Not-So-Subtle Sexism at the Kagan Hearings

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It’s true that Supreme Court confirmation hearings can be vacuous and hollow, as  Elena Kagan herself suggested in 1995. In recent decades, they seem little more than an opportunity for partisan posturing; some have suggested we just cancel the whole thing. But while confirmation hearings tell us little about the nominees, they do reflect the […]

Guns, Gays and God: 5 Things the Right Will Say About Elena Kagan

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The disinformation about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan began immediately after her nomination, particularly over her record on Second Amendment Issues and abortion and her role in Harvard’s removal of ROTC. It’s apparent that Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has no desire to clarify the truth during Kagan’s confirmation […]

It’s Feminist-Tweets-to-Follow Friday!

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If you’re a feminist, you may already follow some of the following women online, but some may be new to you, and you might not be familiar with their Twitter feed. Twitter can be hard to navigate, and all tweets aren’t created equal, so we’ve done some culling for you. In no particular order, some of our […]

Title IX Turns 38–And It’s Still Under Attack!

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Happy birthday, Title IX! Principally authored by Rep. Patsy Mink (1927-2002), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in any program or activity at educational institutions that receive federal funding. Although Title IX affects all areas of education, it has come to be most famous for the huge impact it’s had […]

High School Blogger Unmasks Seventeen’s Fairy Tales

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Some of you might have already heard of Jamie Keiles. The 18-year-old high school senior from suburban Philadelphia has made a feminist splash with her blog The Seventeen Magazine Project. Keiles’s blog documents her 30-day experiment to follow at least one piece of advice from the teenage girls’ bible, Seventeen magazine. What’s remarkable about Keiles’s experiment is, […]

Guess What Friday Is? Abortion Blackout Day!

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Hey everyone! Guess what Friday is? If you guessed that it is Abortion Blackout Day, you’re totally right. Yes, the war against abortion continues, but this time it’s a sartorial decree: Wear black on Friday if you’re anti-choice! Here’s the Abortion Blackout Day “End Abortion By 2020″ video. I have misgivings about the entire Abortion […]