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On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today! • Check out these five steps to prevent sexual violence that don’t blame survivors. [... Read more »

We Need to Stop Shackling Pregnant Women in Prison—Now.

Imagine a woman who is actively in labor. Now, imagine her handcuffed. Attached to those handcuffs is a chain that links her wrists to a chain wrapped around her belly. That belly chain is the same weight as a bicycle chain. Attached to her belly chain is yet another chain that attaches to... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Happy Friday! Here’s all the feminist news on our radar this morning. • Good news first! Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman sentenced to 20 years for firing a warnng shot at her... Read more »

Beautifully Shot Film "Mother of George" Tackles Family and Fertility

There is a wedding scene at the beginning of Andrew Dosunmu’s Mother of George that exudes such richness, visual beauty, magic, and love, that I wanted to be in it. At a traditional Nigerian wedding... Read more »

New Reality Show "Modern Dads" is Extremely Boring

Modern Dads is a new reality television show on A&E that follows the lives of four stay-at-home fathers in Austin, Texas. There have only been three episodes so far, but it probably won’t last long because... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Wired

  How are we wired? This episode talks with tech expert Ashe Dryden about why tech industries lose out when they're boys clubs,Code for America fellow ... Read more »

Q&A With Michelle Tea on Her Alternative Parenting Project "Mutha Magazine"

After nearly two years of documenting the trials and travails of trying to get pregnant as a queer woman, Tea is starting up a new site, ... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: My Boyfriend Is Really Upset About His Ex's Pregnancy

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist... Read more »

When Poor Women "Opt Out"

Photo: The New York Times piece on the “opt-out generation” focused on the lives of upper-crust ladies. If there’s one thing the wives and husbands profiled in The New York Times magazine’s ... Read more »

The Worst Tooth Fairy You Will Ever See.

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood discovered what may be the worst new toy of the year: The Real Tooth Fairies,... Read more »

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What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »