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Our Bodies Our Selves

  • Congress Wants to Give Companies the Right to Own Our Genes
    by Lori AndrewsSix years ago, on June 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court in AMP v. Myriad took a great step forward for women’s health by unanimously ruling that human genes could not be patented. Now a bipartisan group of Senators and Representatives have released a bill that would allow companies to own our genes once again.Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution provides that any patent system mus…
    - 63 days ago 18 Jun 19, 2:05pm -
  • “Simone de Beauvoir alone would never have gotten me from intellect to action”
    Note from OBOS co-founder Judy Norsigian: After publication of my reflections piece in the June 2019 issue of the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH), I received this wonderful email from Kay Johnson. Her story reminds us all once again of how ONE life experience (reading a book/having a terrific teacher or mentor/participating in an eye-opening social justice action/etc.) can change the cour…
    - 68 days ago 13 Jun 19, 8:57pm -
  • Refusing to Be Silenced: Federal Gag Rule an Active Threat to All Who Care about HIV
    by Anna ForbesOn April 23, Judge Michael McShane of Federal District Court in Oregon issued a preliminary injunction against a federal “gag rule” written to forbid health care providers from even talking about abortion to patients who have questions about it.The two parallel suits before him were filed by the American Medical Association, Planned Parenthood of America, and a coalition of ove…
    - 3 May 19, 8:47pm -
  • “A Female Body in this Specific Moment”: Our Bodies Ourselves Exhibition
    As the 50th anniversary of the first edition of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” approaches, a New Haven museum has launched an exhibition featuring art inspired and informed by the book.The exhibition, also titled Our Bodies Ourselves, features a variety of media created by more than 70 artists. The works are on display at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art through April 10.A sack that hangs with th…
    - 19 Mar 19, 8:19pm -
  • Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education is Life-Affirming for All
    by Joel Baum and Kim WestheimerA fifth-grade student walks into their first-ever puberty education class. They look around the room: maybe they feel like everyone else has already developed in ways they haven’t. Maybe they wonder why they already have characteristics a person of their gender isn’t “supposed” to have for a few more years. Or maybe they feel like they just can’t identify…
    - 7 Mar 19, 5:43pm -
  • Cervical Cancer Prevention: What You Can Do
    by Gary A. Richwald, MD, MPHJanuary is Cervical Health Awareness Month. More specifically, January 21-27 is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, and for good reason: nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, and more than 4000 of them will die from it. Luckily, this form of cancer is now largely preventable. Women can take steps to reduce their chances of…
    - 25 Jan 19, 3:20pm -
  • Breast Reconstruction Options: What’s Best for You?
    Some women decide to forego reconstruction and instead “go flat.” Read more->Women with breast cancer who undergo mastectomies often face difficult decisions about breast reconstruction. The first is whether or not to undergo reconstruction; the second, if reconstruction is chosen, is what kind of reconstruction to have?Learn more about the risks of breast implants and the need for better res…
    - 16 Oct 18, 8:21pm -
  • A Call for Women Who Experience Pain with Sex and for Health Care Providers Who Treat Them
    by Marta MilkowskaMy name is Marta Milkowska and I am a graduate student at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. I am working on a project aimed to better understand the problem of pain during sex – something experienced by many women. This summer, with support from Our Bodies Ourselves and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women in Public Policy Program, I am seeking interviews with individu…
    - 15 Jun 18, 3:58pm -
  • A Message About the Future of Our Bodies Ourselves
    Earlier this year, OBOS held a retreat to determine our future. We came to the painful conclusion that we don’t have the resources and infrastructure to continue our main programs using paid staff. Instead we will transition to a volunteer-led 501(c)3 that will mainly advocate for women’s health and social justice. MoreThe post A Message About the Future of Our Bodies Ourselves appeared first…
    - 2 Apr 18, 3:09pm -
  • Religion-Restricted Healthcare and its Effects on Reproductive Health Needs
    by Rebekah RollstonIn my last year of medical school, I began looking into residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology. My first interview of the season was at a Catholic-affiliated hospital.As the daughter of a religion scholar and professor, I was already familiar with the stance of the Catholic Church on reproductive healthcare. I knew that Catholic hospitals follow a set of ethical guid…
    - 20 Mar 18, 2:01pm -

