Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“After hundreds of years of proving the humanity of black people, all non-black people should have a template to make sense of our annihilation for themselves.”

A St. Louis area policeman is caught on Twitter calling Ferguson protesters thugs, lying about gun violence, excusing Brown’s death, and saying he wants to punch AG Holder

Nearly one million Texas women of childbearing age now live more than 150 miles from a licensed abortion clinic.

Ugh. Marvel releases “sexy” new Spider-Woman cover.

Mills College changes their admissions policy to not longer exclude trans women.

Here’s a helpful guide to what you should and shouldn’t do if you see a woman being harassed on Twitter.

2,000 people marched in Dublin to protest Ireland’s abortion laws.

Laverne Cox is not actually the first openly transgender person ever to get nominated for an Emmy Award.

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Photo Essay: Malaysian Muslim women with and without their hijabs

Mujeres Musulmanas

In my *spare* time (LOL), I edit the online literary magazine Union Station, which features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and photo essays from emerging artists. One of my favorite essays is this one featuring Malaysian Muslim women with and without their hijabs by photographer Francisco Guerrero that we published in 2011.  Read More »

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Quote of the Day: Getting raped after drinking is like having your bike stolen when you left it unlocked

Some men feel that too much responsibility for preventing sexual assault has been put on their shoulders, said Chris Herries, a senior at Stanford University. While everyone condemns sexual assault, there seems to be an assumption among female students that they shouldn’t have to protect themselves by avoiding drunkenness and other risky behaviors, he said.

“Do I deserve to have my bike stolen if I leave it unlocked on the quad?” Herries, 22, said. “We have to encourage people not to take on undue risk.”

I’m not a huge fan of singling out random individuals for internet outrage and mockery. While Chris Herries happened to answer a Bloomberg reporter’s questions honestly, he is far from the only person who thinks this way. Read More »

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Do the Taco or Beer Challenge

tacosbeerwide-700x467-375x250 2The challenge is simple:

“You find yourself a fucking taco, or a fucking beer, or a fucking taco and a beer, then you eat the fucking taco or drink the fucking beer or eat and drink both the fucking taco and the beer, and then you donate some money to an abortion fund. You fucking film yourself doing this shit and then you send us the fucking video and we put it on the fucking internet.”

Andrea Grimes started the challenge as a bit of a joke, after seeing the “ice bucket challenge” take off. Tacos and beers have about as much to do with abortion as ice buckets have to do with ALS — but they’re much, much more enjoyable.  Read More »

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Lauryn Hill dedicates version of her song “Black Rage” to Ferguson

Lauryn Hill has released a old sketch of her song “Black Rage” in honor of the people of Ferguson. Recorded in her living room, the song is set to the tune of “My Favorite Things.” Check out the lyrics after the jump.  Read More »

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