Category Archives: Politics

Confronting Citizenship in Sexual Assault

This guest post is a part of the Feministe series on Sexual Assault Awareness Month. brownfemipower blogs at Flip Flopping Joy. Trigger Warning What does it mean to be a citizen? What does it mean to you to be a … Continue reading

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4 Ways NOT to Argue for Male Studies

I’m sure that by now many of you have heard of this “male studies” thing. The Foundation for Male Studies will be dedicated to studying, well, males. The people advocating for this seem to believe very strongly in it, but … Continue reading

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Opening up opportunities for women in an Indian prison

Last month, Yerawada prison in Maharashtra, India, became in part an open prison. Prachi Pinglay of the BBC reports that ‘women will soon be allowed to roam the premises and farmland in relative freedom’. Inspector General (Prisons) Uddhav Kamble explains … Continue reading

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New studies on maternal and infant deaths worldwide

From the New York Times: For the first time in decades, researchers are reporting a significant drop worldwide in the number of women dying each year from pregnancy and childbirth, to about 342,900 in 2008 from 526,300 in 1980. The … Continue reading

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You know you’re kind of a jerk when you write a blog post basically mocking rape survivors.

Nice work, Susannah Breslin. Really. So, here’s the deal with trigger warnings: They’re primarily used on feminist blogs on posts about sexual assault, and they just let people who have survived trauma know that the post may contain violent or … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Crime, Feminism, Sexual Assault | Tagged , , | 45 Comments

How Suffragette Postcards Got Out the Vote

A very interesting post over at Sociological Images.

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Hipsters, Hasidim and a Bike Lane in Brooklyn

I’ve been following this story for a while now, not only because I also live in a gentrifying/gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, but because it’s an interesting clash of liberal ideals — religious tolerance, feminism, environmentalism, skepticism about gentrification. Basically, Williamsburg is … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Environment, Religion | Tagged | 98 Comments

So what exactly should female attorneys wear?

This article is kind of horrifying. It covers an event at the Chicago Bar Association, where they highlighted fashion Dos and Don’ts for lawyers. Above the Law brought in two writers to cover the event, one of whom (Attractive Nuisance) … Continue reading

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“Hook-Up Culture,” this time with Science(tm)

Researchers at a university in the Southern United States asked a fairly small sample of students about their dating preferences — whether they preferred “traditional” dating, or whether they just wanted to hook up. The data shows that “Overall, both … Continue reading

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New York Domestic Workers Fight to Pass Bill of Rights

Via Equal Writes, the BBC has recently reported on the struggle of domestic workers in New York state to pass a bill of rights for those in their line of work. In this context, the term domestic workers refers to … Continue reading

Posted in Class, Discrimination, Domesticity, Labor, Race & Ethnicity, Racism, Work | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

We Are the Dead: Sex, Assault, and Trans Women

This guest post is a part of the Feministe series on Sexual Assault Awareness Month. C. L. Minou is a blogger and writer inhabiting a Great American Metropolis. In addition to her work at the Second Awakening, she has written … Continue reading

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Something to make you so very happy.

Our Lady Sady tells an obnoxious commenter-dude what’s what. And it is truly a thing of glory. The number of times I have thought similar things, although not as hilariously or astutely… The whole thing must be read, and I’m … Continue reading

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