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Progressive Activist Deedra Abboud is Running Against Joe Arpaio for U.S. Senate

Deedra Abboud is a Muslim, feminist activist running for U.S. Senate in the state of Arizona. A former immigration lawyer and a self-proclaimed “civil rights and social justice advocate,” Abboud is the progressive candidate Arizona needs to defeat Arpaio and his brand of racist politics.

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Feminist Fuck No: It’s Not The Penis That Makes Men Sexual Harass Women, It’s Power

Early this week, Democratic candidate for Michigan’s Attorney General Position, Dana Nessel, released a provocative ad for election campaign asking: which candidate do you trust most not to show you their penis in a professional setting?

Early this week, Democratic candidate for Michigan’s Attorney General Position, Dana Nessel, released a provocative ad for election campaign asking: which candidate do you trust most not to show you their penis in a professional setting?

People protest the Republican tax scam outside the U.S. Capitol.

Weekend Feminist Cheat Sheet

If the Republican tax scam is passed, it would devastate American life, especially for women. In ten years, people making $40,000 to $50,000 “would pay a combined $5.3 billion more in taxes, while the group earning $1 million or more would get a $5.8 billion cut.

If the Republican tax scam is passed, it would devastate American life, especially for women. In ten years, people making $40,000 to $50,000 “would pay a combined $5.3 billion more in taxes, while the group earning ...

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Dear New York Times: Matt Lauer Isn’t a Martyr. Don’t Make Him One.

In law school, we spend a lot of time thinking about the “theory of the case”: what’s the problem, who’s the victim, who’s the villain. It turns out that how you define the problem directly informs the kind of solution that a judge, a lawmaker, or, say, the readers of the New York Times, are primed to accept.

In law school, we spend a lot of time thinking about the “theory of the case”: what’s the problem, who’s the victim, who’s the villain. It turns out that how you define the problem directly informs the kind of ...

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Woman imprisoned for converting to Islam tells Indian Supreme Court: “I want freedom”

On Monday this weeka young Muslim woman faced the Indian Supreme Court, finally allowed to speak after being imprisoned for converting to Islam and marrying a man of her choice. After months of petitions, news coverage, and speeches from everyone but her, she said laid out her demand clearly: “I want freedom.”

On Monday this weeka young Muslim woman faced the Indian Supreme Court, finally allowed to speak after being imprisoned for converting to Islam and marrying a man of her choice. After months of petitions, news coverage, and speeches from everyone ...

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We might shut down

This makes me sadder than sad to say: After an incredible thirteen-year run, Feministing is one big fundraising push away from having to shutter our virtual doors forever. But with your help, we won’t have to.

This makes me sadder than sad to say: After an incredible thirteen-year run, Feministing is one big fundraising push away from having to shutter our virtual doors forever. But with your help, we won’t have ...

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J20 Trials Show the Trump Administration’s Crackdown on Dissent

This past week, the trials began for seven of the 230 defendants facing 70 years in prison for protesting Trump’s inauguration. The case has wide-reaching implications for activists, including feminists, and we all should pay attention. 

This past week, the trials began for seven of the 230 defendants facing 70 years in prison for protesting Trump’s inauguration. The case has wide-reaching implications for activists, including feminists, and we all should pay attention. 

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Pelosi Bungles #MeToo

On Meet the Press yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declared a “zero-tolerance” policy on sexual harassment. Minutes later, she broke her own policy.

On Meet the Press yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi declared a “zero-tolerance” policy on sexual harassment. Minutes later, she broke her own policy.

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Marichuy could be the first indigenous woman president of Mexico

A 53-year-old indigenous woman is running for president of Mexico. María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, known to most as “Marichuy,” is a traditional Nahua healer from southern Jalisco, and could become the first indigenous woman elected to Mexico’s highest office. 

A 53-year-old indigenous woman is running for president of Mexico. María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, known to most as “Marichuy,” is a traditional Nahua healer from southern Jalisco, and could become the first indigenous woman elected to Mexico’s highest ...

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