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Should Batgirl Be Cured?

In the DC Comics universe, Barbara Gordon was Batgirl until the Joker injured her—then she took on the role of computer hacker Oracle (above). But in later issues, writers reset the whole storyline, reverting Barbara to a young crime-fighter...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker masculine_lady: "Besides them telling you, how do you know when someone loves you?"They don't try to substitute their own needs for mine, but ask me what I need and then do that.

Yes, Please!

This is fucking amazing: Mr. T "has signed on to host a home renovation series called I Pity the Tool for DIY Network." GIVE IT TO ME IN MY FACE! A+! LOVE.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

15 female-fronted bands to love at SXSW. “Right now, going to college is a terrifying experience if you are male.” Ummmmm.  Feministing alum Miriam on the history of Black “granny” midwives in the South. A year after Susan Cahill’s abortion clinic in Montana was destroyed, she hasn’t been able to find a new space willing to […]

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism.]"The failure to indict the officer responsible for the death of Eric Garner has left many wondering if black lives even matter. Sadly, today's decision will only leave many asking that same question...Show More Summary

Penn State Frat Member Says Pictures Of Non-Consenting Nude Women Are “Satire”

Questions are being raised about the moral turpitude flourishing inside the walls of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity at Penn State University, which was discovered to have a members-only Facebook page featuring non-consensual nude photos of women. Show More Summary

I Write Letters

[Content Note: Fat hatred.]Dear Story Creators, Everyone Who Tells Stories That Involves the Creation of Characters in Any Medium, Whether Those Characters Are Drawn with Images or Words or Both:Please stop using "fat" as shorthand to...Show More Summary

Revenge of the Sealion: GamerGate’s crusade against blocking

The right to speak freely is a right often confounded with other, more nebulous, unenumerated rights. Many, particularly online, conflate the right to speak with the right to be heard and the right to a platform.  But it gets more vicious than even that particular level of entitlement. Imagine, if you will, someone pinning you […]

Daily Dose of Cute

This dog, lol. He is the greatest. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Finish This Sentence

[Content Note: Injury.]The most klutzy/funny way I have ever injured myself is......a couple of days ago, I was standing with my left hand on my hip and the tips of my fingers tucked into the waistband of my jeans. Suddenly a sneeze snuck up on me, and, in the manner of sneaky sneezes, it was a powerful one. Show More Summary

Ashley Judd on the misogynistic harassment she received for tweeting about sports

This past weekend, Ashley Judd, actress, feminist, and Kentucky basketball fan, made a comment on Twitter about how her team’s opponent was “playing dirty & can kiss my team’s free throw making a—.” For this minor bit of shit-talking, hardly out of the norm within the craze of March Madness, she was — surprise, surprise — inundated with […]

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War; terrorism; genocide; rape] Fucking hell: "Jihadists from the Islamic State group may have committed genocide and war crimes against the minority Yazidi community in Iraq, the UN says. Show More Summary

It's Called Feminism

[Content Note: Misogyny; racism; heterocentrism; classism.]Conservative columnist Ross Douthat used his New York Times column this past Sunday to explore the causes of the "the social crisis among America's poor and working class—the...Show More Summary

Remembering why redefining masculinity is important

Much of the work I’ve done here at Feministing has been an attempt to unpack the oppressive nature of our current constructs of masculinity. Sometimes this means discussing the ways in which defining masculinity around dominance, violence, coercion, and invulnerability limit the identities and expression of men who are beholden to this definition. And I […]

Venezuelan president of police reform commission makes homophobic remarks

In October of last year, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro selected Freddy Bernal to lead a new presidential commission on police reform. Yesterday, Bernal stepped into hot water when, after saying he did not believe people with tattoos or men with earrings are police officer material, he was asked about his position on gay officers.  Host: Can a […]

The Worst Idea

[Content Note: Body policing; misogyny; heterocentrism; objectification; evo psych; fat hatred.]Yesterday, the Telegraph published a gross piece of linkbait [DoNotLink used] titled "'Schoolboys should tell girls their idea of a perfect...Show More Summary

Vanderbilt Center for Teaching Guide to Feminist Pedagogy

The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching has published a new guide on feminist pedagogy, written collaboratively by a faculty member and seven graduate students.  Here is an excerpt from the introduction: Feminist pedagogy is not a toolbox, a collection of strategies, … Continue reading ?

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Merkohl: "What inside joke do you have with friends that still makes you laugh, and how did it come to be?"

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