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Chelsea Manning Announces Senate Bid, Asks Us to Dream Bigger

Chelsea Manning is running for Senate in Maryland! And if her announcement video is any indication, her campaign will focus on the progressive causes she champions: prison abolition, trans liberation, and racial and economic justice.

Chelsea Manning is running for Senate in Maryland! And if her announcement video is any indication, her campaign will focus on the progressive causes she champions: prison ...

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Republicans (Still) Hate The Poor: Senate Votes to Quash Collective Consumer Action

On Tuesday, 50 Republicans — aided by the tiebreaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence — voted in Senate to kill an important consumer protection rule that allowed consumers to collectively sue credit card companies and banks.

On Tuesday, 50 Republicans — aided by the tiebreaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence — voted in Senate to kill an important consumer protection rule that allowed consumers to collectively sue credit card companies and banks.

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Senate GOPers’ Call with Anti-Choice Activists Underscores Importance of SCOTUS Fight

In case you’d forgotten that the Senate is still refusing to do its job and consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, here’s a lolsob-worthy video reminder. And if you need a reminder of how important the next Justice is — and therefore how important the outcome of the presidential election is — let Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, himself remind you. 

In case you’d forgotten that the Senate is still refusing to do its job and consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, here’s a lolsob-worthy video reminder. And if you need a reminder of how important the ...

Media manages to make Senator Gillibrand’s teachable moment about sexism all about her mistakes

The media never ceases to amaze me. Its victim-blaming knows no bounds. Whether its Ray Rice’s then-fiancé who got herself attacked by not taking the stairs, or female celebrities responsible for getting hacked because they had naked photographs of themselves, the women who are assaulted and/or violated are always the focus.

This victim-shaming is so egalitarian and so equal-opportunity, it applies to extremely powerful people — like Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Yet again, as Senator Gillibrand tries to raise the issue of sexism within the Senate, the media responds by blaming her for the way she’s doing it. Because… it’s a Tuesday. 

The media never ceases to amaze me. Its victim-blaming knows no bounds. Whether its Ray Rice’s then-fiancé who got herself attacked by not taking the stairs, or female celebrities responsible for getting hacked because ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

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“Buffer zones work. So they have to go.” 

The White House needs to address McCullen.

The feminist ethics of make-up are endlessly complicated but our love for Jenny Slate is not.

The Senate HELP committee held a hearing on campus sexual violence yesterday.

Submit your picture to stand up for health care, not harassment.

“Buffer zones work. So they have to go.” 

The White House needs to address McCullen.

The feminist ethics of make-up are endlessly complicated but ...

New Anita Hill documentary premieres at Sundance

This week, Anita, a new film documenting the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Via EBONY.com, more than 20 years since the divisive confirmation hearings which made Anita Hill a household name. Right now is probably a good time to remind everyone that even though he was eventually confirmed, Anita Hill’s account of the sexual harassment she experience working under Thomas was corroborated by additional witnesses that the public likely never heard of.

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The Feministing Five: Anita Hill

Anita Hill on sexual harassment, Ginny Thomas, Slutwalks, and more

This week, Anita, a new film documenting the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Via EBONY.com, more than 20 years since the divisive confirmation hearings which made Anita Hill ...

BREAKING: Senate passes “nuclear option” so judicial confirmations only need 51 votes

Did Majority Leader Harry Reid just win the day?  The so called “nuclear option” just passed and that means that the GOP, who have been blocking judicial and executive branch nominees for years, can no longer simply block nominations to the courts.  Prior to today, the GOP would simply refuse to allow confirmation hearings on Obama’s nominees and there didn’t necessarily have to be a reason. They would threaten to filibuster, and one GOP Senator is all you need to block a nomination.

Via ThinkProgress

Did Majority Leader Harry Reid just win the day?  The so called “nuclear option” just passed and that means that the GOP, who have been blocking judicial and executive branch nominees for years, can no ...

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