Kathrine Switzer running in the Boston Marathon

Photo of the Day: The women who forced their way into the Boston Marathon

In honor of yesterday’s Boston Marathon, there were a couple great profiles of the trailblazing female runners who forced their way into the race back when it was thought that women couldn’t run 26 miles without dropping dead or turning into men or something. 

disability rights activists and police outside White House

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

More than 50 disability rights activists were arrested while protesting outside the White House. “I’d rather go to jail than DIE in a nursing home.”

A new report reveals how girls of color are doubly disadvantaged when it comes to opportunities to play sports in high school

More than 50 disability rights activists were arrested while protesting outside the White House. “I’d rather go to jail than DIE in a nursing home.”

A new report reveals how girls of color are doubly disadvantaged when it ...

LordWestWomensTux

On queered masculinity and misogyny

I started wearing ties my senior year of college. My mother bought me a slim, silver Calvin Klein tie at Nordstrom Rack when she visited me over her spring break. Though I began to dress in men’s clothes the year prior, until that moment, I had not yet forayed into officially being read as masculine.

I started wearing ties my senior year of college. My mother bought me a slim, silver Calvin Klein tie at Nordstrom Rack when she visited me over her spring break. Though I began to dress in men’s ...

stand on the right side of history sign

Climate justice is intersectional feminism in action

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

On a rainy Friday morning in mid-April, a group of Harvard University dining hall workers brought a petition about workplace conditions to the office of University President Drew Gilipin Faust. 

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.

On a rainy Friday morning in mid-April, a group of Harvard University dining hall workers brought a petition about workplace conditions to the office of University ...

Rand Paul

Rand Paul says first female president is no biggie because women are “kicking butt”

I’d say a good strategy for the Dems at this stage in the 2016 presidential race would be to just keep asking Rand Paul to talk about women. Here he is attempting to brush off the significance of potentially electing a woman to the presidency for the first time in this nation’s history. 

I’d say a good strategy for the Dems at this stage in the 2016 presidential race would be to just keep asking Rand Paul to talk about women. Here he is attempting to brush off the significance ...

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