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The Feministing Five: Tara L. Conley

  As a life-long history nerd, the word “archive” will always cause my ears to perk up. Make that archive a digital repository for online feminism and, well, I’ll pretty much drop everything. Where do I sign up? 

  As a life-long history nerd, the word “archive” will always cause my ears to perk up. Make that archive a digital repository for online feminism and, well, I’ll pretty much drop everything. Where do I sign ...

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The sexual violence of the CIA torture program

This week’s Senate report reveals gruesome and grisly details about the way the CIA used torture after 9/11. While the revelations are sparking outrage and disgust, few people are making the important and disturbing point that the regimented, systemized, and dehumanizing abuse actually included sexual violence and rape.

This week’s Senate report reveals gruesome and grisly details about the way the CIA used torture after 9/11. While the revelations are sparking outrage and disgust, few people are making the important and disturbing point that ...

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A feminist guide to getting through finals, Beyonce style

Before any of us students can enjoy the holiday season — or even notice that the Starbucks cups are now red — we have to cross the tumultuous terrain that is finals week. And it sucks. But never fear, Beyonce is here. 

Before any of us students can enjoy the holiday season — or even notice that the Starbucks cups are now red — we have to cross the tumultuous terrain that is finals week. And it sucks. But ...

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Feministing Reads: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen

On the night of the grand jury’s failure to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown and again the night after, marching the length of Manhattan with a few thousand others, trying and failing to find some place sufficient to accommodate our anger or our grief, our newly or long-broken hearts, our need to feel responsive or responded to, a line from Claudia Rankine’s Citizen floated on the surface of my full skull: “To your mind, feelings are what create a person, something unwilling, something wild vandalizing whatever the skull holds. Those sensations form a someone.”

On the night of the grand jury’s failure to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown and again the night after, marching the length of Manhattan with a few thousand others, trying and failing to ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Congressional staffers staged a walk-out today to protest the non-indictments in the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases. (Image via @ryanjreilly)

Former supermodel Beverly Johnson tells the story of when Bill Cosby drugged her. “I couldn’t sit back and watch the other women be vilified and shamed for something I knew was true.” 

Congressional staffers staged a walk-out today to protest the non-indictments in the Mike Brown and Eric Garner cases. (Image via @ryanjreilly)

Former supermodel Beverly Johnson tells the story of ...

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The importance of Ava DuVernay’s Golden Globe nomination

 

Ava DuVernay has become the first black woman to receive a Golden Globe nomination for best director. The announcement came this morning alongside all of the other Golden Globe nominations, including three others for the film DuVernay wrote and directed, Selma.

 

Ava DuVernay has become the first black woman to receive a Golden Globe nomination for best director. The announcement came this morning alongside all of the other Golden Globe nominations, including three others for ...

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May we have this dance? On learning and writing as a trans woman of color

I have a little ritual that I perform whenever I open a new nonfiction book. I go to the index and look up “transgender” “transsexual” and “sex change.” Often I heave a sigh of relief if I don’t find them, but if I do, I flip to the listed pages with newly crossed fingers praying I don’t find something dehumanizing.

I have a little ritual that I perform whenever I open a new nonfiction book. I go to the index and look up “transgender” “transsexual” and “sex change.” Often I heave a sigh of relief if I ...

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