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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.

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A Response to George Will’s Latest: Campus Rape Is Not a “Fiction”

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.

Last month, The Washington Post published George Will’s latest take on campus rape, “Due process is still being kicked off campus.” The piece grossly misrepresents the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses and the critical importance of Title IX in addressing it.

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.

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On Poetry, Beauty, the Body, and Ali

1. I used to write poetry, which, at the time, offered both emotional flexibility and rigor. It also offered a way to talk about beauty without feeling more trapped in or compromised by my body than I already did.

1. I used to write poetry, which, at the time, offered both emotional flexibility and rigor. It also offered a way to talk about beauty without feeling more trapped in or compromised by my body than I ...

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Why I’m Not Thrilled This Pride

June marks the beginning of Pride Month with its rainbow flags, rainbow shoes, rainbow glitter, rainbow…everything. And while I love my rainbow as much as the next kid, this year, the celebration feels shallow.

June marks the beginning of Pride Month with its rainbow flags, rainbow shoes, rainbow glitter, rainbow…everything. And while I love my rainbow as much as the next kid, this year, the celebration feels shallow.

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Video of the Day: 100 Years of Hijab as Political Defiance

It surprises me how in the most liberal of feminist American spaces, there remains incredible discomfort — if not outright bigotry and discrimination — towards women who choose to wear a headscarf.

It surprises me how in the most liberal of feminist American spaces, there remains incredible discomfort — if not outright bigotry and discrimination — towards women who choose to wear a headscarf.

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Awkwafina and Margaret Cho Team Up for “Green Tea”

NY rapper and television personality, Awkwafina, just released her newest music video, “Green Tea,” and it’s exactly as  good as you’d expect – or maybe better. The NSFW-but-totally-worth-the-risk video also features none other than comedy pioneer, Margaret Cho.

NY rapper and television personality, Awkwafina, just released her newest music video, “Green Tea,” and it’s exactly as  good as you’d expect – or maybe better. The NSFW-but-totally-worth-the-risk video also features none other than comedy pioneer, Margaret Cho.

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