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The Feministing Five: #Newsfail with Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein

TweetAllison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein, founders and stars of Citizen Radio, have taken yet another step into the media ecosystem. They have recently released their newest work, #Newsfail, a book that critiques why mainstream media continues to fail citizen consumers. Allison and Jamie’s hilarious work gives example after example about why we should expect more from [...]
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Chart of the Day: Voters know that abortion is about economic justice and gender equality

Tweet The anti-choice movement has done its damndest to isolate the issue of abortion. Conservative politicians are prone to dismissing reproductive rights as a divisive “social issue” that’s less serious than–and completely disconnected from–the “bread and butter” economic issues their voters supposedly care about more. But a new poll commissioned by the National Institute for Reproductive [...]
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White men make up 31 percent of the population but hold 65 percent of elected offices in the US

TweetA coalition of non-profits called Who Leads Us analyzed the demographics of 42,000 elected officials at all levels of US government to determine just how much political power is concentrated in the hands of white men. Unsurprisingly, the answer is: a shit-ton! Tweet
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Scott Walker’s ad claiming he’s moderate on abortion gets a much-needed annotation

TweetAs we know, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the worst–on a great many issues, including abortion, which he believes should be outlawed completely. But now that he’s up for re-election and facing an ad campaign by Emily’s List highlighting his terrible record on reproductive rights, he apparently hopes people will forget all about that. In [...]
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Stat of the day: 1 in 6 Australians thinks “no” means “yes”

TweetA new national study of over 17, 000 people found that 1 in 6 of my fellow Australians believes that, when it comes to sex, when women say “no,” they sometimes mean “yes.” The numbers in this survey are really fucking grim, and what’s more depressing is that the views on sexual and domestic violence [...]
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