“It took the college just 12 days to investigate the rape report, hold a hearing and clear the football players.”


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The New York Times has another damning in-depth investigation into a college’s handling of a rape complaint. Like their recent report on Florida State University, this report on Hobart and William Smith Colleges tells a familiar tale of student assaulted on campus and then failed by her college.  Read More »

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Australian camping company trolling with misogynistic slogans

a wife is an attatchment

Wicked Campervans–an Australian budget travel company/professional trolling company–is under fire for the charming slogans scrawled on their fleet of vans. The slogans, which don’t really qualify as advertising since they have exactly nothing to do with camping, hardly qualify as jokes either. Read More »

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The Feministing Five: Andrea Cristina Mercado

Credit to Andrea Cristina Mercado

Credit to Andrea Cristina Mercado

Last week, domestic workers in the state of Massachusetts celebrated a huge win when Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights on July 2nd. The Bill of Rights strengthens the state’s protections for workers by providing, among other things, clarification on what is working time, freedom from sexual harassment, and, for the first time in the US, maternity leave.

To learn more about this win, we spoke with the National Domestic Work Alliance Campaign Director Andrea Cristina Mercado. Andrea originally started organizing in the Bay Area with Mujeres Unidas y Activas, a grassroots Latina immigration women’s organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a leader of the national coalition, “We Belong Together,” we also spoke to Andrea about how the lack of immigration reform continues to impact children, women, and families.

And now, without further ado, the Feministing Five with Andrea Cristina Mercado!

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Cecile Richards explains the global gag rule.

The stoop isn’t the jungle.

A helpful explainer of Title VII protections for trans people.

“We think it is rape culture or gun violence that will define us as a fallen civilization. But it’s the indifference that will do us in.”

Boy Meets World‘s lost episodes.

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The Academic Feminist: Student Series, Part II with Peter Rydzewski

Peter RydzewskiWelcome back, Academic Feminists, to the second in our series of interviews with students about their college theses or final projects. Today’s column features the work of Peter Rydzewski. A recent graduate of The College at Brockport, SUNY, Peter will be attending a PhD Program in Sociology at the University of Maryland beginning in the fall. He is broadly interested in studying patterns of inequality that are negotiated between the workplace and home, primarily those rooted in discussions of gender and sexuality. Read More »

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