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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Big DREAMers take to the streets

I am constantly amazed and inspired by the courage of the DREAM Activists, and today’s Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah is in honor of all of those brilliant and beautiful young people who refuse to be made invisible.

Yesterday, three DREAMers pictured above, Janet Perez, Rosario Quiroz and Sara Martinez, staged a peaceful protest in front of NY Governer Andrew Cuomo’s office to encourage him to stand up for undocumented youth by adding the NY Dream Act into the State Budget. The NY Dream Act would allow these three women and thousands of other young people to get state financial aid to achieve their educational goals.

Rosario, Sara and Janet are my heros. They’ve taken a huge risk in order to raise the voices ...

I am constantly amazed and inspired by the courage of the DREAM Activists, and today’s Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah is in honor of all of those brilliant and beautiful young people who refuse to be made ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Our young feminist readers! Who exist!

Even if USA Today says they don’t!

Yesterday, USA Today ran an article about how young women don’t identify as feminists anymore. Feminism, the article claims, is “over the hill.”

As Jos wrote in response to that article, there’s nothing new about the “feminism is dead” trend piece: people have been announcing the death of feminism pretty much since the day after feminism was born. The numerous and frequent announcements that feminism is dead or irrelevant are, in my opinion, part wishful thinking, part backlash, part laziness and all stupid. They’re also demonstrably wrong.

And while it’s incredibly annoying, as a young feminist woman, to be told over and over again that I don’t exist, I take comfort in the ...

Even if USA Today says they don’t!

Yesterday, USA Today ran an article about how young women don’t identify as feminists anymore. Feminism, the article claims, is “over the hill.”

As Jos wrote in response to ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Courtney Martin

As she announced earlier this week, Courtney has ended her time as an Editor here at Feministing. She will be missed by our readers and by the feminist blogosphere at large; as Jill at Feministe said on Wednesday, “Courtney is, basically, a big ol’ hippie with a heart of gold, who writes from a place of love — and so consistently putting love first is extremely difficult to do, especially in feminist spaces.”

I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Courtney. My Feministing origin story – my entire feminist writer origin story, in fact – starts with her.

In the spring of 2008, I was a college junior and the president of the Eating Concerns ...

As she announced earlier this week, Courtney has ended her time as an Editor here at Feministing. She will be missed by our readers and by the feminist blogosphere at large; as Jill ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson

The Texas state legislature is in rare sexist form this year, and last night State Rep. Senfronia Thompson had enough. A group called the Texas Civil Justice League distributed a flyer showing a baby nursing on a breast with with words over it criticizing a bill they said would expand the “nanny state.” The bill’s actually about regulation of consolidated insurance programs – it’s not even related to reproductive health issues.

This was the final straw for Rep. Thompson, who went off on the disrespect for women in the legislature. And it’s amazing.

(I apologize I haven’t been able to find a transcript. If anyone finds one please post in the comments.)

h/t @jnbklyn

The Texas state legislature is in rare sexist form this year, and last night State Rep. Senfronia Thompson had enough. A group called the Texas Civil Justice League distributed a flyer showing a ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Texas State Rep. Senfronia Thompson

The Texas state legislature is in rare sexist form this year, and last night State Rep. Senfronia Thompson had enough. A group called the Texas Civil Justice League distributed a flyer showing a baby nursing on a breast with with words over it criticizing a bill they said would expand the “nanny state.” The bill’s actually about regulation of consolidated insurance programs – it’s not even related to reproductive health issues.

This was the final straw for Rep. Thompson, who went off on the disrespect for women in the legislature. And it’s amazing.

(I apologize I haven’t been able to find a transcript. If anyone finds one please post in the comments.)

h/t @jnbklyn

The Texas state legislature is in rare sexist form this year, and last night State Rep. Senfronia Thompson had enough. A group called the Texas Civil Justice League distributed a flyer showing a ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: National Women’s Studies Association Conference

**Also, something I didn’t mention-a shout out to my undergraduate adviser at the Women’s Studies Department at SUNY Albany, Vivien Ng, who I saw after 10 years and facilitated me in finding my feminist courage to speak on intersectionality.

**Also, something I didn’t mention-a shout out to my undergraduate adviser at the Women’s Studies Department at SUNY Albany, Vivien Ng, who I saw after 10 years and facilitated me in finding my feminist courage to ...

Obama Lifts HIV Travel/Immigration Ban

About. Damn. Time.
Via The Advocate and Akimbo:
“The United States is one of a dozen countries that bar people with HIV from entering the country,” Obama said as he announced the lifting of the U.S. policy banning travel and immigration to the U.S. by people who are HIV-positive.
“If we want to be the global leader in HIV, we need to act like it.”
This should go a long way towards battling the seemingly ubiquitous stigma and discrimination HIV-positive people face worldwide. What a great way to end the week!

About. Damn. Time.
Via The Advocate and Akimbo:
“The United States is one of a dozen countries that bar people with HIV from entering the country,” Obama said as he announced the lifting ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Ellen DeGeneres on American Idol


Congrats to American Idol! They’ve just upped the ante on their already-hugely successful show by bringing on Ellen DeGeneres: comedian extraordinaire, media mogul, talk show host, inspirational speaker, prolific dancer, same sex marriage advocate, and all around bad ass woman.
I’m a huge fan of this decision because I think Ellen is hilarious and lovable and her presence will most likely make me enjoy the show a lot more on those (rare I swear!) occasions that I tune in. But it seems like the move has also spurred something of a different reaction in the blogosphere and beyond: namely, that of questioning:
Will Ellen DeGeneres make American Idol “gayer”?
One problem with this question ...


Congrats to American Idol! They’ve just upped the ante on their already-hugely successful show by bringing on Ellen DeGeneres: comedian extraordinaire, media mogul, talk show host, inspirational speaker, prolific dancer, same sex ...

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