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Fast food workers are going to start using civil disobedience in their fight for a living wage.

Some good reads from Byron Hurt and Dave Zirin on the reaction to NFL-er Ray Rice’s domestic violence.

On tech’s gender problem.

The question should be, “Did she want to have sex?

The majority of female voters wouldn’t vote for a politician who supported the Hobby Lobby ruling.

Ten Native American tribes have legalized same-sex marriage.

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The US is locking up pregnant immigrants despite policy against it

According to official Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidelines, pregnant immigrants aren’t supposed to be detained except if they pose a public safety threat. ICE officials have claimed this is such a rare occurrence it’s not even worth asking about.  Read More »

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New Favorite Tumblr: Confused Cats Against Feminism

Depressed, disturbed, almost-but-not-quite-amused by the “Women Against Feminism” phenomenon and Tumblr? There’s an antidote for that: Confused Cats against Feminism.

Like many of the women featured on the Women Against Feminism Tumblr, these cats don’t seem to really get what feminism is. Here are some great ones. Upload your own images. I would. But I don’t have a cat. Plus I’m allergic.  Read More »

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Feministing Readz: Insel

Insel coverYou could probably count on one hand the number of novels that have taken up great platonic male-female friendships as their theme. The republication of Mina Loy’s Insel, by Melville House Publishing’s Neversink Library this past May, is a refreshing, challenging, and brilliant addition to this intimate pantheon.

Loy’s only novel, Insel is the portrait of a starving German surrealist, as told by his patron and friend, Mrs. Jones. Mrs. Jones is the quasi-fictional avatar of Loy herself; Insel, a loose construction drawn from Loy’s strange and euphoric friendship with the German painter Richard Oelze.

A luminary of transatlantic modernisms, Mina Loy worked across as many media as she did cities. Her itinerant artistic career occupied the capitals of the turn of the century’s avant-gardes: from Futurist Florence to Dada New York to Surrealist Paris — with cameos in Weimar Berlin and Freud’s Vienna, among many other places, in between.  Read More »

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Watch: Video mocks the old boys’ club of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s recent decisions have been depressing and disturbing, to say the least, especially when it comes to reproductive rights. But why not laugh instead of after you cry? In this Funny or Die exclusive “Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed” video, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the old boys’ club of the court, as the male justices try to keep the ladies our of their blanket fort. The amazing Martha Plimpton (of Feministing Five fame) stars as Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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