Monthly Archives: August 2012

Weekly Feminist GIF

TweetEditor’s note: Welcome to our newest column, being launched by Feministing Editor Emeritus and noted gif expert Ann Friedman. Check out more of Ann’s gif commentary at #realtalk from your editor. WHEN MY FRIEND TELLS ME SHE’S NOT A FEMINIST BUT Tweet
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What We Missed

TweetOur very own Zerlina tackles women and the future of Medicare over at Ebony. The Log Cabin Republicans claim that the anti-gay planks in the GOP platform were retaliation for their presence at the convention. We’re a bit late on this, but Grameen Bank, the organization that won the Nobel Peace Prize for extending small [...]
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ACLU: Dividing classes by sex promotes harmful stereotypes

TweetA recent report by the ACLU confirms what many of us feminists/gender advocates/smart people might already suspect: that single-sex education programs, often based in ridiculous, unfounded, and outdated gender stereotypes, don’t help kids learn and in fact can be detrimental to their social and educational experience. According to the ACLU, administrators and educators are increasingly [...]
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More than an “aw” moment: German dad supports gender non-conforming son

Tweet You may have seen this image making the rounds on the internet: a father and son, wearing a skirt and a dress, respectively, walking hand-in-hand down a public street. It’s an adorable image depicting an even more heartwarming story about a father who started wearing skirts to support his son, because his son liked [...]
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Australia to make the abortion pill easier to get

TweetYesterday, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration announced that RU486, the abortion pill, will soon be more widely available. RU486 has been legal in Australia for six years, but until now very few doctors – about 187 physicians in a country of 22 million people – could import or prescribe it. Thanks to Marie Stopes International, that’s [...]
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