Last night Stephen Colbert sat down with Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian to discuss GamerGate and the fact that “feminazis in the gamer world are coming for our balls to snip them off, put them into a little felt purse and take them away, so we have to play your non-violent games.”
As we learned during the last election, sometimes there’s nothing like a recording of a closed-door event with supporters to reveal what politicians really think. In a private event at the all-male Hibernian Society of Charleston, Senator Lindsey Graham, who is considering a presidential run, told the audience:
“I’m trying to help you with your tax status. I’m sorry the government’s so fucked up. If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”
We Deserve Better, a new report by BreakOUT! – a badass organization working to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans — highlights exactly the ways queer and trans youth experience discriminatory policing at the hands of the NOPD. Perhaps most importantly, We Deserve Better also highlights the resiliency of these criminalized communities, and makes common-sense demands to address issues of safety. Read More »
Andrea Grimes has some tips for dudes on how to talk to your guy friends about not threatening to rape and murder women on the internet.
MIT releases a detailed survey on sexual assault on campus.
“I suspect I am not the only woman to become involved with men who profess to value her for her ability to be emotionally present, curious and passionate only to reveal, down the road, an expectation that this sort of generosity of time and energy be restricted solely to interests and activities that include them.” - Anna Holmes
I don’t support feminism if it means murdering all men. Ditto, now that you mention it.
Remember Zach Wahls? He’s the young man who, in 2011, stood up at an Iowa House of Representatives hearing to testify against amending the state constitution. The proposed amendment would have made same sex marriage, once again, illegal in the Hawkeye State.
Of course you remember him, because you probably remember tearing up while watching this video. You might also remember that some of us at Feministing felt the urge to immediately propose marriage to him.
Now, Wahls has teamed up with another young person raised by queer parents, Julia Winston, to compile The Rainbow Letters, a series of letters from people of all ages who were raised by queer parents. Read More »