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Trump’s Supporters 11 Times More Likely Than Clinton’s to Expect Sex on the First Date 

We know that people who support Donald Trump are older and less educated than the general population. They’re very, very white, and more likely to be a pro football fan than the average American. But what it’s like to date one of these specimens, the squeaky wheels of today’s electoral wagon?


A perfect announcement for Black History Month:The Smithsonian Institution will open the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24 in Washington.Smithsonian chief spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas said Monday that President Barack Obama, the first black U.S. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...The AP is reporting that Hillary Clinton has won the Iowa Caucus. She is the first female presidential candidate ever to win the Iowa Caucus. Ahem.Bernie Sanders has called on "the Democratic party to release a raw vote count in Iowa after a nail-biting finish... Show More Summary

Ted Cruz vs. Donald Trump: Who Wins the Creepy-Dad Caucus?

Ted Cruz may have won a mandate from Iowa caucusgoers in a decisive victory over Donald Trump, but his detractors are feeling seen by Cruz’s own daughter this morning. In a BBC video that surfaced this weekend, a squirming 7-year-old...Show More Summary

Indian Supreme Hears Petition To Decriminalize LGBT Sex

Today the Indian Supreme Court heard a petition challenging Section 377 of the Indian penal code, an anti-sodomy law that’s been on the books since 1960. Considering arguments that sexual equality was a matter of “far-reaching constitutional importance,”  judges referred the petition to a five-judge bench for closer scrutiny. The move is being heralded as step ahead in […]

Donald Trump Got a Huge Number of Votes in Iowa. Imagine If He’d Actually Run a Campaign.

Yesterday, in a story about Donald Trump and Christian conservatives, I wrote, “The outcome of this year’s Iowa caucus may tell us if the American religious right has retained its outsize influence in American politics or if a new populist force has supplanted it.” Now, Iowa voters have told us. Show More Summary

Can't Fu@#king Win

[Content Note: Misogyny.]We've talked a lot in this space about the Can't Fucking Win List—that list of contradictory rules for women that means we can never fucking win. Be pretty. But not too pretty. But definitely don't be ugly. Have confidence. Show More Summary

Here Lies the Abyss: Xenophobia and Gender After the Cologne Assaults

On New Year’s Day, outside the central railway station in Cologne, Germany, dozens of women were sexually assaulted by a pressing crowd of men, groping them, slipping their hands under their clothes, trying to kiss them, trying to rape them; the mass crime, fuelled by alcohol, could have arisen in any number of places in […]

Iowa Caucus Wrap-Up

So, after a day of caucusing-a-go-go in Iowa yesterday, the Democratic side is still too close to call. Either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders will win by the thinnest of margins. In some places, ties were decided by coin toss, and Clinton reportedly won all five (or six, depending on the source) flips of the coin. Show More Summary

How Dare the Iowa Caucus Interrupt Fans’ Sacred Communion With The Bachelor

Hello yes 911? I turned on my TV to watch The Bachelor and there was some completely irrelevant news about Iowa and caucuses on instead!!!

Tait on “The Return of Coverture”

Tait on “The Return of Coverture” Allison Anna Tait (Richmond) has posted to SSRN her essay, The Return of Coverture, 114 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions (2016).  Here is the abstract: Once, the notion that husbands and wives were equal partners in marriage seemed outlandish and … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker boutet: "What jobs/careers have people told you that you 'should' do?"I've gotten "teacher" and "therapist" a lot.

Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann's Shameless Flirting Is Hollywood Under the Female Gaze

Unless you’re Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron doll, movie promo interviews can be monotonous, overscheduled affairs with few opportunities for unscripted merriment. All the more reason, then, to praise Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann for turning...Show More Summary

New Survey Confirms Straight White Women’s Domination of Book Publishing

In the writer Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah’s beautiful profile of Toni Morrison, published in the New York Times Magazine last year, Junot Díaz remembered what he felt when he saw Morrison on the cover of Time in 1998. “At that moment…you could feel the demographic shift, you could feel in the ’90s what the future was going to be,” he said. Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by chips.Recommended Reading:Kirsten: [Content Note: Hostility to consent; sexual assault] I Don't Owe Anyone My BodyJenn: [CN: Racism] The Diversity of the SAG Awards Brought out the Racism of #SAGsSoBlackKatie:...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tomorrow’s the last day to register for Know Your IX’s spring student activist bootcamps. You can follow the results of the Iowa caucuses here. Deceptive tactics used to round up immigrant women and children, advocates say. NYT critic coins “DuVernay test” for looking at race in film. Despite fear-mongering to the contrary, there’s no evidence that […]

Dealing with Dudes, Part Eleventy Million

Below, a supercool exchange I had with a dude on Twitter after someone he followed linked my piece "The Inherent Misogyny of Sanders' Antiestablishmentarianism." This is, of course, not even the first time this sort of thing has happened. Show More Summary

Happy birthday, Vero!

Guess what? Today is our wonderful columnist Verónica Bayetti Flores’s birthday! As you can probably tell from her writing, Vero is an expert on immigration, reproductive justice (she’s on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds), police violence, and support for LGBTQ youth of color. She’s also a world-class connoisseur of feminist music, which she […]

Former Trump Staffer Files Complaint Accusing Campaign of Sex Discrimination

A former Iowa field organizer for Donald Trump’s presidential bid has accused the campaign of gender discrimination, filing an official complaint with the Davenport Civil Rights Commission on Thursday. Elizabeth Mae Davidson, a 26-year-old...Show More Summary

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