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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The Feministing Five: Justice for Jane

Justice for Jane Organizers

Justice for Jane Organizers

As Feministing has covered and continues to cover, the State of Connecticut is currently holding a 16-year-old trans Latina girl in prison under the ridiculous claim that there is no better place for her. She has been in prison for nearly 100 days, yet she has not been convicted of any crime. 16 year old “Jane” has been writing letters to the governor on her behalf, lawyers have mobilized a massive effort to get her adequate care that she needs, and supporters have been launching actions across the country, onlien an off. 

Last week, as Katherine wrote for Feministing, Justice for Jane faced yet another major set back when it was announced that Jane was returning back to solidarity confinement at a male facility. There will be an action on Jane’s behalf this Wednesday in front of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families if you’re in the area to support. If you can’t make it in person, Justice for Jane campaigners urge supporters to continue putting pressure on Governor Malloy and DCF as well as writing letters to Jane herself. 

As the organizers stress, while Jane’s case is one noteworthy instance, the movement seeks to bring justice to any and all children who suffer from similar oppression like Jane — from racism, transphobia, and the prison industrial complex. As they say, “Anyone who seeks to join Justice for Jane should be prepared to join in for the long haul.” This week we spoke to Justice for Jane campaigners IV and Al Ricco to learn more about Jane’s case.

Now without further ado, IV and Al Ricco from Justice for Jane!

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In Love With the Darkness: Finding Hope in a Cynical, Burning World

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These past two weeks have been riddled with news that could douse the flame of even the brightest of spirits.

The relentless bombing of Gaza, the cycle of prejudice and violence that is drawing more and more of the world into its maw, the death spiral of Ukraine and the rise of a muscular Russian militarism that almost certainly played a role in the downing of a civilian airliner, the murder of Eric Garner in New York—his last words “I can’t breathe” seem to speak for all people of color who struggle with militarized policing. Read More »

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Photo of the Day: In which the Queen photobombs

The Queen photobombs

That is all, folks.

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AlexandraAlexandra Brodsky doesn’t really think this post deserves a bio.

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