There are so many things you can queer your life with: chokers, buttons, zines, prints, coffee mugs, shirts! Everything you can’t find at a thrift store, you can find on Etsy.
Gorgeous photos of diverse queer people, black intersectional womanist feminism, Whoopi and Hannah, lady inventor, nail salons in NYC are fucked, what Trina taught you, Hillary, pollen, an inordinate number of greeting card talk, spiders, Whole Foods, bones, crying, witches, ice cream cones three times, Janelle Monae, Mx. and so much more!
The current body of social psychological work on gender bias in STEM has disappointingly (but not unsurprisingly) focused almost exclusively on the experiences of white women. This study does better.
“If a group I was attending was still printing, distributing, and teaching from a book that was blatantly racist or homophobic, I would get up and leave and/or advocate for change. I do not give special passes for misogyny and sexism, especially in my sobriety, because my self-worth is so integral to my complete recovery.”
VAMPIRE DEER. Clarissa Explains It All, Rebecca Solnit on feminism, Fireball whiskey, cats, BLACKandSTEM and a woman, the first bra, Southern Baptists, and so very much more!
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.
After Tiller honors the legacy of Dr. Tiller’s work by following and documenting the stories of his colleagues who continue to, quite literally, risk their lives to serve their patients with compassion. The award-winning documentary is streaming online until October 1st.
The cumulative effect of media coverage on pregnancy paints a pretty warped picture: that pregnant people are the number one health threat to their future children.
“The the crazy lesbian herself said she was recruited and is acting to recruit. Stupid is a stupid does.”
Lack of information makes it impossible for women and people of color today to make fully informed decisions about their health, and denies them the right to advocate for what happens to their bodies.
This whole “women against feminism” thing makes me want to launch myself into the sun. This makes it a little better.
As a teenager, I reeled from the shift in the how society now viewed me: as a collection of body parts for anyone and everyone to comment on. Today, watching my teenage sister on social media gives me hope.
“Her argument is actually an inversion of what our real editorial and financial realities have been.”
Here, the message isn’t for girls to put their little noses to the grindstone; this campaign largely targets adults, calling for reflection on internalized sexism.
Significant opposition to a UN resolution to protect women HRDs raises questions about how to balance local contexts and values with universal human rights, as well as remind us of the very real risks that these women face every day.
“Melaine Randall has said that “the day we start defining feminism, it has lost its vitality.” I’d parry with “the day we start defining feminism, we get an enormous headache and end up subjecting readers to like 1500 words of confusion, because it is impossible.”
Fikri’s Team Pick: Listen to all these brilliant women talk about themselves and their work to each other and us.
The Pacific Justice Institute issued a press release titled “Nightmare: Teen Boy Harasses Girls in Their Bathroom, Colo. School Tells Girls They Have No Rights.” The problem with all this is that the story is largely fabricated.
Following the “Titstare” fiasco at Disrupt, we’re having a greater conversation about sexism in the tech industry. And women who work in tech won’t be the only humans to benefit from the disruption of brogrammer culture.