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East LA yoga studio is for ALL the people

TweetEarlier this year, XOJane published a piece by a white woman who attended the same yoga class as a fat black woman. The piece centered on how worried she was for the poor black woman, who–she assumed–must have felt horribly uncomfortable and unskilled as she attempted to perform the poses the yoga instructor described. It [...]
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You’ve probably never heard of this woman. But you’re living her legacy.

TweetHappy Women’s History Month! Today I’d like to share with you the story of one woman who was challenging norms around race, gender, and class before it got cool. Juana Briones was one of the first woman pioneers here on the Best West Coast of the United States. She lived throughout the Bay Area and her experiences as [...]
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Dear SNL: You should learn about #latinafeminism

Tweet To Lorne Michaels, I am writing with regards to this past week’s SNL skit “Jewelry Party,” in which Lena Dunham and Cecily Strong explained on national television what a Men’s Rights Activist is in a pathetic attempt to commemorate International Women’s Day and hop on that trendy feminist wagon. Here in the feminist blogosphere we have [...]
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Women to the GOP: Get it the f*ck together on immigration reform

TweetPhoto credit: AP/ Eric Risberg Last year, we saw a huge push nationwide to get comprehensive immigration reform passed. After months of speeches from Obama, rally after rally, blog post after blog post, the bill got as far as the Senate, and then… We haven’t heard much since from the House. Tweet
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4 things feminists can learn from the Zapatistas

Tweet Photos taken by Juliana Britto Schwartz Tuesday of this week marked the 20th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico, a short moment with a long legacy of struggle for indigenous rights. The Zapatistas–also known as the Zapatista Army of National Liberation or the EZLN–are a movement of indigenous people fighting [...]
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