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Arizona introduces bill to prosecute transgender people for using the “wrong” bathroom.

Esquire editor says women are “ornamental” and like “cool cars.” But it’s cool, because they feature old women like Cameron Diaz.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus explains that his party lost the women’s vote because they didn’t reach out to “emotional” voters. Thanks. I think I’m going to cry now.

More stories from survivors of sexual assault in the military.

Why support for marriage equality has risen so quickly.

A 13-year-old girl was raped by two football players. Now she’s being bullied online.

Meet 29 amazing women in STEM.

Hey! Maybe Pope Francis only hates gay people half as much as we thought!

Did you go to the Creative Time Summit for art and social justice? You can vote for performers Throw Vision to win some studio time.

Jada Pinkett-Smith asks whether white women should ever be featured on the covers of magazines for black women.

An expose on abuse of women in the healthcare industry.

Sick of hearing about rape culture? Me too.

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Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

Katie is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and New Yorker.

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Inside the Fight for Menstrual Equity in America’s Prisons

How many pads does a menstruating person deserve?

It’s impossible to answer such a personal question. But for the women incarcerated in American prisons, prison administrators decide for them. In many states, incarcerated women are given just 12 pads per monthno tampons and no extras. And with pay for prisoners set at $0.15 an hour, buying more at $2 or $3 a box is simply out of reach. Incarcerated women are regularly forced to choose between menstrual products and a phone call home or other necessities like food or deodorant. The lack ...

How many pads does a menstruating person deserve?

It’s impossible to answer such a personal question. But for the women incarcerated in American prisons, prison administrators decide for them. In many states, incarcerated ...

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The Feministing Five: National Center for Transgender Equality’s Mara Keisling

Mara Keisling is the founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization for transgender people. 

A critical voice for trans justice in the US today who is regularly quoted in the media, Mara has led countless coalition efforts that have won significant advances in transgender equity and is the co-author of Injustice at Every Turn.

I had the pleasure of catching up with Mara for this week’s Feministing Five. We talked about her personal goals for the year, trans equity in the age of Trump, and the complexities of heightened trans visibility in ...

Mara Keisling is the founder and Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization for transgender people. 

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