What We Missed

Zerlina and Samhita talk about Samhi’s book, Outdated.

RIP Elizabeth Winship, of the Boston Globe’s “Ask Beth” advice column.

Hyperbole and a Half uses cartoons to explain Depression. It sounds frivolous, but I promise it’s not – it’s perfect.

Reports of domestic violence in the LGBT community are on the rise, according to a new report from the National Anti-Violence Project.

Ten sitcoms that moved women forward.

Say goodbye to male primogeniture, Commonwealth countries!

Zerlina and Samhita talk about Samhi’s book, Outdated.

RIP Elizabeth Winship, of the Boston Globe’s “Ask Beth” advice column.

Hyperbole and a Half uses cartoons to explain Depression. It sounds frivolous, but I ...

We will not go quietly

The following is an essay I wrote for the forthcoming zine We Will Not Go Quietly. We Will Not Go Quietly is a project of two Australian feminists, Kate Ravenscroft and Mel Hughes, “who mourn the absence of survivors’ voices in their world and want to do something about it.” The deadline for submissions has passed, but Kate and Mel are currently seeking a designer to help them put the essays, poems and articles together. If you think you might be that designer, or if you know someone who is, email Kate and Mel at wewillnotgoquietlyzine@gmail.com.

**Trigger warning**

Earlier this year, my friend Jamie, who is a young feminist blogger living in Chicago, wrote a post called “Today ...

The following is an essay I wrote for the forthcoming zine We Will Not Go Quietly. We Will Not Go Quietly is a project of two Australian feminists, Kate Ravenscroft and Mel Hughes, “who ...

Jailed Iranian actress freed, spared lashings

Marzieh Vafamehr, the Iranian actress who last year was jailed and sentenced to ninety lashes, has been freed.
Vafamehr was arrested for her involvement in the film My Tehran For Sale, a film about an Iranian actress who is persecuted by the government for her work. In July, life imitated art when Vafamehr was jailed and later sentenced to corporal punishment. Earlier this month, her sentence was shortened to three months and no lashes, and this week she was released.

My Tehran For Sale was made with financial assistance from an Australian production company, and premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival two years ago. On hearing of Vafamehr’s arrest, the festival’s director Katrina Sedgwick said that it made her all ...

Marzieh Vafamehr, the Iranian actress who last year was jailed and sentenced to ninety lashes, has been freed.
Vafamehr was arrested for her involvement in the film My Tehran For Sale, a film about an Iranian ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Our young feminist readers! Who exist!

Even if USA Today says they don’t!

Yesterday, USA Today ran an article about how young women don’t identify as feminists anymore. Feminism, the article claims, is “over the hill.”

As Jos wrote in response to that article, there’s nothing new about the “feminism is dead” trend piece: people have been announcing the death of feminism pretty much since the day after feminism was born. The numerous and frequent announcements that feminism is dead or irrelevant are, in my opinion, part wishful thinking, part backlash, part laziness and all stupid. They’re also demonstrably wrong.

And while it’s incredibly annoying, as a young feminist woman, to be told over and over again that I don’t exist, I take comfort in the ...

Even if USA Today says they don’t!

Yesterday, USA Today ran an article about how young women don’t identify as feminists anymore. Feminism, the article claims, is “over the hill.”

As Jos wrote in response to ...

Step right up, job creators

Gwen Moore is a Democratic Congresswoman representing Wisconsin’s 4th congressional district, a staunch defender of reproductive freedom, a woman who school you if you try to couch your anti-choice views in faux-concern about “Black genocide,” and now, it seems, a poet. Here she is reading a poem of her own writing, called “Job Creators.”


Transcript below the jump.

h/t ThinkProgress

Gwen Moore is a Democratic Congresswoman representing Wisconsin’s 4th congressional district, a staunch defender of reproductive freedom, a woman who school you if you try to couch your anti-choice views in faux-concern about “Black genocide,” ...

What We Missed

Yemeni women burn their clothing in protest of the government’s crackdown on the country’s popular uprising.

No Jimi Izrael, you are not Amber Cole’s father.

Really? A mandatory one-year waiting period for parents to divorce? Someone actually thinks this is a good idea?

Yemeni women burn their clothing in protest of the government’s crackdown on the country’s popular uprising.

No Jimi Izrael, you are not Amber Cole’s father.

Really? A mandatory one-year waiting period for parents to divorce? Someone

Quick Hit: Samhita on Men With Low Self Esteem

Our own Samhita has a piece at GOOD about one of her dating dealbreakers: what she calls Men With Low Self Esteem.

By MWLSE, I don’t mean dudes who are a little bit insecure. We all get a little insecure from time to time. I mean men who are so bogged down by their warped vision of themselves that it haunts every aspect of their being.

n retrospect, I should have known I was dealing with a MWLSE. Instead, I swallowed his lines and tried to look at the positives, even if that meant making them up. He recognizes that I’m almost too incredible for him to handle. It’s about time someone figured that out, ...

Our own Samhita has a piece at GOOD about one of her dating dealbreakers: what she calls Men With Low Self Esteem.

By MWLSE, I don’t mean dudes who are a little bit insecure. We all get ...

Update: TSA screener who wrote Jill Filipovic note about her vibrator suspended

On Tuesday, Lori blogged about Jill over at Feministe getting a note from TSA after they found her vibrator during their search of her luggage.

The TSA agent who wrote the note has now been removed from performing further inspections. The TSA put out a statement on its blog saying that, “That individual was immediately removed from screening operations and appropriate disciplinary action has been initiated,” the agency said in a message posted on its blog. “The handwritten note was highly inappropriate and unprofessional, and TSA has zero tolerance for this type of behavior.”

The note, which said, “Get your freak on girl,” while amusing as Jill acknowledged is also very creepy and unprofessional. So it’s good ...

On Tuesday, Lori blogged about Jill over at Feministe getting a note from TSA after they found her vibrator during their search of her luggage.

The TSA agent who wrote the note has now been removed from ...

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