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New survey shows the gender leadership gap in the non-profit world

The corporate world is famous for its all-too-often shatter-proof glass ceilings and old-boy network sexism. But, as a new study of Jewish non-profits highlights, the non-profit sector isn’t exactly a beacon of gender equality either. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Toni Morrison is releasing a new novel this spring! The NYT Magazine looks at the sexual assault crisis in the military. As she nears age 100, activist Grace Lee Boggs is in hospice care — and needs our donations to help pay for it.  “I have a dream…that one day I’ll see as much outrage over […]

“How did these human beings last that long before they reached their human limit?”

Ferguson solidarity protests continued across the country over the holiday weekend. Here’s what we’re catching up on… The great Jay Smooth on pushing people to their human limits. Apparently, the prosecution initially told the grand jury to judge Wilson according to a fake, unconstitutional state law on the police use of force. Show More Summary

Australian Army chief to men: Stop being bystanders to violence against women

Last year, as you might remember, Australian Army Lieutenant General David Morrison — the top ranked man in the Australian armed forces — made a video addressing sexual violence in the ranks. He famously urged men in the armed forces to stop being bystanders to sexual abuse among their colleagues, and told them that “the standard you […]

Why Did the AP Suppress the Sexual Assault Portion of Its Bill Cosby Interview?

On Nov. 10, the Associated Press released a video featuring Bill Cosby and his wife Camille, chatting about the collection of African-American art the couple had recently loaned to the Smithsonian. More than a week later, the AP published additional footage from the Cosby sit-down that hadn’t make the original cut.

The History of Women in Geek Culture Should Not Be Overlooked

A still from the The Doubleclick's music video "Nothing to Prove." There is a strange and pervasive cultural myth that geek girls are like unicorns—we’re rare and mythical creatures who can’t possibly be real. This anxiety over gender...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Speaking of online harassment, in this new video modeled after Jimmy Kimmel’s celebrities read angry tweets, a number of feminists give us a taste of the kinds of angry tweets they receive on a regular basis. Watch for our own Lori!  “Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my […]

Feministing Chat: On street harassment

Editor’s note: It’s been a couple weeks now since the anti-street harassment organization Hollaback! released that video of a woman getting catcalled 100 times during a day walking the streets of New York City. The video has now been...Show More Summary

Feministing Jamz: A fall playlist featuring women & queers of color

Sometimes when I go a bit without writing about music, it’s because I’ve been too busy to find something new to post. But most of the time I have the opposite problem – there’s just so much cool new stuff, I don’t even know where to start. I get overwhelmed, kinda like when you’re at [...]

HeForShe or SheForHe?

On September 20th, 2014, Emma Watson made a now viral speech at the UN HeForShe event.  The HeForShe campaign was set up by UN Women to activate and emphasize the importance of male involvement in the fight for gender equality. Watson’s speech was undoubtedly the most noted part of the event. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In this great TEDx talk, international development scholar Ananya Roy talks about combating patriarchy–both in our institutions and our own personal relationships. ”When the rules create inequality, disobey the rules.” Debunking the myth that Latinos are anti-choice. Show More Summary

Subway: Please Don’t Use Halloween To Make Women Feel Fat

Whether it’s the annoyingly catchy five-dollar footlong jingle or Jared Fogle’s promise that you will lose weight by eating sandwiches, Subway commercials are abundantly recognizable in our culture. These advertisements have ranged from...Show More Summary

Teen Social Media Stars and Sexism: When Will It End?

“Entertain me.” “If you play too hard to get, then it’s just like, ‘Oh, she doesn’t even like me,’ but if you play easy, then it’s just like, ‘Oh, she’s a whore.’ Find a balance.” “Wax, shave. It’s the worst when there’s hair.” Wait, stop. Show More Summary

“Fame-inism” for the rest of us

So. "Beyonce feminism." Roxane Gay is against it. (Annie Lennox, too.)

16 Feminist Halloween Costume Ideas

There's lots of advice out there about what not to be on Halloween—people dressing up as "Indians" and domestic abusers, I'm looking at you—but not a lot of advice for actually good costumes. Here's a fun list we put together of pop-culture-inspired costumes. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Get a lacy cravat and dress up as a superhero for our time. Show More Summary

No Type: Trap Feminism Pt. 2

I’ve been thinking a lot about trap feminism and what it means since I first wrote about it in January. In this introductory piece — which was mostly a purge of initial ideas that I had been bouncing back and forth with friends — I identified some of the makings of trap feminism which included [...]

Things I am too hot to care about

It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it! They’re not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, health care. They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world.” –Fox News host Kimberly [...]

Embracing Taylor Swift’s Feminist Awakening

It’s that time again. Every two years (like clockwork) we get a brand new Taylor Swift as the young starlet reinvents herself with each new album release, the fifth of which will be released in just a few days. Back in 2006, a doe-eyed, bouncy-curled country singer got us all crying on our guitars. Show More Summary

As Anita Sarkeesian Shows, Online Harassment Can Be a Life and Death Issue

There was a time when people had one answer to online harassment: “Don’t read the comments.” This week, it’s become painfully clear how harassment women endure online is not something we can fix by just ignoring it. Instead, in thisShow More Summary

Ileana Jiminéz: Inspiring Feminism Locally and Globally

Ileana Jimenez Social media as well as blogs and communities like the FBomb have played a key role for young people involved in the feminist movement by giving us a platform to share our thoughts and ideas and allowing us to learn about and discover feminism by scrolling through our social media newsfeeds or browsing the blogosphere. Show More Summary

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