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How to talk about complicated things like governor’s races in a way the tiny young lady brains can understand? WEDDING DRESSES! This condescending bullshit brought to you by the College Republican National Committee’s one-million dollar effort to be “culturally relevant.”

A look at the Christian “manosphere.”

Breaking down the new figures on marriage rates by race.

Not The Onion: Iceland Announces ‘Men Only’ Feminist Conference.

Jeopardy’s “What Women Want” category was predictably sexist.

In Louisiana, survivors are billed hundreds of dollars for rape kits.

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The Wednesday Weigh-In: Feminist Halloween Costumes Edition

A black and white cartoon portrays a little girl at a costume store faced with only "sexy nurse," "sexy secretary," and "sexy fairy" costumes. Next to her, a boy reaches for the "doctor" costume, right next to the "firefighter" outfit.

Happy October! Halloween is approaching quickly and for some, ’tis the season for racist, culturally appropriative costumes, or to make everyday objects into “sexy” costumes. But this year, let’s start early and generate some great feminist costume ideas! Read More »

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Photo of the Day: “I Only Date Heroes” pajamas for girls

Those new “Training to be Batman’s Wife” tees from DC Comics are hardly the only superhero gear to send the message that boys can be heroes, while the best girls can aspire to is dating them. A shopper at a Target in Ontario snapped a photo of this pair of onsies for kids: “Future Man of Steel” for the boys and “I Only Date Heroes” for the girls.

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6 topics for an HBO TV series on Brazil more original than “high end (white) sex workers”

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Translation: “El Negocio: The oldest profession in the world needs new strategies.” Image Credit

Earlier this month, HBO Latino announced an upcoming new series titled “El Negocio,” about three white women looking to revolutionize the sex work industry in Brazil, and the concept made me yawn.  Read More »

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Chart of the Day: States with the most abortion restrictions are the worst on women’s and children’s health

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I doubt any readers of Feministing have bought into the pseudo-feminist anti-choice rhetoric claiming that abortion restrictions are simply about “protecting women” and “patient safety.” After all, it’s obvious that preventing access to abortion is itself damaging–leading to everything from poorer health to a greater risk of domestic violence to, oh I dunno, getting thrown in jail.

But in case you needed more evidence that the politicians who are so deeply worried about dangers posed to women by the width of the doorways in abortion clinics don’t give two shits about women’s and children’s health otherwise, just take a look at this new report.

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