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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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  1. Diane Boles
    Diane Boles February 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm |

    I am trying to get GI Bill benefits for women, like me, who were pushed out of the military after being raped and I need help. I have no one to turn to and I need the support of the feministe community. Please sign my petition at It only takes a minute and you will forever be part of a movement for the rights of victims of rape.

    The petition is called: The US Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Provide VA benefits to soldiers discharged due to Rape or Sexual Assault

    Please, sign it and share it, email it to people who care about our rights. We can talk all day about how wrong it is, but the only way to make a change is to go and do something about it. DB

  2. suspect class
    suspect class February 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm |

    Yes, absolutely. The responsibility not to beat other people is so much more basic than any (real or imagined) responsibility of role modeling that I think it’s a very instructive way of showing the insidious double standard applied to women and men. Men have to try not to hurt people, unless they’re mad or hurt or sad or maybe they had a hard day. Women should be superhuman, and look good doing it.

  3. Angie unduplicated
    Angie unduplicated February 24, 2012 at 8:35 am |

    Colorofchange is sponsoring a petition to dismiss a publisher of an African-American magazine, after the mag ran an article instructing young men on “turning out” teen women with violence and sexual coercion. Please take a moment to sign this.

  4. DragonBreath
    DragonBreath February 25, 2012 at 1:04 am |

    DB doesn’t show your petition when you enter it in the search bar.

  5. RVW
    RVW February 25, 2012 at 5:39 am |

    DragonBreath, if you Google “The US Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Provide VA benefits to soldiers discharged due to Rape or Sexual Assault” it should be the first result (that’s how I found it).

  6. Sunday Reading List | Lightning Leslie
    Sunday Reading List | Lightning Leslie February 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm |

    […] February is Teen dating Violence Awareness Month – Feministe has a great article with some upsetting statistics (for example -”1 in 3 teens report experiencing some kind of abuse in their romantic relationships, including verbal and emotional abuse.”) There are also some great resource links here. […]

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