Monthly Archives: April 2013

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” Jason Collins comes out. A 22-year-old woman in El Salvador may die because she can’t get a life-saving abortion. More on that tomorrow. Capitalism, not feminism, killed home cooking–and fixing our broken food system is gonna take a lot more than some privileged women embracing “new domesticity.” [...]
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Contraception kills flowers

TweetJessica found this amazing graphic on One More Soul, a website dedicated to “fostering God’s plan for love, chastity, marriage, and children.” Click on the image to view its full glory. As absurd as the graphic is, understanding the argument against contraception makes it easier to refute. Know your enemy, right? Tweet
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Are mainstream breast cancer awareness initiatives hurting more than they’re helping?

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post from Verónica Bayetti Flores. Verónica is the Assistant Director of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program (CLPP) at Hampshire College. She has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color, and helped to [...]
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Dear ‘Gentleman Scholar’: Shaking hands with a woman is easy

TweetYou see a business associate at a conference. You meet a new co-worker at the plant. Your boss wants to meet with you for a second. But there’s a complication! The person in question is a woman. Tricky stuff. What do you do? Hold out your hand. Shake it two to three times firmly whilst [...]
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Mary Thom dies at 68

TweetFormer executive editor of Ms. Magazine and current editor-in-chief at the Women’s Media Center, Mary Thom died suddenly in a motorcycle accident on Saturday April 27th. Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center writes, “Mary was one of the great writers, editors, and visionaries of the women’s movement, and the heart and soul of Women’s [...]
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