• Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Darkmatter   3 days, 22 hours ago · View

    Thumbnail Janani Balasubramanian and Alok Vaid-Menon of Darkmatter Janani Balasubramanian and Alok Vaid-Menon make up the incredible trans South Asian art and activist collaboration Darkmatter. Masterfully using humor, language, and rhythm, Darkmatter pushes their audience to reflect and take action on racial justice, anti-colonialism, and gender and sexuality politics. Their spoken performances share stories from their childhoods to conversations during [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Sarah Deer   1 week, 3 days ago · View

    Thumbnail Sarah Deer, Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Professor Sarah Deer is one of the newest MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellows who were announced earlier this week. She is an incredible legal scholar and community advocate for Native women’s safety and health. Sarah is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Emma Sulkowicz   2 weeks, 1 day ago · View

    Thumbnail Emma Sulkowicz, center, with Zoe Ridolfi-Starr (L) and Gabriela Pelsinger (R) Emma Sulkowicz is my new favorite feminist artist, having displaced Frida and Queen Bey. This past week, Emma debuted her senior art thesis, “Mattress Performance: Carry That Weight,” in the midst of her first week of her senior year at Columbia University in New [...]

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

    Thumbnail Mallika Dutt (c) Anibal Martel Global activist Mallika Dutt is passionately committed to ending violence against women and girls. As she sees it, “Gender violence against women is a human rights issue and it’s the biggest human rights pandemic on this planet. Bar none.  It is imperative that everyone understands their role and place in [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Lori Brown   1 month ago · View

    Thumbnail Lori Brown; photo credit to Peter Bennetts Generally, when I find myself using the word “space” within feminist conversations, I usually mean Space, a type of catch all phrase that includes “community,” “culture,” and any theoretical premise I’m pretending to have learned in undergrad. Luckily for us though, Lori Brown explores how feminists can use [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Dr. Telle Whitney   1 month, 1 week ago · View

    Thumbnail Dr. Telle Whitney If you happen to be in Phoenix, Arizona in early October, and you see many women engineers, programmers, or students talking about their latest creations, you can thank Dr. Telle Whitney, President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute. Founded in 1987 as a digital community for women in computing, the Anita Borg [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: 7 young feminist role models you should know   1 month, 1 week ago · View

    ThumbnailIt’s Back-to-School time — or if you’re out of school, “Holy Shit I’m Old” time! Before we get too ahead in our Tuesday (and thus, the recognition there is no legitimate reason for us to go school supply shopping), let’s take some time to meet some young feminist leaders — here’s to the Class of Being [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: #FreeMarichuy’s Olga Tomchin   1 month, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail from NotOneMoreDeportation.com Marichuy Leal Gamino, 23, has been detained at the for-profit ICE center in Eloy, Arizona for over a year. A trans woman forced into a men’s facility, she has faced sexual harassment and threats from men. Despite her efforts to report these threats to the facility guards, she has no received protection and [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: An Interview with #NMOS14′s Feminista Jones   1 month, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail #NMOS14 from D. A. Krolak In response to Mike Brown’s murder and continued police brutality in Ferguson, the latest example of national state violence, organizers across the country will be coming together today at 7 PM EST / 4 PM PST for a silent vigil. The National Moment of Silence 2014 (or as you’ll see on [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Wade Davis   1 month, 4 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Wade Davis 2014 has been a pretty significant year when it comes to LGBT rights and sports. Starting with the Sochi Olympics and continuing to Michael Sam’s draft as the first openly gay NFL player, this year demonstrates a continued shift in how sport communities become more inclusive of LGBT folks. Obviously though, there is [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: New bills to tackle campus sexual violence   2 months ago · View

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    Know Your IX organizer (and Feministing blogger!) Wagatwe Wanjuki speaks at a press conference to introduce the CASAct. Two bipartisan bills that would empower college students against campus sexual assault were announced this past week in the Senate and House. The Senate’s Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) and the House’s Hold Accountable and Lend [...]

  • Suzanna wrote a new blog post: The Feministing Five: Justice for Jane   2 months 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   2 months, 1 week 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’   2 months, 1 week 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 months, 2 weeks 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   2 months, 3 weeks 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   3 months 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   3 months, 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   3 months, 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   4 months 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 [...]

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