Monthly Archives: April 2013

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet “Some things can’t be covered.” A powerful anti-domestic violence ad campaign from Saudi Arabia. Obama offers strong arguments to close Guantanamo (again). Some thoughts on the reactions to Jason Collins and Brittney Griner coming out  from Trudy and Jessica Luther. Megan Erickson at Jacobin breaks down the NYC bus strike as well as the state of labor for NYC [...]
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Justice for sexual violence during the Civil War

Tweet*Trigger warning* Could it be the greatest irony in our history is that our nation actively prosecuted perpetrators of rape and sexual violence during the Civil War? In 1863, President Lincoln signed an executive order known as the Lieber Codes that governed Union soldiers and protected civilian women. Historian Crystal Feimster writes in the New York [...]
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Here are some female pro athletes who came out years before Jason Collins

TweetWhile the sports world acknowledges the reality that prominent gay professional athletes like Jason Collins exist, our friends at Buzzfeed remind us that the ladies have been breaking barriers as self-identified lesbians for decades. Of course, it can’t be overstated how powerful Jason Collins’ coming out is–what the impact will be for other male athletes [...]
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We already lost Savita in Ireland. Don’t let Beatriz die in El Salvador.

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Juliana Britto Schwartz. By day, Juliana is a student at University of California, Santa Cruz. By night, she is a Latina feminist blogger at, where she writes about reproductive health justice, immigration, and feminist movements in Latin America. You all remember Savita Halappanavar, right? Well, the world is looking at another Savita [...]
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why I’m not telling stories about rapes & me

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Emma Cohen. Emma is a sexuality educator & writer-artista. She is co-founder of the M blog. Her Internet is at another perspective to hold amongst many Here’s a thing I learned from another survivor: people get off on this stuff. Not like, sexually necessarily. But like, (survivor) stories go to bed [...]
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