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Missouri Advances Bill Allowing Employers to Fire Women for Using Birth Control

A measure winding through the state Legislature uses language of religious freedom while proposing harsh consequences for women who have had abortions or use contraception.

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Texas Movie Theater Chain Shrugs Off Criticism for Women-Only Screenings of ‘Wonder Woman’

The screenings, held by the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain, sparked anger online, but the company’s management responded by scheduling even more of the exclusive showings.

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Filipino Women Are Key in Resistance to Duterte

The first installment of a two-part series investigates the brutality and rampant misogyny that the Philippines president has visited upon his country.

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Women Beware: Saudi Arabia to Help Shape Global Standards for Female Equality

Voting a country notorious for its poor treatment of women onto a United Nations commission to promote female empowerment is the height of hypocrisy.

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An Activist Hails Law Criminalizing Purchase of Sex in Ireland

The new legislation also sparks a sense of mourning for women who didn’t live to benefit from it.

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The Dirty Secrets of the Global Hair Trade

Supplying the rich with hair from poor women and children is not “meeting a need” but creating a demand.

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Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

The president presides over an America in which “analysis and historical memory have given way to a culture of spectacles, sensationalism and immediacy,” says journalist Henry A. Giroux.

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The Return of American Race Laws

The campaign to deport millions is a first step toward the clash of civilizations that the white supremacists in the White House believe is inevitable at home and abroad.

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Feminism Is Still Desperately Needed, With Many in the Future White House Repudiating It

Odds are that most people have no idea just how bad things once were for women.

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Young Lesbians Triumph Over Freud’s Grim Legacy in the Age of Trump

The misconceptions and fantasies that have dominated anti-lesbian prejudice over the centuries are breaking apart. As the bastions of resistance to gay rights are toppling in the United States, the silent majority needs to pivot.

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The Authoritarian Politics of Resentment in Trump’s America (Video)

Too often during this election season, a discourse of “bad manners” has paraded as insight while working to conceal the effects of power, politics, racial injustice and other forms of oppression.

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‘Love Still Trumps Hate’: Protesters Make a Show of Humanity in New York City (Photos)

By Michael Nigro

When Kim Ball heard the chants of “White silence is white violence,” she began to weep. As protesters passed her on 14th Street, one random protester, a female student, approached and gave her a hug.

Posted on Nov 13, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



It’s Worse Than You Think

The election of Donald Trump, whose appeal to voters is based on magical thinking, paves the way for the rise of a police state unlike anything seen in American history. Its fangs will appear the moment Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed.

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Women Blockade Donald Trump Campaign Offices Nationwide

“We are putting all politicians on notice: Get ready to be held accountable to our priorities and demands.”

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Are Elections Less Important Than Ever in the Age of Trump?

What we do after Nov. 8 may be even more important than the ballots we cast.

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Trevor Noah Isn’t Buying the ‘Locker Room’ Excuse Trump Loyalists Are Selling

After a brief interruption in Donald Trump’s regular brand of campaign-trail programming, in which he issued an approximation of an apology for his now-notorious 2005 exchange with Billy Bush during an “Access Hollywood” hot-mic moment, the GOP presidential nominee and his allies reverted to their “locker-room talk” excuse at rallies and in media appearances.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump’s Misogyny and the Media’s ‘Righteous-Indignation Dollar’

A serious discussion is in order regarding the role of the media in creating the hostile, sexist environment where Trump’s grotesque worldview can flourish.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Tackles the VP Debate and Donald Trump’s Sexism Scandal (Video)

Alec Baldwin is really getting the most out of his impression of the Republican presidential candidate.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Stolen Sisters: The Tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada

In 1994, Alex Cywink learned that his younger sister’s body had been found in a park. Today, he and his siblings work not only on behalf of their sister, but for the more than 1,000 other indigenous women who are missing or have been murdered in Canada’s recent history.

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2016, the Year the Good-Ol’-Boy Brand of Sexual Harassment Took a Hit

Somewhere over the course of this utterly peculiar political year, there have been glimmers of a sea change in American sexual politics.

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Who’s to Blame for the Rise of Donald Trump?

From the beginning, Trump’s presidential campaign platform has been based on racism, religious bigotry and other disgusting planks. Here are some turning points that led us down this path to the new American fascism.

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Women in the Obama Administration Came Up With a Clever Strategy to Make Themselves Heard

They used “amplification” to combat a subtle, common form of sexism.

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The Selling of Subordination: How the Female Body Is Reduced to Products

Welcome to the marketplace built on women’s oppression, disposability, desperation and despair.

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How Prostitution Became the World’s Most Modern Profession

There is considerable difference between the reality for those caught up in the sex trade and the rhetoric promoted by sex-workers unions and pro-prostitution advocates—including feminists.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Women at Khabar Lahariya, a Feminist Newspaper in Rural India

Now in its 14th year, the publication just expanded into digital platforms in the hope of increasing readership and inspiring other young women.

