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Hugo Schwyzer and the consumption of redemption narratives.

Interns at the Nation had organized against unpaid labor and the Nation Institute has promised minimum wage for all interns starting this fall. Check out the activists’ website here.

Colorlines on why Orange is the New Black is so addictive.

Be “PC.”

Bitch on what you need to know about feminist summer music festivals.

Ughhh hearing about rape threats is just such a drag, right?

Ten feminists you should follow on Twitter.

Some more feminists you should follow.

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/shasty/ emmie

    The Colorlines review for “Orange is the New Black” was very insightful on some of the issues. But the only part I kind of take issue with, is the whole “fluidity” of sexuality on the show that has been described. The reason why I don’t really like that, is because it’s this type of thinking that keeps, for example, gay women from being taken seriously. It appears that most of these female characters on the show are really bisexual, including the main lead. If she had a girlfriend in the past, but now has a boyfriend, she is bi, not straight. Talking about “fluidity” is a little unfair for MANY women, since for most people they would completely disagree that their sexuality is fluid. And that includes most gay women, if not all of them. Many of them find the “sexual fluidity” argument to be insulting. Personally I find it a bit insulting myself. Why is that type of discussion not talked about men all that much? Wouldn’t it work both ways? Male sexual fluidity would be a nice change of topic to be honest.

    It would be nice if there was ever a show or film that explored “fluid sexuality” among male characters. But I honestly can’t find any. There are just too many of them that do that to female characters, including ones who are suppose to be “lesbian” and that is of course unfair and insulting.

  • http://feministing.com/members/smash/ smash

    I liked this article on the difference between sex and gender at CounterPunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/08/02/sex-is-not-gender/