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 seek damages for forced sterilizations.

Florida task force supports “Stand Your Ground” law.

Zerlina on the one year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death.

A teenage girl in the Maldives gets sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in premarital sex — after accusing her stepfather of raping her.

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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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  • scottishtanningsecrets

    Just saw Makers on the internet. It was great to hear about consciousness raising and Roe v. Wade from the people who really lived it, but I was disappointed that online feminists were not included. Just because we’re marching in cyberspace instead of the streets doesn’t mean we’re not marching.