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Conversations: Rape, documentary filmmaking and triggers…

Millennials, social media and damning federal investigations are reshaping rape culture’s topography, as more women push back against a culture that loves protecting rapists and vilifying victims. One survivor of childhood slut-shaming opted to make her experience public, posting her diary from childhood online. Show More Summary

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Today's Weather, care of Shaker KatherineSpins, lol: This is hilarious, even if the weather itself isn't. At all. I mean, this was the readout on our weather center when I woke up this morning: NOPE! I was talking with some friends earlier,...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Trans women aren’t a threat to the mission of women’s colleges — but transphobic colleges are. Dana and I wrote about why more guns on campus would make rape victims less safe. The falsest of false equivalencies. Legally married same-sex couples are denied health care. New York state will soon show prisoners orientation videos on […]

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

TLC: "No Scrubs"This week's TMNS have been brought to you by the Hits of 1999.

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by purple ink.Recommended Reading:Amy: [Content Note: Misogyny; classism] What's the Connection Between Snowfall in Boston and Health and Human Rights?Helena: [CN: Child sex abuse] Malawi Bans "Child Marriage"...Show More Summary

Fucking with Feministing: Sex Positivity

Welcome back to 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 smart and safe […]

Daily Dose of Cute

This might be my favorite picture of Zelly ever. ? As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Perfect

[Content Note: Misogyny.]I got an email from friend, who is basically the most amazing email penpal ever and sends me just the greatest observations all the time, and I asked her if I could share her latest here. So, with her permission, enjoy. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Extreme weather; death] The cold that's gripping much of the country is setting record lows in many places and causing an enormous number of safety issues, resulting in a number of...Show More Summary

Consent and Collaboration: My weekend at the IndieCade East gaming convention

After the six-month-long parade of horribles that has wracked the gaming world, IndieCade East felt like a long overdue reminder of what those of us caught in the crossfire were fighting for.  Held at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, IndieCade East is a three-day-long convention that focuses on independent games — many made […]

Feministing Reads: Asali Solomon’s Disgruntled

In the foreword to her debut novel The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison describes how she came to write her classic story of an isolated black girl’s disavowal of blackness. She points to the “reclamation of racial beauty” that was so central to the cultural activism of the 1960s as her motivating context, but she notes […]

These Students Are Sending A Powerful Message to the Oscars

It may be 2015, but women’s representation in the entertainment industry is still grim. According to the Women’s Media Center, a recent San Diego State University report, for instance, found that women accounted for only 16 percent of...Show More Summary

The Falsest of False Equivalencies

[Content Note: Harassment; misogynoir.]Note: When I originally wrote about Adria Richards two years ago, I said that I wished I'd had her consent to do so, but she was under siege and I didn't want to remain silent. This time, I am writing...Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by yellow plum tomatoes.This week's Open Threads have been brought to you by yellow foods.

Question of the Day

If you could travel back in time to relive one moment, not because you want to change it, but because it's such a fond memory you'd love to experience it again, what moment would you choose?

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] Backstreet Boys: "I Want It That Way"

Welp

[Content Note: Violence; white supremacy. Video may autoplay at link.]NBC News: "Two Texas Teens Accused of Using Blowgun on Wal-Mart Shoppers."A pair of Texas teenagers are facing aggravated assault charges after hitting an elderly woman and a young boy with blowgun darts in the parking lot of a Houston-area Wal-Mart, authorities said. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“Without Hermione, the Boy Who Lived would be dead as shit.” Speaking of male feminists, I take a look at a new study suggesting Feminist Ryan Gosling may make men more feminist.  The worst ways to address campus rape are gaining traction. 98.5 percent of migrant women with children seeking asylym without legal representation were deported. The […]

Daily Dose of Cute

Sophie meerkating behind my laptop, to look out my office window at the sparrows. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

"A Trail of Coerced Confessions"

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; torture.] Above: A perfect, incisive response from Prison Culture (shared with her permission) to a line from this important and must-read story by Spencer Ackerman for the Guardian on Richard...Show More Summary

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