What We Missed

Today is the international day of action to get Facebook to remove pages that contain rape “jokes.” Sign the petition here.

Maya and I, as well as The Frisky’s Jessica Wakeman, are quoted in a Fox article about abortion on TV.

A California Assemblywoman has come out, saying that she was impelled to do so by the homophobic bullying epidemic.

Trans rights activists glitterbombed Dan Savage last night, adding that in addition to being transphobic, “he’s a racist and misogynist and a rape-apologist, too!”

Anna Louie Sussman looks at the latest report from the World Economic Forum and concludes that it kind of sucks to be a woman in France.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/danyfantombeast/ Daniel Ballow

    I actually think the “get Facebook to remove pages that contain rape “jokes”” is detrimental and refuse to sign them.

    I need opposition to polish my thoughts on this, though.

    • http://feministing.com/members/azure156/ Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz

      Without presenting any reasons why you believe it’s detrimental though, it just kind of comes across like trolling, not seeking opposing views.

  • http://feministing.com/members/belldema/ Bell

    Wow, nice to see my comments earlier today were taken into account. As always, everything that happens outside the boundaries of the first world matters little to first worlders.

    Really, a campaign to get femicide recognized as a crime against humanity is a very important feminist happening and I think it would benefit from treatment in feminist blogs that reach a wide audience, like yours. Help us get this out there.