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  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Pie chart: Why do we read Feministing?   9 months, 1 week ago · View

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    Donate to support the Feministing #TimesTen relaunch here. If you’re feeling really generous, I’ll make you a custom pie chart.

  • Ed. note: This excerpt from a piece by Feministing Editor Emerita Ann Friedman is cross-posted from her Tumblr  with permission. In 2004, the year I graduated college, I had the cliched personal crisis that everyone has when  What do I want to do with my life?  suddenly becomes a practical question, not a thought exercise. I knew I wanted to [...]

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Weekly Feminist GIF   1 year, 10 months ago · View

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  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Weekly Feminist GIF   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    ThumbnailWHEN SOME DUDE IS MANSPLAINING TO ME

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Weekly Feminist GIF   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    ThumbnailWHEN I FIND OUT MY COWORKER IS A FEMINIST, TOO

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Weekly Feminist GIF   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    ThumbnailWHEN I READ SOME BELL HOOKS AND GET REINSPIRED

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Weekly Feminist GIF   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailWHEN SOMEONE SUGGESTS I’M A FEMINIST BECAUSE I NEVER GET LAID

     

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Weekly Feminist GIF   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailWHEN MY FRIENDS FIND OUT I’VE NEVER SEEN BUFFY

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Weekly Feminist GIF   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailWHEN I HEAR IT’S SUPPOSEDLY THE “END OF MEN”

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Weekly Feminist GIF   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailWHEN A “PRO-CHOICE” POLITICIAN SAYS HE THINKS ABORTION IS TRAGIC

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Weekly Feminist GIF   1 year, 12 months ago · View

    ThumbnailEditor’s note: Welcome to our newest column, being launched by Feministing Editor Emeritus and noted gif expert Ann Friedman. Check out more of Ann’s gif commentary at #realtalk from your editor.

    WHEN MY FRIEND TELLS ME SHE’S NOT A FEMINIST BUT

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: She Should Write   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Over the course of my 6 years (whaaaaat?!) writing for Feministing, I have met a lot of readers of the site. They are almost always young women who are super intelligent, engaged in talking about gender, and excited about making change in the world. Every single burned-out Feministing editor has said it at some point: [...]

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: House votes to defund Planned Parenthood; I am livid   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Despite the impassioned testimony of many lawmakers, on Friday the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to eliminate Title X funding, which supported clinics and programs that provide contraception and basic gynecological care to low-income women. This bill (which I like to call the “Anti-Pap Smear and Anti-Contraception Act” or the ” Encouraging Teen STDs Act “) passed with [...]

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: House votes to defund Planned Parenthood; I am livid   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Despite the impassioned testimony of many lawmakers, on Friday the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to eliminate Title X funding, which supported clinics and programs that provide contraception and basic gynecological care to low-income women. This bill (which I like to call the “Anti-Pap Smear and Anti-Contraception Act” or the ” Encouraging Teen STDs Act “) passed with [...]

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Representatives stand up for Planned Parenthood   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Some quotes from last night’s floor debate in the House over Rep. Mike Pence’s amendment to deny Planned Parenthood federal funding: The realest of real talk from Rep. Gwen Moore (WI): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5GOCfpE4RQ (For transcript, click here and ctrl-F “Moore”) More personal testimony from Rep. Jackie Speier (CA): Mr. Chairman, I had really planned to speak about something else, but the gentleman [...]

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Representatives stand up for Planned Parenthood   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    Some quotes from last night’s floor debate in the House over Rep. Mike Pence’s amendment to deny Planned Parenthood federal funding: The realest of real talk from Rep. Gwen Moore (WI): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5GOCfpE4RQ (For transcript, click here and ctrl-F “Moore”) More personal testimony from Rep. Jackie Speier (CA): Mr. Chairman, I had really planned to speak about something else, but the gentleman [...]

