Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Trigger Warning: KU students talk about violence on campus.

SCOTUS must affirm pregnant workers’ right to equal treatment.

Most domestic abuse suspects keep playing.

The Taliban militants behind the shooting of Malala Yousafzai have been arrested.

“80 percent of Central American girls and women crossing Mexico en route to the United States are raped along the way.”

This is not a drill: Molly Ringwald is joining the Guardian as an advice columnist.

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Will the Columbia administration help carry the weight?

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Student organizers have put sexual violence at Columbia University on the national agenda through federal complaints, graduation demonstrations, investigative journalism, and performance art. Will the administrators now join the rest of the campus to help carry the weight for survivors like Emma Sulkowicz, the senior carrying her mattress with her until she no longer has to go to school with her rapist? Read More »

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Quote of the Day: James Brown on toxic masculinity

I don’t know anything about football, but I have a vague sense of what kinds of things TV sports anchors tend to discuss when a big game is about to start. And it usually doesn’t include toxic masculinity.

Yesterday, right before Ray Rice’s team, the Baltimore Ravens, played the Pittsburgh Steelers, CBS anchor James Brown shared a few thoughts on the roots of intimate partner violence (IPV): Read More »

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Janelle Monae stopped by Sesame Street.

If you live in Minnesota and Washington, you can now get birth control and STD counseling online through Planned Parenthood.

Misty Copeland on being Black in ballet.

Pro-tip for Greg Abbott: If you want us to take your “women’s health plan” seriously, don’t unveil it during a press conference surrounded by a bunch of dudes. Better yet, stop refusing Medicaid expansion and fighting to close Texas’s abortion clinics.

On images of masculinity in Pixar movies.

The Seattle City Council passed a resolution calling for an end to all federal bans on public coverage of abortion.

“Personally, now that I have daughters, I don’t think anyone should do bad things to women, especially the ones who are my daughters.”

Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of premeditated murder.

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How to know that you hate women

(Photo credit: AP/Patrick Semansky)

(Photo credit: AP/Patrick Semansky)

Here’s a sure-fire way to know that you hate women: when an incident of intimate partner violence in which a man knocks a woman unconscious gains national attention and every question or comment you think to make has to do with her behavior, you really hate women. Like, despise.

There is no other explanation. There is no “I need all the facts.” There is no excuse. You hate women. Own it. Read More »

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