Finally Feminism

  • Guest Post: More Men Are Raped in US Than Women?
    Originally published at Echidne of the Snakes. Crossposted with permission.You may have come across that assertion before if you have the habit of visiting MRA sites on the net. I've seen it, but never found any sources for it, except for fuzzy hints that it's because of prison rape of men is not included in the general rape statistics.
    - 3 Nov 14, 5:33am -
  • July Open Thread
    Another month another Open Thread! Here's a discussion starter:
    - 7 Jul 14, 5:02am -
  • June Open Thread
    Another month another Open Thread! Write what you like on topics within the general ambit of this blog, but here’s some suggestions for useful contributions: links to recent posts/articles that relate to topics covered by the FAQs here (and the best links might even be added to the Further Reading Lists on some of those […]
    - 31 May 14, 3:01pm -
  • May Open Thread
    More Open Thread! Write what you like on topics within the general ambit of this blog (self-promotion is entirely welcome). Here's some suggestions for useful contributions:
    - 30 Apr 14, 3:01pm -
  • April Open Thread
    Some of you really want to see more action here again. But I'm just not sure that I have anything new to say...I've decided therefore that I'll experiment with monthly Open Threads for a while and see what you all come up with.
    - 10 Apr 14, 12:42am -
  • Conference anti-harassment campaigns do work: Three existence proofs from SF&F, atheism/skepticism, and open source
    Guest Post by the Ada Initiative, a not-for-profit organisation supporting women in open technology and culture (originally published at the Ada Initiative blog)
    - 28 Aug 13, 1:00pm -
  • One Reason Why False Rape Allegation Statistics Are So High
    Guest Post by Dana HunterMen, even good men, believe women lie about rape. There’s this myth that runs amok saying that some enormous proportion of rape accusations are just women lying to get attention, or revenge, or to hide their summer fling from mommy and daddy. And they believe it without question.When male friends toss that grenade at me, I toss it back by asking if they know what…
    - 25 Aug 13, 11:55pm -
  • #FF101 Call for Links: On Silencing Campaigns Against Feminists Online
    Anything you have bookmarked over the last few years regarding this issue would be useful.
    - 1 May 13, 11:06pm -
  • Call for Feminism 101 Links V
    Drop your favourite introductory/clarifying-concept/debunking-factoids feminist posts here! Recent links ideally, but older links that you just keep on sharing are also welcome. Shameless self-promotion is totally OK.
    - 9 Feb 13, 9:30pm -
  • Cyberbullies 101: Part 2 – The Art & Science of Moderation – Free Speech vs Free Audience
    I had a long post in the works about comment moderation, but RealLife™ intervened and I hadn't been able to complete it.Luckily Bora Zivkovic at Blog Around The Clock has a long and detailed post full of relevant links which includes pretty much every point I wanted to make. I'm providing a summary of his headings with some meaty quotes below, but please make sure to click through and read h…
    - 9 Feb 13, 12:50pm -
The School of Life

