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Feministing Reads: Miya Tokumitsu’s Do What You Love

I love Miya Tokumitsu’s book. In a pithy 158 pages, Tokumitsu’s Do What You Love and Other Lies about Success and Happiness (Regan Arts) weaves together a range of examples of how encouraging workers to “do what they love” has actually become a tool for economic exploitation: the low wages or wage theft found in […]

Men Are More Likely to Text During Meetings and Take Naps at Work

The “manterruption”—an unwelcome interjection from a man while a woman is speaking—is commonplace in the co-ed workplace, but its origins remain hazy. Can these men not hear the hushed utterances from the delicate mouths of womankind? Could be. Or, according to a new survey, they might not be paying attention at all.

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Misogyny.]"Go fuck yourself."—Ghostbusters director Paul Feig, to one of a number of misogynist trolls whom he addressed on Twitter, in defense of his film, the women who worked on it, and the women who are beyond excited...Show More Summary

Just Stop Please Stop

[Content Note: Police brutality; death.]"Maryland man fatally shot by police 'after imitating gun with fingers':A man was shot dead after pointing his finger as if it was a gun at a police officer who was chasing him for trying to obtain...Show More Summary

Feministing Jamz: Julieta Venegas one year after Ayotzinapa

The one year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa is coming up this weekend. Julieta Venegas faces the issue of this violence, and the ongoing murders of women in Mexico, in the excellent Explosión, off her latest album Algo Sucede.  Explosión is a classic protest song in that it asks important questions of its listeners […]

Daily Dose of Cute

Zen-faced Zelly, hanging out for some ear scratches last night. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Women Don’t Always Want the Jobs at the Top, and That’s OK

In progressive discussions of the gender gap in business leadership, there’s something of a third rail: the idea that maybe, just maybe, women don’t want the jobs at the top. The numbers are so dire—less than 5 percent of CEOs and less than 15 percent of executive officers at Fortune 500 companies are women—that suggesting that women prefer it that way feels like a cop-out.

Carly Fiorina’s New Video Proves She Misled Viewers During the Debate

During last week's Republican debate on CNN, Carly Fiorina memorably described watching a video featuring "a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Death; injury] Just awful: "At least 717 pilgrims were killed on Thursday in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, the Saudi authorities said, the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage in 25 years. Show More Summary

True story: A sexy Donald Trump costume

In what might be either the most brilliant satire of Halloween ridiculousness since Sexy Mustard or the most flagrantly absurd manifestation of it yet, I present to you Donna T. Rumpshaker.Yes, for just seventy American dollars you can have the (dubious?) distinction of being sexy Donald Trump! You’ll be “Making America Great!” this Halloween in […]

Your Progressive Pope

[Content Note: War on agency; Christian Supremacy; racism.]Maybe everyone can all take a break for two seconds from talking about how SUPERCOOL AWESOME LIBERAL Pope Francis is to talk about this shit:Pope Francis made an unscheduledShow More Summary

You Have Neither Lived Nor Died Until You Have Read a Sex Scene Written by Morrissey

Morrissey’s first novel, List of the Lost, about a men’s relay track team in 1970s Boston, is out in a retro Penguin edition today in the U.K. and is already No. 1 in “Gothic Romance” on Amazon. It’s also inspired the worst reviews…for...Show More Summary

Watch: “Who cries for the black girl?”

“I don’t think I perceive myself differently than the rest of people perceive me. I think I’m so… aware of how other people perceive me that it’s hard for me to separate the two.” — Daejione Jones, “who cries for the black girl?” In the past week, I’ve rewatched my friend Abigail Bereola’s film “who […]

Today in Rape Culture

[Content Note: Sexual violence; victim-blaming; harassment; police misconduct.]Patrick Kane, a professional hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks, has been accused of rape. According to the woman who made the allegations, she accompanied...Show More Summary

Review: “We Know The Devil” is a horror game about community and survival

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. We Know The Devil is a game, a visual novel, created by Aevee Bee with art direction by Mia Schwartz. It’s already garnered a fair bit of attention and tons of gorgeous art and examinations from fans. It’s definitely here to stay, here to […]

Dear Vice President Biden: Nope.

[Content Note: War on agency. Video may autoplay at article link.]Via Erin Matson, I read this interview with Vice President Joe Biden about abortion choice, in which he makes a fairly common argument among Christian lawmakers that he personally doesn't support abortion but doesn't feel compelled to tell other people to agree with his view. Show More Summary

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Question of the Day

(This is a rather US-centric question, but, given the increasing global access to media from other countries, I think it's less US-centric than it might have been once upon a time. Also: Although the new fall season in the US prompted...Show More Summary

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