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Tomi Lahren Has Lost Pro-Life Conservatives. But At Least She Has the Alt-Right!

Tomi Lahren has always seemed like a too on-the-nose parody of a conservative media star. Where others were tan, blonde, and young, Lahren is bronzed, platinum, and literally 24. On her nightly show on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze TV, her commentary wasn’t just “racially charged,” it was often openly racist. Show More Summary

Feministing Films: “Get Out” Captures Double Consciousness Perfectly

In Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, “Get Out”—a film that blends horror, comedy, and psychological thriller genres—a talented young photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) gets ready for a weekend away with his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) and her parents at their idyllic, remote mansion. He asks her if they know he’s black. She answers, simply, […]

An Interview With Award-Winning Teen Activist Filmmaker Jordan Barger

Jordan Barger Jordan Barger is a junior in high school from Houston, Texas. She also happens to be an award-winning filmmaker who has her own production company, JOM Productions. Barger’s short film, “Milky White // Rosy Petals,” has...Show More Summary

This Eating Disorder Survivor Is Making A Difference

Dayna Altman “There’s beauty in everything and everyone, and that shouldn’t be decided by the media or anyone,” Dayna Altman — a 24-year-old eating disorder survivor, graduate student, and mental health activist from the National Eating...Show More Summary

Keith Ellison is the DNC Chair Feminists Need

Editor’s note: This post was co-authored by Barbara Sostaita and Mahroh Jahangiri. Last night, eight candidates for Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) faced off in a national debate. The two frontrunners represent competing visions for the future of the Democratic Party: a continuation of failed establishment policies under Tom Perez or a truly […]

Quick Hit: Taja Lindley Releases Short Film “This Ain’t A Eulogy”

Last week, writer, artist, and healer, Taja Lindley released the short film, “This Ain’t A Eulogy: A Ritual for Re-Membering” based on her solo performance art show of the same name.  Inspired by the non-indictments of the police officers responsible for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the short film draws parallels between discarded […]

What Does #FreeMelania Really Mean?

Donald and Melania Trump By now, you have probably seen the infamous clip of Trump and Melania on Inauguration Day. To recap for those who haven’t, the footage shows Trump turning to Melania, who is courtly, beaming. As soon as Trump...Show More Summary

Dispatches From the Queer Resistance

[content note: transphobia, homophobia, gender policing, sexual assault] Exit polls showed that LGBT voters overwhelmingly cast ballots for Hillary Clinton (77%) compared to Donald Trump (14%) in Election 2016. With LGBT identities cutting...Show More Summary

We Need to Talk About This Bodysuit Peekaboo Thing

In December, Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home” was named the most watched music video of 2016, with over a billion views. In addition to a hard hat (the video is set at a sexy construction site), Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello wears a green bodysuit in it, the leg holes peeking out over her low-slung jeans. Show More Summary

Daily feminist cheat sheet

In response to Trump’s dangerous and expanded global gag rule, women’s health champions introduced the Global Health, Empowerment & Rights (HER) Act in Congress today. And frankly, the optics of female lawmakers advocating for women’s rights around the globe were a lot better than, well, this. Read more on Trump’s expanded global gag rule, which dismantled abortion […]

We will fuck up. Let’s confront that and do better.

My mother marched. My father, my sister, my cousins, my aunts and uncles. My Grandma, sitting home in her chair recovering from a broken hip, watched the crowds gather, a huge colony of pink-hatted ants on the tiny screen, and her heart marched. And my own heart, large and porous, flew to them across oceans, […]

The Feministing Five: Mitski

When I first listened to 26-year-old indie sensation Mitski’s latest album, Puberty 2, I was blown away by how vividly, messily human it felt to me. She was emotional, she was strong, she was defiant, she was vulnerable. She sang about feeling ugly, finding calm, the fleeting nature of happiness, and so much in between. […]

Feministing Reads: Kathleen Collins’s Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

When Kathleen Collins’s 1982 film Losing Ground was screened at New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2015, it immediately became inconceivable to me that film history might have been written without it. The film, in which a painter (Bill Gunn) and philosophy professor (Seret Scott) retreat upstate to alternately tend and neglect their […]

What A Hijabi Beauty Contestant Means To Hijabi Teens

Halima Aden Ever since reading the work of authors such as bell hooks, Simone de Beauvoir, and Naomi Wolf, I have dismissed the concept of physical beauty as a trivial social construct. The mainstream narrative of beauty glorifies Eurocentric...Show More Summary

On the Ground: An Interview With The Founders of Columbia University’s First South Asian Feminism(s) Alliance

The Founders of SAFA In the fall semester of 2015, the first ever South Asian Feminism(s) Alliance (SAFA) was introduced to Columbia University. SAFA founders and Barnard alumnae Sarika Kumar, Mallika Walia, and Kaavya Mahajan created...Show More Summary

Bask in the Bracing Unsentimentality of Vesna Vulovic, the Only Person to Survive a 1972 Plane Crash

In 1972, Vesna Vulovic was a 22-year-old flight attendant working for JAT Yugoslav Airlines. One January day, there was a mixup with another flight attendant named Vesna, and Vulovic was mistakenly assigned to the crew for a trip between Copenhagen and Belgrade. Show More Summary

Daily feminist cheat sheet

My heroines Jamilah Lemieux & Amber Phillips spoke with The Breakfast Club to talk about Black feminism and it is not to be missed. How Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio is fighting back against their state’s dangerous abortion ban. Thousands of civilians were able to leave Aleppo today, but thousands are still facing freezing temperatures as they […]

Don’t Teach Women To Hide The Abuse They Experience, Teach Men Not To Abuse

The commercial in question On November 23, the Moroccan state broadcaster ‘Channel 2M’ broadcast a segment on their daily program ‘Sabahiyat’ that exhibited a smiling makeup artist demonstrating how to disguise the aftermath of domestic violence on a woman’s face. Show More Summary

The Exploitation Of Women Of Color In Music Videos Needs To End

Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ music video As a black feminist who is usually conscious of how normalized our misogynistic and often racist pop culture is, I am mostly displeased by the portrayal of black women in music videos. From Taylor...Show More Summary

Sex-Positive Superhero: Sunny Leone

Today’s sex-positive superhero: Indian-Canadian porn-star-turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone. A documentary about her life is about to drop on Netflix, so now is the time to revisit the star-powered sex-positive goddess that is Sunny. Never heard of her? Then you’re probably not living in contemporary India/have not been hip with the porn world for the last […]

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