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: When rape is a risk that comes with the job   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    News broke today that CBS News correspondent Lara Logan “suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating” while she was covering the Egyptian protests in Tahrir Square. As Garance Franke-Ruta pointed out on Twitter, the fact that we’re hearing about this probably means that Logan was OK with making her assault public. This is an incredibly [...]

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: A Pocket Guide to Vaginal Euphemisms   3 years, 10 months ago · View

    ThumbnailYesterday I noticed this fact sheet about vaginas circulating on Tumblr. It includes a list of common euphemisms, most of them pretty negative. I’ve taken the liberty of categorizing the list so you can draw your own feminist conclusions:

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      Micheal Corrison · 3 years, 6 months ago

      In today’s western society, it is the male that faces discrimination, disparity and injustice in social, political, economic, and legal elements. Men face double standards, and are given very little resources to correct the problem. In fact, men are even ridiculed and called sexist for trying to point out the truth that modern day western feminism had gone too far.

      Why is it acceptable for American women to be so shallow and hold such double standards? Circumcision reduces pleasure by 75%? the foreskin has 3x more nerve endings than the rest of the penis.And all the health benefit claims are false…I have constant pain and scarring, feel nothing from sex, and about 50% of the time I get an erection, my skin was cut so tightly it cuts and bleeds and is agony (and im 18!) and yet girls tell me foreskin is “gross”yet complain that boys ”expect” them to wear short skirts. Well, 4 hour old babies don’t have a choice.

      Socially, stigmas and standards have heavy disparity against males. Usually, it’s girls using slut in a derogatory manner. Seriously, have you EVER heard two boys make the following conversation-“damn bro, shes hot” “shes a slut though” “damn, that sucks” ??? Men have standards to. If a man is unshaven and fat, he to will be called unattractive. Smaller men are likely to be physically harassed, and men are more likely to be criticized for pursuing “feminine” things, such as the arts. If women act “like men”, they become “tough girls.” If men act “like women”, they become pussys.

      Women believe they can act violent towards men, because men I hate thinking about all the husbands around America who must be horribly abused. Men are often victims of domestic abuse, yet have far less options…sometimes even self defense isn’t even a legal option! Mothers that abuse children, initiate a divorce, and have drug problems STILL collect child support AND get the child in many cases.

      Considering the policy on selective service, women’s suffrage becomes questionable. Easy to be pro-war when you have no chance of seeing combat

      Should a 25 year old women really get to evacuate a ship before a 50 year old man with a bad knee?

      Personally, I believe false rape accusations equal murder. If you go to jail for rape in the United States for rape, you are an automatic target for many prison gangs, some of which have doctrines that DEMAND killing of sex offenders.

      Why do males pay more car insurance? What if girls had statistically higher accidents than boys? Would it be fair to charge them more? If you say yes for males but noto females, you CANNOT claim to support equality.

      Very good list of information demonstrating the many injustices faced:
      http://www.coeffic.demon.co.uk/descrim.htm

      Female judge murders child and throws away Men’s rights:
      http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/2010/05/discrimination-against-men-leads-to-childs-death.html

      More statistics: http://www.jtest28.com/discrimination.html

      http://www.marriagemissions.com/husband-abuse-can-a-wife-abuse-her-husband/
      These kinds of stories really makes me angry at anyone who pulls the ”never hit a girl” card!

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Hillary Clinton’s ‘It Gets Better’ video   3 years, 10 months ago · View

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXBpW8GCDtY Transcript after the jump. While I’m happy Hillary is supporting the “It Gets Better” campaign, something about this rang a little hollow to me. As a top-level government official, she’s in a fundamentally different position than celebrities or everyday folks who have made similar videos. I, too, have a message: To all of the people in the [...]

  • Ann wrote a new blog post: Hillary Clinton’s ‘It Gets Better’ video   3 years, 10 months ago · View

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXBpW8GCDtY Transcript after the jump. While I’m happy Hillary is supporting the “It Gets Better” campaign, something about this rang a little hollow to me. As a top-level government official, she’s in a fundamentally different position than celebrities or everyday folks who have made similar videos. I, too, have a message: To all of the people in the [...]

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