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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Dear Chancellor Folt: A Native American student letter. Compare the NYT Mag‘s Hillary Clinton cover to their cover images for male politicians. Lori Adorable reviews Remedy. This video about women in the arts is kinda cool, but also ignores that creative things happen outside of the “art world.” Did Justin Bieber set white people [...]
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Title IX enforcement is getting better, but the Education Department needs to do more

TweetEditor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dana Bolger and John Kelly. Dana is a student at Amherst College and founder of Know Your IX. John is a student at Tufts University. They are both organizers of ED ACT NOW. (And an editor’s disclaimer: I’m a member of ED ACT NOW.) Last July, dozens [...]
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Dream Defenders take Florida Capitol, meet with Gov. Scott

Tweet In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the Dream Defenders–a student collective of young people of color–has taken to the Florida Capitol. The group began their occupation on Tuesday, demanding the passage of the Trayvon Martin Act. According to Colorlines, “the bill would address racial profiling, ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws and school-to-prison pipeline issues [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetQueens 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” [...]
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I harassed Take Back the Night participants #TotalFratMove

TweetLast Saturday night, SUNY Plattsburgh students marching for Take Back the Night were met with victim-blaming, slut-shaming catcalls while passing the AXP fraternity house. As one participant recounted, “I heard ‘sluts’ and ‘Shut up, sluts… There’s dozens of (sexual-abuse) survivors and their allies marching that heard the derogatory comments.” While the campus is rightly outraged, [...]
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