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The Feministing Five: ManSee Kong

 Just last week, family members joined community advocates to rename Elizabeth Street in New York’s Chinatown “Private Danny Chen Way.” As you’ll remember Danny Chen was so horribly hazed through racial epithets from his fellow soldiers that he took his own life in the fall of 2011. His hometown of NYC Chinatown continues to search for justice through traditional organizing as well through the arts.

Filmmaker, community advocate, and activist ManSee Kong uses her craft to document the stories and lives in Chinatown, New York and beyond. From documentaries exposing the rampant gentrification in Chinatown to fictionalized accounts of everyday mother-daughter life, ManSee’s work aspires to “document and tell stories that inspire social change.” Her project ...

 Just last week, family members joined community advocates to rename Elizabeth Street in New York’s Chinatown “Private Danny Chen Way.” As you’ll remember Danny Chen was so horribly hazed through racial epithets from his ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

We need to give Title IX teeth.

And how will the Department of Ed hold colleges accountable?

Coming face to face with racism in our friends, families, and ourselves.

Whitney Lee, a transg woman incarcerated in Ohio, is fighting for medical accsss.

We need to give Title IX teeth.

And how will the Department of Ed hold colleges accountable?

Coming face to face with racism in our friends, families, and ourselves.

Whitney Lee, a transg woman ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Sex education in Mississippi is abysmal.

In Texas, the return of the back-alley abortion.

The three men convicted in the gang rape of the Mumbai photojournalist have been sentenced to death.

Where are the stories about female war veterans?

Young black musicians changing the face of classical music.

Sex education in Mississippi is abysmal.

In Texas, the return of the back-alley abortion.

The three men convicted in the gang rape of the Mumbai photojournalist have been sentenced to death.

Where are the ...

Quick hit: Meet the first three women Marines to graduate from infantry training

When it was announced earlier this year that the US military would be opening up to women combat positions that had previously been off-limits for them, I heard the same skeptical, sometimes sexism-veiling refrain over and over again: I’m fine with women doing these jobs, as long as they can pass the same physical tests as the guys. Well, meet the first handful of women Marines who have done just that:

When it was announced earlier this year that the US military would be opening up to women combat positions that had previously been off-limits for them, I heard the same skeptical, sometimes sexism-veiling refrain over and over ...

Serving while transgender

A new reality series looks at the reality faced by the transgender people who serve in the very military which officially bans them.

A new reality series looks at the reality faced by the transgender people who serve in the very military which officially bans them.

Quick hit: Anu Bhagwati on the military and Miss America

At the MAKERS blog yesterday, friend of the site and no-joke total badass Anu Bhagwati, President of the Service Women’s Action Network, had a few things to say about Sgt. Theresa Vail, who represented the great state of Colorado in last weekend’s Miss America pageant. Bhagwati questions the media coverage of Vail and notes that it sure would be nice to get some media coverage of women in the military that isn’t directly related to bikinis and tattoos:

I don’t blame or resent Sgt. Vail for participating—I actually admire her talent and drive. And I don’t hold her even remotely responsible for either reforming the beauty pageant industry or for representing all military women everywhere. But I disagree with her that ...

At the MAKERS blog yesterday, friend of the site and no-joke total badass Anu Bhagwati, President of the Service Women’s Action Network, had a few things to say about Sgt. Theresa Vail, who represented the great state ...

The environmental costs of militarism

As we are in the midst of a national conversation on military action on Syria, one important yet not often talked about impact that we must consider are the environmental costs of militarism. I’m not talking about trees and rivers here – though those are lovely and absolutely important. I am thinking of the environmental justice side of things: how environmental degradation caused by militarism impacts people, and who those people are and are not.

Over the past year, there have been reports of the toxic legacy of the United States’ military interventions in Iraq. Specifically, researchers have seen dramatic rises health complications in Fallujah:

Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which ...

As we are in the midst of a national conversation on military action on Syria, one important yet not often talked about impact that we must consider are the environmental costs of militarism. I’m not talking about ...

Senator Claire McCaskill stands up for survivors

After Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill put a hold on to Lieutenant General Susan Helms’ nomination to be vice commander of the Air Force Space Command because of her involvement in an unfair military sexual assault case, McCaskill was accused of participating in the so-called “war on men.” She had a lot to say in response to that, including:

My colleagues and I are fighting not to criminalize men, but to bring the cowards who commit sexual assault to justice. And our fight won’t stop until we give the brave men and women of our military the resources and justice they deserve.

Read more of her unapologetic, spot-on response at the Daily Beast.

 

After Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill put a hold on to Lieutenant General Susan Helms’ nomination to be vice commander of the Air Force Space Command because of her involvement in an unfair military sexual assault case, McCaskill ...

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