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What’s feminist about women & queer folks in the Israeli army?

This post was originally published on the Community site.

Last summer, Israel’s bombing campaign of Gaza set records for a few reasons. It was the longest of the three campaigns since 2008. It was the bloodiest. And it saw the highest number of women serve in combat positions of any Israeli military action in history.

This post was originally published on the Community site.

Last summer, Israel’s bombing campaign of Gaza set records for a few reasons. It was the longest of the three campaigns since 2008. It was the bloodiest. And it ...

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Kerry Washington gives powerful intersectional speech at GLAAD awards

This weekend, GLAAD awarded Kerry Washington their prestigious Vanguard Award, given to those in the entertainment industry who promote equality. In a seven-minute speech, Washington, who has long been a Feministing favorite, made an inspiring call for intersectional action. 

This weekend, GLAAD awarded Kerry Washington their prestigious Vanguard Award, given to those in the entertainment industry who promote equality. In a seven-minute speech, Washington, who has long been a Feministing favorite, made an ...

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“Remember me as a revolutionary communist.” RIP, Leslie Feinberg.

Calling Leslie Feinberg, who died this past weekend, a trans writer and activist does a disservice to the incredible breadth of radical intersectional work ze did as an “anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist” — from writing the influential novel Stone Butch Blues to editing the communist Workers World newspaper, from mobilizing against the KKK in Atlanta to defending Buffalo, NY from anti-choicers. 

Calling Leslie Feinberg, who died this past weekend, a trans writer and activist does a disservice to the incredible breadth of radical intersectional work ze did as an “anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary ...

The Kids Were Always Alright: Breaking the Spell of Ageless Ageism

The belief that the world is bad and getting worse is one of the most venerable motifs of human civilization, appearing as far back as our record of written language exists. There are even Egyptian hieroglyphs suggesting that our next stop on this handbasket trip is Hell. Consider some of the guiding myths of our age that have been with us since time immemorial: even if you are not Christian, something about the myth of Eden and the Fall stays with you, guiding that pessimistic sense that we’ve declined ever more precipitously from a state of grace. Although the Fall myth is about a collapse from a very ancient grace that is firmly in the past, I’d argue the very idea ...

The belief that the world is bad and getting worse is one of the most venerable motifs of human civilization, appearing as far back as our record of written language exists. There are even Egyptian hieroglyphs suggesting ...

“Tomorrow’s world is yours to build.”

Japanese-American activist Yuri Kochiyama died yesterday at age 93.

Kochiyama’s long life of intersectional social justice activism began when her family was interned during World War II. After the war, she and husband became involved in the civil rights movement while living among Black and Puerto Rican neighbors in New York City. She befriended Malcolm X and was famously by his side when he was killed. FBI files described Kochiyama as a “ring leader” of Black nationalists and a “Red Chinese agent,” so she was clearly doing something right. In the ’80s, she helped win reparations and an official apology for Japanese-American internees. 

Japanese-American activist Yuri Kochiyama died yesterday at age 93.

Kochiyama’s long life of intersectional social justice activism began when her family was interned during World War II. After the war, she and husband became involved ...

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