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Shooting at Jewish Centers

[Content Note: Guns; violence; antisemitism; white supremacy; eliminationism.]Yesterday, in Overland Park, Kansas, a 73-year-old white man killed two people at a Jewish community center, then got in his car and drove to a Jewish retirement community, and killed one more. Show More Summary

Think Pink: Tracing the Color Through History

Sun April 13, 2014 An Exhibit: The Color Pink and How it Got "Girly" Think Pink: Tracing the Color Through History Pink didn't always used to be associated so ferociously with femininity. Men used to wear wear it confidently. Althought toy aisles for girl children may be agressively fuschia and rose, the color was made to belong to women after WWII. Show More Summary

More Pink

Sun April 13, 2014 More Pink Female model in sweeping pink coat Kenneth Paul Block (American, 1925 – 2009) 1980s Watercolor and black marker on paper Gift of Kenneth Paul Block, made possible with the generous assistance of Jean S. and Frederic A. Show More Summary

Weekly Feminist Reader Yes, being a woman makes you poorer. The Navajo Nation Council has voted against the Washington baseball team name. Life as an invisible queer. The 71 other companies (besides Hobby Lobby) who don’t want to cover your birth control. More mothers are staying at home. Same-sex marriage is legal in Iowa, but a lot of people [...]

Open Thread

Hosted by the entire band and dancers.This week's open threads have been brought to you by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.

The Feministing Five: Lilly and Juliet Bond

If asked where I learned the most about feminism, empowerment, and consciousness, I’d give you two answers. The first would be my feminist momma who taught me that speaking up and asking questions were infinitely more important that playing princess. The second would be that wonderful summer where I helped to facilitate workshops for Boston-area [...]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Gorgeous new video from Tribe Called Red featuring modern depictions of indigenous women. In memory of Karyn Washington, founder for “For Brown Girls,” who committed suicide this week. Trans girl teen held in Connecticut adult men’s prison without charges. DOJ releases guidance on VAWA protections for trans survivors of sexual violence.  

Weekly Open Thread with Cyclone-Ready Pets

These pooches are crated up in Queensland's Cooktown evacuation centre, waiting with everyone else for Cyclone Ita to pass. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like over this weekend and throughout the week. with a few netiquette exceptions

No, She’s Not Really Wearing That. The Sext You Just Got Is Probably a Lie.

The thing that you always suspected about sexting has been scientifically confirmed: Much of that meticulously described lingerie and ecstatic stroking is a lie. A new study in the April issue of the journal Computers in Human Behavior...Show More Summary

Death of Karyn Washington

Death of Karyn Washington Karyn Washington, founder of the “For Brown Girls” website, has died at age 22.  For those who aren’t familiar with it, the purpose of the website is “to celebrate the beauty of dark skin while combating colorism and promoting self … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Stop telling survivors they must report to the police

This week, I was one of three survivors that spoke at a press conference where Senator Gillibrand announced her new initiative to increase federal funding for the Department of Education to address the high rates of sexual assault on colleges campuses. After each of us shared our stories of our colleges miserably failing to support [...]

Discussion Thread: Phone Miscommunications & Marginalizations

I feel like there are a lot of issues of privilege around phone communication that don't get explored very often, so here's a thread in which we can talk about our experiences.Because I have extra-sibilant (hissy) S'es, the most frequent...Show More Summary


[Content Note: Sexism; gender essentialism.]What in the shit is this advert from repeat offender Carl's Jr./Hardee's? Video Description: The X-Men's Mystique, a blue-skinned shapeshifter who is currently played in the film franchise by Jennifer Lawrence but by someone else in this commercial, stands holding a big burger. Show More Summary

Photo of the Day: Dartmouth has a problem

Online organizers UltraViolet have launched a campaign to make sure students admitted to Dartmouth know that the school has a problem with sexual violence. From their press release: Just last month, more than 50,000 people signed onto a petition calling on Dartmouth to step up their fight against rape culture on campus– but with no concrete steps [...]

Three Days Off Isn't "Paternity Leave"

Last week, New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy took three days off the baseball diamond to be with his wife Victoria as she delivered their newborn son, Noah. Murphy’s absence prompted some macho posturing from sports radio hosts...Show More Summary

One Way to Get a Safe Abortion in Brazil: Pretend You’ve Been Raped

An anonymous woman has gone public with her story about falsely claiming to have been raped to get an abortion in Brazil, where abortion is illegal in most other circumstances. Jill Filipovic and Ana Siedschlag interviewed the woman, going by the name of Juliana, in Cosmopolitan, where she about the lengths she was willing to go to in order to obtain a safe abortion.

TV Corner: Scandal

[Content Note: Rape culture; terrorism. Spoilers from the recent episodes of Scandal.] THIS FUCKING GUY. Really?! I mean, REALLY?! Cyrus is just going to let a terrorist attack happen, in order to make sure Fitz gets reelected? OKAY....Show More Summary

Campus safety committee fails to recognize violence as violence

Last week, a 15-member committee of representatives from various groups related to campus sexual violence reached a consensus on a new set of rules that will take effect under the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act). These rules are the new mandates that colleges will have to follow under the Clery Act as part [...]

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