Reddit - Feminism

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Blue Milk

  • I have a piece in Senses of Cinema
    I am proud to have a piece published in Senses of Cinema for the Valérie Massadian cover story. My piece is called “Milla and Motherhood”. When halfway through the film Léo dies at work you do not have to see the death —and you do not, such is Massadian’s dedication to life without spectacle — […]
    - 29 Mar 19, 1:44am -
  • On reading children’s books
    This a lovely piece of writing from my friend, Sarah Burnside in”What I’m Reading” in Meanjin. You can read my own contribution to the Meanjin reading series here, where I, too, have coincidentally mentioned reading children’s books aloud.. but in my case it is also about sex as a single mother. An excerpt from Burnside’s […]
    - 25 Mar 18, 11:00am -
  • We are all your worst boss in the gig economy
    But there’s a third party that’s often glossed over: the customer. The rating systems used by these companies have turned customers into unwitting and sometimes unwittingly ruthless middle managers, more efficient than any boss a company could hope to hire. They’re always there, working for free, hypersensitive to the smallest error. All the algorithm has […]
    - 25 Mar 18, 10:49am -
  • This surprises me not at all
    Sergey Brin and Larry Page, both brilliant computer scientists, founded their company on the conviction that only technologists can understand technology. Google originally set its hiring algorithms to sort for computer science students with top grades from elite science universities. In 2013, Google decided to test its hiring hypothesis by crunching every bit and byte […]
    - 25 Mar 18, 10:47am -
  • I remember those days
    For mothers with toddlers and preschoolers… “For the fuck of shit, children” at The Modernity Ward. 
    - 25 Mar 18, 10:32am -
  • On what became of culture jamming
    I love this article.. it described my experience of the 90s perfectly – right down to the economics thesis I ended up writing and the online zines I produced and the ways in which my radicalism was ultimately challenged. And it describes perfectly my concerns with where we are now. I recommend reading “No Alternative […]
    - 25 Mar 18, 10:27am -
  • Politics like poetry
    But you are becoming more enormous and looming right out of control across the land, and controlling my mind. The more you push, the more I can’t find the answer for what should be kept under control. Where are all the proper story keepers? Who’s going to sing all the sacred story so you won’t […]
    - 25 Mar 18, 10:23am -
  • You did it girl, keep running
    - 25 Mar 18, 10:19am -
  • Happiness as knowledge and affection
    I don’t especially like David Brooks’ work, but I really loved this quote from his piece in The New Yorker, “Social animal”. I can’t help but think this is what these fabulously wealthy idiots are missing. During the question-and-answer period, though, a woman asked the neuroscientist how his studies had changed the way he lived. […]
    - 25 Mar 18, 10:16am -
  • On perfectionism, scorn and solidarity
    One consequence of this rise in perfectionism, Curran and Hall argue, has been a series of epidemics of serious mental illness. Perfectionism is highly correlated with anxiety, eating disorders, depression, and suicidal thoughts. The constant compulsion to be perfect, and the inevitable impossibility of the task, exacerbate mental-illness symptoms in people who are already vulnerable. […]
    - 25 Mar 18, 10:10am -
YourChannel: Wrong Shortcode

Everyday Feminism

Young Feminist Wire


  • *Chicago Man Arrested After Threatening to Attack Abortion Clinic on Social Media
    19-year-old Farhan Sheikh was arrested in Chicago on Monday after making threats on social media to attack patients and doctors at an abortion clinic this coming Friday. Sheikh posted the threats on iFunny, a meme sharing app that is becoming a hot spot for right-wing extremists and white supremacists. He was taken into custody by the FBI and charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commer…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 4:06pm -
  • *Statement From FMF President Eleanor Smeal on Planned Parenthood’s Withdrawal From Title X
    A statement on Planned Parenthood’s impending withdrawal from Title X from Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation: “Today is a giant step backwards for reproductive justice, human rights, and the American medical community. The Trump-Pence domestic ‘gag rule’ prevents people who experience pregnancy from receiving full and accurate health information from their doctor…
    - 22 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 7:32pm -
  • *New York City Police Commissioner Fires Officer Who Put Eric Garner in Chokehold
    The New York City Police Department announced Monday that it will be firing Daniel Pantaleo, the officer responsible for the chokehold that led to the 2014 death of Eric Garner which prompted protests against police brutality across the country. Pantaleo was fired two weeks after a disciplinary trial in which the presiding judge made a nonbinding recommendation for his dismissal for violating the…
    - 23 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 7:03pm -
  • Planned Parenthood Announces Impending Withdrawal from Title X Program
    Planned Parenthood says that it will withdraw from Title X just days from now unless a federal court intervenes to save their Title X funding. Due to the Trump administration’s “domestic gag” rule Title X recipients are prevented from performing, counseling, or referring patients to abortion services and providers, primarily affecting low-income patients seeking family planning care. In a le…
    - 4 days ago 16 Aug 19, 4:55pm -
  • Birth Control Delivery Startups Threatened by CVS Proposal to Cut Reimbursement Rates
    Birth control mail order services are in danger after CVS indicated it would cut reimbursement rates for home delivery, putting members in jeopardy of losing access to their birth control due to rising costs. #CVSDeniesCare began trending on Twitter Thursday after birth control mail order service Pill Club posted a public plea to the pharmacy giant asking them not to change its pricing structure.…
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 9:47pm -
  • Philadelphia Mayor Makes Public Plea for Gun Control in Aftermath of Police Shooting
    Mayor Jim Kenney (D) held a press conference last night in which he called on legislators to strengthen gun control laws after an eight hour standoff between police and an active shooter in North Philadelphia. The mayor expressed frustration and outrage at the excessive amount of weapons and ammunition the gunman seemed to possess. “Our officers deserve to be protected and they don’t deserve t…
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 6:39pm -
  • Stacey Abrams Says She Won’t Run for President in 2020, Is Open to VP Nomination
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams announced this week that she will not be running for president in 2020, but said in an interview with the New York Times that she would be open to a VP nomination from any of the 2020 Democratic candidates. Ms. Abrams said that her decision not to run ultimately came down to her role in ensuring that voter suppression does not sway the 2020 elec…
    - 6 days ago 14 Aug 19, 4:17pm -
  • Survivors Still Seek Justice Against Jeffery Epstein, Turn to Civil Suits
    This past weekend, Jeffery Epstein, who was convicted of prostitution charges and was recently charged for sex-trafficking, was found dead by apparent suicide in federal jail; however, accusers are still seeking justice through civil cases against Epstein’s estate. Geoffery S. Berman, chief federal prosecutor in Manhattan, ensured the public that the investigation will continue. He hinted that t…
    - 8 days ago 12 Aug 19, 8:25pm -
  • Independence Day Afghan Women’s Handicraft Exhibition Uplifts Communities
    This week, a three-day long exhibition of handicrafts made by Afghan women was showcased in Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, to celebrate the country’s 100th independence day. The handicraft exhibition was a part of several other upcoming programs focused on celebrating Afghan culture, people, and history. Women from the capital and neighboring provinces were able to put their products on di…
    - 11 days ago 9 Aug 19, 4:34pm -
  • United Nations Report Demonstrates Urgency of Climate Change Policies
    Early today, a United Nations (U.N.) report composed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was released in Geneva, Switzerland, detailing the fast approaching effects of climate change and their impact on global food security. The report examined the correlations between various measures such as rising earth temperatures, soil degradation, and carbon dioxide emissions to analyze the fut…
    - 12 days ago 8 Aug 19, 8:38pm -
Sexism and TED

