Quote of the Day: James Brown on toxic masculinity

I don’t know anything about football, but I have a vague sense of what kinds of things TV sports anchors tend to discuss when a big game is about to start. And it usually doesn’t include toxic masculinity.

Yesterday, right before Ray Rice’s team, the Baltimore Ravens, played the Pittsburgh Steelers, CBS anchor James Brown shared a few thoughts on the roots of intimate partner violence (IPV): Read More »

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Janelle Monae stopped by Sesame Street.

If you live in Minnesota and Washington, you can now get birth control and STD counseling online through Planned Parenthood.

Misty Copeland on being Black in ballet.

Pro-tip for Greg Abbott: If you want us to take your “women’s health plan” seriously, don’t unveil it during a press conference surrounded by a bunch of dudes. Better yet, stop refusing Medicaid expansion and fighting to close Texas’s abortion clinics.

On images of masculinity in Pixar movies.

The Seattle City Council passed a resolution calling for an end to all federal bans on public coverage of abortion.

“Personally, now that I have daughters, I don’t think anyone should do bad things to women, especially the ones who are my daughters.”

Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of premeditated murder.

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How to know that you hate women

(Photo credit: AP/Patrick Semansky)

(Photo credit: AP/Patrick Semansky)

Here’s a sure-fire way to know that you hate women: when an incident of intimate partner violence in which a man knocks a woman unconscious gains national attention and every question or comment you think to make has to do with her behavior, you really hate women. Like, despise.

There is no other explanation. There is no “I need all the facts.” There is no excuse. You hate women. Own it. Read More »

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Students show solidarity by helping Columbia rape survivor carry her mattress

Cue a lump in your throat.

Responding to the call to “carry the weight together,” fellow students helped Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia senior who is lugging her mattress everywhere while her rapist remains on campus, carry it from the courtyard to her class yesterdayRead More »

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Feministing Jamz: Women and queer people of color on state violence

our mudflap girl, jammin on her headphones

Though conversations on state violence tend to focus on (presumed straight) men, women, queer, and trans folks of color have a huge stake in this conversation. Violence on behalf of the state affects women, queer, and trans folks of color directly in a lot of different ways – not to mention the very real toll of state violence on other members of our communities: our fathers, our brothers, our children. It should come as no surprise, then, when women and queer folks of color address these issues in their music. Read More »

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