Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

More images of the troubles facing female veterans from the wars.

Whoa this cover of Businessweek is totally racist.

Good piece by Christine Pelosi on “having it all” and white privilege.

Tomorrow is the deadline for Congress to avert the sequester.

Did white feminists fail to defend Quvenzhane Wallis?

More images of the troubles facing female veterans from the wars.

Whoa this cover of Businessweek is totally racist.

Good piece by Christine Pelosi on “having it all” and white privilege.

Tomorrow is the deadline for ...

Throwback Thursday: The audacity of Phyllis Wheatley as observed by June Jordan

We live in strange times. Yesterday, as Zerlina has discussed, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. And while Scalia barked that VRA is the “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” less than half a mile away, the Rosa Parks Statue was unveiled at the Capital Building in honor of Park’s activism that ignited the Civil Rights Movement. The same building that was built by African slaves. Yesterday was also the 71st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s upholding the 19th amendment that protected the right to vote for women. What a strange and poetic irony of a day was February 27, 2013; a normal day in American life, proof of our complicate history ...

We live in strange times. Yesterday, as Zerlina has discussed, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. And while Scalia barked that VRA is the “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” ...

Chilling photo essay documents a night of domestic violence

*Trigger warning*

While photographing an ex-convict’s struggle to reintegrate into civilian life, photojournalist Sara Naomi Lewkowicz found herself a witness to domestic violence:

I intended to paint a portrait of the catch-22 of being a released ex-convict: even though they are physically free, the metaphorical prison of stigma doesn’t allow them to truly escape. That story changed dramatically one night, after a visit to a bar.

In a nearby town where Shane had found temporary work, they stayed with the kids at a friend’s house. That night, at a bar, Maggie had become incensed when another woman had flirted with Shane, and left. Back at the house, Maggie and Shane began fighting. Before long, their yelling escalated into physical violence.

Shane attacked Maggie, throwing ...

*Trigger warning*

While photographing an ex-convict’s struggle to reintegrate into civilian life, photojournalist Sara Naomi Lewkowicz found herself a witness to domestic violence:

I intended to paint a portrait of the catch-22 of being a released ex-convict: even though ...

5 Reasons the Chris Brown and Rihanna SVU episode was both awesome and bad

Warning: Spoilers!

Last night, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit premiered a new episode “ripped from the headlines,” with a story line that was obviously supposed to be a take off of Chris Brown and Rihanna.  A singer named Micha Charles and her boyfriend, hip hop star Caleb Bryant get into an argument when Bryant is caught talking to another woman and Bryant beats and chokes Charles until she’s nearly dead.

Sound familiar?

The episode was heavy handed and a litte – no a lot – cheesy but there are 5 reasons why it was both awesome and bad (mixed with sincerity and snark): 

Warning: Spoilers!

Last night, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit premiered a new episode “ripped from the headlines,” with a story line that was obviously supposed to be a take off of Chris Brown and Rihanna.  A ...

Justice Scalia slams people of color for insisting upon equal access to voting booth

How dare people of color demand free and fair access to voting! Who are they want to exercise their fundamental right to vote without threat of disenfranchisement by partisans looking to suppress Democratic votes!?

That’s basically what Justice Scalia meant when he railed against Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act yesterday during oral arguments deciding the fate of one of the most important civil rights laws in American history.

Via ThinkProgress:

Well, maybe it was making that judgment, Mr. Verrilli. But that’s — that’s a problem that I have. This Court doesn’t like to get involved in — in racial questions such as this one. It’s something that can be left — left to Congress. 

How dare people of color demand free and fair access to voting! Who are they want to exercise their fundamental right to vote without threat of disenfranchisement by partisans looking to suppress Democratic votes!?

That’s basically what Justice ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A song dedicated to the 22 senators who voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

A feminist defense of the Onion‘s tweet about Quvenzhané Wallis.

And another explanation about why, no, it’s really not OK.

“Makers: Women Who Make America” forgot about the internet.

OSU just “misinterpreted” the law when it violated Title IX. Also, officer, I didn’t have any “improper reasons” for stealing this car.

A queer perspective on access to women’s bodies, consent, and the relationship between sexism and homophobia.

The NYRB on the SCOTUS hearing on the Voting Rights Act.

America still sucks at paid family leave.

Irin Carmon argues that working from home is a woman’s issue.

Swedish trans people ...

A song dedicated to the 22 senators who voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

A feminist defense of the Onion‘s tweet about Quvenzhané Wallis.

And another explanation about why, no, it’s ...

Kim Kardashian: A one-sided analysis of the not-black girl we love and hate

I bet you thought that title was a witty pun about her ass, didn’t you? It’s not. I swear. You probably won’t believe that writing about Kim Kardashian the day after doing a post on Kanye West was a coincidence, but it really was. I’ve been really stewing in Kanye’s commentary on the music industry, a reflection of the entertainment industry at large, and I thought today would be as good a day as any to finally articulate some of my thoughts about Kim Kardashian. I’m no fan of Kardashian, but I like talking about her because there is so much sociopolitical content to be unpacked from her media personage. Bear with me.

I call this analysis one-sided because I am aware ...

I bet you thought that title was a witty pun about her ass, didn’t you? It’s not. I swear. You probably won’t believe that writing about Kim Kardashian the day after doing a post on Kanye West was ...

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