of my celebratory sobs carried on the winds of history, Hillary Clinton officially captured the Democratic nomination yesterday, making her the first woman in the nation's history to be the presidential nominee of a major party.Woo. Show More Summary

How the DNC Is Subtly Rebuking Donald Trump’s Mockery of a Disabled Reporter

Last fall, in a campaign stop in South Carolina, Donald Trump imitated a New York Times reporter who has a congenital condition that limits the movement in his joints. “You've got to see this guy, ‘Ah, I don't know what I said! I don't remember!’” Trump jeered, jerking his hands around and distorting his voice. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Michelle Obama kicked off the DNC’s week of speeches with a powerful, moving address. And Michelle breaks that highest, hardest glass ceiling by being the first women to speak at the #RNC and the #DNC in the same year — Sejal Singh (@Sej_Singh) July 26, 2016 In New Zealand, a former national park has been granted […]

She Did It!

HISTORY MADE!!! "Hi, Victoria? It's me—Hillary. I did it."I will say once again: Thank You, Hillary.

Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal to TBS on Sexist Tweet: “Delete Your Account”

For a few blessed moments on Monday night, the stars of Samantha Bee and Michelle Obama fell into alignment. Less than two hours before Obama applauded Hillary Clinton for sticking it out in public service while haters mocked her looks and laugh, Bee took her own television network to task for comparing the Democratic presidential nominee to a yelping hyena.

Meet the Allens, the “Off-Grid” Family Who Wants Your Support to Survive

The first thing the Allens, a British family of four, want you to know about them is that they are followers of something they call off-grid parenting. This includes common, and sometimes questionable, alternative parenting practices like homeschooling, avoiding vaccinations and modern medicine, co-sleeping, and extended breastfeeding. Show More Summary

ROLL CALL!

This is it, y'all! The roll call to officially nominate the Democratic presidential nominee is about to begin at the Democratic convention! Eeeeeeeeeee!

Damn

[Content Note: Hacking.]Background here.'DNC Hacker' Unmasked: He Really Works for Russia, Researchers Say:The hacker who claims to have stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and provided them to WikiLeaks is actually an agent of the Russian government and part of an orchestrated attempt to influence U.S. Show More Summary

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