Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Verónica and Jos

A woman rammed her car into the White House gate and led a chase to the US Capitol today. She was shot and taken to the hospital – an officer was also injured. There was also a child in the car, who was reportedly not injured. Reports also suggest the woman did not have a gun.

Sinéad O’Connor sends Miley Cyrus an open letter full of slut-shaming, anti-sex work rhetoric, and patriarchal protectionism. Miley responds by mocking Sinéad’s mental health. *sigh*

On the role that Chirlane McCray, wife of NYC mayoral race front-runner Bill de Blasio (and openly queer activist), has played in shaping his campaign.

Marvel is running a contest to encourage girls in STEM fields. Meanwhile, DC Comics lost one of their best creative teams cause they wouldn’t let Batwoman get gay married, and they ran a contest to draw Harley Quinn committing suicide. Jos says, “Make mine Marvel!”

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Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Verónica is a queer immigrant writer, activist, and artist.

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