Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Vero and Maya

There was an attack on a trans woman in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, NY. Keep up with the Anti-Violence Project for updates on how to take action.

A new study looks at abortion storylines in movies and TV.

In three states, zero female students took the AP computer science test and in eleven states, zero black students took it.

Research suggests married women who don’t take their husbands’ names are judged by others as more intelligent, competent, and ambitious.

“There is no lack of female directors. Repeat after me: THERE IS NO LACK OF FEMALE DIRECTORS. But there is a huge lack of people willing to give female directors opportunities.”

A teenage boy in Philly was sexually assaulted by a group of white police officers when he was stopped and frisked.

Um, Jezebel is offer 10K for untouched photos of Lena Dunham’s Vogue shoot. Or, as one commenter there put it, “We’re Offering $10,000 for $20,000 Worth of Clickthroughs for Lena Dunham Photos!”

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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 rabble-rouser.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/talulah42900/ Alisha Walker

    Why is it that activist bloggers can justify making a profit on the good work they do, while companies who obviously mean well are criticized for profiting from it. It’s one thing to say “I know you mean well, but you’re hurting the cause with this kind of action” when a company blunders, but that’s not the response they see. I understand the absolute nausea that some of these companies can sometimes trigger, but for me at least, it’s generally because they take a harmful approach. Lots of women work at these for profit companies, and asking them to work without profit in mind is basically encouraging them to suck at their jobs.