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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 ...

Infographic: Tech companies setting new standard for parental leave

Mother Jones just posted some pretty startling infographics comparing the U.S. government and tech companies’ parental leave policies. The federal government doesn’t mandate any paid leave for new moms and dads, but corporations like Facebook, Instagram, and reddit are setting a new standard by offering all employees, regardless of gender, 17 weeks with their new baby. These three companies are also leading the pack by providing the same leave time to adoptive parents and those who have a surrogate birth. I’m not convinced that major tech companies are great feminist heroes (see: #FBrape and the 11 extra weeks of leave Google will give you only if you’re a biological mother whose fetus grew in your own ...

Mother Jones just posted some pretty startling infographics comparing the U.S. government and tech companies’ parental leave policies. The federal government doesn’t mandate any paid leave for new moms and dads, but corporations like Facebook, ...

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Read Kiera Wilmot’s story in her own words.

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Bey is on the cover of Ms., giving the feminist blogosphere another month to police her feminism and then yell at itself for this policing.

Read Kiera Wilmot’s story in her own words.

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One of my closest friends—let’s call him Sal—worries about how the angry Reddit dudes are doing. Nonstop aggression, violation, transphobia, misogyny, and rape apologism are problematic, he explained to me on a search for the perfect afternoon snack, but they grow out of the loneliness of the ...

Ed. note: This post is part of the second round of the Feministing “So You Think You Can Blog” contributor contest (background here). Stay tuned all week as our six finalists take turns turns covering ...
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A Sikh woman does not apologize for her appearance and everyone learns something

This is amazing. Reddit user “european_douchebag” snapped and posted a pic of a Sikh woman in an airport for LOLz. What was so funny about the picture? The woman in it, Balpreet Kaur, has facial hair and she is not ashamed of it. If anything, she believes this is an expression of her faith.

Sent to her by friends, Kaur replies to the initial post on Reddit, 

Hey, guys. This is Balpreet Kaur, the girl from the picture. I actually didn’t know about this until one of my friends told on facebook. If the OP wanted a picture, they could have just asked and I could have smiled However, I’m not embarrased or even humiliated by the attention [negative ...

This is amazing. Reddit user “european_douchebag” snapped and posted a pic of a Sikh woman in an airport for LOLz. What was so funny about the picture? The woman in it, Balpreet Kaur, has facial hair and ...

The Wednesday Weigh-In: Reddit rape thread edition

*Trigger warning*

So let’s talk about that Reddit thread. If you haven’t waded into what is sure to be a highly triggering space, I don’t blame you. But, if you can stomach it, you can check out a condensed summary over at Jezebel.

I agree with Katie that it can be useful to hear directly from people who’ve committed sexual assaults about their motivations. As we know, rapists do not usually come in the “scary strangers hiding in the bushes” variety. While most men are not rapists, most rapists are men we know and, maybe, love. As Katie writes, “We have to acknowledge that the people telling these stories and making these decisions are the men (and women) next ...

*Trigger warning*

So let’s talk about that Reddit thread. If you haven’t waded into what is sure to be a highly triggering space, I don’t blame you. But, if you can stomach it, you can check out ...