Violence Against Women

  • Honoring Elder Abuse Awareness Month
    This June 15, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) invites you to join us and others across the country in Lifting Up Voices of older survivors for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2019.
    - 68 days ago 14 Jun 19, 5:00am -
  • Justice Department Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day with Week of Events
    The Department of Justice coordinated a week of events recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on June 15, which is dedicated to raising awareness about the millions of older adults who experience elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. The Department of Justice is committed to defending the vulnerable and obtaining justice for those who have been targeted. 
    - 68 days ago 14 Jun 19, 5:00am -
  • New Annual FOIA Report Data Available on FOIA.gov & OIP Publishes its Summary of the Annual FOIA Report Data for Fiscal Year 2018
    New Annual FOIA Report data shows agencies receiving and processing new record high numbers of requests in Fiscal Year 2018. 
    - 76 days ago 6 Jun 19, 5:00am -
  • The Civil Rights Division Recognizes Servicemembers on Memorial Day
    Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division today issued the following statement on Memorial Day:Each year on the last Monday in May, we honor those servicemmebers who sacrificed their lives for our country, protecting our liberty and way of life.  On this day, many of us will attend ceremonies honoring these fallen heroes.  As we remember thos…
    - 86 days ago 27 May 19, 5:00am -
  • Indonesia: ICITAP Joins National Police to Help Protect Women’s Rights on Social Media
    On May 23, ICITAP-Indonesia’s Woman’s Leadership Development Program led an Interactive Forum titled “Woman and Social Media-the Good and The Bad” in collaboration with the Indonesian National Police (INP), the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection, the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, and a number of civil society organizations.
    - 90 days ago 23 May 19, 5:00am -
  • Montenegro: U.S. Embassy Promotes ICITAP Efforts to Combat Violence
    On May 13, the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission, the Croatian Deputy Police Director General, and the Croatian Police Academy Assistant Director officially opened the seventh cycle of the regional law enforcement training program “Partnership for Education” as well as the newly established ICITAP office at the Police Academy.
    - 97 days ago 16 May 19, 5:00am -
  • Honoring Law Enforcement
    As part of Police Week, we observe May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day. On this day we take a moment to honor all of our local, state, and federal law enforcement officers and thank them for their service and sacrifice.
    - 98 days ago 15 May 19, 5:00am -
  • Croatia: U.S. and Croatian Officials Open ICITAP’s Complex Case Investigations Training
    On May 13, the U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission, the Croatian Deputy Police Director General, and the Croatian Police Academy Assistant Director officially opened the seventh cycle of the regional law enforcement training program “Partnership for Education” as well as the newly established ICITAP office at the Police Academy.
    - 100 days ago 13 May 19, 5:00am -
  • Attorney General William P. Barr Participates in Police Week
    In October 1962, Congress enacted a joint resolution, which the President signed, declaring May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day to honor law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.
    - 10 May 19, 5:00am -
  • Mali: ICITAP-Developed HR System Launched for the National Police
    On May 9, the Director General (DG) from Mali’s National Police (PN) held a press conference to officially kick off the enrollment of all DGPN personnel into their new Human Resources system. 
    - 9 May 19, 5:00am -


