Photo of the Day: The WSJ’s all-dude tech conference

“This October, The Wall Street Journal’s senior editors will host the inaugural WSJDLive, a vibrant, international technology conference that brings together select global CEOs, leading thinkers and sought-after entrepreneurs – both established and emerging – to explore the most compelling tech opportunities around the world.”

And they will all be dudes

WSJD Live conference all male speakers

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The Feministing newsletter delivers news, analysis, and snark to your inbox, keeping you up-to-date and informed on feminist happenings and ways to take action. We know Feministing is more than a website — it’s a community — and we’re working to make some big improvements to our newsletter so that it’s the best it can be for our community.

We’re taking our bi-weekly newsletter to once a week and adding new insider-y goodness. Courtney Baxter, who puts together the Weekly Feminist Reader, will also be compiling feminist highlights to share from around the web. Newsletter subscribers will also receive advance invitations to in-person Feministing meet-ups and other exclusive content. This month, in celebration of Feministing’s 10th anniversary this past Saturday, we wanted to highlight Feministing past, present, and future. So Courtney is conducting super fun interviews with current and former members of the crew, which will be shared exclusively on the email list.  Read More »

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“I learned that keeping players on the field was a priority.”

Jameis Winston

(Photo credit: Phil Sears/Associated Press)

If you want your head to explode with rage this afternoon, go read The New York Times in-depth report on the investigation — or rather, lack thereof — into the rape accusation against Florida State University football star Jameis Winston. As the Times reports — and then methodically and devastatingly documents — “there was virtually no investigation at all, either by the police or the university.” It will be one of the more infuriating things you read this month, I promise.

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Your Daily Poem: Megan Falley

Ed. note: For National Poetry Month, we’re highlighting one feminist poem each day in April. See the whole series here.

Your daily poem is from Megan Falley.

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Tennessee could become the first state to criminalize pregnancy

Tell Gov Haslam to veto SB 1391Last week Tennessee passed legislation that would make drug use during a pregnancy a criminal offense. If the governor doesn’t veto it, the state would be allowed to investigate every miscarriage, stillbirth, and baby born with birth defects to try to determine if drugs played a role, turning any pregnant person into a potential suspect.

We’ve written extensively before about the growing criminalization of pregnancy, but Tennessee’s law is actually a first. While hundreds of women — mostly poor, young, Black women who used drugs — have been held criminally liable for the outcomes of their pregnancies under “fetal harm” laws, those laws were never actually intended to the be used that way. If Tennessee’s bill becomes law, it would be the first state in the country to explicitly criminalize harm due to drug use during pregnancy.  Read More »

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