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“Young Lakota”: A look into South Dakota’s anti-abortion battle.

“Where my (STEM) ladies at?”

Brittany Cooper on Michelle Obama and why white feminists need to lean back.

Five things you may not know about child marriage.

“Young Lakota”: A look into South Dakota’s anti-abortion battle.

“Where my (STEM) ladies at?”

Brittany Cooper on Michelle Obama and why white feminists need to lean back.

Five things you may not ...

Infographic: Which stores are denying their workers a Thanksgiving?

This year, retail stores are facing pressure from consumers, workers and some politicians, to close on Thanksgiving, allowing their employees to spend the (admittedly problematic) holiday with their families and friends. After the jump you’ll find a handy infographic which shows you which stores are closing and which stores are forcing their employees to work on the holiday their CEOs undoubtedly take off. 

This year, retail stores are facing pressure from consumers, workers and some politicians, to close on Thanksgiving, allowing their employees to spend the (admittedly problematic) holiday with their families and ...

Feminist Killjoy

The Feministing Guide to Surviving the Holidays

The holidays are a glorious time of shiny baubles and delicious food and sepia memories — unless, of course, your life is even a tiny bit complicated, in which case there’s a 97% chance that the mere idea of the next month of celebrations makes you want never, ever to get out of bed.

Some of us have messy families or Republican uncles. Others, particularly survivors of violence and members of marginalized groups, face depression and unsafe gatherings. Luckily, there’s a lot of really good advice on the internet. Here’s some of the best advice we’ve found online for surviving the holidays. Add your own suggestions in the comments to support feminist in need of some help this season.

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The holidays are a glorious time of shiny baubles and delicious food and sepia memories — unless, of course, your life is even a tiny bit complicated, in which case there’s a 97% chance that the ...

Thank you, Feministing

Thanksgiving is a U.S. holiday that celebrates the genocide of the indigenous people who inhabited this land before the Europeans colonized it, generally through activities such as overeating, watching gigantic men in shoulder pads hit one another, and arguing about politics with relatives you (hopefully) only see once or twice a year. Aside from that, it’s also a time to give thanks.

And I’m very thankful. I have been incredibly lucky this year. The amazing folks over at The Nation gave me a fellowship that, with no exaggeration, saved my life. I moved to New York City, the first place I’ve ever felt truly at home. I’ve had the opportunity to write and be published alongside the ...

Thanksgiving is a U.S. holiday that celebrates the genocide of the indigenous people who inhabited this land before the Europeans colonized it, generally through activities such as overeating, watching gigantic men in shoulder pads hit one another, ...

No thanks: A little historical truth-telling about Thanksgiving

The historical narrative that surrounds the American Thanksgiving feast is fairly recent.

The purportedly idyllic partnership between the European Pilgrims and New England Indians is actually only about 120 years old. After WWI, the story that we learn in school today became THE story. I believe deeply in the power of re-appropriating racist and sexist traditions, but I do not believe that we can effectively do that if we do not know the history of what we’re re-appropriating. So, today I’m sharing some links that I’ve used as resources over the years that have helped me understand the holiday, the story and get a little closer to the truth. We know that victors write history books, but we also know ...

The historical narrative that surrounds the American Thanksgiving feast is fairly recent.

The purportedly idyllic partnership between the European Pilgrims and New England Indians is actually only about 120 years old. After WWI, the story that we ...

Fight for equality by embracing the awkwardness this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving approaching, GLAAD is encouraging LGBTQ folks to talk openly about their lives and partners at the family dinner table–even if that makes Aunt Betty feel a little awkward. And us straight people can do our part by talking about why we support LGBTQ equality.

A GLAAD study found that four out of five people who have become more supportive of LGBTQ rights in the last few years say that personally knowing someone was a primary reason. “Talking about our lives with our loved ones and family members is vital to advancing equality.”

Of course, not all LGBTQ folks have the privilege of being able to safely talk about their lives–or even spend the holiday with their families–but ...

With Thanksgiving approaching, GLAAD is encouraging LGBTQ folks to talk openly about their lives and partners at the family dinner table–even if that makes Aunt Betty feel a little awkward. And us straight people ...