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California domestic workers demand a Bill of Rights.

Remember when prison abolition was a feminist priority?

In case you needed another reason to hate drones, Amanda Marcotte has you covered.

“What theory did you use to stay warm at night?”

A map of New York publications.

NC Senate passes bill erroneously listing abortion as a cause of preterm birth.

Inspired by Angelina Jolie’s announcement, s.e. smith writes about how inaccessible breast cancer treatment is for many.

Some Jolie “fans” are upset that their favorite actress potentially saved her own life… at the cost of their fantasies.

“A study recently published in the American Political Science Review declares that feminist activism ...

California domestic workers demand a Bill of Rights.

Remember when prison abolition was a feminist priority?

In case you needed another reason to hate drones, Amanda Marcotte has you covered.

“What theory ...

Top general blames military’s sexual assault on “hookup culture.”

First, the chief of the Air Force sexual assault prevention unit was arrested for sexual assault. Then the Pentagon released a report showing that sexual assault had jumped from 19,000 cases in 2010 to 26,000 in 2012. Now, we have the Air Force’s top commander, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, saying that sexual assault happens all the time outside of the military and that it’s because of a “hookup mentality.” 20% of women report they had been sexually assaulted,

“before they came into the military…. So they come in from a society where this occurs…. Some of it is the hookup mentality of junior high even and high school students now, which my children can tell you ...

First, the chief of the Air Force sexual assault prevention unit was arrested for sexual assault. Then the Pentagon released a report showing that sexual assault had jumped from 19,000 cases in 2010 to ...

Air Force chief in charge of sexual assault prevention arrested for sexual assault

This case bullshit right here is what one would call a “circular reference”:

An Air Force officer was arrested for sexual assault. The remarkable thing is the accused man was the chief of the Air Force sexual assault prevention unit.

The mug shot of Lt. Col. Jeff Krusinski shows signs of struggle on his face. The police report alleges that a drunken Krusinski “approached a female victim in a parking lot and grabbed her breasts and buttocks.” The victim fought the suspect off as he attempted to touch her again and alerted police.

News of the incident in the Virginia suburbs of Washington broke the day before the Pentagon is scheduled to release new figures showing a continuing rise in sexual ...

This case bullshit right here is what one would call a “circular reference”:

An Air Force officer was arrested for sexual assault. The remarkable thing is the accused man was the chief of the Air Force ...

Quick Hit: “After Boston, One Foot in Front of the Other”

Our own Chloe has a powerful essay up at The Nation on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. She reflects on her friend Anthony’s rehab after he lost one of his legs below the knee in Kandahar Province, her own experience of pushing her body, and the strength the runners have already proven. My favorite part, though, is her reflection on the ethical ambiguity of benefiting from military research:

Unlike Anthony, those runners didn’t sign up knowing there was a risk of explosions. And unlike Anthony, they won’t have access to the kind of high-level and long-term medical care that many soldiers and veterans receive. But many of them will be able to walk again. Many of them will ...

Our own Chloe has a powerful essay up at The Nation on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. She reflects on her friend Anthony’s rehab after he lost one of his legs below the knee ...

Watch live: Senate hearing on sexual assault in the military

The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel is currently holding a hearing on sexual assault in the military, including testimony from victims and military officials. You can watch the live stream of the hearing here. We are also live-tweeting thoughts and reactions from @Feministing using #MSThearing.

Past Feministing coverage on this topic:

Is the military labeling rape survivors as “crazy” to get rid of them?

Sexual assault of men in the military

Military rape crisis center presses US coast guard to improve sexual assault prevention and Response

Documentary about military sexual assault gets Oscar nod

The Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel is currently holding a hearing on sexual assault in the military, including testimony from victims and military officials. You can watch the live stream of the hearing

Quick hit: Seventy-five percent of Americans support ladies in combat

After much debate, the Pentagon announced last month that it was lifting the ban on women in combat. And it turns out most Americans are ok with that. 

According to a survey from Quinnipiac University released on Thursday, American voters support women serving in combat 75-22 percent. There was little breakdown along gender lines: Men support that measure 73-24 percent, and women say the same, 77-21 percent.

There was less support for women to be drafted. But let’s hope that just means there’s less support for there to actually BE a draft.

See Also: Ladies in Combat–great name for riot grrrl band!

After much debate, the Pentagon announced last month that it was lifting the ban on women in combat. And it turns out most Americans are ok with that. 

According to a survey from Quinnipiac University released on Thursday, ...

Quick Hit: Veterans’ partners and children often struggle with PTSD too

The great Mac McClelland  has a must-read piece in the latest Mother Jones on the epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder among military families. Yes, families. PTSD is affecting not only returning vets but also their partners and children–and few are getting the help they need.

Brannan Vines has never been to war, but her husband, Caleb, was sent to Iraq twice, where he served in the infantry as a designated marksman. He’s one of 103,200, or 228,875, or336,000 Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan and came back with PTSD, depending on whom you ask, and one of115,000 to 456,000 with traumatic brain injury. It’s hard to say, with the lack of definitive tests for ...

The great Mac McClelland  has a must-read piece in the latest Mother Jones on the epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder among military families. Yes, families. PTSD is affecting not only returning vets but also their partners ...

What We Missed

Amanda Marcotte recounts an evening of feminist writing, and the sort of vitriol we put up with doing this work.

A same-sex spouse was excluded from a military spouse group despite DADT repeal.

Elizabeth Warren was appointed to the Banking committee, as well as Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), which is a BFD.

The Senate finally dedicated some time to thinking about the school-to-prison pipeline.

In 2012 “absurd comments about rape almost became the equivalent of political suicide.”

Jill Filipovic on the Good Men Project and their recent e-fight.

Infographics explain how opinion trends on same-sex marriage vary regionally.

From Editor Emeritus Ann Friedman: “To succeed, [Hillary Clinton] needs to be liked, but to be liked, she needs to temper her ...

Amanda Marcotte recounts an evening of feminist writing, and the sort of vitriol we put up with doing this work.

A same-sex spouse was excluded from a military spouse group despite DADT repeal.

Elizabeth Warren was appointed to ...

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