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Trigger Warning: School

My first week of law school I got into a debate with a new classmate about rape laws (pro tip: if you want to make lots of friends, definitely blog about your arguments with them). As they tend to do, things got heated. “Calm down,” he told me. “It’s not personal.”

My first week of law school I got into a debate with a new classmate about rape laws (pro tip: if you want to make lots of friends, definitely blog about your arguments with them). As ...

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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 ...

When trauma leads you to politics

Via the National Partnership for Women and Families, check out this really genuine story about how one young woman was inspired to become an activist after Dr. Tiller’s murder:

When George Tiller was gunned down in his Kansas church, it changed the course of Emily Boyer’s studies…She changed her major from music to sociology, with a minor in women’s studies. And she became an intern at Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri.

For one semester she spent First Fridays canvassing crowds with petitions for support of comprehensive sex education, passing out condoms on her campus and sitting at information tables…Her internship ended a year ago, but Emily never quit volunteering. Now, as ...

Via the National Partnership for Women and Families, check out this really genuine story about how one young woman was inspired to become an activist after Dr. Tiller’s murder:

When George Tiller was gunned down in ...