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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.

TV STILL -- DO NOT PURGE -- House of Cards - Season 3 Key Art, Netflix

Politics, Power and Queerness in “House of Cards” Season 4

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In a presidential election year, popular culture representations of politicians – real and fictional – reach new heights of significance as viewers and commentators assign them meaning. The March 2016 release of season four of the Netflix original series House of Cards was no exception.

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Ask Your Doctor if This New Anti-Islamophobia Medication is Right for You

Suffering from blatant bigotry? Filled with irrational hatred? Seduced by Trump? The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has the product for you: Islamophobin, the new anti-Islamophobia chewing gum.

Suffering from blatant bigotry? Filled with irrational hatred? Seduced by Trump? The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has the product for you: Islamophobin, the new anti-Islamophobia chewing gum.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

We are all this girl.

Baylor University demotes its president over sexual assault handling.

Every 10 seconds, someone on Twitter calls a woman a “slut” or “whore.”

Facebook rejected an ad featuring Tess Holiday ​because “the image depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner.”

We are all this girl.

Baylor University demotes its president over sexual assault handling.

Every 10 seconds, someone on Twitter calls a woman a “slut” or “whore.”

Facebook rejected an ad featuring Tess Holiday ​because “the image depicts a ...

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Hedy Epstein, Holocaust Survivor and Anti-Violence Activist, Dies at 91

We lost a dear friend this week. Hedy Epstein, who escaped Nazis as a child in Germany and spent the rest of her life fighting similar state violence in Palestine and near her home in St. Louis, died Thursday. She was 91.

We lost a dear friend this week. Hedy Epstein, who escaped Nazis as a child in Germany and spent the rest of her life fighting similar state violence in Palestine and near her home in St. Louis, died ...

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Anti-choicers Use Surveillance Tech to Target Ads to Women Visiting Abortion Clinics

What do you get when today’s surveillance culture is combined with the anti-choice movement’s shameless ends-justify-the-means attitude? A mobile advertising company teaming up with crisis pregnancy centers to track the phones of women entering abortion clinics and send them deceptive anti-choice propaganda.

What do you get when today’s surveillance culture is combined with the anti-choice movement’s shameless ends-justify-the-means attitude? A mobile advertising company teaming up with crisis pregnancy centers to track the phones of women entering abortion clinics and send them deceptive anti-choice ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In America we’ve not left civil rights issues up to voters, and a federal appeals court recently ruled that issuing guidance on restroom use by transgender students is just what the Department of Education is supposed to do.”

In America we’ve not left civil rights issues up to voters, and a federal appeals court recently ruled that issuing guidance on restroom use by transgender students is just what the Department of Education is ...

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