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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.

Atlanta, GA

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/mistakesweremade/ Sarah

    It’s so great that Houston’s first lesbian mayor managed to get equal rights for LGBT people passed! It gives me hope that one of these years they will vote in a female mayor who might work on equal rights for women