  • This Mother’s Day, We Owe it to Our Black Mothers to Address the Maternal Healthcare Crisis
    This week the world learned of the new royal baby boy born to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who is of African American descent. While we don’t yet know any details on the birth, we have heard from other famous black moms who shared harrowing tales of... Read more »
    - 7 May 19, 9:13pm -
  • Watch Livestream – – House Judiciary to Hold First ERA Hearing in 36 Years
    For the first time in nearly four decades, the House Judiciary Committee will hold an official hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). You can join NOW leadership and members and show your support at this exciting event, which exemplifies the growing momentum behind finally ratifying the ERA in the Constitution! The hearing will be... Read more »
    - 29 Apr 19, 11:51pm -
  • House Judiciary to Hold First ERA Hearing in 36 Years
    For the first time in nearly four decades, the House Judiciary Committee will hold an official hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This exciting development exemplifies the growing momentum behind finally ratifying the ERA in the Constitution. The hearing will be held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m in room 2141 of the... Read more »
    - 25 Apr 19, 6:58pm -
  • Reconciling Feminism and Faith: Growing Up Bisexual in the Methodist Church
    Since I was born, I have attended a Methodist church in Washington, DC. I was baptized there, and through my church, I met lifelong friends, mentors, and people that I consider family. As long as I can remember, there have been members of my church that were part of the LGBTQIA+ community. I never thought... Read more »
    - 17 Apr 19, 10:32pm -
  • Indigenous Women Can’t Get Justice: You Should Care
    This post contains mentions of sexual violence The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585) that addresses the jurisdictional problem described in this article was voted on during the first week of April, 2019. The bill passed the House with a vote of  263-158. 33 Republicans voted for the measure. VAWA faces an... Read more »
    - 11 Apr 19, 9:23pm -
  • Writing Women into History as Peacemakers
    As intriguing as the phrase “Women were written out of history” sounds, it is not entirely accurate. In many cases, women were never written into history in the first place, and as Women’s History Month ends, it is important to recognize that this effort to acknowledge and appreciate the contributions of women around the world... Read more »
    - 29 Mar 19, 6:04pm -
  • Scott Lloyd’s Obsession – Getting Closer to The Handmaid’s Tale
    A government official tracking the pregnancies and menstrual cycles of teenage girls in custody? It seems like a scene out of The Handmaid’s Tale, but it’s happened in the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) as recently as June 2018. Enter the former director of ORR Scott Lloyd, the newest villain in this episode... Read more »
    - 25 Mar 19, 8:46pm -
  • This International Women’s Day NOW Celebrates Activists at Home and Abroad
    Activists play the extremely important role of creating and cultivating change in society, sometimes defying strict cultural norms or putting themselves in danger. As the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States, NOW is dedicated to taking initiative in promoting feminist ideals, leading societal change, and eliminating all forms of discrimination. This... Read m…
    - 12 Mar 19, 8:05pm -
    This Black History Month NOW highlights activists and advocates of the civil rights and women’s rights movements, who tirelessly worked to make the world a more equal place. They formed important organizations for people of color and women that are still present today, questioned the dominant white and male order, and spoke on the intersectionality... Read more »
    - 15 Feb 19, 10:32pm -
  • Meet NOW at the Women’s March and Support the ERA
    Join the National Organization for Women in Washington, DC, as we march in the Women’s March to achieve equality. 2018 challenged our movement in myriad ways, but we rise, in 2019, as strong and unified as ever. Our dedication to the Women’s March and the principles of unity that it represents is unwavering. On January... Read more »
    - 16 Jan 19, 7:33pm -
Naomi Klein


