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The Feministing Five: Lilly and Juliet Bond

TweetIf asked where I learned the most about feminism, empowerment, and consciousness, I’d give you two answers. The first would be my feminist momma who taught me that speaking up and asking questions were infinitely more important that playing princess. The second would be that wonderful summer where I helped to facilitate workshops for Boston-area [...]
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The Feministing Five: Julie Burton

TweetEven for non-cinemaphiles like myself, it’s hard not to tune into the Oscars. In our house, my momma and I would celebrate with warm socks, comfy sweatpants, and eyerolls for the inevitable sexist mishegas. Despite our hopes as we welcomed the Oscars into our lives, it seems that Hollywood still clings to its ye-ole-white-boy-narratives. Shiny [...]
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White hats off: Feministing writers deconstruct the Scandal rape scene

Tweet Ed. note: Last week’s episode of Scandal, ”Everything’s Coming Up Mellie,” has gotten a lot of attention for its depiction of a rape involving  Mellie Grant and her father in law, Big Jerry. The Feministing crew had a lot of thoughts on the rape scene itself as well as some of the larger issues it raises around depictions [...]
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Why Twitter’s “woman problem” is about more than identity politics

Tweet In many ways, startup culture has become synonymous with the can-do attitude of a generation. In Silicon Valley, we’re told over and over again, merit trumps all. The well-documented and much-maligned gender (not to mention race and class) gap among those at the top of the Valley’s most lucrative companies is a problem of [...]
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Delhi is different from Steubenville

Tweet Pic via. Nicholas Kristof has a recent op-ed titled, “Is Delhi so different from Steubenville?” which makes the case that sexual assault is an international and universal epidemic. He writes, Gender violence is one of the world’s most common human rights abuses. Women worldwide ages 15 through 44 are more likely to die or be maimed [...]
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