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Fashion and Feminism: Taja Lindley of Colored Girls Hustle

I used to think that if I was going to be a Serious Feminist, I would have to give up my eyeliner and outfits. It wasn’t until years later that I would come to realize exactly how misogynist that was, how deeply the devaluation of the artistic elements of fashion is actually due to its […]

Open Thread

Hosted by David Bowie's "Thursday's Child." On cassette!

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker themiddlevoice: "What is the coolest place you have visited?"

Zelly Belly Is Magic

Thank you to everyone who has sent good thoughts for Zelda and inquired to see how she's been doing. ?We have finally gotten a diagnosis: It is indeed Cushings disease. Today, Zelly started her meds, which will hopefully agree with her and start making her feel better very soon.(And will hopefully allow me to sleep through the night again, lol. Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by zippers.Recommended Reading:Brittney: [Content Note: Misogynoir] "Listen When I Talk to You!": How White Entitlement Marred My Trip to a Ferguson Teach-in Anne: [CN: Racism; white supremacy] Leigh Anne...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Advocates are suing Walmart over its new, inadequate protections for pregnant workers. The Dominican Republic will now allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when the life of the pregnant person is at risk.  A history of sex ed films. 14 women of color who rocked 2014. Two teens have been arrested in the rape case of […]

Serial

[Content Note: Violence; death; issues of consent and ethics.]Serial is a podcast, one of the most popular podcasts of all time, hosted by reporter Sarah Koenig, who is investigating the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, whose ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, is serving a life sentence for the crime. Show More Summary

Missouri lawmaker pushes for law requiring consent of the “father” to get an abortion

Missouri state representative Rick Brattin is pushing for a law that would require the consent of the “father” to get an abortion. The text of the bill, which is unlikely to pass and perhaps even less likely to stand as constitutional if it did, reads: “No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father of the unborn […]

Feminsting Jamz video of the week: Vernáculo by Future Brown ft. Maluca

Just shortly after publishing Jamz’ Best Feminist Music Videos of 2014 list, the consistently brilliant Future Brown — with the help of Jamz fave Maluca — put out a video that definitely should have made the cut. Sigh. I should have known — last year Beyoncé released her visual album the day after that year’s list.  But let’s not […]

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...This is really quite amazing: "The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. Show More Summary

"Breathe Easy." F@#k You.

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism.]Eric Garner's last words were "I can't breathe." He said it over and over as police put him in the choke hold that would kill him. It has become a protest refrain, chanted by demonstrators inShow More Summary

Dyllan McGee: The Force Behind MAKERS

Dyllan McGee Like countless aspects of the women’s movement before it, MAKERS, the renowned digital and video storytelling platform of women’s stories, started with Gloria Steinem. More accurately, it started when filmmaker Dyllan McGee asked Gloria if she could make a documentary about her life. Show More Summary

When we talk about police shootings, we need to talk about gender

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. As the national conversation around police violence continues in the aftermath of Ferguson, we need to be talking about men and masculinity. Because there are not many female cops shooting. Nor many women being shot.  Over 90 percent of all homicides in America are committed by […]

Scientists Find Possible Evidence of Life on Mars

SO COOL:A year after reporting that NASA’s Curiosity rover had found no evidence of methane gas on Mars, all but dashing hopes that organisms might be living there now, scientists reversed themselves on Tuesday.Curiosity has now recorded...Show More Summary

Stop telling women to talk like men

Over at Slate, Marybeth Seitz-Brown has an important piece on uptalk, the rising intonation some women use at the end of their declarative sentences. That speech pattern, and the women who employ it, are frequently belittled or outright dismissed, while the men who use it — and many do — escape the same censure. Seitz-Brown […]

District Court Judge Declares President Obama's Immigration Action Unconstitutional

This is incredibly strange: Yesterday, a Republican-appointed judge in a federal court in Pennsylvania, Judge Arthur Schwab, "declared aspects of President Obama's executive actions on immigration policy unconstitutional." What's strange...Show More Summary

An Arbitrary List of Our Favorite Pop Culture from 2014

The end of the year is all about arbitrary best-of lists. Five of us here at in the Bitch Media office wrote up our favorite pop culture of the year, from comic books to subreddits. KRISTIN ROGERS BROWN, Art Director Graphic Novels:Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Quinalla: "What's your favorite teaspoon success story? When you spoke up or pushed back on something and got a positive result."

Good Grief

[Content Note: Antifeminism; misogyny.]Hey, remember when David Finch, the husband in the husband and wife team to whom DC handed over the Wonder Woman franchise, said some incredibly stupid shit about Wonder Woman and feminism? AndShow More Summary

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