Monthly Archives: July 2013

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetThe 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 [...]
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Video: Sneak peek at VH1′s “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story”

TweetFirst 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 [...]
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Ireland passes its first abortion law

TweetTalk 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 [...]
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3 things that will surprise about the cast of “Orange is the New Black”

TweetA scientologist, a libertarian, and an anti-choice activist walk into a prison onto a TV set… Much has been written about the Netflix original bougie-bi-white-lady-goes-to-prison-for-a-year-dramedy Orange is the New Black (OITNB). Mychal writes about the show’s exploration of trans issues here. Major smartypants Salamishah Tillet at The Nation looks at the show in the context [...]
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8 things you can do NOW for this domestic violence survivor in jail for shooting a wall to scare off her abuser

TweetIf there is any good that can come out of the tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s death and the miscarriage of justice in George Zimmerman’s acquittal, it’s the raised awareness about other injustices.  On Friday, speaking at the National Urban League convention in Philadelphia Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, said: “My message to you is: Please use [...]
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