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How The Fake Pinterest Wins at Satirizing Mainstream Women's Media

As we near this blog series on feminism and comedy, I think it’s time I started getting honest with all of you. Uncomfortably honest. And here’s the uncomfortable truth about me: I can’t stop looking... Read more »

Slaves to the Lifestyle: The Bling Ring, Kanye West, and Celebrity Consumption

Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring finds parallels about an “ideal lifestyle” with Kanye West’s new music. Read more »

Facebook Promises to Crack Down on Rape Jokes

  Does Facebook ever listen? Apparently yes. A coalition of feminist groups is declaring victory in a campaign to get Facebook to crack down on posts and groups that threaten and belittle violence ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

It’s Wednesday again! Here’s some feminist news to start your day. The San Francisco Chronicle recently picked up on the fact that no human being is illegal and ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Oh, hi, Monday. Here’s all the feminist news I’m reading today:  • A string of new movies write a greedy new American Dream: AO Scott writes a great piece on ... Read more »

Let Me Explain Why The Onion's Quvenzhané Wallis Tweet Was so Hurtful.

Beasts of the Southern Wild is the only film I’ve seen of this year’s Best Picture Nominees. As someone who was once a little black girl who loved fantasy, I had to see it. When Quvenzhané Wallis started filming her starring role as Hushpuppy, she was only five years old, just... Read more »

The Feminist Facebook Army: How FORCE Spoofed Victoria's Secret with Social Media (and Didn't Get Sued)

Baltimore feminist group FORCE took the world by surprise last December when they launched a line of fake Victoria’s Secret, dropping underwear emblazoned with phrases like “Consent is Sexy” and “Ask First” at Victoria’s Secrets... Read more »

Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” video games? Fucking ovendodger.  Like water through a bursting dam, the deluge came first in pinprick spouts and then rushed through in a pitiless... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: What We Talk About When We Talk About Free Speech. (Spoiler Alert: Usually, Your Right to See Boobs)

Some weeks you just want to burn down the whole Internet, and—well, until yesterday’s torrent of hilarious post-debate memes, anyway—this has undoubtedly been one of those weeks. Last Friday afternoon, as you might have heard, or read, or absorbed via social-media osmosis, Gawker’s... Read more »

Women of the Internet Tell Mitt Romney to Shove It in His Binder

If you watched the second US presidential debate last night I’ve got four words for you: “binders full of women.” (If you didn’t watch the debate, here are... Read more »

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Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »