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Feministing’s at the National Women’s Studies Association conference!

As we mentioned earlier this week, a few members of the Feministing crew are currently in San Juan for the National Women’s Studies Association conference. We’d love to say hi to some Feminsiting readers, so if you’re here too, find us!  You can catch our resident Academic Feminist Gwen talking about the injustices faced by […]

Today in Creative Trolling

[Content Note: Harassment; misogyny; fat hatred.] 1. I CANNOT SANCTION YOUR BUFFOONERY.2. This tweet is comprised of: A. An accurate observation; B. An inaccurate accusation; C. An inaccurate assertion. Thus, the entirety of my emotional response to this tweet is: A. Show More Summary

Feministing Jamz: Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste

  I’m just here to make sure y’all didn’t miss last week’s surprise release of Azealia Banks’ long-anticipated Broke With Expensive Taste. What do y’all think?  Banks also has some words about cultural appropriation in an interview over at Pitchfork: Or it’ll be like, “We’re gonna pop off the white-girl rapper,” so we’ll have Gwen Stefani and […]

Quote of the Day

"Listen, if it makes you feminists feel any better, some of the stars are women. Not the sun. The sun is three huge men holding hands."—From Clickhole's "This Might Not Be 'Politically Correct' Enough for You Overly Sensitive Social Justice Warriors, But All of the Planets Are Men."(Clickhole is a satirical site, FYI.)I cannot. Show More Summary

The NYT Asks War Photographer Moms How They Do It All. We Asked a Dad.

The New York Times’ Lens Blog wrote this week about mothers who are conflict photographers. They interviewed several women—including Lynsey Addario, who was held prisoner in Libya in 2011 while covering the war there, and now has a 2-year-old son—about how their work and lives have changed since becoming mothers. Show More Summary

Ammunition for People Who Judge Parents for Looking at Their Phones Instead of Their Kids

As a blissfully childless person I was unaware that—along with having your own bed (and the sex life to go with it), diapers, and bottle-feeding—another modern convenience parents are supposed to give up is the use of the smartphone....Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...In news that will surprise no one around here, I expect: "Political correctness," i.e. giving people in mixed-gender groups the tools to communicate respectfully and an expectation that they'll do it, works. Show More Summary

Tweet of the Day

I still haven't stopped being ridiculously excited about this. Obviously. LOL. One potential problem the mission is facing is that Philae has landed in the shadow of a rock face, limiting its solar panels' access to sunlight. The good news is that it's already sending back lots of info for analysis. Yay!

Today in Perfect Solutions

[Content Note: War on agency.]Sounds reasonable:The town council in Rossville, Ga. on Monday voted to ban abortion clinics because the mayor was worried about the "drama" one would bring to the city, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press."We want to be a peaceful city," Rossville Mayor Teddy Harris said during a council meeting. Show More Summary

The Devastating Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Competitive Swimming

A heartbreaking story in Outside magazine drills deep into the scourge of sexual abuse in competitive swimming. Written by Rachel Sturtz, the piece moves from the case of Anna Strzempko, who alleges that her middle school coach raped...Show More Summary

Good Morning! Or Whatever!

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy; misogyny.]Here is our favorite Christian friend Kirk Cameron, explaining how Moms are responsible for making Christmas perfect for everyone: If you are a mom, if you are a wife, if you’re the keeper of your home, I want you to know that your joy is so important this Christmas. Show More Summary

Scrutiny: Some thoughts about thick skin

“Grow a thicker skin”: this admonition is given to pretty much anyone that spends even a micron of their time in the public eye of Sauron. It’s been on my mind a lot lately since, due to the GamerGate business that’s wracked the video game world of late. I was subjected to a slew of […]

Today in Fat Hatred

[Content Note: Fat hatred; diet talk.]Here is an article at NBC about a report which has found that popular diets do not yield long-term results. And because virtually the entire healthcare community persistently operates on the garbage...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

ThxBirthControl! The US and China agreed on a big climate change deal, which is “a badly needed piece of good news,” though it still falls “miserably short of what science, justice and equity demand.”  Old Navy is charging plus size women more for clothing items while not charging larger men any extra money. Missouri abortion […]

Shouting back: Laura Bates on Everyday Sexism

“I’m sorry to anyone who received a flyer on their way in” Laura Bates, author of Everyday Sexism began. Bates was referring to the attempted boycott on her talk at Waterstones by pamphlet wielding member of the “Justice for Men and Boys (and the women who love them)” party, who dished out vitriolic leaflets reading […]

Hillary Sexism Watch, Part Wev

[Content Note: Misogyny.]Richard Cohen, always a charmer, has written a piece insisting Hillary Clinton must run for president. Titled "Hillary Clinton is the Democrats' only hope," the piece opens thus:Hillary Clinton looms over the Democratic Party like Evita from her balcony. Show More Summary

More cats, less catcalls: Teens create anti-street harassment music video

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Street harassment disproportionately impacts young women, women of color, and LGBTQ individuals. In this newly released music video “Catcall for What?!,” a group ofShow More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by plums.Recommended Reading:BYP: [Content Note: Police bruality; racism] Michael Brown's Parents Address U.N.: "We Need the World to Know"Tressie: Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You But What Coursera...Show More Summary

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