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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

ICE issued new guidelines for the treatment of transgender people in immigration detention, but it’s not enough. Misty Copeland becomes the first black principal in American Ballet Theater’s history.  On female athletes and the power of seeing women in the act of wanting. Black churches are being set on fire. Recent SNAP restrictions are another reminder […]

"Fat" Is Not a Valid Criticism of Chris Christie

[Content Note: Fat hatred.]Earlier this afternoon, I did a bunch of tweeting about using fat hatred against Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie. If you're not on Twitter, or if you missed them, you can view those tweets,...Show More Summary

Support Trans People by Supporting Trans People

[Content Note: Transmisogyny; ciscentrism.]Last night, a Seattle-area publication reported:A $50,000 donation is cause for celebration at the Queen Anne offices of the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. "We have these little clapper thingies, and the clappers go mad when we get that kind of gift," says the council's CEO, Megan Ferland. Show More Summary

Why Americans Are Becoming More Open-Minded on Gay Marriage but Not on Abortion

David Leonhardt and Alicia Parlapiano at the New York Times’ Upshot blog have a piece comparing growing support for gay marriage with trends in support for abortion rights, which has remained relatively steady, with occasional ebbs and flows. Show More Summary

Confessions of a Bad Feminist: Roxane Gay’s don’t-miss TED Talk

“We demand perfection from feminists because we are still fighting for so much, we want so much, we need so damn much. We go far beyond reasonable constructive criticism to dissecting any given woman’s feminism, tearing it apart until there’s nothing left.”  If you read Roxane Gay’s book Bad Feminist, if you love her work […]

Richard Dawkins Isn't Funny

[Content Note: Racism; slavery.]Richard Dawkins has mastered the art of obliquely referencing in really outrageous ways topics that have been in the news, apparently in order to stir up reactions. Here is his latest, riding on recent...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

Girl Scouts group returns $100K after donor demands they exclude trans girls

The Girl Scouts of Western Washington recently received a generous gift of $100,000 with a shitty stipulation from the donor: “Please guarantee that our gift will not be used to support transgender girls.” If you can’t, please return the money.”  ‘Cause nothing says altruism like using your wealth to try to coerce others into discriminating against children. The […]

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Plane crash; death] Terrible news: "More than 100 people were feared dead after a military transport plane ploughed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, in what may be the deadliest accident yet for an air force with a long history of crashes. Show More Summary

Why A 10-Year-Old Paraguayan Girl Not Being Able to Access Abortion Terrifies Me

We must continue to fight. Like many other privileged American kids, my biggest concerns at ten years old were whether or not I could finish my homework before soccer practice or if my dad was going to buy me the new marine biology Barbie. Show More Summary

A love letter to queer family in the wake of marriage equality

I was not expecting the blush that spread in a thin flame underneath my skin when news of the Obergefell decision showed up on my phone. But I recognized it: It was the feeling of expanded possibility.  I guess I must have been fifteen or sixteen when I figured out — like, really figured out […]

Tweet of the Day

Paul Feig, co-writer and director of the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters film tweeted this image of the new Ghostbusters' uniforms yesterday. Are you excited?! I AM SO EXCITED!!!

The Good News and the Bad News

[Content Note: Class warfare; worker exploitation.]The Good News is that President Obama has announced plans to make a significant change to the overtime exemption: Here's a convenient way of getting more work out of your employees,Show More Summary

Supreme Court steps in to keep Texas’s abortion clinics open for now

For the second time, the Supreme Court has stepped in to temporarily save most of Texas’s abortion clinics from having to shut their doors.  The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas’ 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them. The justices voted 5-4 to grant […]

NY Gay Couple Not Married Couldn’t Have Been Divorced…Duh

NY Gay Couple Not Married Couldn’t Have Been Divorced…Duh A very strange case got some attention in the New York Law Journal this week.  New York County Surrogate Nora S. Anderson has (sensibly) ruled in the Matter of Leyton, 2013-4842/A/B, NYLJ 1202730202742, at 1 (Surr., NY, Decided June 16, … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Quinalla: "What fandom, hobby, sport, etc. do you really get into and why do you think you are so into it? (None of course is always an acceptable answer!)"

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Patriarchy; rape culture.]"What if bros were safe? What if they weren't dangerous, sexist homophobes, but instead tender and kind—both to each other and to the women in their midst? What if packs of jovial, tank-topped...Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by the color yellow.Recommended Reading:TLC: [Content Note: Transphobia; anti-immigrationism] ICE Issues New Guidance on Transgender Detainees; #Not1More et. al. Explain Why It's Not EnoughLibby Anne: [CN:...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Bree Newsome was already known as a principled leader. Bree Newsome’s statement after taking down the confederate flag. Why Bree Newsome’s biblical quote matters. Crunk Feminist Collective’s crunktastic on Bree Newsome. The Radical Monarchs (formerly the Radical Brownies) marched in solidarity with the 12th annual Trans March in San Francisco. Show More Summary

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