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Over 1,000 Boston protesters show up for people in prison: “We see you.”

Last night, 1,400 Boston protesters marched in solidarity with others nationwide over the state-sanctioned murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. But their march went where many others didn’t: to jail. Protesters marched to the South Bay House of Correction, where they chanted, “We see you” and “Black lives matter.”

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Australian Army chief to men: Stop being bystanders to violence against women

Last year, as you might remember, Australian Army Lieutenant General David Morrison — the top ranked man in the Australian armed forces — made a video addressing sexual violence in the ranks. He famously urged men in the armed forces to stop being bystanders to sexual abuse among their colleagues, and told them that “the standard you walk past is the standard you accept.” 

Last year, as you might remember, Australian Army Lieutenant General David Morrison — the top ranked man in the Australian armed forces — made a video addressing sexual violence in the ranks. He famously urged men ...

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Male viewer writes letter to the editor explaining why women can’t play soccer

This weekend, England’s women’s soccer team played Germany in an historic match at Wembly national stadium. As the Independent reports, “It was the first standalone game for women at the home of football, drew a record crowd of 46,000, was shown live in TV coverage on the BBC, and introduced a generation of young girls to the idea of the women’s team being treated the same as the men for the first time.” 

This weekend, England’s women’s soccer team played Germany in an historic match at Wembly national stadium. As the Independent reports, “It was the first standalone game for women at the home of football, drew a ...

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Feministing Jamz: Tink responds to Ferguson

The excellent, young Chicago rapper Tink — who you may have heard featured on the Future Brown track of our last playlist — just put out a new track yesterday in response to the lack of an indictment of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Mike Brown. In moments like these, I am so thankful for the artists who are able to translate rage into art — which can then mobilize so many more. 

The excellent, young Chicago rapper Tink — who you may have heard featured on the Future Brown track of our last playlist — just put out a new track yesterday in response to the lack ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: Ferguson Grand Jury Edition

“You motherfuckers will not own tomorrow.” – rapper Killer Mike

“This system you have admonished us to believe in has consistently, unfailingly, and unabashedly let us down and kicked us out, time and time again.” – an open letter from the protestors in Ferguson 

“You motherfuckers will not own tomorrow.” – rapper Killer Mike

“This system you have admonished us to believe in has consistently, unfailingly, and unabashedly let us down and kicked us out, time and time again.” – ...

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Photo of the Day: 7-year-old girl unimpressed by sexist advertising

Seven-year-old Maggie’s expression perfectly sums up how we all feel about gendered toy advertising. When she spotted this sign at a Tesco, she told her mom, “Well that’s wrong! Anybody can like superheroes, they’re being stupid aren’t they?” Indeed they are, Maggie. (h/t Buzzfeed)

Seven-year-old Maggie’s expression perfectly sums up how we all feel about gendered toy advertising. When she spotted this sign at a Tesco, she told her mom, “Well that’s wrong! Anybody can like superheroes, they’re being ...

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What Obama’s silence on Ayotzinapa says about the War on Drugs

Last week Obama announced an executive order that offers temporary legal status for over 4 million undocumented people living in the United States. This has been a long time coming, and though the order leaves out 6 million other undocumented people, it is a step in the right direction, and a pretty big deal. 

Last week Obama announced an executive order that offers temporary legal status for over 4 million undocumented people living in the United States. This has been a long time coming, and though the order leaves out ...

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New favorite meme: Feminist Hacker Barbie

Last week, the internet was disappointed to discover that, countary to the title, Mattel’s illustrated book Barbie: I Can be a Computer Engineer sends pretty much the opposite message. Instead, Barbie says things like: “I’m only creating the design ideas. I’ll need Steven’s and Brian’s help to turn it into a game.”

Last week, the internet was disappointed to discover that, countary to the title, Mattel’s illustrated book Barbie: I Can be a Computer Engineer sends pretty much the opposite message. Instead, Barbie says things like: “I’m only ...

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