Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet


Finally! A tampon ad that actually talks about periods and vaginas.

On Hugo Schwyzer “retiring” from blogging

A feminist freak: what sex and politics look like.

There’s an epidemic of violence against trans women of color in our nation’s capitol.

We do all occasionally do something we shouldn’t in public. This is a great example of how to genuinely apologize when that happens.


Finally! A tampon ad that actually talks about periods and vaginas.

On Hugo Schwyzer “retiring” from blogging

A feminist freak: what sex and politics look like.

There’s an epidemic of violence against trans women ...

The Wednesday Weigh-In: Sexting, scandal, and the politics of respectability

As if you weren’t hearing enough about what kinds of sex you should like to have, this article happened today. In “Weiner’s Women”, self-declared feminist and secular humanist author Susan Jacoby asks incredulously why “hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of women apparently derive gratification from exchanging sexual talk and pictures with strangers” and decries a “new double standard which pretends that only men are responsible for virtual sex that may prevent or wreck real-life relationships”.

Besides completely ignoring the possibility that women might actually get off on cyber sex, Jacoby’s argument seems to infantilize women as belonging to the men they engage with sexually, thereby promoting the very patriarchy she ostensibly seeks to dismantle. Picking up on this point and others, ...

As if you weren’t hearing enough about what kinds of sex you should like to have, this article happened today. In “Weiner’s Women”, self-declared feminist and secular humanist author Susan Jacoby asks incredulously why “hundreds ...

Bring Feministing to your school!

Do you love reading Feministing and want to bring that magic to your campus? Are there feminist issues in your community that you want to inspire action around? Are you and your friends the future of feminist blogging, but looking for ideas about how to get started? Want to nerd out with Feministing editors about organizing strategy and Mad Men?

All of that’s possible with our speaking tour, Feministing: Offline and Unfiltered. For four years, Feministing has been traveling to college campuses and community centers to meet with students, activists and professors to discuss important issues on campus, in the community, and in national and international politics. And we’re hitting the road again for year five! We have a ...

Do you love reading Feministing and want to bring that magic to your campus? Are there feminist issues in your community that you want to inspire action around? Are you and your friends the future of ...

What we know about each other on the Internet

Today the Guardian published its most sweeping article yet on the top secret National Security Agency surveillance program exposed in large part by whistleblower Edward Snowden and the documents he leaked. As someone who both consumes and creates content on the Internet for political and cultural ends (and, let’s face it, as a Millennial), I’m fascinated, terrified, and overwhelmed by the scope of this program and the potential ramifications for how I’ll use the Internet including to engage with feminism.

I do know that this blog is almost 10 years old (!) and has been utterly critical in the development of my feminist consciousness as well as that of so many others. I have been reading, contributing to and editing Feministing ...

Today the Guardian published its most sweeping article yet on the top secret National Security Agency surveillance program exposed in large part by whistleblower Edward Snowden and the documents he leaked. As someone who both consumes and ...

Chart(s) of the day: Americans consistently support abortion rights, but attitudes vary by region

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you might have the impression that everyone and their mama, no pun intended, wants to slash abortion rights.

Not true, according to recent data collected by the Pew Research Center. In fact, according to a national survey conducted July17-21 among 1,480 adults (that’s sound methodology, folks!), over half of all Americans (54%) say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases. But as Pew researchers explain it, “while the balance of opinion toward abortion nationwide has remained largely steady over the past 20 years, there are widening disparities in public attitudes on the issue across different regions of the country.”

The researchers ...

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you might have the impression that everyone and their mama, no pun intended, wants to slash abortion rights.

Not true, according ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The Californian City of Glendale dedicates an 1,100 pound metal statue memorializing “comfort women.” the Asian women and girls, mostly from Korea, China, Indonesia, who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during WWII. There is an identical statue in Seoul.

Don’t worry, guys. Homosexuality is still a sin.

Bradley Manning is acquitted of Aiding the Enemy but found guilty of violating The Espionage Act and could face 100 years in jail.

Jeremy Scahill on the #MediaFail coverage of the Bradly Manning trial.

Ye ole’ Camp Gyno

The REAL Anthony Weiner scandal: Huma’s ISLAMISM!!!

British clubs ban Russian vodka ...

The Californian City of Glendale dedicates an 1,100 pound metal statue memorializing “comfort women.” the Asian women and girls, mostly from Korea, China, Indonesia, who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese ...

Video: Sneak peek at VH1’s “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story”

First female group to have an album certified diamond. Highest grossing tour by a female band, ever. Grammy’s. Billboards. They are the second best selling female group of all time, behind the Spice Girls (tough act to follow, I know). They are the legendary group known as TLC!

The Atlanta-based R&B/rap/hip-hop trio also tackled issues like racism, sexism, safe sex, and HIV/AIDS awareness, through their lyrics and by talking about, holding and wearing condoms (see photo above.)

This fall VH1 is releasing an biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,  about their early years up through the tragic death of member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. You can expect Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee) to play Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, Drew Sidroa ...

First female group to have an album certified diamond. Highest grossing tour by a female band, ever. Grammy’s. Billboards. They are the second best selling female group of all time, behind the Spice Girls (tough act to ...

Ireland passes its first abortion law

Talk about baby steps (no pun intended). Not even a year ago,  Savita Halappanavar died after being refused a life-saving abortion in Ireland. Her story brought international attention to exactly how strict the staunchly Catholic nation’s abortion ban was.

In 1992 the Supreme Court did rule that abortions were allowed in cases where the pregnancy was life-threatening. Unfortunately this decision was too vague and not enough to save Halappanavar’s life. This is why the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill was so important. The bill passed in the first vote earlier this month and President Michael D. Higgins signed it into law today.

“The law permits abortions to alleviate life-threatening conditions, including a woman’s own threat to commit ...

Talk about baby steps (no pun intended). Not even a year ago,  Savita Halappanavar died after being refused a life-saving abortion in Ireland. Her story brought international attention to exactly how strict the staunchly Catholic nation’s ...

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