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Previous statistics have shown that black girls in America have disproportionately higher rates of punitive treatment in education and juvenile justice systems than their white peers, and a new study from Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality may help us to understand why. Researchers surveyed 324 adults in the United States from various ethnic backgrounds and educational backgrounds (there were trends, however: 74% were white, 62% were female, and 69% held a degree beyond a high school diploma), and asked them about their perceptions of...
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This adapted excerpt from my book emphasizes the cross-movement nature of feminist activism and the contextual differences in feminist activism using examples of coalitions on two college campuses. The findings are based on my multi-year research: 75 interviews and 1400 survey responses from students at the University of Minnesota, the University of California-Santa Barbara, and Smith College. New generations of feminists are more likely to unite in coalitions than previous generations, as a result of their intersectional grievances and opposition to a monolithic women’s solidarity. Broadly...
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Serena Williams is showcasing her strength, beauty, and baby bump on the cover of Vanity Fair, a recreation of Demi Moore's "culture-jolting" 1991 VF  cover. Her glowingly-visible comfort in her skin and pride in herself and her unborn baby make her even more of a badass female role model, especially because she's had more than her fair share of people talking shit. From Romanian tennis player Ilie Natase, nicknamed "Nasty" for his on-court attitude in the '70s, spewing racist rhetoric about the skin color of Serena’s unborn child...
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Dear “Roger Sterling, Jr.,”Your name and photo suggest you’ve seen Mad Men, but your post suggests you haven’t watched it — at least not really. Roger Sterling is transformed by the women around him. His daughter, Joan, Peggy — hell, even his ex-wife — help take the scales from his eyes. It makes sense that with a post like this you’d hide behind a fictional name and photo, but, here’s the thing — Roger Sterling would be embarrassed by you.You don’t know me, but I...
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An anonymous juror, who told the Philadelphia Inquirer last Thursday that Bill Cosby should be let off the hook because the poor guy/serial rapist already suffered enough, made further reprehensibly tone-deaf statements implying that Andrea Constand, Cosby’s "alleged" 2004 victim, was asking for it. According to the Inquirer, he stated, "Let's face it: She went up to his house with a bare midriff and incense and bath salts. What the heck? . . . [She should have] dressed properly and left the incense in the store." To...
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  Carol Sanger, author of About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in 21st Century America and professor at Columbia Law School, is hosting a panel discussion of the state of abortion rights in America at NYC’s beloved bookstore, the Strand, on July 17, 2017 from 7pm-8pm, and we are here. for. it. If you’ve been watching the post-election push to rescind any type of social progress in horror like we have, you know that female reproductive rights are on the chopping block. Senate Republicans recently released a healthcare bill...
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As of today, Senate Republicans’ secret healthcare bill is no longer a secret. And, as we expected, it is not good at all. Via Planned Parenthood Action Fund, here are a few of the ways it will damage reproductive rights: The bill will also be devastating to people with disabilities, people who suffer from addiction, and low income people - among others. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards told the Hill, “If this is the Senate’s idea of a bill with heart, then the women of America should...
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As a girl whose body could be described as womanly from a young age, I have had ample time to contemplate why men catcall. Do they think we like being sexually harassed? Do they think we will stop, delighted to be noticed, and hop in their car or hand out our numbers? Or is it simply a power play, a way to assert dominance? A new study offers some troubling insight on this rampant behavior pattern. U.N. Women and Promundo, a global gender equality advocacy organization,...
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I won’t lie to you: the Destruction of Hillary Clinton, Susan Bordo’s methodical analysis of Hillary Clinton’s drawn-out ruination is a painful read. Bordo, a media critic, cultural historian, and fellow Clinton fan, uses her preface to acknowledge the “pain, anger, and frustration” she herself is still feeling at the time of publication — though impressively, this anger never overtakes her authoritative tone nor diminishes her argument. But amongst the agony of this book is a strange satisfaction. Here is a well-informed, thoroughly researched voice confirming what...
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I identified as a feminist long before I came out as gay. My introduction to feminism was through the second-wave movement — Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem. And while feminism helped me understand patriarchy, gender roles and oppression, the relationship between feminism and lesbianism has been a tumultuous one. The feminist movement was pretty hostile to lesbians during the 1960s. Not all women within the movement had such intolerant and homophobic views against lesbians, but some in the leadership did. Author and President of the National...
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