Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet


Screen Shot 2013-08-19 at 2.00.43 PMHappy 93rd birthday, 19th Amendment! (Sorry we’re a day late.) Thanks for giving women the right to vote! (And sorry Republicans are trying to go backwards and limit, instead of expand suffrage.)

This condition causes women to give birth to stillborn babies, suffer incontinence and creates a strong and unpleasant smell that results in women being shunned by their partners and society. It affects 2 million women. And here is what you can do about it.

Check out this new paper on prison alternatives for youth.

Victim’s dilemma: 911 call can bring eviction.

The responsibility to protect a campus shouldn’t fall on survivors.


New Jersey becomes the second state, after California, to ban gay conversion therapy. (There goes my day job.)


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.

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