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Stay in your lane: We don’t need rich white actresses’ comments on sex work

A group of rich and famous white actress/feminists who have probably never in their life traded sex or experienced criminalization have added their rich and famous names onto a letter condemning a proposal from Amnesty International to adopt a position to support the decriminalization of sex work. 

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New study suggests that men who harass women online are losers. Literally.

A new study examining the behavior of Halo 3 gamers provides some insights into the dynamics driving online misogynistic harassment. The takeaway? As the headlines trumped with predictable satisfaction, “Men who harass women online are literally losers.” 

A new study examining the behavior of Halo 3 gamers provides some insights into the dynamics driving online misogynistic harassment. The takeaway? As the headlines trumped with predictable satisfaction, “Men who harass women ...

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Feministing Chat: Amy Schumer’s new rom com Trainwreck

Because we are obsessed with Amy Schumer, we, columnists Katie Barnes and Reina Gattuso, decided to take on her new, amazing, complicated, fabulous, flawed, feminist movie Trainwreck. Because we are obsessed with each other, we are decided to interview each other about the film. Are there spoilers? You bet your ass there are.

Because we are obsessed with Amy Schumer, we, columnists Katie Barnes and Reina Gattuso, decided to take on her new, amazing, complicated, fabulous, flawed, feminist movie Trainwreck. Because we are obsessed with each other, we are decided ...

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An interview with #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Patrisse Cullors

As you probably heard, the #BlackRightsMatter movement staged a protest at last week’s Netroots Nation conference. During an interview of Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley by activist Jose Antonio Vargas, two women took the stage: Patrisse Cullors, one of the founders of #BlackLivesMatter, and Tia Oso, an immigration rights activist.

As you probably heard, the #BlackRightsMatter movement staged a protest at last week’s Netroots Nation conference. During an interview of Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley by activist Jose Antonio Vargas, two women took the ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The responses by presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley to the #BlackLivesMatter action at Netroots “laid bare a massive divide between a significant movement in American politics and those who would lead the country and theoretically carry their mantle.” 

The responses by presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley to the #BlackLivesMatter action at Netroots “laid bare a massive divide between a significant movement in American politics and those who would lead the country ...

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It may be weak, but the KKK still breathes

It can be tempting to see the Ku Klux Klan rally at the South Carolina state house this weekend as a reaction to the Confederate flag being removed from the grounds, but they had planned to be there soon after the Charleston Massacre. And while the open conversation might have put the Klan back in a national spotlight, such racism has always been a part of my life, and that of people of color across the country. 

It can be tempting to see the Ku Klux Klan rally at the South Carolina state house this weekend as a reaction to the Confederate flag being removed from the grounds, but they had planned ...

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Chart of the Day: Mapping pro-Confederate Flag rallies

In the wake of the South Carolina legislature’s decision last week to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the state capitol, hate groups across the country are mobilizing in the racist symbol’s defense. The Southern Poverty Law Center compiled this map of rallies in support of the flag across the country.

In the wake of the South Carolina legislature’s decision last week to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the state capitol, hate groups across the country are mobilizing in the racist symbol’s defense. The Southern Poverty Law Center compiled ...

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