Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Katie and Juliana


One pharmacist responds to rape and violence against women in India by creating a self-defense ring, which releases a chemical that causes a debilitating burning sensation.

Depressingly not surprisingly, women, especially women of color, remain underpaid.

Coincidentally, on a totally related note, a survey reveals that only 57% of women (compared to 65% of men) feel that their salary was a fair reflection of their position and responsibility.

Violence against women correlates to economic, historical and structural issues and not some innate cultural predisposition. Sorry, racists.

Meet Saudi Arabia’s first female film director.

Does more porn-viewing make people less supportive of affirmative action?

Abortion is NOT like slavery. Or the Holocaust.

HBO’s Girls just got a little less white.

The conversation around immigrant rights and undocumented people doesn’t include enough undocumented voices. The website (Un)Documenting is changing that.

“There are other stories about ourselves that we would like to tell – the awkwardness of dating; our struggles with depression and mental health; the lack of visibility of the non-Latino undocumented population; sexuality, sexual orientation, gender and gender expression; navigating academia…”

This song about a transgender woman of color and her fear of coming out will make you cry.



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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