The Rape of Harriet Tubman

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This year marked the 100th anniversary of the passing of Harriet Tubman. I had the opportunity to celebrate that fact when organizing a special symposium back in March, resulting in some thought-provoking critical papers on her legacy of resistance, which I’m currently guest-editing for Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism. One of the more interesting conversations that […]

Social Media Minds the Intersectional Gap

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If you spent any time on Twitter the past couple of days, you probably noticed two popular hashtags in trending topics: #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen created by Mikki Kendall and #BlackPowerIsForBlackMen created by Jamilah Lemieux. The first addressed the racism black women face from some white feminists and the other spoke of the sexism they deal with from […]

We Stand By Caroline Criado-Perez

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Last week, the Bank of England announced that Jane Austen would be the new face of the £10 note. This caused jubilation for many who saw it as a victory for women. It also caused a very sinister reaction, as hordes of misogynistic trolls crawled out of their dark caves and logged onto their Twitter […]

Comic-Con 2013: The Women’s Geekiverse

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It was something of a pilgrimage. An adventure, if you will.  Okay, it’s not exactly the Shire to the Lonely Mountain, but still, it was epic to venture from L.A. to San Diego for Comic-Con. I grew up in a time and place where it was all well and good for me to be obsessed […]

Taylor Swift Smashes Patriarchy

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Back in 2011, the Ms. Blog interviewed Jessica Lawson, the mind behind the popular Feminist Hulk account on Twitter. By abusing the caps-lock button with The Hulk’s clunky diction, Lawson used this superhero identity to tweet about smashing stigmas and patriarchy, gaining nearly 70,000 followers as a result. In 2012, we wrote about the Feminist Ryan […]

Actually, About Half Of Gamers Are Women

Warning: Some links contain offensive language. If you watched the Microsoft Xbox One E3 press conference this past week, you may have noticed not a single featured game had a woman protagonist. If someone you know argues the reason for this is that game makers are simply reflecting a womanless market, we’re here to prove them wrong. […]

The Femisphere: Bloggers From Canada

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Women, Action and the Media (WAM!) recently released “Exploring the Canadian Feminist Blogosphere,” informed by research conducted on behalf of WAM! Vancouver. The report delves into the distinction between blogs that explicitly identify as feminist and those that come from a feminist sensibility. While it paints an interesting picture of the developing feminist blogosphere in […]

CreepShots: Are You Being Creeped On?

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If you’re a woman who has recently taken the bus, gone to the gym or attended class, there’s a chance you’ve unknowingly entertained a number of creeps on CreepShots. Voyeurism has reached a whole new level of creepy thanks to an online community of peeping toms who post, collect and exchange what they call “CreepShots.” The […]

#FBrape Campaign Takes on Facebook Misogyny and Wins!

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Congrats to Women, Action, and the Media and The Everyday Sexism Project for harnessing the power of social media to bring about positive change in well, social media. More than 60,000 tweets and 5,000 emails later, the spirited campaign that revolved around the #FBrape hashtag resulted in Facebook admitting that it has failed to remove […]