Tag Archives: Jessica Valenti

Announcing the #TimesTen Raffle: Win a dinner with the founders of Feministing!

Tweet If you’re a regular reader of the site, you probably know by now that we are raising money to fund a relaunch of Feministing, including a site redesign and sustainable infrastructure. And to that end, some pretty great news: with 16 days left in our Kickstarter, and thanks to the efforts of over 650 [...]
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PolicyMic creates a feminist version of the Google autocomplete ads and proves why we still need feminism

TweetLast month, UN women put together an ad campaign with autocomplete Google searches for women.  The campaign went viral, because the ads are equally brilliant and depressing. Yesterday, the fab Liz Plank at PolicyMic, put together a similar slide show of images of feminists with autocomplete searches for feminism.  It’s a terrific reimagining of the original [...]
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Quick Hit: How to write about rape

TweetJessica published a piece at the Nation offering guidance to writers reporting on rape. She points out some common problems with coverage on sexual violence — including the hilariously/terrifyingly predictable stock photos of “Fun-Loving White Girls Just Asking to be Raped,” and presents four tips for doing it right: —When an adult is charged with [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetFeminist in-fighting is still a problem. Why aren’t men funny? “Newsrooms should also hire a few journalists who aren’t effete liberal p*ssies.” A class analysis of Jason Collins’ announcement. “Natural” isn’t always feminist. Newsflash, Fox News: teen sex isn’t illegal. Bloomberg can’t defend “stop and frisk” policies. One fake rape threat doesn’t mean all women “cry rape.” [...]
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Contraception kills flowers

TweetJessica found this amazing graphic on One More Soul, a website dedicated to “fostering God’s plan for love, chastity, marriage, and children.” Click on the image to view its full glory. As absurd as the graphic is, understanding the argument against contraception makes it easier to refute. Know your enemy, right? Tweet
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