Posts Tagged: Feministing

Trust Us When We’re Sick: Maya Dusenbery’s Doing Harm

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The systems created for men by men are not sufficient in caring for women. Different bodies and chemical makeups, of course, require different treatments.

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Where You Put It on the Line: A Conversation with Mychal Denzel Smith

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Mychal Denzel Smith discusses his debut nonfiction book Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, how the activist space has changed in recent years, and who he is writing for.

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Go Ahead, Feed the Trolls

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“If talking back to some random idiot makes me feel better—if it’s fortifying for my mental health—then I don’t care if I give some dumbass with 13 followers the flash-in-the-pan attention he’s been craving.” At the Nation, Feministing’s Jessica Valenti says, “Fuck the high road” and extols the virtues of (sometimes) feeding the trolls. (The above […]

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Thanks, Feministing!

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Inspired by Roxane Gay’s essay “The Illusion of Safety/The Safety of Illusion,” the Feministing community discusses triggers and trigger warnings during their weekly weigh-in. We love you back!

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“Living in the Shaky Place”

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Jessica Valenti writes a powerful piece about her experience with PTSD after undergoing a severe illness during pregnancy and prematurely giving birth to her daughter. “I know now that the core of my trauma was the realization that life is out of my control. Life is unpredictable, scary and sometimes tragic. Believing anything else is […]

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The Week in Friendship

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At Feministing, Maya gave big love to Emily’s Rapp’s “Transformation and Transcendence: The Power of Female Friendship,” and offered a reflection on the subject, expressing optimism that society may move beyond prioritizing “romantic love and familial ties over friendship.” (We love you back, Feministing!) Plus, today’s Sugar column focuses on the complexities and ties between […]

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New E-bookstore

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“We sell ebooks because ebooks are here to stay. We want to carve out a space in the retail environment for independent ebookselling by proving to publishers that it can and should be done. We want there to be a million stores like Emily Books, with dedicated booksellers—not algorithms—deciding which books to recommend. When a […]

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First Amendment Porn

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Kyle Richards, the Midwestern 21 year-old whose bank-robbing tendencies landed him in prison, now finds himself in the middle of a whole different controversy. Richards was denied his right to possess pornographic magazines in prison, which disregards his First Amendment Rights. No worries, though. He’s suing the state and things are looking good for his […]

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Rumpus on Feministing!

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Feministing published an article on the backlash to the Mac McClelland piece on PTSD, commending her bravery, defending the art of the personal essay and citing yesterday’s Roxane Gay piece for its wise advice on how our diverse personal narratives should work together to “present a more accurate view of one part of the world.” […]

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Love for Feministing

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Feministing, the esteemed online feminist community, highlighted our very own Elissa Bassist’s interview with sex-positive feminist Susie Bright (which is still very smart and very funny, if you haven’t dabbled yet). Thanks for the shout-out, Feministing. The love is mutual!

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