Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The New Yorker Cover

This week’s New Yorker cover queers Mothers’ Day.

Air Force brochure on sexual violence tells victims to “submit” (and tells rapists… nothing).

More women are getting cosmetic surgery on their arms, and the trend is attributed to the FLOTUS.

“As uncomfortable as it is for some parents to imagine their teenage children as sexual beings, that discomfort is no excuse for denying all teenagers this form of healthcare.”

A map to living green in NYC.

Slut-shaming has been written into school dress codes across the country.

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, explore a list of famous female teachers.

“Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis is going to prison.

False rape accusations are really, really rare.

The Guttmacher Institute takes on the stigma of abortion.

“Awareness” isn’t enough: Pentagon estimates of military sexual violence frequency have increased by a third since 2010.

Another take on Kiera Wilmot, in-school racism, and overcriminalization.

“If you’re a teen with a disability thinking about prom, please go.”

Bassey Ikpi wrote an open letter to Amanda Bynes.

On the paralyzing rage of sexual harassment.

Pro Publica is looking for journalists to cover issues of gender and sexuality and environmental stories.

Whatever his critics say, Danny Brown was raped.

“What Charles Ramsey and Amanda Berry Knew.”

San Francisco celebrates 100 years of queer Asian activism.

New Haven, CT

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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