  • *On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup
    On Our Radar Bitch HQ (Photo credit: Danielle Cerullo/Unsplash TODAY’S MUST-READ NEWS AND ANALYSIS​​​​Equinox was already evil. [Them]The cop who murdered Eric Garner was finally fired. He plans to sue. [Daily Beast]This exhibition features a millennium’s worth of art by Native American women. [Hyperallergic]Docum…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 2:00pm -
  • *It’s a Bitchstravangza
    Bitch HQ This summer hasn’t exactly been a carefree one.So while everything is terrible, we thought we’d take a few days to bring a little joy and whimsy to our community with a virtual carnival—a Bitchstravaganza, if you will!Every day this week we’ll be partnering with our longtime Bitch sponsors to raffle off amazing prizes in support of indep…
    - 21 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 8:57pm -
  • *Popaganda: Feminism beyond Burnout
    podcasts Carmen Rios Popaganda’s HEAT season is back this week—and as burnt out as ever. In the third episode, host Carmen Rios talks to feminist activists and academics about the challenges of building a sustainable movement for gender equality. Along the way, she challenges listeners to envision a feminism beyond burnout—and c…
    - 22 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 7:42pm -
  • *“Euphoria” Utilizes Black Trauma for Character Development
    Euphoria Taylor Crumpton Algee Smith as Christopher McKay in Euphoria (Photo credit: Eddy Chen/HBO) When HBO’s Euphoria premiered in June 2019, its diverse depictions of Generation Z captivated intergenerational audiences. With clear ties to early-to-mid-2000s teen dramas, including The O.C., Gossip Girl, Secret Life of the Am…
    - 23 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 7:03pm -
  • Knee-Jerk Biphobia
    Miley Cyrus Elly Belle Miley Cyrus performs on the Pyramid Stage during day five of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 30, 2019 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo credit: Samir Hussein/WireImage/Getty Images) Skepticism, erasure, and exclusion is nothing new for bisexual and pansexual people. Some of the most preval…
    - 1 day ago 19 Aug 19, 4:59pm -
  • On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup
    On Our Radar Bitch HQ (Photo credit: Unsplash) TODAY’S MUST-READ NEWS AND ANALYSIS​​​​How trans journalists are challenging—and changing—journalism. [Nieman Reports]I’m a Black feminist, and I think cancel culture is toxic. [The New York Times]Sports writer Nicky Bandini comes out as a trans woman. [The Guardia…
    - 1 day ago 19 Aug 19, 2:00pm -
  • On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup
    On Our Radar Bitch HQ (Photo credit: A screenshot of one of Donald Trump's Tweets) TODAY’S MUST-READ NEWS AND ANALYSIS​​​​Israel bars two Muslim-American Congresswomen who have been critical of its treatment of Palestinians. [AP News]America wasn’t a democracy until Black people made it one. [The New York Times]Som…
    - 4 days ago 16 Aug 19, 2:00pm -
  • Yes, We Sketch Too
    Kriska Desir Gabrielle Dennis, left, Quinta Brunson, Ashley Nicole Black, and Robin Thede in A Black Lady Sketch Show. (Photo credit: HBO) As Black women slowly carve space for themselves in comedy—a market that seems more saturated now than it’s ever been before—sketch comedy continues to offer less opportunities than stand-up. Though Esquire has b…
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 10:37pm -
  • Technology Isn’t Neutral
    bitch interviewInstagram Rachel Charlene Lewis YouTuber Ari Fitz (Photo credit: Ari Fitz) In February 2019, Out magazine reported that photographer Tom Bianchi had been locked out of his Instagram account because he’d posted a polaroid photograph of the back of a nude man sitting on a bed, his butt barely visible. “On Saturd…
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 6:48pm -
  • On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup
    On Our Radar Bitch HQ TODAY’S MUST-READ NEWS AND ANALYSIS​​​​A Black Lady Sketch Show is queer, brilliant, and ridiculously funny. [Autostraddle]The 1619 Project is observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery, reframing 1619 as the true year of our nation’s founding. [The New York Times]…
    - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 2:00pm -

