Feministing Reads: What We’re Reading

Every month, Alexandra faithfully rounds up what the Feministing crew — as well as our extended fam, our readers — are reading. It’s always my go-to source for books recs, so it’s been a particular delight compiling this July’s edition while Alexandra’s off for the summer.

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No Islamophobia in the Name of Queers: Mourning and Solidarity in the Wake of Orlando

When I first heard on Sunday morning that fifty people had been killed by a gunman at Latin night in an Orlando gay club, Rick Scott’s voice played over my grief. And over, and over: “This is an attack on our people” said the recording, playing on a loop. “An attack on all of us.”

When I first heard on Sunday morning that fifty people had been killed by a gunman at Latin night in an Orlando gay club, Rick Scott’s voice played over my grief. And over, and ...

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There’s Another Way the Stanford Survivor Could Find Justice

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Posts published on the Community site do not necessarily reflect the views of any Feministing columnist, editor, or executive director.

Brock Turner, otherwise known as the Stanford swimmer, was convicted in March of sexually assaulting a woman while she was unconscious behind a dumpster. Although he faced fourteen years in prison, he was sentenced earlier this month to six months in a county jail and probation.

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Posts published on the Community site do not necessarily reflect the views of any Feministing columnist, editor, or executive director.

Brock Turner, otherwise known as the Stanford swimmer, ...

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Jamila Woods’ Music Video For “Blk Girl Soldier” Might Be Perfect

Singer, songwriter and poet Jamila Woods released the music video for her song “Blk Girl Soldier” yesterday, and it’s kind of perfect. When Woods dropped the audio back in January, we all prepared to be blown away by the video – but this? This is even more than I could’ve imagined. The visuals for “Blk Girl Soldier” are just as bold and unapologetic as its lyrics.

Singer, songwriter and poet Jamila Woods released the music video for her song “Blk Girl Soldier” yesterday, and it’s kind of perfect. When Woods dropped the audio back in January, we all prepared to be blown away by ...

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Clinton’s Nomination: A Feminist Milestone?

Editor’s note: This post was co-authored by Mahroh Jahangiri and Dana Bolger.

At long last, it’s happened: Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, the first woman in U.S. history to do it. 

Editor’s note: This post was co-authored by Mahroh Jahangiri and Dana Bolger.

At long last, it’s happened: Hillary Clinton has clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, the first woman in U.S. history to do it. 

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Fuck this shit: Black Lives Matter Organizer Jasmine Richards has been sentenced to 3 years probation, 90 days county jail, one year of anger management in a “perverse misapplication” of a 1933 California law intended to stop lynch mobs from murdering Black people.

Fuck this shit: Black Lives Matter Organizer Jasmine Richards has been sentenced to 3 years probation, 90 days county jail, one year of anger management in a “perverse misapplication” of a 1933 California law intended to ...

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Smile Sweetly, Don’t Shout

The other day I wrote a strongly worded text message. After delivering it —quickly, before I lost my nerve— I blocked the recipient on every social media platform I could imagine.

The other day I wrote a strongly worded text message. After delivering it —quickly, before I lost my nerve— I blocked the recipient on every social media platform I could imagine.

Hillary Clinton in a pink suit speaking at the 1995 Conference in Beijing.

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Since Muhammad Ali passed away last week, I’ve been grateful for how many people have come forward not only to reflect on his greatness, but to place that greatness in its proper context.

Since Muhammad Ali passed away last week, I’ve been grateful for how many people have come forward not only to reflect on his greatness, but to place that greatness in its proper context.

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