Monday Morning Feminist Fix: MHP Show on Michigan anti-choice super-bill (“vagina” included)

Rep. Lisa Brown, who was banned from speaking on the Michigan House floor last week for saying the word “vagina,” talked to Melissa Harris-Perry about the Michigan anti-choice super-bill passed last week, including our own Chloe, who rocked it as usual.

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Feministing Reads: A Grace Paley Reader

It’s hard to strike a balance between the self-possession on which depend first principles—mutual responsibility, self-determination, and other such enduring commitments—with the humility to remain genuinely open to new comrades and new stimuli. Good art and good politics require both, or so Grace Paley helps me imagine.

During her long life and since, Paley has been well appreciated as one of the twentieth century’s most inventive writers of short fiction, though she only published three story collections over a span of twenty-five years. (Paley died in 2007 at the age of 84.) The great gift of the recently published A Grace Paley Reader (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), which collects selected stories alongside Paley’s less widely read essays and poems, ...

It’s hard to strike a balance between the self-possession on which depend first principles—mutual responsibility, self-determination, and other such enduring commitments—with the humility to remain genuinely open to new comrades and new stimuli. Good art and good ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

On Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott passed one of the most punitive anti-immigrant laws in the country, which people are comparing to Arizona’s “Show Me Your Papers” law. Try not to throw things at your computer when you watch this livestream of the governor signing SB 4 and glossing over colonization in his claim that Texas was founded on legal immigration. 

Talking to the woman facing jail time after laughing at Jeff Sessions.

Today in everything is trash: Congress “isn’t equipped to conduct a fair, thorough investigation into Russian meddling.” But man are they good at mansplaining racist bullshit at Sally Yates.

“Undocumented people are dying needlessly in immigrant detention centers.”

These Haitian women were left pregnant ...

On Sunday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott passed one of the most punitive anti-immigrant laws in the country, which people are comparing to Arizona’s “Show Me Your Papers” law. Try not to throw things at your computer ...