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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: Obergefell Edition

What it was like to be inside the Supreme Court this morning. Tumblr went all out for marriage equality. Everyone cheering for marriage should stand with the White House “heckler.” You may cry watching this mass wedding ceremony in Atlanta. The march of marriage equality. For better or for worse, conservatives are getting in on […]

The Feministing Five: Dr. Kali Nicole Gross

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Dr. Kali Nicole Gross, who is an associate professor, associate chair of the African and African Diaspora Studies Department, and core faculty in Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Along with her scholarly work on black women’s history with the US criminal justice […]

A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we’ve seen a transformation of the representation of transgender people in pop culture. Trans people...Show More Summary

Q&A: Talking to a Gamer Girl?

Romance is tough enough, but when one hails from a culture notorious for misogyny and entitlement, sometimes refreshers on the basics of dating are necessary. So when one bloke asked us for advice on talking to gamer girls, we did what...Show More Summary

5 Notorious RBG quotes to get you through this Monday morning

We get it. It’s Monday morning. But if you’re anything like me, a good dose of bad-ass feminist inspiration can certainly pick up your step as you reach for your third coffee this morning. Luckily for us, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg gave a great interview this past weekend with the American Constitution Society, […]

On contemporary sports culture: privileging masculinity

Athletes. Female athletes. College basketball. Women’s college basketball. Tennis. Women’s tennis. When it comes to sports, we qualify women’s athletics in a way that does not happen with men. The result is that women are continuously categorized as inferior, because the implicit assumption in athletics is that it’s men who compete. It isn’t until someone […]

To catch a dick

I’m 185 pounds, can catch a dick whenever I want, and feel pretty weird about the whole game.  The internet’s been freaking out over Amy Schumer’s Glamour Trailblazer Award acceptance speech last week. As the internet should, because the speech was awesome. When I first looked up from Judith Butler long enough to realize that female […]

Larry Lomax Needs Your Teaspoons

by Shaker TinaH[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; descriptions of violence.]As part of my growing activism, fostered by my experiences and learning here at Shakesville as well as joining a faith community that works on social justice issues, I've gotten involved with the suburban Maryland Black Lives Matter movement. Show More Summary

Caitlyn Jenner Isn’t Fodder For Your Academic Feminist Squabble

A tedious intra-feminist academic argument that has been raging since at least the 1980s—the battle between feminists who oppose transgenderism and feminists who accept it—was dragged onto the pages of the New York Times on Sunday. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

On Amber Rose and feminism that meets people where they’re at

Amber Rose’s feminism poses a great opportunity to consider the ways in which feminism fits into the lives of different kinds of people.  I have been a Rosebud since before Amber Rose herself used the word to describe her fans. Six years ago I was writing little blurbs fangirling over her on my basic blog. Since […]

Watch: Student film demands Barnard admit trans women

Early this month, the Board of Trustees of Barnard will decide whether the women’s college will admit trans women. If the Board votes in favor, Barnard will join a handful of other women’s colleges, like Smith and Mt. Holyoke, who only now, after long histories of cissexist exclusion, have begun to respect applicants’ gender identities. Luna Adler and […]

A Photo Series Celebrates Modern-Day Rosie the Riveters

During World War II, Rosie the Riveter became a cultural icon symbolizing women at work in manufacturing. The hit 1942 song “Rosie the Riveter” paid homage to a tireless assembly line worker while government photographers captured striking photos of women at work building airplanes and ships for the war. Show More Summary

Feministing Jamz: Ana Tijoux’s “Antipatriarca”

The music video to accompany Feministing favorite Ana Tijoux’s feminist anthem has finally been made and it’s everything we’ve been waiting for and more. Created from an international open call for submissions, the video shows womenShow More Summary

Tinder-loving queer

Tinder has become one of those cultural staples that define a certain generation. It seems hard to find a group of young people with smartphone among which not at least one isn’t using the dating app. (For those living under a rock that don’t know: This mobile dating app is connected to user’s Facebook and allows them to […]

Finally! The Mad Max-Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt mashup

Wednesday, Alexandra presented the Feminist Mad Max Tumblr. Today, we bring you this Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt-Mad Max mash-up. The mash-up creator Albert Lopez had the follow to say in the his Youtube description of his UNBREAKABLE FURIOSA video: “All the haters who are pissed off that there’s a strong female lead in the new Mad […]

Watch: In Chile, only accidental abortions aren’t considered crimes

A new video campaign from the Miles Organization pokes sickening fun at the criminalization of abortion in Chile, where the procedure is illegal even in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the pregnant person’s life.  In one of the videos, a curly-haired woman looks at the camera, holding it in front of her. “I’m […]

Watch young filmmakers take on domestic violence, sexuality, and courage

Three engaging and exciting  movies by young filmmakers premiered at New York City’s legendary Angelika Theater Tuesday night. I was thrilled to be there and see the films on the big screen. Luckily, even if you couldn’t be there, you can still watch the films online. Since its founding in 1999, Scenarios USA has worked to empower young people […]

Before Olivia Pope there was Miranda Bailey

Tonight marks the end of the first year of ABC’s Thank God It’s Thursday (#TGIT), three consecutive shows on Thursday evenings run by the now legendary Shonda Rhimes. Grey’s Anatomy is the rock upon which Shonda Rhimes built her church. The foundation of her success, however, does not lie with the titular character. Rather it is […]

Feministing Reads: Caroline Fredrickson’s Under the Bus

With her book Under the Bus: How Working Women are Being Run Over (The New Press, May 2015) Caroline Fredrickson joins a growing cadre of writers who are analyzing the precarious economic status of women workers in the United States. Like writers Sarah Jaffe, Michelle Chen, Kathy Geier, Melissa Gira Grant, and many others, Fredrickson […]

A Collection of Emails from Irate Men Defending Manspreading

We all know about manspreading. Blogs like the aptly named “Men Taking Up Too Much Space on the Train” have helped recognize the widespread phenomena of men unconsciously taking up more space than women in public places like subways, buses, and movie theaters. Show More Summary

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