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Feminspire | April 24, 2014

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Feminist Progress Report: “Orange is the New Black” is Coming Back!

April 18, 2014 |

Welcome to the Feminist Progress Report — A quick list (mainly in gif form) to make sure you stay angry at the world!

✓ - I have no plans to go outside on June 6. The movie adaptation of The Fault in … Read More

Feminist Progress Report: Australia Bids G’day to the Gender Binary

April 11, 2014 | Lauren Slavin | One Comment

Welcome to the Feminist Progress Report, where Feminspire makes sure you’re up to speed on the news stories of the week we weren’t able to write about.

X – President Obama takes pride in the fact that the first bill he … Read More

Can Lupita Nyong’o’s Lancôme Campaign Help End Colorism?

April 11, 2014 | Keziyah Lewis | 2 Comments

Whether it’s her charm, beauty, talent, and grace, or her fortitude for shining on the red carpet and on screen, there is no shortage of reasons to appreciate Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o. And consequently, over the past year, she has … Read More

Not Oppressed, Not a Terrorist, and #NotYourStockMuslim

April 8, 2014 | Dina El-Rifai | 3 Comments

Who said Muslims were all the same? Late last month, a Twitter conversation unlike any other began — a conversation that worked to debunk the stereotypes that are so often associated with Muslims, using the hashtag #NotYourStockMuslim.

Feminist Progress Report: “White Dude” Comment Takes Internet By Storm

April 4, 2014 | Estee Shaw | 2 Comments

Welcome to the Feminist Progress Report, where we laugh, cry, and cry some more over the goings-on of the week. Lauren was nice enough to let me take over the FPR this week, so I could share my abundance of feelings. … Read More

Meet the Creator of Consent Panties: Our Interview with Amulya Sanagavarapu

March 29, 2014 | | 8 Comments

When the PINK Loves Consent campaign debuted last year, the response was explosive. Overnight, the page  received over 50,000 views, #lovesconsent was trending on Twitter, and the Internet proffered abundant praise. People were thrilled at the notion of Victoria’s … Read More

Feminist Progress Report: Can We Ban Hobby Lobby and #BanBossy?

March 28, 2014 | Lauren Slavin

Welcome to the Feminist Progress Report, where Feminspire reviews the top feminist stories of the week we weren’t able to write about.

Sorry for the two-week hiatus while I spent spring break traipsing through the woods of Tennessee channeling my … Read More

Feminist Progress Report: It’s a Hard Knock Life for Creep Shots

March 7, 2014 | Lauren Slavin

Welcome to the Feminist Progress Report, where Feminspire makes sure you’re up-to-date on the top feminist stories of the week.

✓ - On March 5, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of a man arrested in 2010 for taking “upskirt” … Read More

The Queer War: When Will Human Rights Come Before God Rights?

February 28, 2014 | Sherrie Silman | One Comment

There’s a war going on that people are not calling a war: a War on Homosexuality, aka the Queer War (pun intended).

And let’s make no mistake: The Queer War is one wherein genocide and war crimes are being conducted … Read More

Feminist Progress Report: Male Sex Enhancing Drugs Beat Women 24-0

February 21, 2014 | Lauren Slavin

Welcome to the Feminist Progress Report, where we cover the best and worst news stories we couldn’t write about, but don’t want you to miss.

Trigger warning for discussion of rape

X –  The FBI’s semiannual Uniform Crime Report data shows that more rapes … Read More

Sorry, Michael Dunn: After Killing Jordan Davis, You Don’t Get to be a “Victim”

February 19, 2014 | Amanda Duncil | One Comment

Trigger warning for mention of rape The phenomenon known as victim-blaming has been appearing more frequently in mainstream media, so there’s bound to be a little confusion while people adjust to the new terminology. For quick clarification, victim-blaming … Read More

Feminist Progress Report: We Loved It, We Loved It Not

February 14, 2014 | Lauren Slavin

Welcome to the Feminist Progress Report, where Feminspire makes sure you didn’t miss the best and worst of feministy-type news this week week.

✓ - On February 14, no matter if you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Singles Awareness Day, Galentine’s Day (technically the … Read More