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 was a senior editor at Feministing.com. During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com.

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