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The Feministing Five: Erin Schrode

For this week’s Feministing Five, I caught up with feminist activist, environmentalist, and aspiring politician Erin Schrode. At 25, the Marin County Democrat ran for Congress in California’s District 2 this month in the hopes of becoming the youngest woman ever elected to the position. Her dynamic campaign focused on human rights, reproductive health, the future of education and work, and harnessed the power of social media to reach thousands.

Defining safety for all queer people in the wake of Orlando

The shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL early Sunday morning left many across the country reeling. Queer communities, in particular, were left questioning the sanctity of their safe spaces, and the constant threat against their lives. But the reality is that this threat isn’t uniform for all queer people: Black and brown members of the LGBTQI community suffered disproportionately from homophobic and racist violence even before Orlando.

The shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, FL early Sunday morning left many across the country reeling. Queer communities, in particular, were left questioning the sanctity of their safe spaces, and the constant threat against their lives. ...

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No Islamophobia in the Name of Queers: Mourning and Solidarity in the Wake of Orlando

When I first heard on Sunday morning that fifty people had been killed by a gunman at Latin night in an Orlando gay club, Rick Scott’s voice played over my grief. And over, and over: “This is an attack on our people” said the recording, playing on a loop. “An attack on all of us.”

When I first heard on Sunday morning that fifty people had been killed by a gunman at Latin night in an Orlando gay club, Rick Scott’s voice played over my grief. And over, and ...

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There’s Another Way the Stanford Survivor Could Find Justice

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Posts published on the Community site do not necessarily reflect the views of any Feministing columnist, editor, or executive director.

Brock Turner, otherwise known as the Stanford swimmer, was convicted in March of sexually assaulting a woman while she was unconscious behind a dumpster. Although he faced fourteen years in prison, he was sentenced earlier this month to six months in a county jail and probation.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Posts published on the Community site do not necessarily reflect the views of any Feministing columnist, editor, or executive director.

Brock Turner, otherwise known as the Stanford swimmer, ...

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Jamila Woods’ Music Video For “Blk Girl Soldier” Might Be Perfect

Singer, songwriter and poet Jamila Woods released the music video for her song “Blk Girl Soldier” yesterday, and it’s kind of perfect. When Woods dropped the audio back in January, we all prepared to be blown away by the video – but this? This is even more than I could’ve imagined. The visuals for “Blk Girl Soldier” are just as bold and unapologetic as its lyrics.

Singer, songwriter and poet Jamila Woods released the music video for her song “Blk Girl Soldier” yesterday, and it’s kind of perfect. When Woods dropped the audio back in January, we all prepared to be blown away by ...

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Clinton’s Nomination: A Feminist Milestone?

Editor’s note: This post was co-authored by Mahroh Jahangiri and Dana Bolger.

At long last, it’s happened: Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, the first woman in U.S. history to do it. 

Editor’s note: This post was co-authored by Mahroh Jahangiri and Dana Bolger.

At long last, it’s happened: Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, the first woman in U.S. history to do it. 

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Fuck this shit: Black Lives Matter Organizer Jasmine Richards has been sentenced to 3 years probation, 90 days county jail, one year of anger management in a “perverse misapplication” of a 1933 California law intended to stop lynch mobs from murdering Black people.

Fuck this shit: Black Lives Matter Organizer Jasmine Richards has been sentenced to 3 years probation, 90 days county jail, one year of anger management in a “perverse misapplication” of a 1933 California law intended to ...

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