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Self-Care Is Not Selfish

Attendees of the recent #femfuture retreat.

Many feminist activists are no longer content with having a martyrdom complex, which almost makes it a competition to see who has sacrificed more for the cause.

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Teen Found With Dead Fetus in Bag Faces Speculation and Scrutiny

While the teen has not been charged with a crime regarding the dead fetus, she has still faced death threats and public judgment for her actions.

While the teen has not been charged with a crime regarding the dead fetus, she has still faced death threats and public judgment for her actions.

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Just How Sexist Is America?

In the tradition of Michael Moore’s Sicko and Supersize Me by Morgan Spurlock, Equal Means Equal, a documentary film series from the ERA Education Project, will follow Kamala Lopez as she explores what and who is really behind the attacks that have been launched in the past couple of years to overturn women’s rights with a blend of humor and verve.

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How Should Feminists Respond to Misogynistic Trolling on the Internet?

Steph Guthrie, feminist advocate and community manager, speaks at TEDxToronto on September 26 about the real social seriousness of Internet trolling, and how feminists using the Internet should think about it in deciding how and whether to respond.

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Sexism Is Alive and Well Among ‘Generation Z’

blurred lines vevo screenshot

Generation Z—made up of people who were born between the early 1990s and 2010—is so accustomed to everyday sexism that most of us do not even notice when demeaning language is used, let alone call it out, when we hear it in songs like “Blurred Lines.”

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Opt Out of Koch Propaganda, Not Obamacare (Parody)

This parody to the creepy Uncle Sam ad against Obamacare is really worth a watch.

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An Abortion Story Both Radical and Ordinary

Faith Rein with Udonis Haslem.

This past weekend, the New York Times profiled a couple who talked openly about their shared abortion experience.

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‘Orange Is the New Black,’ and How We Talk About Race and Identity

From left to right: Black Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore), Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley), and Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling).

OITNB isn’t perfect in its handling of race, class, and gender, but the series does get a lot right about the conversations people of color and white folks have amongst themselves and with each other, and how different identities and experiences shape those interactions.

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For Wichita’s South Wind Women’s Center, a Victory Against Clear Channel

South Wind (above) is a recently opened health center which offers both abortion services and other reproductive health services.

Tony Matteo, Clear Channel’s operations manager in Wichita, Kansas, announced Tuesday a reversal of the company’s earlier decision to drop the radio ads of the South Wind Women’s Center.

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Mock News Segment on White Violence Teaches Important Lesson About Media Racism

Why aren’t white people doing anything to control their extreme violence problem? That’s one question behind Chris Hayes’ mock news segment, which attempts to paint a picture of how Black people might feel watching the many racist news segments that appear across mainstream media—and in particular a Bill O’Reilly segment from last week. (Chris’ segment would be made more accurate were he not the same race as those being reported on.) [via Upworthy]

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