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On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup


Rise and shine! It's time to check out some of our favorite recent reads and wish a happy birthday to Dolores Huerta!

  • Did you see that Miley Cyrus video and her quest to trend #MCTwerkTeam?  Here's a look into how privilege plays into the appropriation of twerking and ratchet. [YouTube, Racialicious]
  • After another trans* woman applies to Smith College,...

Ten Graphs That Show Babies Aren't Solely to Blame for the Wage Gap


Today is Equal Pay Day...

Do Horses Heal?

There are two types of cowgirl narratives: Ones with plucky girls whose horses are a symbolic extension of their inner strength (see: Brave, National Velvet) and ones where girls feel unsure in the world and connect with horses who are also healing from some kind of trauma. We talk a lot about how horses help girls with wild hearts, but how is healing a horse like healing a...

They Say I’m Different: Black Women Rockers Rev their Engines in the Motor City

The astounding Betty Davis.

At the time of this writing, singer Betty Davis is most likely in the comfort of her Pittsburgh home, not having any idea of the recent concert that took place in her honor.

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Happy Tuesday! Here's some feminist news to start off your day.

  • After her death yesterday, Margaret Thatcher's life as a pop culture inspiration and feminist have been widely discussed and debated. [Salon]
  • In case you missed it, last Friday a federal judge overturned a law that required those under the age of 16 to have a prescription in order to purchase...

Three Ways Straight Dudes Can Help End Street Harassment

Almost every woman knows why strangers hooting and hollering at people on the street is a problem. More than 80 percent of women experience gender-based street harassment: unwanted sexual comments, demands for a smile, leering, whistling, following, and groping. Many men do, too, especially in the queer community.

This week is International Anti-Street Harassment Week—a perfect...

Where are the Young Feminist Leaders? For Now, Right Here Online

A new report released tonight by the Barnard Center for Research on Women paints a powerful picture of the future of feminist activism. The #FemFuture: Online Revolution report, put together by Courtney Martin and Vanessa Valenti with 21 other collaborators, argues that blogs and social media are the central landscape for the future of feminist action.


This isn't just a...

Mad Men Season 6 Recap: The Doorway

It's that time again! Mad Men is back for another stylish, symbol-packed season, and your faithful recappers Kelsey, Andi, and Annalee are here to break it down and hash it out. For those of you new to our Mad Men recaps, be forewarned that these aren't linear summaries, but rather discussions of the key plot points and most compelling questions of each episode—...

Comic: I'm a Sexual Assault Survivor.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month—the right time for artist Suzy X to put together this comic about her experiences as a survivor. 

The New "Evil Dead" and the Infamous Tree Rape Scene

You'd think that kids these days would know better than to read what's inside of a book bound by human skin, especially if those kids are taking shelter in a cabin in the middle of the woods.