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An epidemic of female suicide is sweeping Afghanistan.

Hunter “Most Hated Man on the Internet” Moore is being sued for his “revenge porn” site.

The Steubenville rapists’ super predictable defense? “She wanted it.

Jessica on why Zerlina’s stance against rape as natural and inevitable is so important.

After you’ve read that, thank Zerlina for her work.

A Twitter conversation with the FLOTUS attracts enough bigotry to make you sick.

A bunch of important ladies talk about “having it all” on CNN.

A great take from xoJane on rape culture and Sunday’s Girls.

I think the word you were looking for is “protest,” not “riot,” to describe the Brooklyn ...

An epidemic of female suicide is sweeping Afghanistan.

Hunter “Most Hated Man on the Internet” Moore is being sued for his “revenge porn” site.

The Steubenville rapists’ super predictable defense? “She wanted it.

Jessica ...

President Obama’s second inauguration speech

There’s no question that Michelle Obama’s reaction to Speaker Boehner was the highlight of this year’s Inauguration Day. But President Obama also gave a pretty great speech…

Here’s the full transcript.

What did y’all think? And, most importantly, how can we hold Obama to the strong progressive ideals he articulated so beautifully yesterday?

There’s no question that Michelle Obama’s reaction to Speaker Boehner was the highlight of this year’s Inauguration Day. But President Obama also gave a pretty great speech…

Here’s the full transcript.

What did y’all ...

Quick Hit: Why a black “mom-in-chief” is revolutionary

Tami Winfrey Harris has an important response to the sighs heard ’round the white feminist blogosphere when Michelle Obama noted in her convention speech that her most important role is “mom-in-chief.” Tami notes that in our eagerness to make Obama “emblematic of modern woman, some mainstream feminists unwittingly erase a key part of her identity–her blackness.”

After all, the devoted mom is not one the sexist stereotypes typically applied to black women–who’ve historically rarely even had the privilege to choose motherhood over career.

While white women have historically been thought, by default, to be possessed of ideal femininity, (sexistly) defined as demure, sacrificing, quietly strong, beautiful and maternal. Black women have not. The picture of black woman as Sapphire; welfare ...

Tami Winfrey Harris has an important response to the sighs heard ’round the white feminist blogosphere when Michelle Obama noted in her convention speech that her most important role is “mom-in-chief.” Tami notes that in our ...

What We Missed

Michelle Obama breaks a record by delivering a speech written at a twelfth grade level. It makes sense, since she and her husband treat women like adults, while Ann and her husband treat us like children.

A gay veteran busts Mitt Romney.

In a Tennessee county, defunding Planned Parenthood caused women’s services to drop by 93%.

A federal judge approves Arizona’s “show me your papers” measure.

Michelle Obama breaks a record by delivering a speech written at a twelfth grade level. It makes sense, since she and her husband treat women like adults, while Ann and her husband treat us like children.

A ...

5 reasons why Michelle Obama would make a better president than Mitt Romney

Wow. If you saw Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, you’re probably one of many still shaking their heads in awe.

Despite several outstanding speeches (Nancy Keenan, Julian Castro and Gov. Deval Patrick FTW), Michelle’s has been overwhelmingly marked as the best speech of the night — and arguably the best FLOTUS speech ever given. Yes, it was marinated in mom talk (as was the entire night, really), but she spoke a truth with such transparency, integrity and hope — which is exactly what America needs right now. Reports say it took her a month to write the speech herself, but despite as long as it may have taken, this was undoubtably the speech of her ...

Wow. If you saw Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention last night, you’re probably one of many still shaking their heads in awe.

Despite several outstanding speeches (Nancy Keenan, Julian Castro and Gov. Deval Patrick ...

Give us your best #textsfromFlotus

Could this ever be as bad-ass as Texts from Hillary? I’m not sure but considering that Michelle is a bad-ass, it’s worth a try. Here are a few from the twitterverse.

I’ll start:

“Hey Barack, is this girl sitting next to me Jessica from True Blood?! #lafayetteforlife”

“Bey, I missed my work out this morning–Turbofire for lunch?”

“No, Barack, pizza does not grow in the garden. #chicagopeople”

“They see me flexing–they be hatin'”

 

Could this ever be as bad-ass as Texts from Hillary? I’m not sure but considering that Michelle is a bad-ass, it’s worth a try. Here are a few from the twitterverse.

I’ll start:

“Hey Barack, is ...

Quick Hit: Adorable moments in Presidential history

The president and first lady are a very likable couple with a number of cute public displays of affection to choose from.  But I have now discovered my favorite!  In a recent interview with People, Michelle Obama reveals that she and the president have a bedtime ritual.

We have a ritual where he tucks me in, because I’m usually in bed before anybody. He’ll come and turn the lights out and give me a kiss and we’ll talk. He’s like, “Ready to be tucked?” I’m like, “Yes I am.”

You already know that we here at Feministing love the first family and especially Michelle Obama, but President Obama gets mad props for being so adorable with his wife.  It seems ...

The president and first lady are a very likable couple with a number of cute public displays of affection to choose from.  But I have now discovered my favorite!  In a recent interview with People, Michelle Obama reveals ...

Hilary Rosen, Ann Romney, and what the “stay at home” mom conversation overlooks

If you happened to be away from your computer or CNN last night then you missed Hilary Rosen’s now controversial comment about Ann Romney.  Mitt has used his wife Ann to strategically deflect criticism from his problematic positions and comments on women’s rights.  Ann, the more likeable Romney, and the one which doesn’t appear to be run by an internal hard drive has tried to relate to American women on the issue of the economy and jobs.

On CNN last night Hilary Rosen a democratic commentator, completely unaffiliated to the White House or Obama campaign said, Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life,” explaining that when Mitt Romney uses his wife as a source to understand the ...

If you happened to be away from your computer or CNN last night then you missed Hilary Rosen’s now controversial comment about Ann Romney.  Mitt has used his wife Ann to strategically deflect criticism from his

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