Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Teaching about Ferguson.

Chloe asks: Where are Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s women guests?

College guys are worried caring about rape will ruin their sex lives.

Backlash Book Club on the GOP.

Want to join the Know Your IX team?


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Who on the Hill is making transphobic Wikipedia edits?

The internet can do some cool things. For example: @CongressEdits, as you’d suspect, automatically posts every time someone using a Capitol Hill IP addresses changes an entry. Yesterday, the bot posted about two changes to trans-related pages by someone on a House computer:

Unsurprisingly (unless you have a hell of a lot of misplaced faith in Congress), the edits were hateful. Read More »

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Photo of the Day: What kind of guy thinks rape is like bike theft?

Yesterday’s Quote of the Day was a priceless gem from a Stanford student who told Bloomberg that women need to protect themselves from rape by staying sober, etc., just like people should lock up your bikes. You know. Because that’s an accurate analogy.

So who is the type of person who thinks women should find a U-lock for their bodies?

My friend Marybeth Seitz-Brown, a Students Active for Ending Rape board member, thought she’d Google the guy. And here’s what she found (Screenshot of the Day?) from his Stanford Daily writer profile: Read More »

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“After hundreds of years of proving the humanity of black people, all non-black people should have a template to make sense of our annihilation for themselves.”

A St. Louis area policeman is caught on Twitter calling Ferguson protesters thugs, lying about gun violence, excusing Brown’s death, and saying he wants to punch AG Holder

Nearly one million Texas women of childbearing age now live more than 150 miles from a licensed abortion clinic.

Ugh. Marvel releases “sexy” new Spider-Woman cover.

Mills College changes their admissions policy to not longer exclude trans women.

Here’s a helpful guide to what you should and shouldn’t do if you see a woman being harassed on Twitter.

2,000 people marched in Dublin to protest Ireland’s abortion laws.

Laverne Cox is not actually the first openly transgender person ever to get nominated for an Emmy Award.

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Photo Essay: Malaysian Muslim women with and without their hijabs

Mujeres Musulmanas

In my *spare* time (LOL), I edit the online literary magazine Union Station, which features fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and photo essays from emerging artists. One of my favorite essays is this one featuring Malaysian Muslim women with and without their hijabs by photographer Francisco Guerrero that we published in 2011.  Read More »

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