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R-Min? More like D-Bag!

As Jonanna and Ray have pointed out below, although it's effing incredible Obama's our new president, local elections across the country... Read more »

Prop 8...

Before I go any farther, let me say I'm glad Obama won. I feel like if queer folks don't say that first, there will be a backlash against our community that will be painfully unprecedented. So, again I say: I am glad Obama won. I'm disgusted to live in California, a state that refuses to give me... Read more »

I know it's Election Day, but Blair masturbated on last night's episode of Gossip Girl!

 I don't know how many of you sharp feminists out there watch the CW's Gossip Girl, but those of you who don't missed out on a rarely televised occurrence last night: female masturbation. Read more »

"Women's Health"

Props to the Daily Show’s Sam Bee for pointing out John McCain’s apparent lack of concern when it comes to women’s health issues. Read more »

Oregon Loves its Ladies' Rock!

The Northwest is already well known as an alternative music capital of the United States. From Sleater-Kinney to Kathy Foster, women's contributions to its rep have not been insignificant. In the next few weeks, Oregon will have no less than three awesome events showcasing women who rock that local... Read more »

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  Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Get your DVRs ready, feminists, because the finale of this season's Project Runway airs tonight, and for the first time in the show's history all three... Read more »

Is it my baggage and if so, how do I unpack it?

This week's damali ayo lecture has left my head spinning. Bear with me while I try to sort my thoughts, please? I'd known of damali's work for a few years, but this was the first time I'd seen her perform. As I expected, she's wickedly funny... Read more »

Heels for babes!

I can't believe this isn't a joke.  Read more »

Tanks for peace!

And speaking of t-shirts

H/T to Samhita at feministing... Big news in the world of hipster clothing: American Apparel launches new "Afrika" collection! (If you're unfamiliar with the shadiness that is American Apparel, go here, and here.  Or here, or here... I'm sure there are many, many more.)    Read more »

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »