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Meet Saudi Arabia’s first female editor-in-chief of a national newspaper

TweetCongrats to Somayya Jabarti! The Guardian reports: Somayya Jabarti, a former deputy editor, has become the new boss at the helm of the Jeddah-based English daily Saudi Gazette, the paper’s departing head has announced. “There’s a crack that has been made in the glass ceiling. And I’m hoping it will be made into a door,” Jabarti [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet More on Bradley Manning and the “transgender defense”. “The ‘Baby Veronica’ case currently before the Supreme Court is many things…What it’s not is a case that feminists have been on the right side of.” Another Onion #fail, this time with regards to statutory rape and incest. Oh, goody. The Archbishop won’t deny communion to Irish [...]
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The Feministing Five: Akiba Solomon

TweetThis past February, Colorlines announced Akiba Solomon as its new managing editor. And it’s no surprise. She’s been writing about race and gender for years now. She spent the early part of her years at print magazines like The Source and Essence. She eventually made her way to online journalism (and candidly speaks with me [...]
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Student journalist describes being sexually assaulted by mob in Egypt

Tweet*Trigger warning* Another horrifying sexual assault against a woman journalist in Egypt is spotlighting the epidemic of harassment in the country–as well as the risks lady reporters regularly face across the globe. The attack against Natasha Smith, a British student journalist working on a documentary about women’s rights, during the post-election celebrations this past weekend [...]
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