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Lori, Jos, and student panelist at a speaking event.

Bring Feministing to your campus!

Since the Fall of 2009, Feministing has been traveling to college campuses to talk feminism – from the “war on women” to transgender liberation, from building consent culture on campuses to racial justice, from online activism to Beyonce. And we’re hitting the road again for our sixth year! We’re currently booking events for this current school year, so now’s a great time to get in touch about bringing us to campus. We’ve got brand new speaking event options this year – check out our speaking tour page for all the details, and read on to learn about our panels.

Since the Fall of 2009, Feministing has been traveling to college campuses to talk feminism – from the “war on women” to transgender liberation, from building consent culture on campuses to racial justice, from online activism ...

In the wake of the Hobby Lobby ruling, what happens next?

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Kara Loewentheil. Kara is a research fellow and the director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project in the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. You can see more of her thoughts on the decision here.

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that some for-profit businesses do not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement ensuring contraceptive coverage at no cost to the insured. The plaintiffs in these cases – and in almost 50 other cases filed making similar claims – claimed that providing coverage for various forms of birth control violates their rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”), a federal ...

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Kara Loewentheil. Kara is a research fellow and the director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project in the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. You can ...

Songs in the key of choice: Pop music and reproductive justice

Ed. note: This radio segment is hosted by Making Contact’s producer, Jasmine LopezIt is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Mediaand Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal Fund. Read the other stories in the series here and here

Ed. note: This radio segment is hosted by Making Contact’s producer, Jasmine LopezIt is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Mediaand Making Contact. This work ...

The dramatic history of American sex-ed films

Ed. note: This story is by Bitch Media’s online editor, Sarah Mirk. It is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Mediaand Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal FundRead the other stories in the series here and here

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human Growth began to play and for 20 minutes, a fictional teacher explained the human reproductive system while animated sperm and ovum flickered on-screen.

The presentation of these simple facts of life was so ...

Ed. note: This story is by Bitch Media’s online editor, Sarah Mirk. It is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Mediaand Making Contact. This work is ...

Feministing is 10 years old!

Happy birthday to us!

Feministing turned 10 this Saturday, April 12, a real milestone for any website. We’re so old our first site was on Movable Type. We’re two years older than Twitter, and Facebook only beat us by a couple months. We can’t wait to start the 5th grade this fall!

Feministing’s come a long way in the last decade. Jessica and Vanessa Valenti originally founded the site because of a lack of spaces dedicated to young feminist voices. Since then, the feminist internet has grown into a political and social force to be reckoned with. And Feministing has evolved as well, from a scrappy web log to the most widely read feminist publication of all time with a large and diverse roster of brilliant ...

Happy birthday to us!

Feministing turned 10 this Saturday, April 12, a real milestone for any website. We’re so old our first site was on Movable Type. We’re two years older than Twitter, and Facebook only beat us by ...

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