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The Summer Blockbuster That’s More About Politics Than You Think

When male trolls bully their way onto social media and into our elections, who you gonna call?

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The ‘Woman Card’ Brings a Wealth of Disadvantages

According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, the notion that women are more privileged than men has serious traction: Thirty-eight percent of all men, and 34 percent of all white Americans believe that a candidate’s femaleness is a trump card (no pun intended).

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Why April 17, 2016, Should Be Remembered as Brazil’s Day of Men

The disgraceful scenes played out in Brazil’s congress last month signaled not only a threat to democracy, but to the rights of Brazilian women.

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Amy Schumer’s Pap-Smear Skit Shows Clueless ‘Congressmen’ Meddling in Women’s Health Issues (Video)

As a group of older “congressmen” gather around the comedian’s “vagina-y parts,” Amy Schumer brilliantly illustrates just how absurd, sexist and outdated lawmakers’ rulings on women’s reproductive health are.

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


‘SNL’ Rips Into Donald Trump for His Misogynistic Comments and Encouragement of Violence (Video)

Just because Donald Trump was invited to host “Saturday Night Live” a few months ago doesn’t mean the show is above criticizing the Republican front-runner.

Posted on Apr 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



With ‘Fierce Love and Conviction,’ Women Take Stand for Mother Earth

On International Women’s Day, activists honor the assassinated Berta Cáceres and other females fighting against oppression and global capitalism.

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A Woman in the Presidency Is Simply Not Enough

Hillary Clinton is touting her gender as one of the central appeals of her campaign, but as recent history in Afghanistan shows, simply giving women a “seat at the table” doesn’t necessarily improve women’s lives.

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AUDIO: ‘Asterisk: A Glyph’: A Forceful Poem About Why ‘Forsaken People … Turn Athletes Into Gods’

Hakim Bellamy, Albuquerque’s first poet laureate, writes a series of questions about reactions to the tennis star Serena Williams that will echo in your mind for days on end.

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 READ MORE


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On the Eve of the Turkish Election, Leftist Women Literally Turn Their Backs on Erdogan via Twitter

In Turkey, left-of-center and Kurdish women took to Twitter on Wednesday to post pictures of themselves turning their backs to President Tayyip Erdogan. And Erdogan responded with a statement that some said had derogatory sexual overtones.

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A New Model in the Fight for Abortion Rights

The dramatic reversals this month of anti-gay laws in Indiana and Arkansas may offer a path for the pro-abortion-rights movement. The lesson from the LGBT community is clear: Find new allies and make noise. Lots more noise.

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 READ MORE



Boycott Indiana—for Imprisoning a Woman Who Miscarried

It’s baffling why the outrage over the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act isn’t carrying over to the case of Purvi Patel.

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 READ MORE



The Romanticization of Elizabeth Warren

The fervor for an Elizabeth Warren presidential candidacy stems from a dearth of women politicians and shows how much American politics is about ticking off boxes.

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: ‘India’s Daughter’ Filmmaker and Activists Protesting the Documentary’s Ban

The documentary “India’s Daughter,” about the gang rape and evisceration of 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh in Delhi in 2012, has burst into the media spotlight because of a ban on the film in India.

Posted on Mar 15, 2015 READ MORE



‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

“Fifty Shades of Grey” is part of a corporate capitalist onslaught that has seen women dehumanized, men desensitized, children damaged and violence and exploitation glorified.

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Feminist Gaming Critic Threatened With ‘Montreal Massacre Style Attack’

Feminist gaming critic and blogger Anita Sarkeesian chose to cancel a Wednesday speech at Utah State University after an anonymous email purportedly sent by a student promised to violently attack her and her audience if she went forth with the event.

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The UAE’s First Female Fighter Pilot Called ‘Boobs on the Ground’ by Fox News Host

The fact that the United Arab Emirates’ Mariam Al Mansouri is leading airstrikes against Islamic State has some social media users in a sexist uproar, but none compare with the illustrious “Five” on Fox News whose hosts are perfect evidence that misogyny isn’t unique to the Middle East.

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Jon Stewart: Even When It Comes to Fucking Sexism, the Senate Is Gridlocked

Much to the “Daily Show” host’s dismay, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand recently revealed she’d been on the receiving end of several misogynistic comments from her colleagues in the legislative branch of the U.S. government.

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


John Oliver’s Hysterical Explanation of Why Women Getting Paid Less Than Men Is Outrageous

In a “Last Week Tonight” clip that was posted online Monday during the show’s hiatus, John Oliver delivers two of the most memorable metaphors for the wage gap to date, followed by a faux commercial for the currency every sexist boss has dreamed of.

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



The Purpose of Argument Online

The “public face of social liberalism” is synonymous with “an endless list of things that you can’t do or say or think, and with the constant threat of being called an existentially bad person if you say the wrong thing,” journalist Freddie deBoer writes.

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