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16-year-old queer Latina Jessie Hernandez killed by Denver police

Jessie Hernandez’ friends describe her as goofy, lovable, with an infectious smile. On Monday morning, the Denver police officers saw in Jessie — a Latina, queer-presenting young person — a threat. For this reason, Jessie is now dead.

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was (finally) fired for sexually assaulting a dozen black women.

On Selma: “The real problem many critics have with this film is that it’s too black and too strong. Our popular reimagining of the civil rights movement is that it’s something we all did together and the battle is over; that’s just not true.”

Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was (finally) fired for sexually assaulting a dozen black women.

On Selma: “The real problem many critics have with this film is that it’s too black and too ...

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The Feministing Five: Jessica Ladd

Boss Lady Jessica Ladd is the creator of Callisto, an innovative tool that will assist college sexual assault survivors in recording and reporting their assaults. Jessica, a survivor herself, has built this tool in collaboration with other survivors, and their impact is readily evident in the product itself.

Boss Lady Jessica Ladd is the creator of Callisto, an innovative tool that will assist college sexual assault survivors in recording and reporting their assaults. Jessica, a survivor herself, has built this tool in ...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal celebrates more roles for “actual women” in Hollywood

Accepting the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries for her role in The Honorable Woman last night, Maggie Gyllenhaal took the opportunity to reject the focus in Hollywood on “powerful” female characters — and instead celebrated the increasing number of roles for actual women. 

Accepting the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Miniseries for her role in The Honorable Woman last night, Maggie Gyllenhaal took the opportunity to reject the focus in Hollywood on “powerful” female characters — and instead celebrated the increasing number ...

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Study finds a third of college men would rape if they could get away with it

In a small but disturbing survey conducted at the University of North Dakota, nearly a third of male college students said they would commit rape if they could get away with it — and if it wasn’t described as “rape.”

In a small but disturbing survey conducted at the University of North Dakota, nearly a third of male college students said they would commit rape if they could get away with it — and if it wasn’t described as ...

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Accused rapist Bill Cosby makes rape joke, audience gives him a standing ovation

Bill Cosby did a show at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario last night, where protestors gathered outside the venue to show their support for the over 20 women who have accused him of sexual assault. But inside, according to tweets from reporter Richard Warnica, the mood was all fun and games and rape jokes

Bill Cosby did a show at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario last night, where protestors gathered outside the venue to show their support for the over 20 women who have accused him of sexual assault. But ...

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House of DVF and the power of white neutrality

Anyone who knows me well is aware of my love for high fashion. Even though I’ve come to accept that the “high” in high fashion stands for “the price is too high for my budget,” that hasn’t lessened my enthusiasm for experiencing the fashion world as best I can. 

Anyone who knows me well is aware of my love for high fashion. Even though I’ve come to accept that the “high” in high fashion stands for “the price is too high for my budget,” that hasn’t ...

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