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Post-Election Roundup

While we don’t know how many there will be once all the votes are tallied and the next Congress is sworn in, with Democrat Alma Adams’s victory a special election for representative of North Carolina’s 12th District, there are now 100 women in Congress for the first time ever. (Of course, another way of saying that is that it is 2014 and women make up less than 20 percent of Congress.) 

While we don’t know how many there will be once all the votes are tallied and the next Congress is sworn in, with Democrat Alma Adams’s victory a special election for representative of North ...

Vote today! Because single women have real power over the future of the Democratic party

Perhaps you’re feeling like the voting in this election is futile. After all, the pundits aren’t optimistic that Democratics will keep the Senate, and maybe it’s already pretty clear how things will go down in your state.

Perhaps you’re feeling like the voting in this election is futile. After all, the pundits aren’t optimistic that Democratics will keep the Senate, and maybe it’s already pretty clear how things will go ...

Vote today! Because if the GOP wins the Senate, we’ll be wasting a lot of time fighting about abortion

Remember how much time the GOP-led House of Representatives has spent putting our reproductive rights and health up for debate over the last couple years? And that’s even though everyone knew their extremist agenda would never make it past the Senate.

Remember how much time the GOP-led House of Representatives has spent putting our reproductive rights and health up for debate over the last couple years? And that’s even though everyone knew their extremist agenda would never make ...

Vote today! Because Joan Jett says so

Still not convinced the mid-terms matter? Check out this great PSA video in which awesome people, including Joan Jett, Carrie Brownstein, Jemima Kirke, Lesley Gore, Tavi Gevinson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sia, Hannah Simone, and Alia Shawkat, lip synch to Joan Jet’s 1980 hit Bad Reputation to get out the vote. 

Still not convinced the mid-terms matter? Check out this great PSA video in which awesome people, including Joan Jett, Carrie Brownstein, Jemima Kirke, Lesley Gore, Tavi Gevinson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sia, Hannah Simone, ...

Quote of the Day: “White men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”

As we learned during the last election, sometimes there’s nothing like a recording of a closed-door event with supporters to reveal what politicians really think. In a private event at the all-male Hibernian Society of Charleston, Senator Lindsey Graham, who is considering a presidential run, told the audience:

“I’m trying to help you with your tax status. I’m sorry the government’s so fucked up. If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”

As we learned during the last election, sometimes there’s nothing like a recording of a closed-door event with supporters to reveal what politicians really think. In a private event at the ...

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

Allison 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 our media, whether it’s why rape culture apologists shouldn’t be on air or why the LGBT movement should move beyond just securing marriage equality.  #Newsfail mixes in high level analysis with every-day humor, once again proving that developing a critical lens can be great fun. Don’t take our word for it; seriously, pick up your copy soon!

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Allison 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 ...

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