Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

News alert! Women heart forced transvaginal ultrasounds, according to a Republican, some of whose best friends are women, I’m sure.

Texas lawmakers are holding second special session on SB5, thanks to Governor Perry, who won’t accept Wendy Davis’s filibuster.

Soledad O’Brien is moving to Al Jazeera America.

Homophobes are freaking out about DOMA ruling.

Woot! Woot! A new politics and pop culture podcast series to include in your rotation brought to you by Eesha Pandit and Susana Morris.

Ohio State Senator Nina Turner talks about Ohio’s 2014 anti-choice masquerading as a state budget bill.

Coming out on abortion.

Today is No Shame Day.

Black single moms are assumed poor/irresponsible. White single moms like Roiphe are ‘divorced, bohemian, or free‘.”

The American way of birth is the costliest in the world.

Support the making of this film about the life and death of Shelly Hillard.


Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

Katie is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and New Yorker.

Read more about Katie

Join the Conversation