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Roe is not a reality for all. “I’m going to need your help to find a way out of this definitional problem with rape.” – Senator Lindsey Graham to anti-choice activists  Women share their abortion stories at The Guardian. Feministing alum Miriam Perez on six key differences between the reproductive justice and reproductive rights movements. Jesus fucking […]

Statement by the President on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

[Content Note: War on agency. NB: Not only women need access to abortion.] THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press Secretary_______________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2015 Statement by the President on the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

"Pet me." As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Top Chef

Is anyone else watching Top Chef this season? Without giving away any spoilers in the main post, I am SO EXCITED about the finalists this season! It's basically my favorite season ever. When the finalists were holding hands and jumping...Show More Summary

Bjork talks sexism: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.”

Back in 2004, when I read Alex Ross’s New Yorker profile of Bjork, I was largely unaware of previous criticism of her last album, Vespertine. Ross’s profile introduced me to Bjork’s extensive and thoughtful creative process, painting a vivid portrait of Bjork crafting beats and sounds on her laptop, a catalogue of tunes to weave […]

Fungal Pleasures: Captain Toad and self-care

Being a gaming critic (particularly one who often courts controversy by being a feminist critic) I always feel “switched on” when I play even particularly fun or long-awaited games. It’s increasingly difficult just to let go and lose myself in the flow of repetitive motion, say, or feel completely immersed in a story. The watery […]

Fat Hatred at the Psychiatrist

by Shaker BigDots[Content Note: Fat hatred.]Last week I went to my psychiatrist for a regularly scheduled check-up, at which we discuss my anti-depressant medications and whether we should change anything. Because my psychiatrist isShow More Summary

GOP Women Stopped the 20-Week Abortion Bill. That’s Not Standing Up for Reproductive Rights.

Today, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Republicans have betrayed the movement. As my colleague Betsy Woodruff wrote last night, Republicans in the House just killed the vote on a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, even though a similar bill passed with ease last year in the same Republican-controlled body. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War on agency] Today is the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. And Republicans in Congress are celebrating it by trying to push through an anti-abortion bill so extreme that female members of their own caucus have forced them to pull it (for now). Show More Summary

Feministing Jamz: Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff

If you are not familiar with Hurray for the Riff Raff, the time to catch up is now. Breathing new life into the American folk tradition, the Bronx-bred, New Orleans-based Alynda Lee Segarra — the woman behind Hurray for the Riff Raff — writes music celebrating, about, and for anyone who might be considered the […]

Fatsronauts 101: Choosing to Be Fat Is Okay

[Content Note: Fat hatred; disordered eating.]Something that comes up a lot in conversations about privilege and marginalization is that marginalized people don't have a choice over their identities, either by virtue of birth or circumstance. Show More Summary

At the last minute, GOP Congress decides not to vote on 20-week abortion ban

As you’ll recall, the Republican-controlled Congress was planning to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade today by showing just how anti-choice and ineffectual they are by passing an unconstitutional 20-week abortion ban that President Obama would veto. But there’s been a slight last-minute change of plans: Republican leadership late Wednesday evening had to completely […]

Submitted Without Comment

[Content Note: Guns; racism.]Raw Story: "White 'vigilante' puts 62-year-old black man in chokehold for legally carrying gun in Florida Walmart."The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has asked vigilantes to please be careful aboutShow More Summary

That Time Sleater-Kinney Hung Out With "Broad City."

NPR Music recently hosted a meetup that seems specifically designed to make me green with envy: the stars of Comedy Central show Broad City interviewing the members of Sleater-Kinney. Both groups have new creative projects worth discussing:...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Alison Rose: "What was the story of your first pet—what animal was he or she, from where did you get him or her, how old were you, how long did you have the pet, etc? If you've never had a pet, would you like to have one, and what would it be?"

On the Latest in Fat Eliminationism & Healthcare

[Content Note: Fat hatred.]In today's blogaround, I linked to a piece by Ragen Chastain about proposed medical guidelines that exhort physicians to "treat the weight first" in fat patients, i.e. literally deny fat people healthcare unless...Show More Summary

Report: No Federal Charges for Darren Wilson

[Content Note: Racism; police brutality.]This is not surprising, but it is incredibly disappointing and infuriating:The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

George Joseph on school closures as state violence. “Report sexual abuse? Go to solitary.” Mother Jones on the 20-week abortion that Congress is voting on tomorrow. “Honoring God in all we do”: Truthout profiles five corporations profiting from mass incarceration. “By the end of his life, Martin Luther King was an avowed socialist.” Interviewer asks women’s tennis […]

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