Monthly Archives: June 2013

Weekly Feminist Reader: Open Thread

Tweet Lady Gaga sings the national anthem, with a queer twist, at NYC’s Pride festival this weekend. Alexandra’s off today, so we’re making today’s Reader an open thread. What have you been reading/writing/watching/learning this week? Tweet
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Bwahaha the sneakers Wendy Davis wore during her epic Texas filibuster are enjoying a good old-fashioned Amazon review takeover. It’s pretty great, especially considering how the little the mainstream media covered her feminist win. And just a friendly reminder that if you were inspired by Wendy Davis, you should run for office. Here’s another PSA: Rachel Jeantel [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: A note of thanks to my fellow Texans

TweetEd note: This is a guest post by Jessica Luther. Jessica Luther is a freelance writer, reproductive justice activist, historian, and proud Texan. She is on Twitter at @scATX and her main site is To my fellow Texans: Living as a progressive in Texas can be hard. Often you feel outnumbered, silenced, and underrepresented. [...]
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Immigration reform bill clears Senate, but is it a feminist win?

TweetYesterday, in a 68-32 vote, the comprehensive immigration reform bill that we’ve been hearing so much about cleared the Senate. It’s a pretty big deal – it’s been a long time since an effort to comprehensively reform our immigration system got this far. But while some are hailing this as a major success, there are [...]
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Today: Celebrate Trans Day of Action and join the fight for LGBTQ liberation

TweetThis has been a big week for the LGBTQ community. The Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8 were hallmark decisions that we’ll look to for years to come as pivotal moments in the movement for equal rights. And yet, as many of us that work for justice beyond equality know, there is [...]
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