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FEMEN Activists Ripped Off Burqas To Reveal Naked Breasts Inside A Swedish Mosque

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Meet FEMEN, a group of feminists who aren't afraid to go topless. Read More »
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Topless FEMEN activists charged with debauchery. Read More »
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Amina, a FEMEN activist, posted a topless pic on Facebook. Read More »
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Oh, FEMEN. Whether you respect their antics or think they’re terribly offensive and annoying, you have to admit they’re good at publicity stunts! The topless feminist activist group’s latest hijinks? Going into a mosque in Stockholm, Sweden, while wearing burqas and then whipping off the veils to reveal their bare breasts underneath and political slogans written across their stomachs. Keep reading »

Ohio Put A Lot Of Restrictions On Abortion Last Night

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Ohio seeks to ban sex ed teaching "gateway" sexual behavior. Read More »
Vag Photos On Campus
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U of Cincinatti artist displayed images of vaginas on campus. Read More »
Abortion Clinic Exorcism
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An abortion clinic in Ohio underwent an exorcism. Read More »
Ohio Put A Lot Of Restrictions On Abortion Last Night

Last night, Ohio’s Governor John Kasich signed a host of restrictions on abortion into law, which went into effect today. Like other Republicans before him, Governor Kasich placed these legal restrictions on women’s reproductive rights flanked by a bunch of old, white men. Keep reading »

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 11-Year-Old Cello Prodigy Sujari Britt

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Meet Bella Dovhey, a pint-sized ace in the hole. Read More »
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An amazing female tech prodigy passes away at 16. Read More »
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Texas school allows trans student to wear a dress at prom. Read More »
Listen To This Amazing Young Musician!

Check out this video of 11-year-old cello prodigy, Sujari Britt. Sujari’s parents noticed their daughter was musically gifted as a toddler and after hearing a Yo-Yo Ma performance and begging for her own instrument, she began her cellist career at the wee age of four. Her first solo recital was at age five, and she has performed in over 50 concerts since then. One of those concerts includes a recital with Alisa Weilerstein for President Obama (!) at the White House in 2009. Her teacher of seven years, Marion Feldman said, “Sujari must have played the cello in another lifetime.” The most mature tween I’ve ever seen, Sujari  practices about six hours a day. “My goal is to become a professional soloist. I’ll do everything that’s possible, you know?” she said. “You get out there, and you do your best, and that’s all you need to do.” Not only is her ambition and drive unbelievably inspiring, but feeling the overwhelming pride that resounds throughout this clip of her adorable parents was my favorite part to watch. [Feministing]

Iowa Court To Reconsider Fired-For-Flirting Sexual Discrimination Case

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  • The Iowa Supreme Court will reconsider the sexual discrimination case of  Melissa Nelson, who was fired by her male boss James Knight. Knight was caught flirting with Nelson by his wife and eventually fired Nelson because he claimed he found her too sexually attractive to not be a distraction to his marriage. Back in December, an all-male court of seven judges ruled that Knight was not discriminating based on her gender, but simply on the fact he found Nelson “irresistible.” [ABC News]
  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Hillary Clinton “would win” in if she ran in a 2016 election. [Politico]
  • Meanwhile, Clinton told a Toronto audience recently, “Hypothetically speaking, I really do hope we have a woman president in my lifetime.” Doesn’t sound like she’s ready to confirm or deny that she’s running. [Forbes] Keep reading »

Butthurt Republican Vows Constitutional Ban On Gay Marriage

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  • A Republican Congressman from Kansas is vowing to ban gay marriage with an amendment to the Constitution. Good luck with that, bro. [Raw Story]
  • Not that we should move our attention away from the abortion restrictions in Texas, but shit is about to get pretty fucked up in Ohio, too. [The Daily Beast]
  • Here’s a huge feature on a rape coverup at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. [LA Weekly]
  • New York City lawmakers overrode a mayoral veto on paid sick days for businesses. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Radical Feminist Interview On Thought Catalog Takes Potshot At Sex-Positive Feminism & Kink, Questions Consent

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Elizabeth Wurtzel reminds us how anti-feminist it is to judge other women's decisions. Read More »
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How to teach boys to be feminists. Read More »
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Last night, I was reading a piece on the blog Thought Catalog in which writer Marie Calloway interviewed two young women about the current state of “radical feminism.” I read it not only because feminism is my beat, but also because the current understanding that I have in my mind about radical feminism is based off what I know about Redstockings, and historical figures like anarchist Emma Goldman and Valerie Solanas and I’m sure is woefully outdated in 2013.

