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Suggested by Shaker SisterShimmy: "What do you like on your pizza? ('I don't like pizza' is a perfectly cromulent answer.)"I am pretty flexible on pizza toppings, although I'm not super keen on black olives or anchovies, because I find them too salty. Pretty much anything else, though. Including pineapple![Got a good suggestion for a Question of the Day? Let me know here!]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

It seriously should not be this hard to make it work. The FCC has approved net neutrality rules.  A choose-your-own-adventure feature that puts you in the shoes of a young woman faced with an unintended pregnancy in South Dakota. Zendaya Coleman responded to Giuliana Rancic’s apology for her bigoted comments about her dreadlocks. Oregon is looking to […]

The misogyny of reality stars reveals MTV’s hypocrisy

Ed. note: This post was originally posted on the Community site. I have a soft spot for MTV.  When the entertainment channel launched the Look Different campaign in the spring of 2014, I could not contain my excitement. The Look Different campaign focuses on microaggressions and looks to tackle the internalized bias that often lies […]

Women’s lives? Just a joke to trolls

Ask yourself: if you could not tell what was real from what was fake, would that be a pleasant sensation? You could be forgiven for thinking it was just dandy, given the reaction of some to the news that Jace Connors, the man who made violent, rambling YouTube videos detailing his desire to murder game […]

The problem with calling for demilitarization “of the police”

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. “This is not to say there aren’t vast differences and nuances that need to always be named, but our oppressors are literally collaborating together, learning from one another – and as oppressed people we have to do the same.” – Cherrell Brown The outrage […]

Feministing Jamz: Transfeminine resistance

Trans women of color have been all over the media lately due to the ongoing epidemic of anti-trans violence and murders, but it’s time to change that narrative.  Of course, 2015 has been rough. Though we are not even through February, seven trans women have been murdered in the United States this year. All but one were […]

Who Is A “Deserving” Victim?

My right to safety and bodily integrity were robbed the night I was drugged. I, as well as three other female students at my law school, were drugged at three different house parties. No one attempted to sexually assault me or even asked me to go home with them, so I have no idea who my attacker(s) is. Show More Summary

How Much is Male Virginity Worth?

More than $1,278, apparently.  According to the (UK) Mirror (here), a 24-year old Romanian man is offering to “sell” his virginity and has turned down an offer of 1,125 euros (approximately $1,278). Sound familiar? A Russian man received $2,600 in … Continue reading ?

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

@feministing Maybe you should have thought about that before fucking. — Gytix01 (@Gytix01) February 25, 2015 Just your semi-regular reminder than anti-choicers actually do believe that women should just not have sex if they don’t want to risk forced childbirth. Younger women often delay seeking treatment for heart attacks in part out of fears of being […]

This Drug for Binge-Eating Disorder May Be Shady. That Doesn’t Mean It’s Not a Real Disease.

The New York Times has an excellent article this week about how pharmaceutical companies bypass doctors to market drugs directly to consumers. The company Shire got FDA approval to sell Vyvanse—an addictive amphetamine that was already...Show More Summary

Why Do Women Vote Republican?

A new poll from Public Policy Polling is making headlines this week because it reveals that 57 percent of Republican primary voters want to make Christianity the national religion, even though doing so would require removing the First Amendment from the Constitution. Show More Summary

Women May Not Seek Help for Heart Attacks Because They Fear Being Seen as Hypochondriacs

Women under 55 who are hospitalized for heart attacks are twice as likely to die as hospitalized men of the same age group, resulting in a whopping 15,000 women under 55 dying of heart disease every year. One big reason for that giant discrepency is that women are less likely to seek help when they first start experiencing symptoms. Show More Summary

The Unexpected Virtue of Knowing That You Don’t Know: A review of Oscar-nom Timbuktu

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Spoiler alert: it discusses main plot points of the film Timbuktu.  The Academy awarded its highest honor—Best Picture—to a film whose title includes the phrase “The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance.” Though much (deeply warranted) ink has been has been tweeted over the marginalization of African […]

The cost of getting an abortion is higher if you’re poor

When trying to get an abortion, as in so many things, it’s very expensive to be poor. Using the example of two archetypal women in Wisconsin — one low-income and one middle-income — ThinkProgress calculated the true cost of accessing the procedure. ...Show More Summary

Is mass incarceration and detention of women becoming the new normal?

The intertwined prison and immigrant detention industries together form one of the biggest threats to justice our generation will face.  Immigrant detention is a fast-growing, multi-billion dollar industry that profits off of the incarceration of people of color. Show More Summary

The Trouble With Celebrity Feminism

This old-school leftist slogan was on my mind yesterday: "Either you're part of the solution or part of the problem." While the phrase was radical in its day, intended to shake moderates out of their complacency, this is a polarized binary that has limited usefulness for assessing everyday life. Show More Summary

Kim Gordon on Kurt Cobain, Breast Milk, and Discovering Thurston Moore’s Affair

Foxy perpetual girl crush Kim Gordon has a new memoir out Tuesday, called, tongue-deeply-in-cheek, Girl in a Band. For about three decades, Gordon was Sonic Youth’s bass player and one of its singers, until her husband and band-mate, Thurston Moore, had an affair that tore both the band and their marriage apart. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The Department of Education has made clear that under Title IX, schools should provide — and pay for — certain services and accommodations survivors need to stay in school. I still seem to be in denial about the end of Parks and Rec. Farewell, dear Leslie Knope.  On the battle for a “female Viagra.” Women’s […]

On Feminist Burnout in Cyberspace

Michelle Goldberg, a contributing writer at the Nation, wrote in the Washington Post that, “Feminist Writers are so Besieged by Online Abuse that Some Have Begun to Retire.” Here is an excerpt: This is a strange, contradictory moment for feminism. … Continue reading ?

Alabama Judge Roy Moore thinks bisexual and trans people want to marry two people

I bet you thought Rep. Vito Barbieri would get the Quote of the Day for his musings about whether women can swallow a camera to have a gynecological exam. But remarkably, old Vito’s ignorance has been upstaged by that of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. The anti-gay marriage crusader told the Associated Press this weekend that if the Supreme Court rules […]

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