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Watch: Video mocks the old boys’ club of the Supreme Court

Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed from Funny Or Die The Supreme Court’s recent decisions have been depressing and disturbing, to say the least, especially when it comes to reproductive rights. But why not laugh instead of after you cry? In this Funny or Die exclusive “Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed” video, we get a behind-the-scenes look at [...]

Shameless Self-Promotion Monday

Apologies for being a day late. Promote yourself. N.B. remember your netiquette.

The Feministing Five: Justice for Jane

As Feministing has covered and continues to cover, the State of Connecticut is currently holding a 16-year-old trans Latina girl in prison under the ridiculous claim that there is no better place for her. She has been in prison for nearly 100 days, yet she has not been convicted of any crime. 16 year old [...]

Open Thread with Marutaro

Marutaro, aka The Cutest Hedgehog In The World, features for this week's Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like over this weekend and throughout the week. with a few netiquette exceptions

How Fat Bodies Queer Fashion

A new collection of essays about fatness came out this spring: Queering Fat Embodiment is an academic book that looks at numerous perspectives on fatness, culture, and identity. We're publishing an excerpt of from final chapter, "Fashion’s 'Forgotten Woman’: How fat bodies queer fashion and consumption," by Margitte Kristjansson. Show More Summary

Keith Olbermann Wonders Why the NFL Doesn't Think Women Are Worthy of “Basic Human Respect”

On Thursday night, ESPN’s Keith Olbermann delivered an on-point condemnation of the NFL’s pathetic sanctions against the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice. Rice was charged with assault after being caught on video dragging his unconscious fiancée from a casino elevator. Show More Summary

Republican Congressional Nominee: Women Can Run for Office With Husband's Permission

Just because Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel lost to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi doesn't mean that conservatives are done using the primary system to drive the Republican party further to the right. Finding someone more right wing than the Rep. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Burn the pink jerseys: The NFL’s violence against women problem. On our way to Gilead. On the anti-contraception nurse who sued Planned Parenthood for refusing to hire her. Get ready for Backlash Book Club! In shift, NYC is quickly settling big civil rights suits. How to shave half your head.

All The Ladies Who Truly Feel Me, Throw Your Hands Up At Me (Or: #WWBD)

Last weekend I saw Beyoncé in concert. It was a tremendously epic and empowering evening and everything one would hope and expect seeing Beyoncé in the flesh would be. But that’s not the point of this post. I traveled to New Jersey from NYC for Bey. Show More Summary

In Love With the Darkness: Finding Hope in a Cynical, Burning World

These past two weeks have been riddled with news that could douse the flame of even the brightest of spirits. The relentless bombing of Gaza, the cycle of prejudice and violence that is drawing more and more of the world into its maw, the death spiral of Ukraine and the rise of a muscular Russian [...]

Photo of the Day: In which the Queen photobombs

That is all, folks. Image via. Alexandra Brodsky doesn’t really think this post deserves a bio.

Republican Strategy on Women: "Rape Is a Four-Letter Word. Purge It From Your Lexicon."

In the New York Times, Jeremy Peters covers the next chapter of the continuing saga of Republican efforts to appeal to women without having to give up warring on women. This time it’s about conservative strategists' efforts to help Republican politicians talk about abortion.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The trial for the man who killed Renisha McBride begins today. Poverty in America, then and now. A documentary on the amazing Grace Lee Boggs is streaming for free this month on PBS. “The Hopkins settlement is thus the latest chapter in an all-too American story: black women’s bodies have rarely been seen as private, are rarely [...]

Mary Poppins quits

The pay was just supercalifragilisticexpiali-bullshit… Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell from Funny Or Die In this great Funny or Die sketch, my imaginary best friend Veronica Mars Kristen Bell plays a fed-up Mary Poppins, who is tired of making the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour. “The pay’s too low/I can’t live on this dough!” [...]

New Favorite Tumblr: Counter-protesting anti-choice protestors

Saturday Chores chronicles the adventures of “a pro-choice husband/wife team from Raleigh, N.C.” as they spend Saturday mornings counter-protesting anti-choice clinic protestors–oh, sorry, I mean, “sidewalk counselors“–by holding up funny signs. Show More Summary

Watch: Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” performed as a dramatic monologue

I know Beyoncé’s ”Single Ladies” has a disputed status as a feminist anthem. While some feminists bristled at the way the calls to “put a ring on it” seem to position monogamous marriage as the ultimate goal for single ladies, I always appreciated the way she speaks to a real frustration with one dude’s inability to commit, while defiantly [...]

Why feminists need to demand a more diverse Twitter

Yet another day, yet another reveal that the demographics of a large tech company are, well, pretty much what we thought they were — heavily male, mostly white. Yesterday, Twitter announced that its workforce is 70 percent men to 30 percent women, as well as 59 percent white, 29 percent Asian, 2 percent Black, and 3 [...]

Feministing Readz: Looking for home in ire’ne lara silva’s flesh to bone

I’m not sure about your social media, but mine lately’s been blowing up with people talking about just how much their hometown they are. People on my feeds are so Chicago. They’re so Wingate, NC, they’re so Worcester, MA, and they’re so New York City. They’re dropping names of old hangouts and neighborhood characters. As an [...]

Blake Lively Launches a Lifestyle Website and You Will Hate Yourself

The actress Blake Lively is following in the Prada-shod footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Alba, and Lauren Conrad: She launched a lifestyle website. It’s called Preserve, and in her editor’s letter, Lively says her new website isn’t a new website, per se. Show More Summary

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