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  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Feministing at 10: Re-designing the field of design   6 months, 1 week ago · View

    Thumbnail Click here for full infographic. Ed. note: In celebration of  Feministing’s 10-year anniversary , current and former members of the Feministing crew are offering their reflections on the changes of the last decade. First up is this take on women in design by editor emeritus Courtney Martin.  Read the whole series  here. And consider giving us a birthday donation to ensure Feministing is [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Not Oprah’s Book Club: Republic of Outsiders   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIn journalist Alissa Quart’s new book, Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers, and Rebels , she repositions the world. Reading it, you get a sense that the true power brokers are not the Wall Street hotheads or the arrogant doctors or the record label moguls, but those brave and brilliant enough to see these false gods for [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: We built this city   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    ThumbnailWhile pretty much every field has its gender pipeline problem–women essentially leaking out somewhere between “what do you want to be when you grow up?” and top leadership positions–architecture may be among the worst. As my own partner wrote in Christian Science Monitor awhile back:

    While demographic statistics for architects are hardly even kept by the profession, an [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Bring your feminist self to work (every) day   1 year, 7 months ago · View

    Ed. note: This is guest post by Feministing Editor Emeritus Courtney E. Martin. On a recent speaking engagement at the University of Richmond , one anxious senior asked me, “I want to be a professional feminist—do I have to work at a women’s nonprofit? How do you bring your feminism with you into the ‘real world,’ especially if you end [...]

  • Courtney commented on the blog post A Thank You to Courtney Martin   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    So totally honored and humbled by this. Thank you Amanda!

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Building character in overlooked places   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    ThumbnailOne of my favorite parts of being on the road, speaking about my various books, is the chance to interact with local organizers, artists, and activists, and get even just a lil’ taste of the issues in various parts of the country. A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to go to Salt Lake [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Malawi’s urgent window of feminist opportunity   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIf you don’t know about President Joyce Banda , now’s the time to introduce yourself. Banda, named one of the eight most fascinating Africans of 2012 by The New Yorker , came into office in April of last year after her predecessor, Bingu wa Mutharika, passed away. Her roots are deep in feminist grassroots activism. Before becoming Vice President in 2009, [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Behind every good woman…   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Ed note: This is guest post by Feministing Editor Emeritus Courtney E. Martin I’ve spent part of my time this fall as part of a team that created TEDxWomen’s third annual gathering . The event is a wild one–a day and half of packed programming in Washington D.C. with over 150 local self-organized events tuning in via live stream from [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Not Oprah’s Book Club: New African Fashion   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    ThumbnailMy knowledge of fashion, to be honest, is limited. Despite getting the “Best Dressed” senior superlative at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado–I think because I wore these weird Molly Ringwald circa Pretty in Pink kind of outfits on occasion–I haven’t spent a lot of my time following fashion. I watch Project Runway . I love vintage finds. Color [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Not Oprah’s Book Club: In Wonderland   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    ThumbnailFor far too long, surrealism has been associated with solely male minds. Exhibit A: Wikipedia’s accounting of the infamous crew: Paul Éluard, Benjamin Péret, René Crevel, Robert Desnos, Jacques Baron, Max Morise, Pierre Naville, Roger Vitrac, Gala Éluard, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Hans Arp, Georges Malkine, Michel Leiris, Georges Limbour, Antonin Artaud, Raymond Queneau, André [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Not Oprah’s Book Club: Normal Life   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    ThumbnailDean Spade’s incredible book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law , burns away every approximation of activism currently passing as transformative today with blindingly bright analysis. Spade is the founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and the first openly trans tenure-track law professor in the U.S. (Seattle University). The book, drawing on [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Not Oprah’s Book Club: Blueprints for Building Better Girls   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    ThumbnailThe girls and women who animate the stories of Elissa Schappell are so real, so familiar, that there were times that reading her work almost frightened me. It wasn’t so much a clever turn of phrase–although there’s no question that Schappell can write her ass off; it was more the texture and aliveness of her characters that [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Feminism without borders   3 years ago · View

    Thumbnail I spent the end of last week at the Women’s Forum for The Economy & Society , an international meeting of women from a variety of sectors, but predominantly from the corporate world. It was a really fascinating experience for me–particularly as I tend to focus my feminist work so squarely in the U.S. context and spend [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: What We Missed   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    Avory Faucette and Kyla Bender-Baird team up for a new column at Girl w/ Pen  on queer bodies, law, and policy, called Body Politic; check out their inaugural post on queer visibility at work. Jill, as always, makes me laugh my ass off while writing about HPV and the so-called Ayelet Waldman overshare. Love to see social [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Court drops mic   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Today marks my last day officially editing at Feministing. I’m not planning to leave cold turkey–I’ll always be part of the Feministing family, contributing posts from time to time, steering great new voices this way, doing whatever I can to support the ones that are already here, and working behind the scenes on a Big [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Making Stories Heard   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    Check out this deeply convincing guest post from Dr. Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D. Full bio follows the post. I believe in the power of stories. And I don’t mean 40-watt-light bulb-power or meanest-girl-in-high-school-power or even Mayor-of-new-york-power.  I mean earth shattering, life changing, transformative power.  The kind of power that makes you feel like you can do anything. [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: Quick Hit: Elizabeth Warren running against Scott Brown   3 years, 1 month ago · View


    TPM reports: Former White House financial reform adviser Elizabeth Warren will officially launch her campaign today for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. She will be challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown. How exciting is that?

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: 46.2 million Americans live below the poverty line   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail According to the Census Bureau, the majority of Americans are truly suffering in this downturn economy. Figures released yesterday reflect that last year saw another 2.6 million people slip into poverty, bringing the grand total estimate to 46.2 million people, the highest number in the 52 years that the Bureau has been reporting. But it’s [...]

  • Courtney wrote a new blog post: What We Missed   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna says the new ultimate romance for women is not “the guy,” but “the job.” Rev. Bonnie McDougall Olson teaches psychiatric patients how to write their own stories , and in so doing, see them as sacred. A very interesting reflection on class and pride by Hugo Schwyzer. Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins on the Urban Green Summit last week [...]

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    A new Army Corps of Engineers rating system for the nation’s levees is about to deliver a near-failing grade to New Orleans area dikes, despite the internationally acclaimed $10 billion effort to rebuild the system in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, corps officials have confirmed. Preliminary rankings obtained by The Times-Picayune show that the [...]

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