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RIP James Foley

[Content Note: Death; description of violence; terrorism.]US journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria in November 2012, is thought to have been killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) after they released a video of their members beheading a man thought to be Foley. Show More Summary

Ferguson

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; image of aimed weapons.]Here is a description via Reuters of the goings-on in Ferguson last night:Police in riot gear ordered demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, to disperse late on Tuesday,Show More Summary

Feministing Jamz: Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

If you spend most of your social media time on Twitter, your feed is probably mostly about what’s happening in Ferguson, MO, right now. If you spend most of your social media time on Facebook, however, it’s probably light on the racialized state violence and suppression of journalism, and heavy on the NEW TAYLOR SWIFT [...]

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Grey: "What is the best thing you've purchased for under $10?"

Baby Goat + Indifferent Pig = WIN

Here is just a terrific video of an adorable baby goat playing with on an adorable huge pig: Video Description: The small brown and white baby goat hops on top of the large pink pig, who is lying sleepily on the ground. The pig is completely indifferent to the baby goat hopping on hir. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The Trayvon Martin’s mother writes a letter to Michael Brown’s family. On speechlessness, racism and respectability in #Ferguson. “Please disabuse yourself of the notion that my purpose on earth is to tuck ignorance in at night.” The New York Post explains that catcalling is actually flattering. Now you know. The power of peers in preventing campus rape. Women [...]

Fatal Hypothesis: How Belief in a Just World is Killing Us

If prejudice is a structure, as it has now become popular to say, what are its girders made of? What holds it up and what makes it endure? Certainly a great many scholars have ventured indispensable answers to these questions, but in the wake of Michael Brown’s murder and the ongoing tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, [...]

70 percent of voters say the government should not restrict access to abortion

A new poll confirms that, contrary to the persist framing of abortion as a “polarizing” issue in the media, Americans are actually pretty united in their support of abortion rights.  Seven in ten Americans don’t think the government should enact any new laws to further restrict abortion, according to a new national poll commissioned by NARAL Pro-Choice [...]

Rage. Seethe. Boil.

[Content Note: Police brutality; death; racism.]This afternoon, St. Louis police shot and killed a black man a few miles from Ferguson, because he "came within several feet of them brandishing a knife."A crowd of at least 100 people quickly gathered at the scene. Show More Summary

What in Harvey Keitel Hell Is This?

[Content Note: Police misconduct; violence; privilege.]Actual Headline: "I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me."Actual Subhead: "It's not the police, but the people they stop, who can prevent a detention from turning...Show More Summary

Fark Wants to Ban Misogyny. Is That Even Possible?

Fark—the irreverent online aggregator launched 15 years ago under the tagline “We don't make news. We mock it”—has pledged to ban misogyny from its comments section. “If the Internet was a dude, we'd all agree that dude has a serious...Show More Summary

I Mean

[Content Note: Street harassment; rape culture; racism.]Yesterday, the New York Post published (DoNotLink) a gross piece of linkbait in which Doree Lewak, a thin white woman, shares how thrilling she finds it to be catcalled by maleShow More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Police militarization] At ProPublica, Hanqing Chen has collected a "few facts you might have missed about the flow of military equipment and tactics to local law enforcement." It's...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism.]"It is not stretching things too far to find a connection between these matters and the treatment of the controversy concerning the role of the Los Angeles police. The report goes into this question...Show More Summary

To All My Cat-Callers: An Apology

New York Post writer Doree Lewak has graced us with a piece on the totally flattering practice of men catcalling women. Lewak chastises feminists for cruelly denouncing the arduous efforts of cat-callers—those beautiful men with their grunts and their hoots—and credits slobbering construction workers with boosting her self-confidence. Show More Summary

Feministing Jamz: Kelela x Le1f x P Morris – OICU

Feministing Jamz faves Kelela and Le1f teamed up with P Morris to bring you this gem of a track this morning. Enjoy it after the jump!  Oh, and I realize that your girl has been slackin’ on the Jamz posts lately, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t thought of a bunch of good songs and [...]

RIP Don Pardo

Don Pardo, who was the voice of game shows, news, and Saturday Night Live for NBC for seventy years, has died at age 96. His New York Times obituary is here.Pardo's voice was instantly recognizable to me. Long before I was old enough...Show More Summary

7 young feminist role models you should know

It’s Back-to-School time — or if you’re out of school, “Holy Shit I’m Old” time! Before we get too ahead in our Tuesday (and thus, the recognition there is no legitimate reason for us to go school supply shopping), let’s take some time to meet some young feminist leaders — here’s to the Class of [...]

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