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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: The first female firefighter featured in FDNY calendar

TweetThe annual FDNY Calendar of Heroes, featuring 13 of New York’s firefighters, includes a woman for the first time. Danae Mines, who is one of 41 female firefighters in the New York department, graces the month of March–fittingly, Women’s History Month. She wanted to be in the calendar for awhile but “was told that it was [...]
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Watch the first woman complete the American Ninja Warrior course

TweetI’m only a little embarrassed that I teared up while watching this. Because damn. Tweet
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“Tomorrow’s world is yours to build.”

Tweet Japanese-American activist Yuri Kochiyama died yesterday at age 93. Kochiyama’s long life of intersectional social justice activism began when her family was interned during World War II. After the war, she and husband became involved in the civil rights movement while living among Black and Puerto Rican neighbors in New York City. She befriended Malcolm X and was [...]
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Janet Mock flips the script and interrogates a cis journalist on her womanhood

TweetAs you know, trans women have been enjoying some pretty exciting mainstream media attention lately. The flipside of this attention is that they’re often forced to educate not only a public that’s still catching up but also the journalists that are giving them a platform. Just recently, we’ve seen Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera school Katie [...]
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Happy Birthday Maya!

TweetToday is Maya’s birthday! Maya Dusenbery is Feministing’s Executive Director of Editorial, which means she has the big responsibility of overseeing the content that goes up on this site every day. If you’ve noticed a major uptick in brilliant, well-edited thought pieces recently, and that shorter posts are extra snappy and powerful, that’s down to [...]
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