And the interviews with Alexandria Brown, a radical feminist/philosopher, and Jillian Horowitz, a CUNY grad student in women’s, gender and sexuality studies, were educational and interesting. (To be clear, in the piece, Horowitz said she doesn’t identify with radical feminism “in its current permutation” and added that she might be considered by other radical feminists to be a “funfem”/a feminist who only engages on feminine, fluffy issues.) Alas, the part in the interview with Horowitz that critiqued “sex positive feminism” and kink didn’t sit right with me.  Keep reading »

Racist, Sexist Daily Mail Writer Liz Jones Says Rihanna “Invites Rape” In Her Scandalous Outfits

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Some handsy fan got a smack in the head with her mic. Read More »
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He says he's still Chris Brown's "number one fan." Read More »
Dad Calls Her "Fat"
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Rihanna's dad calls her "fat" and calls Chris Brown a "nice guy." Read More »
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  • Granted, the UK’s Daily Mail (aka the Daily Fail) is not the place you go to read nuanced, tasteful analysis, but writing that Rihanna “surely invites rape [and] disrespect” by wearing provocative clothes is a new low. Writer Liz Jones also said it’s “fair” to “berate female stars” more than young male ones because “young women are far more impressionable than young men.” No citation for that ‘fact,’ of course! Jones additionally bopped Rihanna for her “fake hair” and “false nails” and for trying to portray herself “as ‘real,’ as ‘street.’” Oh STFU, lady! [Daily Mail UK]
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi really does not give a shit what Rep. Michele Bachmann thinks about today’s Supreme Court DOMA ruling. [TPM TV]
  • Jane Austen’s face might oust Charles Darwin on the British 10 pound bank note. [TIME]
  • Texas Republican Louie Gohmert told a conservative podcast he thinks sex education for youngsters is useless and we should “let the kids be innocent.” You know, innocent until they get pregnant! [Roll Call] Keep reading »

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 5-Year-Old Golf Prodigy Bella Dovhey

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Don’t let her blonde curls and dimpled smile fool you: five-year-old Bella Dovhey means business. Although quite young, golf prodigy Dovhey is really getting into the swing of things, a potential professional golfing career just a chip, pitch or putt away.

Bella’s father, Micheal Dovhey of Oviedo, Florida, is amazed by his daughter’s golfing capabilities. “I can’t believe how long a hitter Bella is for a five-year-old,” said Dovhey. “She drives the ball from the tee 115- to 130 yards. Last July, she started reaching the green from the ladies tee box on hole No. 7 [at Twin Rivers Golf Club in Oviedo], a par 3 hole that requires the ball to carry more than 80 yards over water.” Keep reading »

Pro-Choice Activist Secretly Tapes “Crisis Pregnancy Center” Counselor Lying

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  • Kate, a 24-year-old pro-choice activist, went undercover at a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” in Cleveland and secretly taped the counselor doling out medically inaccurate advice, like how emergency contraception could cause her to “hemorrhage” and “is like having an abortion.” It’s absolutely outrageous the way the counselor completely lies to her! You have to watch these videos, they’re insane. How scary is it that plenty of women go to CPCs because they think they will receive real, actual, medically unbiased reproductive health counseling? [Salon]
  • Singer India.Arie addresses the controversy from earlier in the year that suggested she lightened her dark skin on the cover of her new single, “Cocoa Butter.” [Madame Noire]
  • Why does anyone give a shit if Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard knits? [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

WTF Is “Freedom Feminism”?

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A study says they're more feminine than Democrats. Read More »
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Is It Kinda Like Freedom Fries?

Conservatives have decided they don’t like feminism for being, you know, feminism, so they created their own brand — it’s called (duh) “Freedom Feminism.” You, a lady, are free to be a woman without having to be a man. You’re free to enjoy your own femininity! You’re free to rewrite hundreds of years of the feminist movement in North America and boil it down to your own self-serving narrative. Oh, wait, that last part applies to Christina Hoff Sommers, the author of anti-feminist books like Who Stole Feminism?: How Women Have Betrayed Women and The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men. She’s now touting a new screed, Freedom Feminism: Its Surprising History And Why It Matters Today for the “sure, Sarah Palin is a feminist” set. Keep reading »

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