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Ashley Judd on the misogynistic harassment she received for tweeting about sports

This past weekend, Ashley Judd, actress, feminist, and Kentucky basketball fan, made a comment on Twitter about how her team’s opponent was “playing dirty & can kiss my team’s free throw making a—.” For this minor bit of shit-talking, hardly out of the norm within the craze of March Madness, she was — surprise, surprise — inundated with a barrage of misogynistic tweets. 

This past weekend, Ashley Judd, actress, feminist, and Kentucky basketball fan, made a comment on Twitter about how her team’s opponent was “playing dirty & can kiss my team’s free throw making a—.” For ...

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Remembering why redefining masculinity is important

Much of the work I’ve done here at Feministing has been an attempt to unpack the oppressive nature of our current constructs of masculinity. Sometimes this means discussing the ways in which defining masculinity around dominance, violence, coercion, and invulnerability limit the identities and expression of men who are beholden to this definition.

Much of the work I’ve done here at Feministing has been an attempt to unpack the oppressive nature of our current constructs of masculinity. Sometimes this means discussing ...

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Venezuelan president of police reform commission makes homophobic remarks

In October of last year, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro selected Freddy Bernal to lead a new presidential commission on police reform. Yesterday, Bernal stepped into hot water when, after saying he did not believe people with tattoos or men with earrings are police officer material, he was asked about his position on gay officers. 

In October of last year, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro selected Freddy Bernal to lead a new presidential commission on police reform. Yesterday, Bernal stepped into hot water when, after saying he did not believe people with ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Madison, Wisconsin passed a resolution calling on Congress, the Wisconsin legislature, and Gov. Scott Walker to end bans on public insurance coverage of abortion.

There are two Madisons: the one with a white, lefty reputation, and the one with vast racial disparities obscured by that reputation.”

Madison, Wisconsin passed a resolution calling on Congress, the Wisconsin legislature, and Gov. Scott Walker to end bans on public insurance coverage of abortion.

There are two Madisons: the one with a white, lefty ...

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Chinese feminist activists still in police detention

Last week Nancy Tang covered the detention of prominent feminist leaders in China shortly before International Women’s Day. She noted the hypocrisy that, as “Chinese state media celebrates women legislators and new anti-domestic violence legislation… the state is so afraid of young, vocal feminists that they must be detained right before International Women’s Day, so as to assure the smooth running of national legislative sessions.” 

Last week Nancy Tang covered the detention of prominent feminist leaders in China shortly before International Women’s Day. She noted the hypocrisy that, as “Chinese state media celebrates women legislators and

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Women of color travel too

In 2012, I spent a year living in Brazil and traveling throughout parts of South America. It was a deeply formative experience for me, and has had a lasting effect on how I integrate anti-capitalist and decolonizing work into my feminism.

In 2012, I spent a year living in Brazil and traveling throughout parts of South America. It was a deeply formative experience for me, and has had a lasting effect on how I integrate anti-capitalist and decolonizing work ...

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