Vagenda Magazine

  • We Need A Lie Down
    Greetings, ladybros. You’re probably wondering why, after a languid trickle of several new posts a month you have now been suddenly inundated with shitloads of new articles. Well, the truth is: we’ve been getting our house in order. No, we’re not dying, but we are going for quite a long sleep. To put it another […]
    - 3 Jul 15, 5:22pm -
  • Why The Kim Kardashian Sex Tape Flag Matters
    During what was an absolutely stonking weekend at Glastonbury, I was unlucky enough to witness the ‘Kim Kardashian sex tape flag’ a few times around the festival. It was sad to see such an actively negative message in that field of irrepressible glee, glorious hangovers and mind-moulding music that is Glastonbury. Naively, I was under […]
    - 3 Jul 15, 1:41pm -
  • My Boyfriend and I Adopted A Cat, Not A “Surrogate Child”
    In December last year, my boyfriend and I adopted a cat together. It was apparently the cue the world had been waiting for, because immediately the, ‘Oooh, is it a practice baby?’ comments started pouring in. No one was safe: not my family, not my friends, not my colleagues. Even one of my old teachers […]
    - 3 Jul 15, 1:23pm -
  • Shakespeare’s Female Characters are More Nuanced than the Ones We Have Now
    Love him or hate him, you will have spent some of your life studying the bard with the pointy beard. I myself have always been a fan, ever since the days I pretended to be Lady Macbeth in Year 9, posing dramatically and standing with my feet wide apart (and giggling when I had to […]
    - 3 Jul 15, 8:30am -
  • Please, In the Name of All That is Holey: Do Not Buy Pre-Ripped Jeans
    On every high street in the UK at the moment a sea of knobbly knees peeking out from ripped jeans will greet you as you pass by. Some of you might wrongly think that Primark’s quality control has gone down the pan, and this is one serious factory fault. But no: these rips are perfectly […]
    - 3 Jul 15, 8:30am -
  • Were My Pyjamas Too Short?
    Bio: Suzanne Brown is a 22-year-old artist living in Philadelphia; she is currently working towards her BFA at Tyler School of Art. Formerly a Chinese Intelligence student, Brown’s work is heavily influenced by international sociopolitical issues, addressing topics such as poverty, rape culture, sexism, and abuse. Her work has participated in a number of group exhibitions […]
    - 2 Jul 15, 5:41pm -
  • I Know It’s Not Socially Acceptable but I’m Really, Really Not Enjoying Being Pregnant
    …and all the pregnancy propaganda around is making it worse Last November I found out I was pregnant. I have been married for 5 years and I am nearly 32. My husband and I had talked about babies and both said how important it was to us but neither of us felt an urgent rush. […]
    - 2 Jul 15, 5:04pm -
  • Tears of Feminine Weakness
    Over the past two months I’ve been waitressing at a local bar and grill restaurant in the conservative, white middle-class town where I live. The restaurant is tucked away in a quaint little corner of the town centre, in a building that was once a greasy burger bar decked out with a couple of stools […]
    - 2 Jul 15, 4:43pm -
  • The Media Must Stop Turning a Blind Eye to Male Abusers
    “How could she hug him?” That’s the question that kept running through my mind back in April as I watched Katie Couric interview Floyd Mayweather. Because Katie Couric is a journalist but she is also a woman. Floyd Mayweather is a famous boxer who was, at the time of the interview, preparing to fight Manny […]
    - 2 Jul 15, 4:12pm -
  • Why I Pity Anti-Feminist Twitter Arseholes (and Why They Won’t Deter Me)
    (via Feminist Disney) So recently, for the first time, I experienced something remotely akin to Twitter “notoriety”.  Not really a great deal, mind, and not amongst the kind of people I might have liked – if I had wanted any in the first place.  It all started when I was innocently putting together a presentation […]
    - 2 Jul 15, 3:49pm -

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