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Afghan Cycles- the first women to ride bikes in the country.

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Who is Black? What is Blackness?

What works for (non-rich, non-white) women at work.

On Hillary’s future: “women’s worth has never been assessed based on easily calculable, publicly available statistics, like innings pitched or bills passed.”

A small victory for native women: updates on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

Afghan Cycles- the first women to ride bikes in the country.

Chronicling what it’s like to be hungry in America.

Who is Black? What is Blackness?

What works for (non-rich, non-white) women ...

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You go, Ellen Page.

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From Emmett Till to Jordan Davis: why is standing out still a death sentence for black kids in America?

What role do pharmacists play in teenagers’ access to emergency contraception?

Do the Olympics half-ass women’s sports?

You go, Ellen Page.

The Michael Dunn trial will expose disturbing (and sadly unsurprising) truth about America.

“Valentine’s Day is a holiday based on fears…can technology make long-term monogamy any easier?”

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10 Years after Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty”.

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“Marriage was a marker of historically anti-gay and anti-feminist normalcy“.

Ann Friedman on believing Dylan Farrow, and why who you believe depends on which story you recognize.

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“The games have always been a little gay.”

First queer arrests in Sochi.

Trans and sex workers rights activist Monica Jones targeted by police, arrested for protesting.

Janet Mock is on the cover of MetroWeekly.

Check out Feministing staff’s activism in Policy Mic’s list of 23 feminist digital campaigns.

“Bill Cosby has done great things for the country… but he’s also an old wanker and an assaulter.”

Alexandra Brodsky reads the internet.

“The games have always been a little gay.”

First queer arrests in Sochi.

Trans and sex workers rights activist Monica Jones targeted by police, arrested for protesting.

Janet Mock is on the

Chart of the Day: Women in the Olympics

In previous years we’ve covered why the Olympics aren’t exactly a feminist institution, even though the competitions show up some pretty bad ass ladies. I had no idea, though, that the games — and particularly the Winter Olympics — were so resistant to including women for such a goddamn long time. After the jump, check out this chart from Mother Jones illustrating women’s long struggle to compete.

In previous years we’ve covered why the Olympics aren’t exactly a feminist institution, even though the competitions show up some pretty bad ass ladies. I had no idea, though, that the games — ...

Photo of the Day: Russlan athletes smooch (against LGBT discrimination?)

Two Russian athletes kissed to (probably) protest their country’s anti “gay propaganda” laws on Saturday. Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova, members of the Russian women’s 4×400-meter relay team,  kissed on the podium after their team won gold at the World Athletics Championship in Moscow.

Neither athlete has released a statement on their kiss. Russia, of course is claiming it was just a celebratory peck on the lips. I mean, just like there are no gay people in Kenya, I assume there are no gay athletes in Russia. And I would like to officially suggest it was an attempt to turn on male viewers. (Just kidding.) Whether the kiss was intended to spark debate about Russia’s recent ...

Two Russian athletes kissed to (probably) protest their country’s anti “gay propaganda” laws on Saturday. Kseniya Ryzhova and Tatyana Firova, members of the Russian women’s 4×400-meter relay team,  kissed on the podium after their ...

Must read: Nancy Goldstein on gay rights and the Winter Games

Friend of the blog Nancy Goldstein is at The Prospect today, making a very clear case for continued protests and boycotts of Russian products. Goldstein interviewed a number of Russian LGBT right activists and argues that we can’t afford to go to the Games and repeat the same mistakes that were made in 1936 in Berlin:

Think long and hard before you evoke the spectacle of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin—thus far the model for the West’s approach to Putin—or argue that winning LGBT athletes will “show ‘em” in Sochi. In 1935—as in 2013—the International Olympics Committee was keen to pretend that sporting events could wash a clearly politicized setting of its politics, or wipe ...

Friend of the blog Nancy Goldstein is at The Prospect today, making a very clear case for continued protests and boycotts of Russian products. Goldstein interviewed a number of Russian LGBT right activists and argues that we ...

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