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In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Racism; police misconduct] The U.S. Department of Justice and Ferguson, Missouri, officials have reached an agreement that is poised to overhaul the city's entire justice system.Show More Summary

Fucking with Feministing: Dildo Extravaganza Pt. 2, A Guide to Materials and Care

Welcome back to another installment of Fucking with Feministing! This is Feministing’s 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 […]

An Observation

[Content Note: Misogyny.]I can't remember the last time good faith engagement with a dude online on the subject of misogyny resulted in anything but a huge waste of my time.It's happened. But not anytime recently.

White House Takes New Action to Address the Gender Wage Gap

The White House will announce a new proposal to advance equal pay on Friday, the seventh anniversary of Barack Obama’s signing of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The policy would require all institutions that employ 100 or more people to report data on their employees’ compensation, along with standard reporting on gender, race, and ethnicity.

It’s Time To Stop Excusing Sexism As A “Joke.”

Mel McLaughlin and Chris Gayle Mel McLaughlin, a well-known and respected Australian sports commentator, was recently tasked with conducting a post-match interview with cricketer Chris Gayle. The reporter asked professional, thoughtful questions about the match — which Gayle ignored. Show More Summary

Today in Fat Hatred

[Content Note: Fat hatred; bullying; body policing.]Here is a cool headline: "Obese women experience much more negative social stigma than previously thought, study finds." Previously thought by whom, exactly? Because I'm pretty sure...Show More Summary

Tweet of the Day: @JamilahLemieux on the contradictions of shaming strippers

When rappers Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa verbally sparred on Twitter earlier this week, it didn’t take long for Kanye to slut-shame his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose as a way to insult Wiz (her ex-husband). It was a low blow, one he’s taken before, and no one was here for it.One of Kanye’s tweets said included […]

Round Seven Wrap-Up

Last night was the seventh (!!!) Republican debate, sans High Quality Person Donald Trump, who is TOO CLASSY to participate in such a low caliber event. I did not watch it, because I've already watched fully one kerblillion hours of these dirtbags saying awful things, and I needed a break. Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s Transformation of the Republican Primary Into a Reality TV Show Is Now Complete

The transformation of the Republican primary into a reality TV show is now complete. Donald Trump’s nationalist infomercial-cum-veterans’ fundraiser on Thursday night began with Tana Goertz, an Iowa-born contestant from Season 3 of The Apprentice. Show More Summary

Megyn Kelly Played Up Her Power as the Anchor Too Tough for Trump

Megyn Kelly has gotten more attention than any other media personality during this GOP presidential primary, chiefly due to Donald Trump’s shambling insults and toddler’s temper. The current front-runner opted out of Thursday night’s...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker DesertRose: "What food(s) do you wish you liked but hate no matter how many times and/or preparations you try?"Eggs.

Meet Cutes

Yesterday, I read a thing where real-life couples shared the stories of their unusual meetings. Their "meet cutes," if you will. It was all straight couples, though, and it was all about romantic meetings, even though I've heard (and experienced!) some terrific stories of unusual meetings that resulted in non-romantic long-term relationships. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

An 11-year-old student was sick of reading about white boys and dogs, so she started a book drive for #1000BlackGirlBooks. Three Mexican women are fighting street harassment with confetti and punk rock. Only women senators showed up to work after the snowstorm. Three women are suing Chipotle for gender discrimination. How paid parental leave could […]

The Inherent Misogyny of Sanders' Antiestablishmentarianism

[Content Note: Racism; misogyny.]So, for awhile, Bernie Sanders' "establishment" line of attack on Hillary Clinton, and the organizations and people who support her, has been bothering me, for reasons on which I couldn't quite put my finger. Show More Summary

Watch: Tying queer liberation to fighting Zionism

More than 200 protesters shut down a presentation organized by a Zionist group this past weekend during the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change conference in Chicago. As protesters explained, “For several years the Israeli government has attempted to use propaganda about the freedoms some LGBTQs in that country have as a cover for their increasingly brutal […]

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death] "The microphone equipment for the dashboard camera in the cruiser in which Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was riding on the night he fatally...Show More Summary

Little Girls’ Reactions to the New “Curvy” Barbie Prove Why We Need “Curvy” Barbie

After more than half a century of waif-like homogeneity, the hundreds of doll varieties collectively known as Barbie are welcoming three new body types to their cabal. Mattel has weathered accusations of promoting a harmful, unrealistic...Show More Summary

Thanks, Bernie! Congratulations, Hillary!

[Content note: Gun violence] A few days ago Mother Jones published an excellent article about Bernie Sanders and the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which granted sweeping immunity to gun manufacturers against lawsuits. Written...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

"Whatever you have, I would like some." As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

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