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  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Justice for Jane   2 days, 15 hours ago · View

    Thumbnail Justice for Jane Organizers As Feministing has covered and continues to cover , the State of Connecticut is currently holding a 16-year-old trans Latina girl in prison under the ridiculous claim that there is no better place for her. She has been in prison for nearly 100 days, yet she has not been convicted of any crime. 16 [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: Why feminists need to demand a more diverse Twitter   4 days, 22 hours ago · View

    ThumbnailYet another day, yet another reveal that the demographics of a large tech company are, well, pretty much what we thought they were — heavily male, mostly white. Yesterday, Twitter announced that its workforce is  70 percent men to 30 percent women, as well as 59 percent white, 29 percent Asian, 2 percent Black, and 3 percent Latin@.  [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: ‘Everyone is Gay’   1 week, 2 days ago · View

    Thumbnail Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo of ‘Everyone is Gay’ Interweaving comedy and advocacy, Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo have delighted and empowered LGBTQ youth through their project, “Everyone is Gay.”   More of a platform than a website, “Everyone is Gay” combines videos, written advice, and a list of resources that is directed towards LGBTQ youth, striking a [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Andrea Cristina Mercado   2 weeks, 2 days ago · View

    Thumbnail Credit to Andrea Cristina Mercado Last week, domestic workers in the state of Massachusetts celebrated a huge win when  Governor Deval Patrick signed into law the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights on July 2nd . The Bill of Rights strengthens the state’s protections for workers by providing, among other things, clarification on what is working time, freedom [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Louise Melling   3 weeks, 2 days ago · View

    ThumbnailI don’t know about you, but I can easily say that I have had better Mondays than I did last week. After the  Supreme Court struck down buffer zones around abortion clinics,the  Hobby Lobby decision only further disappointed and frightened us about the future of reproductive access in this country. So for this week, the Feministing Five [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Elrod   4 weeks, 1 day ago · View

    Thumbnail Coming to you in a glitter-covered portrait of low riders and the big-haired ladies who ride ‘em, Elrod and the Femme Cartel present “VaVa Vroom!” at the Betti Ono gallery  in Oakland, CA , opening on Friday, July 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. The exhibit, which will be open until August 9th 2014, displays Elrod’s newest [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Vivien Labaton   1 month, 1 week ago · View

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    Vivien Labaton Fresh off the advocacy presses, the newly launched  “Make It Work” Campaign is the latest initiative in fighting for equitable workplace rules such as equal pay, minimum wage, caregiving, and increased support for balancing work and families. “Make It Work” is gearing up to influence political and electoral campaigns for the next three years, [...]
  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Feminist Authors of Open Letter to Tech Sexism   1 month, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Ellen Chisa, Jessica Dillon, and Sabrina Majeed of “About Feminism” There’s Leaning In, and then there is Telling It Like It Is. About two weeks ago, nine women in tech penned an open letter addressing the field’s entrenched sexism and called on the industry to, frankly, cut the shit. Their document debunks the idea that feminism is [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Stuff Mom Never Told You   1 month, 4 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail While at a friend’s house one afternoon, I overheard a friend listening to a really fantastic podcast. And I know what you’re thinking. “Not another one of those white dude hosts that tries hard to sound not overly geeky yet kinda cool but actually he’s copying that first dude with the glasses.” This one featured the [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: ManSee Kong   2 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Just last week, family members joined community advocates to rename Elizabeth Street in New York’s Chinatown “Private Danny Chen Way.” As you’ll remember Danny Chen was so horribly hazed through racial epithets from his fellow soldiers that he took his own life in the fall of 2011. His hometown of NYC Chinatown continues to search for justice [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Emily Letts   2 months, 1 week ago · View

    ThumbnailAs we covered earlier last week, Emily Letts and her three minutes and 18 second video are empowering women by providing truthful and direct information about her abortion. Her video shares her story about how she implemented her reproductive freedom to make the choice that was best for her. Similar to other projects like Advocates for Youth 1 [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Gloria Malone   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail credit to Juliana Britto To put it simply, Gloria Malone is a rockstar. Since 2011 she has used her blog Teen Mom NYC to build an online community to help empower peer pregnant and parenting teens across the country. Throughout Gloria’s writing, whether it’s a quick post about resources for parenting teen or an op-ed in  The New York Times , [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Smith Q & A   2 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Thanks to Sarah Fraas Continuing Feministing’s coverage of Smith College’s severe refusal to allow trans women to enroll, we were thrilled to speak with two members of Smith Q&A — a collective that has been organizing to make the college more accessible to young trans women. Two weeks ago Smith students held a large protest outside of [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five : Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas   3 months ago · View

    Thumbnail Courtesy of Lena Brooks To wrap up Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we spoke with Tia Katrina Taruc Canlas, founder of the Alipato Project , based in Oakland California. Bolstered by a small staff and volunteers, the Alipato Project seeks to offer an alternative form of justice for domestic violence survivors by connecting them with lawyers who help [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Lilly and Juliet Bond   3 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Credit to Juliet Bond If asked where I learned the most about feminism, empowerment, and consciousness, I’d give you two answers. The first would be my feminist momma who taught me that speaking up and asking questions were infinitely more important that playing princess. The second would be that wonderful summer where I helped to [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: Feministing Five: Ali Safran   3 months, 3 weeks ago · View

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    It’s no secret that we here at Feministing are huge fans of Ali Safran and her powerful blog  “Surviving in Numbers,”  which displays testimony from survivors of sexual assault via powerful hand-written posters. Since launching her project back in April of 2013, Ali has continued her bad-ass-ness advocacy by highlighting the words of fellow survivors, speaking up campus sexual assault [...]
  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: Feministing Five: Elisa Kreisinger   4 months, 1 week ago · View

    Thumbnail Cutting, splicing, and reattaching her way through pop-culture, Elisa Kreisinger is a vibrant artist of the 21st century. Elisa, through her work at Pop Culture Pirate, creates feminist multi-media remixes of popular culture which lucky for us, she shares with the web. For example, she’s created works that reinvent shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to create [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Lovisa Stannow   4 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail The next time you are looking forward a wonder woman, look no further than Lovoisa Stannow. An established activist and current executive director of Just Detention International, she upholds an extraordinarily difficult yet vital mission — to help end sexual abuse in prisons. In her words, “its the idea that no one should suffer from sexual abuse, [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Saru Jayaraman   4 months, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Back in college, one of my favorite American literature professors remarked, “If you want to sense of a culture’s inner-workings, take a look at what’s happening around the kitchen table.” At the time he was referring to the plethora of metaphors of America as “melting pot” vs. “salad,” but I was reminded of his observation during [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Julie Burton   4 months, 4 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Courtesy of WMC Even for non-cinemaphiles like myself, it’s hard not to tune into the Oscars. In our house, my momma and I would celebrate with warm socks, comfy sweatpants, and eyerolls for the inevitable sexist mishegas . Despite our hopes as we welcomed the Oscars into our lives, it seems that Hollywood still clings to its [...]

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