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President Obama stands at a podium, speaking.

The White House budget increases funding for immigrant detention

Earlier this week the White House announced its proposed budget for the 2015 financial year. Media coverage of the proposal has noted its focus on the middle class, help for low-income college students, and the steps it takes to protect the health of women and families. But what the media narrative has glossed over is the budget’s implications for our immigration system. 

Earlier this week the White House announced its proposed budget for the 2015 financial year. Media coverage of the proposal has noted its focus on the middle class, help for low-income college students, and ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Why are we sending so many women to prison?

The “evolution” behind Obama’s views on same-sex marriage.

Taking a critical eye to the leadership in LGBT organizations.

WTF of the week: many young girls think that sexual assault is the norm.

Dear political media: please be way less wrong about Hillary Clinton’s future grandchild

Why are we sending so many women to prison?

The “evolution” behind Obama’s views on same-sex marriage.

Taking a critical eye to the leadership in LGBT organizations.

WTF of the week: many young girls ...

Feministing Follow Friday: Student Anti-Violence Orgs

On Wednesday, Obama announced that he is creating a task force to combat campus sexual violence. It’s not perfect — it’s pretty hetero, its focus is too carceral — but presidential commitment is also a big step, and I basically cried tears of happiness all day (and then ate chocolate cake). In his speech, Obama gave a major shout-out to student organizers, so I wanted to honor that by pointing out some of my favorite student-run anti-violence organizations and collectives on Twitter. Including my own. Sorry.

On Wednesday, Obama announced that he is creating a task force to combat campus sexual violence. It’s not perfect — it’s pretty hetero, its focus is too carceral — but presidential commitment ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

“Most of us [twentysomething women] aren’t scrambling to lock down boyfriends by age 25 — we’re busy building our careers.”

A lengthy but important read on the relationship between “dick culture” and “rape culture”.

Why I don’t do Christmas.

On defending (and critiquing) Beyonce: “She’s not a perfect feminist (none of us are), she still has a way to go (most of us do), but she is certainly a feminist.”

THEMthe first trans* literary journal, debuts:  “I would like THEM to be a place where that narrative can be upset—whether by exploring other stories or contextualizing the familiar ones.”

“Most of us [twentysomething women] aren’t scrambling to lock down boyfriends by age 25 — we’re busy building our careers.”

A lengthy but important read on the relationship between “dick culture” and “rape culture”.

Why ...

President Obama gave the best economic speech of his presidency and you probably missed it

Yesterday, President Obama gave what will likely go down as one of the best speeches of his presidency and you probably missed it because you were out living life, working hard, and making magic happen. President Obama is finally on offense with regards to Obamacare, after months of the breathless, “The Web site is broken!” stories that dominated the headlines. His speech at the THE ARC in D.C. was focused on the problem of income inequality, which he called the “defining challenge of our time.”  The president focused on the message that every American should be able to work hard and get ahead. The Republicans normally attack this messaging as “class warfare” but given that the Obamacare website is ...

Yesterday, President Obama gave what will likely go down as one of the best speeches of his presidency and you probably missed it because you were out living life, working hard, and making magic happen. President ...

Via Healthcare.gov

Forget the headlines: Here are 5 fundamental facts about Obamacare (with bonus GIFs)

1. You have until December 15th to sign up.

I’m currently uninsured and I’ve gone onto the New York exchange to compare my options.  Like I’ve said before, I had 124 choices, so going through them is taking time.  But let’s be real: I’m probably going to be like this until the first deadline on December 14th:

And for people who are uninsured who want to avoid the $95 penalty, you have until March 31st to sign up.  Only the people who want coverage beginning on January 1st, have to sign up by December 15th.  We all procrastinate.  Most Americans will sign up at the very last minute.    

1. You have until December 15th to sign up.

I’m currently uninsured and I’ve gone onto the New York exchange to compare my options.  Like I’ve said before, I had 124 choices, so going through them ...

Thousands march nationwide for fair immigration reform

This Saturday, 50,000 immigrants and allies in 40 cities participated in the National Day for Immigrant Dignity and Respect. I attended the event in San Francisco and was so moved to see myself surrounded by not only Spanish speakers, but also Indonesian immigrants, Chinese students, and pods of men in yarmulkes and turbans dotting the crowd. Immigration is not only a Latin@ issue, and it’s not only an issue for immigrants. Everyone has a vested interest in creating an immigration system that works for our country and for the people who live in it.

Saturday was just the beginning. Today, thousands more activists are marching on the National Mall to protest an administration that is on track to deport 2 million people ...

This Saturday, 50,000 immigrants and allies in 40 cities participated in the National Day for Immigrant Dignity and Respect. I attended the event in San Francisco and was so moved to see myself surrounded by not ...

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