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Kate Beaton has a few things to say about “strong female characters” and the depiction of women in comic books.

In this ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, parents are being shunned for reporting to police that their children have been sexually abused by members of that community.

Women of the Canadian armed forces have been brought in to educate the women of the Australian army, who will soon be allowed to serve in combat roles.

Sorry, Montana, you are not allowed to ban birth control funding for low income teens.

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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/ncohea/ Nick Cohea

    Ugh, Montana is so embarrassing. Our court system is just about the only thing going for us. To put us in context, you have to remember that this the same state which made national news over the homophobic effort to kill queer-positive sex education and which also refused to modernize its sexual intimacy laws despite the fact that the Montana Supreme Court beat Lawrence v. Texas by six years…

  • http://feministing.com/members/anubisbaboon/ Shannon

    Oh my gosh! Kate Beaton is one of my favorite online comic writers (go find her velocipedestrienne comic).

  • http://feministing.com/members/sbishop/ Sharon Bishop

    I can’t believe their are communities like the Brooklyn ultra-Orthodox here in America…