Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

MoJo’s five female vocalists to watch in 2013.

Amanda Marcotte on a new low for the anti-choice movement.

Happy President’s Day!

Today is also Toni Morrison’s birthday.

Michigan Republicans have introduced a bill to require mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds (a.k.a. state-enforced rape) before abortions.

Beautiful photos of female workers during WWII.

The privilege of the unkempt… for men only, of course.

State funding cuts have forced Planned Parenthood Wisconsin to shut down four clinics.

Danica Patrick wins the pole position for the Daytona 500. (In other news, Alexandra Brodsky learns what the pole position is.)

Bitch on Beyonce’s new documentary.

Proposals for the NWSA’s fall conference are due on Wednesday!

Flyover Feminism interviewed Virginia Pickel about her accessibility activism.

At a time when most state governments are working to limit abortion access, New York’s Governor Cuomo is working to ensure women’s right to choose.

A first-person narrative of sexism in sports culture.

Lena Dunham isn’t brave; she’s smart.

YOKO: YOLO.

Ineffective birth control, please.

Remember Bic for women? Introducing… the tablet for women!

Were you not significantly frustrated by Half the Sky? Read about the game based on the book and then vomit a little.

Everything is terrible.

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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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  • http://feministing.com/members/heavylid/ Heavylid

    I found the rape analogy in the Lena Dunham article super problematic and icky. I realize the intent is to say that no one forced Dunham to do the filming against her will, but it is an awful and appropriative analogy. Sexual violence should not be used to pack a punch in a metaphor. Plus, who knows whether or not LD identifies as a survivor.