Feministe is not usually a Social Justice 101 space, but some of our posts do explicitly address 101 issues, and thus welcome 101-level questions from the curious. If you have 101-level questions to ask about assertions made in a non-101 post, this is how to do it:
1. Ask your 101-question(s) on the current #spillover thread.
2. write something like this on the thread which is prompting your question
“I’m unclear about what is meant by [quote or paraphrase relevant portion of post] but I don’t want to derail the discussion here so I’m taking my questions to the #spillover thread.”
and link to your comment on #spillover from Step 1.
If you live in the States and believe rape is a serious issue, you likely know April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which has been around since the eighties – albeit ignored by most politicians, until filthy liberal Obama became the first president to treat rape as a serious issue. And whilst plenty of aspiring sociopaths think women deserve rape, the majority of civilised folks believe preventing rape is a good thing. But what happens when pro-rape trolls make the jump from spewing misogyny online, to harassing advocates and survivors at campus events?...read more
Welcome to Sex + Cookies, an advice column where we answer questions on sexual health and relationships, whilst looking at dessert porn and mocking Republican rape philosophers (sometimes). Actually, let’s just dive into our first episode…...read more
Birmingham, Alabama, is home to a world-renowned teaching and research institution. Discoveries in cancer research, endocrinology, transplant medicine, surgery, and literally dozens of other specialties have significant impact across the globe. Twenty miles south in Pelham, Alabama state Representative Mary Sue McClurkin is stupid as a bucket of hair and thinks a baby is a bodily organ....read more
Mark Leon Goldberg here. The following article is from the most recent issue of PSI Impact Magazine, a quarterly publication from the global health NGO Population Services International. The cover story, written by Desmond Chavasse, Ph.D, Vice President, Malaria Control & Child Survival, PSI takes a look at some high-impact, low cost interventions that could greatly improve child health in the developing world. The solutions are relatively simple, but we need more political will (and funding) to fully realize their potential....read more
This is not new, but it’s disturbing:
The SSA said 50 percent of workers made less than $26,364 last year — and most Americans have fewer job opportunities available to them. But the wealthiest Americans are relatively unscathed, with those earning $1 million or more jumping 18 percent from 2009.
On September 22nd, “The Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead is bringing her benefit tour for Planned Parenthood to NYC, and she’s bringing Sandra Bernhard and Lisa Lampanelli along with her. It is going to be awesome and hilarious, and friends of Feministe are getting a $10 discount on tickets. So click here for $10 off […]...read more
Okay…all the single women gather ’round and I will share with you the vast bounty of my relationship knowledge. I know the key to getting married! And since obviously every female person is desirous of a state sanctioned relationship with a single dude, I am providing this information to you. I know each of you […]...read more
On Monday evening, for the first time, I got to attend a meeting for the awesome new Chicago coalition: Sexuality Health Education to End Rape (SHEER). It’s all about a sex-positive approach to rape prevention, and the folks there were great. I especially liked the exercise we did at the end of the meeting: we […]...read more
It’s the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, and, to celebrate, I thought it would be an idea to read opinion pieces from women around the world on what IWD means in their contexts. For The Fiji Times, Matelita Ragogo writes Ignorance is not an excuse anymore. Dr Elizabeth Menon writes Elusive equality at India’s […]...read more