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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Katie and Alexandra   Dear Republicans: it’s pretty simple. If you want to help the economy, you will support immigration reform and not shutting down the government. Get it? Saudi activists to launch a national “drive-in” encouraging women to break the country’s ban on driving while female.  Some good, old-fashioned rape encouragement! A short [...]
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Daisy Bates was a boss

Tweet Tomorrow marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As Katie noted yesterday, there are quite a few details that are omitted in the retelling of this landmark, cultural, social, political shift of an event to our generation and younger. A significant omission is the erasure of Daisy Bates, [...]
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Justice for sexual violence during the Civil War

Tweet*Trigger warning* Could it be the greatest irony in our history is that our nation actively prosecuted perpetrators of rape and sexual violence during the Civil War? In 1863, President Lincoln signed an executive order known as the Lieber Codes that governed Union soldiers and protected civilian women. Historian Crystal Feimster writes in the New York [...]
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What can we do about feminism’s brand problem?

Tweet According to a new study at the Huffington Post (with YouGov) there is a major disparity between people that believe in equality “between the sexes” and identify as feminist. The study found that only 20% of Americans identify as feminist whereas 82% believe that “men and women should be social, political, and economic equals.” [...]
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Throwback Thursday: The audacity of Phyllis Wheatley as observed by June Jordan

TweetWe live in strange times. Yesterday, as Zerlina has discussed, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. And while Scalia barked that VRA is the “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” less than half a mile away, the Rosa Parks Statue was unveiled at the Capital Building in honor of [...]
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