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An NYU/UNM prof doesn’t want fat PhD students.

Five reasons you should love Brittney Griner.

A powerful narrative of responding to rape with ...

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Patrick Stewart answers a fan’s unexpected question.

Sex workers engage in democratic political processes. Duh.

It’s not just Facebook that has an online hate speech problem.

Donate to Transgender Studies Quarterly.

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The Feministing Five: Katrina vanden Heuvel

If you watch TV, read the news, or follow politics, you’ve seen or read or heard Katrina vanden Heuvel, a true icon for the progressive movement and media. Vanden Heuvel is the editor and publisher of The Nation, the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States, founded in 1865.  Vanden Heuvel’s blog “Editor’s Cut,” appears at thenation.com and she writes a weekly online column for The Washington Post. She is a frequent commentator on American and international politics on ABC, MSNBC, CNN and PBS. Her articles have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Foreign Policy magazine and The Boston Globe. Vanden Heuvel is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, ...

If you watch TV, read the news, or follow politics, you’ve seen or read or heard Katrina vanden Heuvel, a true icon for the progressive movement and media. Vanden Heuvel is the editor and publisher ...

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Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Pussy Riot‘s protest in Moscow’s main Orthodox cathedral. To celebrate it, Russian police detained two women wearing balaclavas who were placing flowers on the altar of the same church.

On a more inspiring note, released Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich said “I have no regrets about the performance…. Many people who did not know about the problem became aware of it: the problem in our society, in the Russian Church.”

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Further proof that Neil Degrasse Tyson is great.

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In which Arikia Millikan discusses sex, porn, Cindy Gallop, and losing her cyber porn v-card at ...

“Pussy Riot” wins award from Yoko Ono, praise from Aung San Suu Kyi

As we’ve blogged about in the past, three members of the Russian punk feminist band Pussy Riot have spent the last six months in prison singing a protest prayer against Russian leader Vladimir Putin inside an Orthodox cathedral.

On Friday, Yoko Ono, who has been vocal in her support of the three women, who were sentenced to two years in August, awarded Pussy Riot the LennonOno Grant for Peace, saying

I thank Pussy Riot for standing firmly in their belief of freedom of expression and making all women of the world proud to be women. And I am, too. Each injustice like this is very important. And there are many, many activists in this world now, and they are ...

As we’ve blogged about in the past, three members of the Russian punk feminist band Pussy Riot have spent the last six months in prison singing a protest prayer against Russian leader Vladimir Putin inside ...

Pussy Riot sentencing sparks international protest

On Friday,  Judge Marina Syrova convicted three members of Pussy Riot the women of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred,  sentencing them to “two years deprivation of liberty in a penal colony.” This is one year less than the three-year sentence sought by prosecutors. Syrova said the punk prayer Pussy Riot had performed in a Moscow cathedral had “crudely undermined social order.” She stated that  “These three plus others… plotted together to undermine civil order, motivated by religious hatred.” Syrova justified her sentence, saying, “Considering the nature and degree of the danger posed by what was done, the defendants’ correction is possible only through an actual punishment.”

Lawyers representing Pussy Riot anticipated the guilty verdict and plan to appeal the ...

On Friday,  Judge Marina Syrova convicted three members of Pussy Riot the women of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred,  sentencing them to “two years deprivation of liberty in a penal colony.” This is one year ...

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Around the world, supporters of three members of  the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot prepare to protest Friday’s verdict. This is a good idea, since the lawyers representing the three women say there is no chance they will be found not-guilty.

The New York Times editorial board on what could happen to the women of Afghanistan when American troops leave.

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Around the world, supporters of three members of  the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot prepare to protest Friday’s verdict. This is a good idea, since the lawyers representing the three women say there is no chance they will be ...

Why a Russian official called Madonna a moralizing slut

The eight-day trial against three members of the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot, charged with hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after they performed a punk prayer in an Orthodox church, asking  the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of President Vladimir Putin, wrapped up Wednesday. The prosecutors have asked for a three-year sentence and the verdict will be announced Friday August 17th.

The trial was a major miscalculation for the Russian Government. It has shed light on a struggle between  a repressive regime of censorship  on the one hand and martyrs for freedom, free speech and artistic expression, on the other. The defendants themselves linked their persecution to that of Soviet-era writers in their closing statements.  Standing in front of ...

The eight-day trial against three members of the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot, charged with hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after they performed a punk prayer in an Orthodox church, asking  the Virgin Mary ...

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