Laura Flanders on why immigration is a feminist issue.
“For women, the connection between desire, pain, and death is all too real.” Lynn Parramore looks at the role of female sexuality in “Melancholia,” “Breaking Dawn,” and “A Dangerous Method.”
WTF of the week: A study finds that people can’t distinguish between the descriptions of women written in men’s magazines and the ones written by convicted rapists.
The Rumpus imagines some scenes from realistic rom-coms.
Moya of the Crunk Feminist Collective wrote an open letter to the Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl after a recent episode included a transphobic slur. The creators of the show responded to the criticism. Andrea at Racialicious finds the apology lacking.
Via Cara, a campaign that lets you send a holiday card to an incarcerated survivor of sexual abuse.
Teacher and porn actor Conner Habib asks why, exactly, Kevin Hogan was suspended from his teaching job for his past as a porn start.
The New York Times looks at the battle to offer restitution to victims of North Carolina’s forced sterilization program.
What have you been reading/writing/watching/learning this week?