What We Missed

A 17-year-old black teen was shot and killed by an older white man in Florida bothered by his loud music.

In other unbearable news, a 15-year-old Afghan girl was beheaded for rejecting a marriage proposal.

Unless a judge acts to block the law, Mississippi’s last abortion clinic will be shut down.

In Sweden, the infamous photo of Rihanna is being used to “promote” a Chris Brown concert.

Seventeen magazine provides a BMI calculator to teens–and tells them being underweight is healthy.

Gently, like a good friend, the Atlantic tells women they can stop pretending to be feminists now.

Our co-founder Jessica Valenti on likeability.

 

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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