Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

It’s the 4th anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s murder.

El Salvador’s health minister has ordered a C-section to save Beatriz’s life.

I’ve got a piece in The Atlantic today on gay male athletes, homophobia, and masculinity.

Beautiful photos from Phil Borges of women and girls around the world “who have become catalysts for change in their communities.”

A powerful piece debunking the myth that black girls never have eating disorders.

Ann on why you should befriend all the women that intimidate you.

Dear “feminist” men who are somehow confused: You should be able to think about having sex with women, while simultaneously treating them like human beings. It’s not hard. I do it to men every single day.

Why Tumblr is perfect for the trans community.

It’s 2013, and people racists are freaking out about a Cheerios ad featuring an interracial family.

When Megyn Kelly’s right, she’s fucking awesome.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted June 1, 2013 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    I don’t know if it’s because I live in California and am in an interracial couple myself (and my fiance is himself half-white, half-Filipino), but interracial couples are still a big deal to some people? Weird. I’m just surprised that the Cheerios ad made me laugh.

  2. Posted June 1, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    I would love to nominate this story for the daily cheat sheet… A reporter for La Gaceta (a conservative Spanish newspaper) tweeted this on May 27 (since deleted):

    https://twitter.com/Juanmi_News/status/339755509152374787/photo/1
    “Alguien ha visto alguna vez a una mujer guapa defender el aborto.”
    “Has anyone ever seen a beautiful woman defend abortion?”

    A bit of context: he also writes about “Christian martyrs,” bullfighting, and football.

    Luckily this sort of machista cretin is a relative rarity in Spain now. Unfortunately those that remain have a voice in the current conservative government, which is promoting a law to repeal the right to choose and return things to the way they were before (back-alley abortions for the poor, trips to London for the wealthy).

    During a recent debate in Congress, Beatriz Escudero, Congressional Deputee and spokeswoman for the Partido Popular (the conservative party in power) said that the majority of women who seek abortions are among the “less educated” (“con menos formación”). It’s a very precarious time for reproductive rights in Spain. The truly sick thing is that the country is in a full-blown depression and the party in power (which has very little popular support at this point), is hammering away at social issues when youth unemployment is at a catastrophic 56% (¡!). The last thing the Spanish government wants right now is bad publicity… Can you give them a little feministing, please?

  3. Posted June 2, 2013 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    The Provider Project and the Aborton Gang hosted our second annual blog series honoring Dr. Tiller on the fourth anniversary of his murder. You can read tributes from former patients, colleagues and others honoring his legacy through our main page here.

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