Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The trial for the man who killed Renisha McBride begins today.

Poverty in America, then and now.

A documentary on the amazing Grace Lee Boggs is streaming for free this month on PBS.

“The Hopkins settlement is thus the latest chapter in an all-too American story: black women’s bodies have rarely been seen as private, are rarely accorded the same feelings or rights to consent as white women’s bodies and were more often subjected to individual doctors’ prurient interests or medical research.”

Millions of working Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

The new GOP strategy on reproductive rights? Pivot to osteoporosis.

An interview with Roxane Gay on her new book Bad Feminist.

Leave a comment

Mary Poppins quits

The pay was just supercalifragilisticexpiali-bullshit…

Read More »

Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Favorite Tumblr: Counter-protesting anti-choice protestors

Saturday Chores chronicles the adventures of “a pro-choice husband/wife team from Raleigh, N.C.” as they spend Saturday mornings counter-protesting anti-choice clinic protestors–oh, sorry, I mean, “sidewalk counselors“–by holding up funny signs. Like so:

turtles2

Somehow there’s nothing like a sign about turtles to deflate all that self-righteous anti-abortion doom-and-gloom.

Check out more of my favorite signs after the jump.  Read More »

Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Watch: Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” performed as a dramatic monologue

I know Beyoncé’s ”Single Ladies” has a disputed status as a feminist anthem. While some feminists bristled at the way the calls to “put a ring on it” seem to position monogamous marriage as the ultimate goal for single ladies, I always appreciated the way she speaks to a real frustration with one dude’s inability to commit, while defiantly claiming her right have fun with other men in the painful aftermath of a breakup. And regardless of the lyrics, it’s certainly been claimed as an empowering anthem on many a dance floor over the years.

Nina Milli’s dramatic rendition of the song for her Beyoncélogues strips it of its upbeat danceability and plays up both the pain and the defiance. Queen Bey cannot be improved upon, obviously, but I’m loving the rawness Milli brings to the lyrics.

Read More »

Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why feminists need to demand a more diverse Twitter

Yet another day, yet another reveal that the demographics of a large tech company are, well, pretty much what we thought they were — heavily male, mostly white. Yesterday, Twitter announced that its workforce is 70 percent men to 30 percent women, as well as 59 percent white, 29 percent Asian, 2 percent Black, and 3 percent Latin@. 

Like its peers Google, Yahoo!, and Facebook, Twitter has publicly declared its commitment to improving these numbers: “By becoming more transparent with our employee data, open in dialogue throughout the company and rigorous in our recruiting, hiring and promotion practices, we are making diversity an important business issue for ourselves.” In other words, Twitter is about to start Leaning In, y’all.

twitter diversity stats

Neither of these charts are that great.

Read More »

Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feministing In Your Inbox

Sign up for our Newsletter to stay in touch with Feministing
and receive regular updates and exclusive content.

155 queries. 0.267 seconds