Sadly, it could probably have been predicted that Emma Watson’s speech at the UN would reveal the absolute worst of the misogynist internet. Enraged by her audacity–having an opinion about feminism and saying it aloud for important people to hear!–4Chan users immediately set up a countdown site called Emma You Are Next, which threatens to release hacked nude photos of her. Read More
Since the Fall of 2009, Feministing has been traveling to college campuses to talk feminism – from the “war on women” to transgender liberation, from building consent culture on campuses to racial justice, from online activism to Beyonce. And we’re hitting the road again for our sixth year! We’re currently booking events for this current school year, so now’s a great time to get in touch about bringing us to campus. We’ve got brand new speaking event options this year – check out our speaking tour page for all the details, and read on to learn about our panels.
Once again, Congress delayed authorizing funding to address the rape kit backlog.
Exploring the factors behind the racial gap in the abortion rate in the US.
Wesleyan orders fraternities to become co-ed within three years.
John Oliver takes on Miss America.
Suicide is the leading cause of death among teenage girls worldwide.
A photo series on giving birth around the world.
An interactive map shows the increase in state restrictions on insurance coverage of abortion.
YouTube prankster thinks groping women on the street is a hiiiiiilarious prank.
This weekend as first-years arrived at the University of Chicago for their freshman orientation, an anonymous group, identified only as “Concerned Citizens,” published on Tumblr a list of “people known to commit varying levels of gender-based violence” at UChicago. A similar list quickly popped up in university bathrooms. According to Jezebel, “Those flyers list the names of six current and former UChicago students; all appear to be men and do/did go to the college.” The Concerned Citizens explained their goal on Tumblr: “Keeping the community safe—since the University won’t.” UChicago’s list is the latest in a series that have appeared at U.S. colleges over the years, including Brown University some 20 years ago and Columbia University last spring. Read More »