Posts Tagged badass women

Quote of the Day: Pelosi vs. Bachmann

No contest, obviously.

When asked by reporter at a Capitol Hill press conference to comment on Michele Bachmann’s statement that the DOMA ruling “cannot undo what a holy God has instituted,” national treasure Nancy Pelosi responded:

Via Buzzfeed

No contest, obviously.

When asked by reporter at a Capitol Hill press conference to comment on Michele Bachmann’s statement that the DOMA ruling “cannot undo what a holy God has instituted,” national treasure Nancy Pelosi responded:

12-year-old girl kicked off football team for making boys horny

12-year-old Madison Baxter has been playing football since second grade. She played on her football team in sixth grade. But this year she was told not to come to tryout for the seventh-grade team because she is provoking “impure thoughts.” Baxter’s mother says this was the explanation offered by Patrick Stuart an administrator at the Strong Rock Christian Academy private school Madison attends. Cassy Blythe, Madison’s mother, told Atlanta’s WXIA-TV,

“In the meeting with the CEO of the school [Patrick Stuart], I was told that the reasons behind it were one, that the boys were going to start lusting after her and have impure thoughts about her and that the locker-room talk was not appropriate for a female to hear even ...

12-year-old Madison Baxter has been playing football since second grade. She played on her football team in sixth grade. But this year she was told not to come to tryout for the seventh-grade team because ...

Quick Hit: Juanita Diaz-Cotto on women of color and the prison-industrial military complex

Check out this great interview with academic-activist Juanita Diaz-Cotto at Guernica.

Juanita Diaz-Cotto knows she’s seen as radical. The activist academic blurs the lines that often delineate two clear, if not antagonistic, camps: scholarship and social justice. An expert on Latina and Chicana women’s experiences in the U.S. prison system, she’s been one among just a precious few voices in academia calling attention to the devastation the criminal justice system wreaks on women of color.

Her work deals with a crisis hidden in plain sight. While Latinos made up just 16 percent of the total U.S. population in 2011, they were the majority of all those sentenced for federal offenses. Women of color, meanwhile, comprise the fastest-growing sector of the prison ...

Check out this great interview with academic-activist Juanita Diaz-Cotto at Guernica.

Juanita Diaz-Cotto knows she’s seen as radical. The activist academic blurs the lines that often delineate two clear, if not antagonistic, camps: scholarship and social justice. ...

Cool street art alert: “Women do not owe you their time or conversation”

We’ve mentioned this street art before when it popped up in Philly, although I didn’t know then who was behind it. According to NPR, these anti-street harassment posters are the work of artist Tatayana Fazlalizadeh who’s been dodging cops in the cover of darkness to put them up in her neighborhood in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Fazlalizadeh says the frequent cat calls she receives inspired her. “It happens almost daily to me,” she says, “so I wanted to express myself and speak up for myself.”

Update: Check out Fazlalizadeh’s Stop Telling Women to Smile Tumblr.

We’ve mentioned this street art before when it popped up in Philly, although I didn’t know then who was behind it. According to NPR, these anti-street harassment posters are the work of artist Tatayana ...

Guy texts unsolicited dick pic, woman sends it to his mother, wins

Trevor, who is really good at flirting, likes to get women’s attention by flashing them:

The woman Trevor texted this time was not having it, though.

Trevor doesn’t see the big deal, and starts insulting this woman he’s apparently trying to hit on. The conclusion of their conversation is after the jump – for the full exchange check out Happy Place. Spoilers: she forwards it all to Trevor’s mom. New technology means new places to harass people, but it’s also given us new ways to fight back. Because dick pics are forever. This woman rocks.

Trevor, who is really good at flirting, likes to get women’s attention by flashing them:

The woman Trevor texted this time was not having it, though.

Trevor doesn’t see the big deal, and starts insulting this woman ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Brittney Griner

I could seriously not love this woman more. In an ESPN profile, basketball phenom Brittney Griner, who recently became the first openly gay athlete to sign with Nike, talks about the bullying she experienced growing up and the more recent pressure she faced to keep quiet about her sexuality as a college player at Baylor.

“I am 100-percent happy. When I was at Baylor, I wasn’t fully happy because I couldn’t be all the way out. It feels so good saying it: I am a strong, black lesbian woman. Every single time I say it, I feel so much better.”

I’ve been thinking a lot about gender, sexuality, and sports lately for this Atlantic piece. As I mention ...

I could seriously not love this woman more. In an ESPN profile, basketball phenom Brittney Griner, who recently became the first openly gay athlete to sign with Nike, talks about the bullying she experienced growing ...

Finally! A fitting portrayal of Nina Simone

Zoe Saldana received a lot of backlash for her role as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. While it’s not as much Saldana’s fault as it is casting manager’s, the criticism of the casting is well-deserved in wake of her comments about race and gender. Nina Simone’s legacy and story are rooted in her dark complexion and non-traditional beauty. Zoe Saldana, while amazingly talented and beautiful in her own right, doesn’t necessarily embody that. Instead of seeking an equally talented actress to play Simone, they’re slapping some black face on Saldana and calling it a day. Needless to say I’m less than enthused about the flick.

However I was overjoyed to hear that Issa Rae, creator of the hilarious ...

Zoe Saldana received a lot of backlash for her role as Nina Simone in an upcoming biopic. While it’s not as much Saldana’s fault as it is casting manager’s, the criticism of the casting is well-deserved in ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Our new interns!

Have things seemed a little more together ’round these parts lately? Have you noticed that every post–yes, every single one–is posted on Facebook these days? Were you pleasantly surprised when a newsletter appeared in your inbox for the time in months?

Well, you can thank our new interns for that! For the first time ever, we’ve got some smart young feminists helping out with the social media and community aspects of the site–and we could not be more grateful for their work so far. Thanks to them, your comments and Community posts should be approved faster than ever, and our Twitter and Facebook presence has never been more vibrant. And seriously, do sign up for ...

Have things seemed a little more together ’round these parts lately? Have you noticed that every post–yes, every single one–is posted on Facebook these days? Were you pleasantly surprised when a newsletter appeared in your inbox for ...

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