Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

University of California-Santa Barbara students paddle out into the Pacific to pay tribute to the victims of the Isla Vista massacre.

In the days since we posted a roundup of initial feminist responses to tragedy, there’s been more important pieces…

Kate Harding says that those trying to downplay Elliot Rodger’s misogyny are starting to sound like they’re defending it.

Amanda Hess explains how misogyny kills men, too.

Arthur Chu on male nerds and “getting the girl.”

Devin Kuhn-Choi on the similar masculinity ideals within pick-up artist culture and conservative Christian communities.

Jenn at Reappropriate on “misogylinity” in the Asian American community.

Our own Katherine on cybersexism made real and the patriarchal id.

In other news…

Houston passed an equal rights ordinance protecting gay and transgender residents from workplace discrimination.

Why we should bring back home ec — for everyone this time.

“The term is so vague and slippery that no one knows what a slut was or no one knows what you have to do to be that.”

Crossing the border in the age of social media.

The 16-year-old trans girl wrongfully incarcerated in Connecticut has now been in prison for 51 days.

St. Paul, MN

Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like Cosmopolitan.com, TheAtlantic.com, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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