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Compiled by Juliana and Alexandra

Feminist outcry — including Zerlina’s petition — convinced Twitter to reinstate the ability to block followers.

No state but South Carolina has its own “Immigration Enforcement Unit.”

U.S. Border Patrol has been systematically abusing its power.

The New England Journal of Medicine stands up for contraceptive access.

The Dominican Republic isn’t the only place that Haitians face discrimination.

Wealth is now an actual defense for manslaughter.

Black women are saving Planned Parenthood.

The unbearable wrongness of Koushal v. Naz.

 

 

Compiled by Juliana and Alexandra

Feminist outcry — including Zerlina’s petition — convinced Twitter to reinstate the ability to block followers.

No state but South Carolina has its own “Immigration Enforcement Unit.”

U.S. Border Patrol has been ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Dreamers blocked a bus deporting undocumented workers.

In case you didn’t already have a crush on Mark Ruffalo (all 3 of you), check out his open letter for Stop Patriarchy Now, in which he talks about his own mother’s illegal abortion and defends reproductive freedom.

The rate of circumcision of boys in the U.S. has dropped by 10%. Here’s why.

It turns out female priestesses used to rule Peru.

Kenya’s unsafe abortion epidemic.

Roofie-detecting glasses coming out soon.

The formerly invisible women behind the March on Washington are honored.

Sorry, rabid anti-choicers and anti-women’s health activists. The Arizona law to defund Planned Parenthood got struck down.

Women in Sweden wear hijabs to protest attack on Muslim women.

What you ...

Dreamers blocked a bus deporting undocumented workers.

In case you didn’t already have a crush on Mark Ruffalo (all 3 of you), check out his open letter for Stop Patriarchy Now, in which he talks about ...

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Men don’t have to hate women to benefit from sexism.

Bustle founder Bryan Goldberg apologizes a little.

White is the new white.

Ladies, Cornell Fetch is just trying to help.

Negotiating multiple identities on Buffy.

Mikki Kendall and Flavia Dzodan talked with The Hairpin about #solidarityisforwhitewomen.

Sex, power, and tips.

An open letter to Kal Penn on Stop and Frisk.

The Colorlines community remembers learning about Harriet Tubman.

Cutting the Gordian Knot of sex work.

Twenties is apparently pretty great.

From 1908 to 2013: stories of unlikely desi activists in the U.S.

California now explicitly guarantees trans* students equal access to education (though Title IX already ...

Men don’t have to hate women to benefit from sexism.

Bustle founder Bryan Goldberg apologizes a little.

White is the new white.

Ladies, Cornell Fetch is just trying to help.

Negotiating ...

Breaking: SCOTUS declines to hear defense of Indiana’s anti-Planned Parenthood law

The Indiana government really, really wants to defund Planned Parenthood, but the U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear its appeal of a lower court’s ruling that the state really, really can’t do that. The LA Times reports:

Without comment, the justices turned away Indiana’s defense of a 2011 law that would ban all Medicaid funds to an organization such as Planned Parenthood whose work includes performing abortions.

The high court let stand decisions by a federal judge in Indiana and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago that blocked the measure from taking effect. The “defunding law excludes Planned Parenthood from Medicaid for a reason unrelated to its fitness to provide medical services, violating its patients’ ...

The Indiana government really, really wants to defund Planned Parenthood, but the U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear its appeal of a lower court’s ruling that the state really, really can’t do that. The LA Times

GOP lawmakers pushing for government investigation of Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice groups

Conservative lawmakers would like to put your taxpayer dollars to good use by launching a ridiculous witch hunt investigation of pro-choice groups.

A group of 72 lawmakers have revived an effort to ask the government’s watchdog agency to scrutinize taxpayer dollars going to Planned Parenthood and five other organizations who provide family-planning services.

The request for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) probe — which drew a sharp response from Planned Parenthood — focuses on Planned Parenthood Federation of AmericaInternational Planned Parenthood Federation, the Population Council, the Guttmacher Institute, Advocates for Youth and the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States.

Pro-life groups have long pushed Congress to investigate Planned Parenthood, noting that although by law federal funds may not be used ...

Conservative lawmakers would like to put your taxpayer dollars to good use by launching a ridiculous witch hunt investigation of pro-choice groups.

A group of 72 lawmakers have revived an effort to ask the government’s watchdog agency ...

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 5 Things You Can Do

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. I could (and will, sigh, later in the post) cite some scary and infuriating statistics about the presence of HIV/AIDS in the black community. It’s true that HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects people of color, not only in the U.S. but around the world. And there are a number of reasons for that, not the least of which are the pervasive, systemic racism, classism, and sexism baked into our institutions including healthcare.  But when I think of the pain in my community around this topic the first thing that comes to mind is the work of the brilliant Lani Buinier and Gerald Torres:

“Race, for us, is like the miner’s canary. Miners often carried a canary ...

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. I could (and will, sigh, later in the post) cite some scary and infuriating statistics about the presence of HIV/AIDS in the black community. It’s true that HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects ...

Breaking: Obama administration proposes new contraception mandate policy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just announced the White House’s new proposal to maintain American women’s access to contraception without co-pays while appeasing employers who object to providing such insurance on religious grounds.

The new rules would expand what organizations can qualify for the previously-established religious exemption but, like previous iterations of the policy, shifts the cost of the coverage to insurers rather than birth control users.

Cecile Richards, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, expressed tentative approval of the proposal. She said in a statement:

This policy delivers on the promise of women having access to birth control without co-pays no matter where they work. Of course, we are reviewing the ...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just announced the White House’s new proposal to maintain American women’s access to contraception without co-pays while appeasing employers who object to providing such insurance ...

New Planned Parenthood campaign “Not in Her Shoes” seeks to go beyond ‘pro-life’ and ‘pro-choice’ labels [Video]

Over the weekend we highlighted new polls which show that Americans are dissatisfied with the labels “pro-life” and “pro-choice” and reported that Parenthood hopes to move beyond them in the future. Lots of smart people had interesting takes on this including Anna North at Buzzfeed and Amanda Marcotte on Slate.

If you’re like me, you assumed “the future” meant sometime in a distant fuzzy world, but in fact Planned Parenthood, being that fast-moving superstar that it is, released a new video today “Not in Her Shoes” that utilizes this new “post-label” strategy and better mimics ways in which the organization believes that Americans — especially young people — think and talk about abortion today.

Here at Feministing we ...

Over the weekend we highlighted new polls which show that Americans are dissatisfied with the labels “pro-life” and “pro-choice” and reported that Parenthood hopes to move beyond them in the future. Lots of smart people ...

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