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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

Years Before College, Middle Schoolers Campaign to End Campus Rape

13-year-old Leilani in a middle school video raising support for the Campus Safety and Accountability Act. On the last day of school before Spring break at Manhattan Country School, the 7th and 8th graders were busy at work. But instead...Show More Summary

5 things feminists need to know about the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal

If passed, the Trans Pacific Partnership will be one of the most far-reaching “free trade” agreements in history — and a huge boost to global corporate power.  Up until this point, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been one of the most famous free trade agreements. This pact between Canada, the United States, and Mexico […]

On queered masculinity and misogyny

I started wearing ties my senior year of college. My mother bought me a slim, silver Calvin Klein tie at Nordstrom Rack when she visited me over her spring break. Though I began to dress in men’s clothes the year prior, until that moment, I had not yet forayed into officially being read as masculine. […]

Amber Rose and Black Women's Sexuality

Amber Rose, in a selfie from her Instagram. Tabloid favorite Amber Rose’s personal and political commitments are perhaps best summed up by her Twitter bio. Rose describes herself as a “badass,” a “MILF (Mom I’d Like to Fuck),” a “sweetheart,” and surprisingly, a feminist and a women’s empowerment advocate. Show More Summary

Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty” enters its teen years

Toward the end of January, Dove's "Campaign for Real Beauty" celebrated its tenth anniversary. Ten years of raising women's self-esteem and/or just telling us we're not as ugly as we think we are (mileage varies).

Modcloth spotlights transgender comedian Rye Silverman

Since I outgrew my stars and stripes two-piece that I wore pretty much every day of the summer when I was 8 and 9, I’ve never found a bathing suit that made me feel comfortable and fabulous and willing to be photographed. Which means that, for 15 years, any time I was at the beach […]

What Hillary Clinton Learned from No-Drama Obama

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign started with great media fanfare over the weekend, although the announcement itself was notably anti-fanfare. The two-minute video, in which Clinton only appears toward the end, strikes a noteShow More Summary

Intersectional feminism, brought to you by pizza

Writer and comedian Akilah Hughes has created a brilliant explanation of intersectionality, using the ever timeless metaphor of pizza. That’s right. Pizza. Using a creative key of burgers, deluxe pizzas, and cheese pizzas, Akilah breaks down Kimberlé Crenshaw’s theory in an easy to digest video. (That pun was absolutely intended) While obviously we would all love to […]

Video of the Day: “Are you or anyone you know under the spell of WAW?”

Over at conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI) this week, resident gender scholar and (not so) “Factual Feminist” Christine Hoff Sommers warns us about a new form of gender-based oppression that prevails today — an issue so common, social scientists have given it a name: the Women are Wonderful phenomenon (WAW for short).  You can watch the […]

On Monica Lewinsky, Patricia Arquette, #BoycottIndiana, and public shaming

Monica Lewinsky is back in the public eye, and not for the affair for which she became infamous. She delivered a TED talk, which has since blown up the internet, about the public humiliation she experienced during the fallout from her relationship with former president Bill Clinton. Her talk centered on the idea that what she experienced was the first […]

Feministing Jamz: “Yoga” – Janelle Monáe ft. Jidenna

Janelle Monáe is one of those artists whose equal parts visionary and fun music has me rushing to listen every time she releases a new song. The second single off of the upcoming Eephus compilation of artists from Monáe’s Wondaland Records does not disappoint — and with a line like “you can’t police me so get off my areola,” how […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Historically accurate Disney princesses. Hannah Gioris has an excellent piece about why women of color don’t report their sexual assaults to a racist criminal justice system — and shouldn’t have to. Aisha Moodie-Mills is becoming the first woman and first person of color to lead the major LGBT organization The Victory Fund. Why aren’t we all […]

Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling and the Importance of Live Panels

I’m a fan of both Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling. Yet I found myself somewhat surprised by just how impressive I found both women while recently watching their contributions to a Sundance live panel moderated by Emily Nussbaum via YouTube. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Planned Parenthood and Sea Change teamed up on this video explaining how abortion stigma affects both patients and providers. Alex Rosenblat on mental health, mobility, and state surveillance.  “Heeding the Call: Black Women Fighting...Show More Summary

Selfless Signal-Boosting – International Women’s Day

It's been too long since I put up a Signal-Boosting thread - so here's one for collecting links for IWD 2015. I've found a few to get you started on recommending someone else's writings/events!

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