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Why using lube can help you become a better feminist

My feminism is definitely an intersectional one. I discuss feminist issues as a way to educate, (un)learn, and dissect current cultural understandings of gender. Included in this is an acceptance of sex and sexuality as an endless realm of transformative possibility and opportunity for pleasure. I’ve always said: it’s not feminist if it doesn’t get you off. But so much of what we (Americans) think about sex is caught in limited, male-dominated, and frankly, fictional perceptions of how our bodies should work (because… porn). Our incompetent approach to sex education has done nothing to address one of the most widespread misconceptions, and consequences have been dire. But today I am willing to go where few feminists have gone in ...

My feminism is definitely an intersectional one. I discuss feminist issues as a way to educate, (un)learn, and dissect current cultural understandings of gender. Included in this is an acceptance of sex and sexuality as an ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Join young workers in conversation tomorrow night.

Racialicious rounded up some important writing on the Isla Vista shooting.

Emily Lindin on creating a culture of consent in the wake of violence.

Antiporn Land.

Stormé DeLarverie, whose initial scuffle with the cops is said to have instigated the Stonewall riots, passed on Saturday.

“Sheryl Sandberg, will you lean in with the women of Harvard’s hotel?”

Democracy Now! on #YesAllWomen.

“Abortion is on trial this week in Alabama.”

Join young workers in conversation tomorrow night.

Racialicious rounded up some important writing on the Isla Vista shooting.

Emily Lindin on creating a culture of consent in the wake of violence.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Katie and Juliana

One pharmacist responds to rape and violence against women in India by creating a self-defense ring, which releases a chemical that causes a debilitating burning sensation.

Depressingly not surprisingly, women, especially women of color, remain underpaid.

Coincidentally, on a totally related note, a survey reveals that only 57% of women (compared to 65% of men) feel that their salary was a fair reflection of their position and responsibility.

Violence against women correlates to economic, historical and structural issues and not some innate cultural predisposition. Sorry, racists.

Meet Saudi Arabia’s first female film director.

Does more porn-viewing make people less supportive of affirmative action?

Abortion is NOT like slavery. Or the Holocaust.

HBO’s ...

By Katie and Juliana

One pharmacist responds to rape and violence against women in India by creating a self-defense ring, which releases a chemical that causes a debilitating burning sensation.

Depressingly not surprisingly, women, especially women ...

Porn, Condoms, Feminism, and other internal conflicts

Many people who know me, know that I love (some) porn. And not just to get off. I’m the kind of girl who will curl up with a bag of popcorn and watch porn with friends. But that doesn’t negate the fact that like many feminists, I have some issues. There is a discourse to be had around the kind of public sex people have; and as always, a critical analysis is always key.

It is not a secret that many feminists have pointed out the “woman problem” within the porn industry. The images depicted in mainstream porn have become more and more hostile towards women. When you examine the role of women of color in the porn industry, it gets worse ...

Many people who know me, know that I love (some) porn. And not just to get off. I’m the kind of girl who will curl up with a bag of popcorn and watch porn with friends. But ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The other September 11th: Tomorrow marks the 40 year anniversary of Augusto Pinochet’s U.S.-backed coup against Salvador Allende’s elected government in Chile. Watch and/ or listen to the song Amanda, sung by Victor Jara the folk singer brutally murdered under Pinochet. His wife is now suing his killer. [transcript and translation of the song after the jump.]

11-year-old Denise McNair and 14-year-olds Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley: those are the names and ages of the “four little girls” killed 50 years ago when members of the KKK firebombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Alabama. Today, they were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.

Senegal hails new prime minister known for football and feminism.

Woot! Feministing and

The other September 11th: Tomorrow marks the 40 year anniversary of Augusto Pinochet’s U.S.-backed coup against Salvador Allende’s elected government in Chile. Watch and/ or listen to the song Amanda, sung by Victor Jara the folk ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

ICYMI: the Crunk Feminist Collective and The Nation DJed your 4th.

What to the slave is the fourth of July?

What to the prisoner is the fourth of July?

The N-word on the 4th of July.

An immigrant kid’s perspective on citizenship and the Voting Rights Act.

The U.S. caters to male desire.

North Carolina just pulled a Texas.

The first law protecting trans students was approved by the California legislature. In other news, it’s 2013.

Check out A Band Called Death.

Don’t lean in: kick back.

Do we have any chance at a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote?

Pride in Paris.

Yeah, David ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

“Farah Goes Bang.”

Dare to hope again: on incarceration and parenting.

Paternity leave isn’t just about fathers.

Reclaiming indigenous papahood.

Blast from the very recent past: the Great Dad.

Listen to a panel on labor and feminism moderated by Sarah Jaffe.

RAINN praised the recent SCOTUS decision on DNA collection, but how will it affect people of color?

A single bill could nearly eliminate abortion access in Texas.

Will the Supreme Court of Canada decriminalize sex work?

Protect the “Rape Factory.”

Sorry, but Daenerys = Laura Bush.

Get ready for the debut of Jose Antonio Vargas’s “Documented.”

Celebrate 50 years of women in space.

Check out the ...

“Farah Goes Bang.”

Dare to hope again: on incarceration and parenting.

Paternity leave isn’t just about fathers.

Reclaiming indigenous papahood.

Blast from the very recent past: the Great Dad.

Listen ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Queens middle school student Gabrielle Molina hanged herself after months of gendered bullying.

The repercussions of speaking up about sexual violence.

Best frenemies forever! BGD tackles Femme of Color Competition.

There’s nothing funny about the Girls porn parody.

Chief Keef threatens to “smack the shit” out of Katy Perry… so Katy Perry apologizes for “offending” him.

Support young women of color initiatives.

“The truth about trolls is that they are just sad people with nothing to contribute.”

The House hearing on a 20-week abortion ban is farcical.

Despite the rumors that millenials are just a bunch of lazy egotists, U.S. student activists are on fire.

100 questions and answers ...

Queens middle school student Gabrielle Molina hanged herself after months of gendered bullying.

The repercussions of speaking up about sexual violence.

Best frenemies forever! BGD tackles Femme of Color Competition.

There’s nothing ...

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