Posts Tagged What We Missed

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Love Ann Friedman’s ode to friendship this Valentine’s Day.

South African Olympian Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius was charged with murder for allegedly shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. There are conflicting reports that police were called to Pistorius’ home for incidents of domestic violence in the past.

I’ve got a piece in the latest Bitch magazine on VAWA and Native American women. You should subscribe to get the full issue, which has an awesome cover.

Jill Filipovic shares much of Zerlina’s critique of #1BillionRising but agrees that the movement’s invitation to dance is powerful and can even be viewed as radical.

In the song, “Karate Chop,” rapper Lil’ Wayne raps, “beat that [expletive] up like Emmett Till” and naturally ...

Love Ann Friedman’s ode to friendship this Valentine’s Day.

South African Olympian Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius was charged with murder for allegedly shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. There are conflicting reports that police were called to ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last abortion provider in Mississippi, goes pink.

The Association of Women in Development appointed Kay Thi Win, a sex worker and advocate, to its International Board for the first time.

The Times of India tells men to be men, and respect women.

Zero Dark Thirty: There is nothing feminist in revenge.

Felicidades! Cristina Rodriguez is named Yale’s first Latina tenured law professor in the history of the school. Also, it’s 2013.

Republicans need to stop being assholes to gays and Latinos, says Jim Gilmore, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Diva is the female version of a hustla:

The Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last abortion provider in Mississippi, goes pink.

The Association of Women in Development appointed Kay Thi Win, a sex worker and advocate, to its International Board for the first ...

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“You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you.” Gabby Giffords’ powerful statement at today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence.

On the distress of the privileged.

Victoria’s Secret Model Cameron Russell’s message to young girls who want to be models: “It’s not a career path.”

Ann Coulter continues to be terrible and racist. [Update: this piece is SATIRE but the sentiment stands.]

“How having an abortion made me a better parent.”

Hadiya Pendleton, a 15 year old girl who played at the president’s inauguration ceremony, was shot and killed in Chicago last night.

“You must act. Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you.” Gabby Giffords’ powerful statement at today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence.

On the distress of the privileged.

Victoria’s Secret Model Cameron Russell’s ...

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“There’s a lot of work to be done to dismantle rape culture—but a simple first step is to stop focusing on making the world more comfortable for men, and instead make it safer for women.” Jessica talks rape culture.

A series of Brooklyn billboards is putting racial inequity on display by advising you to “stop being black” to avoid unfair treatment. Colorlines has the scoop.

It’s unfortunately way too easy to get away with shooting three people when those three people are trans.

The New York City medical examiner’s office is undertaking a review of more than 800 rape cases in which critical DNA evidence may have been mishandled or overlooked by a lab technician.

And for those who are ...

“There’s a lot of work to be done to dismantle rape culture—but a simple first step is to stop focusing on making the world more comfortable for men, and instead make it safer for women.” Jessica ...

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Our Academic Feminist Gwen and I were interviewed about the relationship between blogging and academia.

I, like Amanda Hess, have evolved to like Zooey Deschanel after watching New Girl.

The top 25 progressive victories from 2012. We ARE the ones we’ve been waiting for!

The Center for Reproductive Rights has published a tool to monitor state implementation of legal obligations of reproductive rights. 

Colorlines on what Django won’t tell you about slavery (which I’m sure is a lot more than 10).

ESPN has issued an apology for Musburger’s comments on Alabama quarterback McCarron’s girlfriend that Maya wrote about yesterday.

Unsurprisingly, I agree with Jill on this important but also troubling piece in the New York Times on ...

Our Academic Feminist Gwen and I were interviewed about the relationship between blogging and academia.

I, like Amanda Hess, have evolved to like Zooey Deschanel after watching New Girl.

The top 25 progressive victories from 2012. We ARE ...

Great feminist (and Lady Gaga) art at http://soirart.tumblr.com/

Elsewhere on the Interwebs

Chelsea Brown’s updated Rosie the Riveter poster (above) is making a splash in cyberspace; check out her feminist (and Lady Gaga) art at her Tumblr.

Corporations are people–except in the carpool lane?

The Beheld reviews Phoebe Baker Hyde’s The Beauty Experiment.

On policing sex crimes before they happen.

Steph Herold on the Time abortion story and intergenerational tension (or lack thereof).

Good job internets! The Jim Crow-style playground signs in Delaware, with very different messages in English and Spanish, have been taken down.

Spoiler alert! Think Progress talks about Downton Abbey‘s season premier and the most important fictional wedding since Liz Lemon’s.

Chelsea Brown’s updated Rosie the Riveter poster (above) is making a splash in cyberspace; check out her feminist (and Lady Gaga) art at her Tumblr.

Corporations are people–except in the carpool lane?

The Beheld

What We Missed

I appreciate the New York Times pointing out that women hold multiple higher offices in New Hampshire, but I don’t know why they had to keep mentioning the color pink.

Speaking of the New York Times, what is this should women wear makeup Room for Debate bull? And why the hell does the founder of the rape apologist org The Good Men Project get to write about how hot his wife is naked? If the NYT is just trying to stir controversy with their poor editorial choices I understand, but if they’re still trying to be a leader in quality reporting? Fail.

“I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to Congressional ...

I appreciate the New York Times pointing out that women hold multiple higher offices in New Hampshire, but I don’t know why they had to keep mentioning the color pink.

Speaking of the New York Times, what ...

What we missed

Obama commits to tackling gun control. Let’s hold him to it.

Ann on the importance of caregivers in the aftermath of Sandy Hook.

NYT says women should fix the gender gap by negotiating harder. But that probably isn’t going to be enough.

Guttmacher has a new tool that gives you everything you want to know about unintended pregnancies.

Hasbro to unveil gender-neutral easy bake oven after NJ girl’s campaign. 

‘Tis the season for Feminism:  In this letter to Santa (warning: graphic imagery), women declare they “don’t want material things this Christmas, just equality and respect.” And in the Bronx, Santa is now ...

Obama commits to tackling gun control. Let’s hold him to it.

Ann on the importance of caregivers in the aftermath of Sandy Hook.

NYT says women should

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