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Amber Rose and Black Women's Sexuality

Amber Rose, in a selfie from her Instagram. Tabloid favorite Amber Rose’s personal and political commitments are perhaps best summed up by her Twitter bio. Rose describes herself as a “badass,” a “MILF (Mom I’d Like to Fuck),” a “sweetheart,” and surprisingly, a feminist and a women’s empowerment advocate. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Carrie Underwood: "Good Girl"This week's TMNS have been brought to you by Ladies of American Idol.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

FKA Twigs on femininity, respecting dancers, and pretending to give birth. New report from Grassroots Leadership: Payoff: How Congress Ensures Private Prison Profit with an Immigrant Detention Quota. Repro justice advocates are done playing defense. Show More Summary

You're Embarrassing Yourselves

President Obama lets the Republicans have it over their absurd refusal to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General:President Obama on Friday vented his frustration over the delay in confirming his attorney general pick Loretta...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Transphobia.]"Administratively I shouldn't exist. But I do exist, so that's still the problem."—US Army Sgt. Shane Ortega, the first openly transgender active military soldier, on whose behalf, along with other trans servicemembers,...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

She just sits there, looking at me: "Wanna play tug-o-war, girl?"It never fails to make me laugh. And then give her whatever she wants. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Watch: “When My Rapist Showed Up Under the People You May Know Tab on Facebook”

Kevin Kantor’s “People You May Know,” on finding his rapist on Facebook, has lingered with me all week. Kantor reads: When my rapist showed up under the “People You May Know” tab on Facebook, it felt like the closest to a crime scene I’ve ever been…. Facebook informs me that we have three mutual friends. […]

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by the smell of black dirt.Recommended Reading:Brendan: [Content Note: Patriarchy; misogynist terrorism] Hackers, Gamers, and CyborgsAli: [CN: Fat hatred; disablism; class warfare] Wellness Programs Are...Show More Summary

THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN

Some goddamn genius spliced together footage from Interstellar of Matthew McConaughey's character getting super emotional while watching a video message from his daughter and the new Star Wars trailer, so it looks like he's having a meltdown while watching the new trailer, and it is fucking AMAAAAAAAZING. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Homophobia] Next week, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on same-sex marriage, and Zack Ford has "Ten Novel, Absurd, and Irrelevant Arguments Made in Supreme Court Briefs...Show More Summary

Fucking with Feministing: Squirting

We’re back with another installment of Fucking with Feministing! This is Feministing’s monthly sex advice column where we answer questions from you. I’m Sesali and I’ll be your resident sexpert with the help of our friends at the Center for Sex & Culture (CSC) who have partnered with us to make sure that we have […]

Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty” enters its teen years

Toward the end of January, Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty" celebrated its tenth anniversary. Ten years of raising women's self-esteem and/or just telling us we're not as ugly as we think we are (mileage varies).

"I Wish..."

[Content Note: Poverty; deportation.]This is a heartbreaking story about a teacher in a school district with high rates of poverty who asked her elementary school students what they wished she knew about them."I wish my teacher knew I don't have pencils at home to do my homework," read one of the responses. Show More Summary

A Letter to My Mom, A Modern Day Woman

Can we have it all? More and more I see myself thinking like you. Less like a child, and more like a woman. I used to think that a woman could either have the white picket fence with a happy family and a golden retriever or be a powerful woman with a groundbreaking career and no family life. Show More Summary

Primarily Speaking

Poor Rick Perry! He is trying so hard to get people to remember that he is just as terrible as the other Republican contenders, and no one is even paying attention!He's so desperate he's even whipped out the old "talk shit about senators" trick: "These are really bright, capable individuals. Show More Summary

Feministing Jamz Video of the Week: American Oxygen by Rihanna

Rihanna just released her new video for her latest single, American Oxygen, and OMG y’all: it’s about state violence. The video shows footage of modern protests from Occupy to Ferguson, historical protest footage, as well as footage of ways different communities of color are struggling in the United States. She shows us the ways communities of […]

Adorbz

Lucasfilm Responds to 7-Year-Old's Request to Let Jedi Marry. Oh, my heart. Good job, Lucasfilm. Well done indeed.[H/T to Iain.]

Open Thread

Hosted by frijoles.This week's Open Threads have been brought to you by the letter F.

Equality and Non-Discrimination under International Law

Equality and Non-Discrimination under International Law For those who might be interested, here is a link to the introductory chapter in a volume of collected works on the subject published this year by Ashgate, part of a five-volume series on International Human Rights: Equality and Non-Discrimination under International … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker iwillbedamned: What was a time you were legitimately awed by an experience?

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