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Laverne Cox and bell hooks forever, a little Stevie Nicks, Gillian Anderson some more, Texas still, Kristen Stewart all the way, black women vloggers FTW, adoption, Nintendo, marriage equality snails, the trailer for that damn movie y’all won’t stop emailing me about, and so much more! I like your shirt.
In which we learn about matrices, intersectionality, and why oppression only works in one direction.
Religious folks are coming around to queers and Janelle Monae just moved to Sesame Street after Betsey Johnson’s gay marriage fashion show.
In some Brazilian states, a gynecological test is required to prove you’re fit for a job.
“…We were publicly excluding trans* people who needed to get an abortion but were not women. We refuse to deny the existence and humanity of trans* people any longer.”
Women’s studies. What the f*ck is that? And how the f*ck did it get that way? Let’s find out!
This whole “women against feminism” thing makes me want to launch myself into the sun. This makes it a little better.
By creating this “For Girls” section of their site and featuring the Barbie products, the Girl Scouts have made a dramatic shift in their branding and in the language they use to describe their girls, which up until now has been pretty conscious of making the “girl” in Girl Scouts mean a lot of different things.
“This is what happens when the patriarchy dons a cape and a cowl.”
“When will white feminists take collective responsibility for educating themselves? When will they understand the power at play that sings in their skins? We don’t exist in a vacuum and women of colour don’t exist to hold their hands and explain in painful detail why their behaviour continues to hurt us. Intersectional feminist politics are not for white women to co-opt as their own.”
Just like you and I contain multitudes, so does the movement which advocates for women’s empowerment and equality.
Stories of ten incredible women who have overcome everything from racism to gravity to frostbite in order to push us all forward.
“Good Girls” reminds us that patriarchy is not only a tool for men, but a tool for women with other privileged identities to use against women with marginalized identities.
“Her argument is actually an inversion of what our real editorial and financial realities have been.”
We’re getting ready for a really gay mother’s day with a tiny-ass deer. Don’t miss it!
The recent scandal surrounding the disturbing messages leaked from American University’s Epsilon Iota is a national story, and sheds light on a national problem. The response of AU students shows us something, too — how students can organize as a community to force their administrations to take action against campus sexual assault.
“I try to remain impartial about most things,” she told us, “except for two: Ronald Reagan and Phyllis Schafly.”
“The work I do is all about how we make peace with the body, our own and other people’s bodies. I can’t have that conversation without talking about my queerness, or my blackness, or my size, or my mental health, or trans issues, or disability. It’s about everybody’s right to be on this planet.”
“The report reads like it comes from someone who just recently encountered the idea that sexual assault is a problem on college campuses, and was told to solve it in the most economically efficient way possible… “This is some bullshit,” an advocate told me anonymously.”