On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Law Enforcement Unequipped to Handle White Terrorism

American law enforcement failed to take white nationalist violence seriously. Now they don’t know how to stop it.

A New Book Examines Why Media's Okay With Angry Men—But Not Passionate Women

Ever notice how anger helps a man command a room, but it often has the opposite effect for women? While the former comes off as passionate, the latter is often remembered as emotionally erratic, an outcome predictable enough to make any woman angry. (Can someone say vicious cycle?) But there may... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here’s all the news we have for you today.  • To draw attention to the Kickstarter campaign funding his new movie, director Spike Lee ... Read more »

Wow—Barack Obama's Speech on Trayvon Martin Asks Americans to Examine Our Own Racism

Barack Obama at this morning’s press conference on the death of Trayvon Martin. President Barack Obama has spoken out relatively rarely in his presidency on the big, controversial issues that dominate our headlines. In an analysis this week, the ... Read more »

One Day, Two Comments About Good Looking Women in Politics

Today saw not one, but two politicians toss offhand comments about appearances at women involved in politics. One of those men is the chair of a South Carolina county’s Republican Party, which, well, no surprise. But the other is President Barack Obama. Obama! Step it up. Read more »

Political Party: Celebrate Good (Election) Times, Come on!

That hangover you’re nursing right now was worth it: Feminists have a lot to celebrate! Not only did women crush it last night (... 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 »

"Leave Michelle Obama Alone With Your Random-Ass Opinions"

Jay Smooth and his cat, telling it like it is. Jay Smooth (who has been posting two videos a week lately—hooray!) has a new PSA up today on why the media should stop freaking out over Michelle Obama’s love of Beyoncé. Read more »

Bristol Palin is Against Obama's Support of Gay Marriage, Blames Teen Girls and Too Much Glee

Bristol Palin has a blog post up today on Patheos about how problematic it is that Barack Obama’s... Read more »

Too Hot For White House TV: Michelle Obama's "Biggest" Mistake

When Ragen Chastain learned that Michelle Obama was appearing on The Biggest Loser to promote the show’s contestants as role models, she felt she had to do something. ” I e-mailed my friend Darryl Roberts, filmmaker of America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments. We wrote... Read more »


Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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