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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. Balancing Jane
    Balancing Jane May 25, 2014 at 10:27 am |

    The “regular” sizes are too small and the “plus” sizes are too big. Do clothing designers think I don’t exist?

    I teach “remedial” college classes, and here’s a question my students have asked me many times: “You seem smart, so why are you teaching us?” I have an answer.

  2. Heather
    Heather May 25, 2014 at 11:20 am |

    Did you know that May is International Masturbation Month? I took a quick look at why we should talk to girls about masturbating, and even put together a brief collection of how-to links!

    1. Heather
      Heather May 25, 2014 at 1:13 pm |

      I also just posted an angry essay about this weekend’s shootings in California.

  3. Anna
    Anna May 25, 2014 at 11:34 am |

    This week we wrote about spermicide, a type of birth control that’s sometimes used alone, but usually paired with another method, like condoms. It destroys sperm membranes, but that very ability also allows it to irritate delicate body tissues, increasing risk for HIV transmission. So, when using spermicide, you have to weigh the risks and the benefits.

    Also: MORE LINKS!

  4. Jem
    Jem May 25, 2014 at 11:51 am |

    The Isla Vista Killings: A Men’s Issue I wrote about how the appalling events in California should make men reflect on our complicity in violent masculinity, misogyny and male entitlement.

  5. delagar
    delagar May 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm |

    Over at delagar, I wrote a post about my frustration with Christian rape apologists in “I Just Can’t Even.”

    And today about my new post up at Grounded Parents: “Your Kid Is Lying? Good for Her!”

  6. Rebecca Griffin
    Rebecca Griffin May 25, 2014 at 12:32 pm |

    Gold-plated shackles: “post-racial” is wrong and dangerous. A new series on the lives of black men shows how wrong the increasingly popular “post-racial” concept really is.

    7 reasons why you should be a lobbyist. Fresh off a lobbying trip on Capitol Hill, I’ve been thinking about why everyone should use this powerful organizing tool.

  7. Sue
    Sue May 25, 2014 at 5:58 pm |

    (Trans slurs, transphobia)
    We published a response to the latest RuPaul travesty including coining a new word “RuFool”

    (Racial slurs, racism, queer bashing)
    A two part examination of my experience listening to another white person use racial slurs in my presence (Part One and Part Two)

    (Gay people kissing, like Mike Sam only so many more of us)
    Photos I took on #DecisionDayPA when we gained marriage equality in Pennsylvania.

    (Fascism, racism, Nazi fetish references)
    A local promoter is bringing a “neo-folk” fascist band to town this week and I’m trying to stop it. The group is called “Death in June” which freaks this lesbian out.

    (Photo of a gun)
    Finally, a local community arts festival formally told me that they have no policy on guns and will use consensus to determine if volunteers should open carry their personal weapons at the 2015 event. A volunteer made that choice at this year’s event and it brought to light the shocking truth of gun control in PA.

  8. Debbi
    Debbi May 25, 2014 at 7:29 pm |

    This week on Kiss My Wonder Woman:

    On race, representation, and “passing” in Ms. Marvel

    Lumberjanes is the all-female girl-power kids’ comic you’ve been waiting for

    Game of Thrones recap – episode 4×07

    Tune in this week for reviews of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Agents of SHIELD season one, and more!

  9. kittehserf
    kittehserf May 26, 2014 at 5:11 am |

    For the first time in ages, Mr K and I have done some writing together – him talking, me channelling/typing. It’s the first part of our Chicago trip. I hope there’ll be more to come!

  10. Athenia
    Athenia May 27, 2014 at 10:03 am |

    While I like to expound on Sailor Moon as a feminist hero, unfortunately she ain’t feminist all of the time. I took an in-depth look at the fat shaming in episode 4, “Learn How to Be Skinny from Usagi”(sub)/ “Slim City” (DIC dub).

    Stop Fat Shaming! Episode 4 Feminist Commentary

  11. Molly Rose
    Molly Rose May 27, 2014 at 5:17 pm |

    Just like everyone else, I gave my two-cents over on my blog!

  12. BJ DuVall
    BJ DuVall May 27, 2014 at 11:19 pm |

    I have been thinking about this issue lately. It’s an angry rant on my tumblr against online rape threats.

    1. BJ DuVall
      BJ DuVall May 27, 2014 at 11:27 pm |

      my link didn’t work? I’ll try again. Here it is.

  13. Kate
    Kate May 29, 2014 at 2:58 am |

    I wrote about giving birth in remote rural Indonesia on Medium:

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