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Guest Post: Fear of a trans college

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Emma Caterine. Emma is a prison abolitionist, decriminalization advocate, socialist, and cat lover. She has written in the past for Autostraddle, RH Reality Check, The Feminist Wire, and Tits and Sass. You can find more of her writing at sassysyndicalist.tumblr.com.

Fear, perhaps more extremely than any other emotion, motivates people to make some strange and terrible decisions. Prejudice is very often such a decision. I disagree with those who want to abandon words like homophobia or transphobia: fear can make no rational sense and though it never excuses horrific decisions, it can explain them.

Transphobia is particularly apt when discussing the prejudicial attitudes of some cisgender feminists towards trans women. The idea ...

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Emma Caterine. Emma is a prison abolitionist, decriminalization advocate, socialist, and cat lover. She has written in the past for Autostraddle, RH Reality Check, The Feminist Wire, and Tits ...

Firing Abramson wasn’t only sexist. It may have been illegal.

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Let’s talk about stereotypes.

As the whole internet has repeated to itself a million times by now, Jill Abramson was fired from her post as executive editor of the New York Times on Wednesday. A few possible narratives have emerged. Some say Abramson leaned in after she learned her salary was less than the previous male executive editor’s and she was kicked out for asking for a raise. Others point to her recent attempt to hire an editor without consulting her number two. All of the explanations come back to a sense that Abramson was ...

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Let’s talk about stereotypes.

As the whole internet has repeated to itself a million ...

Guest post: From obits to statues to traffic circles, whither the women?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Soraya Chemaly. Soraya is a media critic and activist whose work focuses on women’s rights, free speech and the role of gender in politics, religion and popular culture.

Last week, irked after counting up The New York Time’s last 66 obits and finding that only seven were of women, poet Lynn Melnick tweeted the count, pointing out the imbalance to @NYTimesObituary. @NYTimesObituary, a parody account, responded with deadpan explanations, such as “After careful consideration, we believe that women have a tendency of dying less often.”  Their conversation continued the next morning, which is when I joined them, totally taken in, to ask how “notable,” and “significant” were defined. Despite repeating some ...

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Soraya Chemaly. Soraya is a media critic and activist whose work focuses on women’s rights, free speech and the role of gender in politics, religion and popular culture.

Last week, irked ...

NY Times columnist is very excited other people get paternalistic when they have daughters, too

In an op-ed in this Sunday’s New York Times, Ross Douthat gets the boring columnist’s version of giddy about data that suggests having daughters might make people more conservative:

In an op-ed in this Sunday’s New York Times, Ross Douthat gets the boring columnist’s version of giddy about data that suggests having daughters might make people more conservative:

Weekly Feminist Reader

Celebrating Labor Day: weekends, holidays, raises, healthcare.

Happy taxes, queer folks! The IRS recognizes same-sex marriages.

Ann on dating, or not dating, coworkers.

A pursuit to dissect waxing culture.

Implications of doctors getting paid more for C-Sections.

Something is happening in Chicago.

Chelsea Manning and the politics of pronouns.

“Looking through a kaleidoscope of a local lens“.

On Obama and Syria: “The way out of war is always peace.”

Victory for homeless vets in L.A.

Fast food workers continue to strike.

“Drive-in sex” in Zurich.

What do twerking and Hurricane Katrina have to do with each other?

Interracial Romeo and Juliet.

Vintage sex-ed, brought to you by… Disney?

First rapist in Delhi gang-rape gets convicted to 3 years in ...

Celebrating Labor Day: weekends, holidays, raises, healthcare.

Happy taxes, queer folks! The IRS recognizes same-sex marriages.

Ann on dating, or not dating, coworkers.

A pursuit to dissect waxing culture.

Implications of doctors getting paid more for ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In January and February 2013, NYT reporters quoted 3.4 times as many male sources as female sources.

CU Boulder now under federal investigation for violating Title IX.

Unemployment and its symptoms.

Video shows ten men cheering while they gang-rape a 13-year-old girl.

I don’t understand book trailers, but… Atwood.

Single moms and extracurricular fundraising.

Mothers of sons respond to the Zimmerman verdict.

Nancy Pelosi: “This is about how to pay the bills.”

Mychal talks Fruitvale Station with Ryan Coogler.

On the pain of violent men.

The sexist whispering campaign against Janet Yellen.

Teachers write about Trayvon.

Katie on Marissa Alexander and “Stand Your Ground.”

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The apocalypse!

The New York Times joins the Female Breadwinner Apocalypse freak-out

Did you think only Fox News talking heads were freaking out about the rise of female breadwinners and the apocalypse their arrival foretells? Fear not! Lou Dobbs and his team of misogynists have plenty of company–including, as of this weekend, the New York Times. In the wake of last week’s Pew announcement that women are now the primary earners for nearly half of American families with children, yesterday’s paper included an essay from Richard Thaler, who teaches at the University of Chicago’s business school. He writes:

[Recent] developments should encourage aspiring young women to believe that social norms are changing, and that barriers to success are dropping. But a new study reveals that women’s ...

Did you think only Fox News talking heads were freaking out about the rise of female breadwinners and the apocalypse their arrival foretells? Fear not! Lou Dobbs and his team of misogynists have plenty of ...

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