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White hats off: Feministing writers deconstruct the Scandal rape scene

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 and tropes of sexual assault in mainstream media. We organized our thoughts into a group post, below, just in time for the next episode to air tonight. Enjoy!

Lori: I’m not that surprised that Scandal depicted a graphic sexual assault. The show is by definition sensationalist and, let’s face it, borderline absurd at points with its wild plot twists and highly oversimplified depiction of a ...

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 ...

Join Rosario Dawson as a backer of Feministing #TimesTen!

The Feministing crew is honored, humbled, and blown away by the outpouring of support our Kickstarter received on its first day. As of writing this, we’re about to cross $10,000 from 300 backers, which brings us 1/3 of the way to our goal for relaunching Feministing!

We know yesterday’s fundraising success is down to you, the Feministing community. We’re so grateful for every dollar you give and everyone you encourage to donate, as well.

We thought you might like to know you were joined yesterday by Rosario Dawson as a backer of the campaign:

I’m so proud to be an official backer and supporter of the next phase of @Feministing. Join me! http://t.co/RseGLpn986 #timesten

— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) ...

The Feministing crew is honored, humbled, and blown away by the outpouring of support our Kickstarter received on its first day. As of writing this, we’re about to cross $10,000 from 300 backers, which ...

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Feministing #TimesTen: We’re relaunching Feministing, and we need your money!

You know the Feministing crew doesn’t like to beat around the bush. We haven’t done a lot of that in the almost ten years we’ve been around, and we won’t do it now. We’d rather be straightforward: we need your money.

For nearly a decade, we’ve been severely under-funded, earning a shoestring budget from ad revenue while mainly running the site as a labor of love. It’s no longer sustainable, and it’s time to change that. This month, we’re running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a huge relaunch of Feministing. And we hope you’ll be part of it! 

You know the Feministing crew doesn’t like to beat around the bush. We haven’t done a lot of that in the almost ten years we’ve been around, and we won’t do it now. We’d rather be straightforward: ...

Happy birthday Zerlina!

You may have noticed a lot of Feministing crew members have birthday right around now. Yes, this is part of a nefarious plan for Scorpios to take over the blog. And Saturday was Zerlina Maxwell‘s birthday!

You may have noticed a lot of Feministing crew members have birthday right around now. Yes, this is part of a nefarious plan for Scorpios to take over the blog. And Saturday was Zerlina Maxwell‘s ...

Feministing names new Senior Editor, Editors, and Contributors!

There’s been a lot of big changes happening around these parts, with Samhita, the last member of the Feministing original recipe crew, stepping down as Executive Editor and Lori, Maya, and Jos becoming Executive Directors. Now we’re pleased to announce more recent staffing changes:

Chloe Angyal is becoming Feministing’s first Senior Editor. Chloe has been a long time member of the team – she joined us in 2009 as the Interviews Contributor and founder of the Feministing Five series, and became an Editor in 2011. In addition to her work at this site, she’s written for a ton of print and online outlets and appeared as a regular guest on MSNBC and Al Jazeera. She’s currently completing ...

There’s been a lot of big changes happening around these parts, with Samhita, the last member of the Feministing original recipe crew, stepping down as Executive Editor and Lori, Maya, and Jos becoming Executive Directors. ...

Maya, Jos, and Lori giving the middle finger

Feministing names new Executive Directors!

By Lori, Maya, and Jos

“Feminist blogs have quietly churned out feminist leaders for the last decade. While some may be looking for the “Next Great Feminist Leader,” we realized early on that’s not the kind of leadership 21st Century feminism needs. Many of us are leaders in our fields, working online and off to bring stories, complexity, and new voices to our work. We’ve indirectly proven that leadership looks different in the age of mass participation and global movements. There is no one leader; there is instead the sum of all of us.” – Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Samhita has been an incredible Executive Editor and mentor to all of us. Her stepping down comes at a time when the Feministing ...

By Lori, Maya, and Jos

“Feminist blogs have quietly churned out feminist leaders for the last decade. While some may be looking for the “Next Great Feminist Leader,” we realized early on that’s not the kind of leadership ...

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