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Laughing to the polls

Last Tuesday, I attended the launch of the Lady Parts Justice campaign, a newly designed rapid response reproductive rights messaging hub centering around comedy to mobilize women voters to the polls for local, state and national elections. Some weeks ago, LPJ asked women from across the country to send their stories on abortion to share. I, along with Sally Kohn and Zerlina Maxwell, read stories from women around the country at the event.

I read a story from a woman in Indiana. Her candor was compelling:

Last Tuesday, I attended the launch of the Lady Parts Justice campaign, a newly designed rapid response reproductive rights messaging hub centering around comedy to mobilize women voters to the polls for local, state and national ...

Watch: The Daily Show offers campus safety tips for him and her

Last night, The Daily Show looked at the recent sexual assault case at James Madison University, in which the perpetrators were punished with “expulsion after graduation.” Or, as Jon Stewart notes, “graduation.”

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Last night, The Daily Show looked at the recent sexual assault case at James Madison University, in which the perpetrators were punished with “expulsion after graduation.” Or, as Jon Stewart notes, “graduation.”

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Photo of the Day: Attack of the giant vagina!

This qualifies as Important Feminist News because I’m pretty sure a man-eating vagina that entraps innocent men is every MRA’s recurring nightmare. And it actually happened to this poor US exchange student in Tübingen, Germany.

It took 22 firefighters to get the kid out of Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara’s giant sculpture. There’s a lesson here somewhere.

This qualifies as Important Feminist News because I’m pretty sure a man-eating vagina that entraps innocent men is every MRA’s recurring nightmare. And it actually happened to this poor US exchange student in Tübingen, Germany.

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The Feministing Five: Stuff Mom Never Told You

 While at a friend’s house one afternoon, I overheard a friend listening to a really fantastic podcast. And I know what you’re thinking. “Not another one of those white dude hosts that tries hard to sound not overly geeky yet kinda cool but actually he’s copying that first dude with the glasses.”

This one featured the voices of two women exploring 19th century feminist history with a special emphasis on politics and race. Unlike most lectures you might find in college, the podcast was engaging, accessible, and impeccably researched. I posted up in the kitchen until its end and then I asked what was the name of the podcast. She said, “Stuff Your Mom ...

 While at a friend’s house one afternoon, I overheard a friend listening to a really fantastic podcast. And I know what you’re thinking. “Not another one of those white dude hosts that tries hard to sound ...

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New Favorite Tumblr: Saving Room For Cats

It turns out we’ve been wrong. The well-documented phenomenon of men taking up too much space on the train as if to air out a particularly large set of balls that has enraged women since time immemorial (or at least since the invention of public transit) is not, in fact, about a gendered sense of entitlement to fill up public space or a performance of masculinity.

There is actually a perfectly reasonable explanation: they’re just saving room for cats. Very large cats.

On behalf of feminists everywhere, our sincerest apologies to all sprawling men and their furry friends.

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It turns out we’ve been wrong. The well-documented phenomenon of men taking up too much space on the train as if to air out a particularly large set of balls that has enraged women ...

New Favorite Meme: Feminist Frank

While he can’t quite top Feminist Ryan Gosling IMHO, (I mean, really, who could?) Feminist Frank is pretty great.

Lesson learned: Never judge a bro until he’s finished his opening line.

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While he can’t quite top Feminist Ryan Gosling IMHO, (I mean, really, who could?) Feminist Frank is pretty great.

Lesson learned: Never judge a bro until he’s finished his opening line.

More after the jump. 

Quick Hit: How misandrist are you?

It’s basically required around these parts to wear lipstick made of the blood of “the mens” while cackling in our witch coven. Take this helpful quiz at Buzzfeed to find out if you’re misandrist enough to hang with us.

It’s basically required around these parts to wear lipstick made of the blood of “the mens” while cackling in our witch coven. Take this helpful quiz at Buzzfeed to find out if you’re misandrist enough ...

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