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Redefining It All, Because We Have To | The Fem2 Friday Rewind 11.14-11.20 2015

WELCOME TO THE FEM2 FRIDAY REWIND for the week of 11.14-11.20, 2015. This week’s Rewind is all about redefining the things we thought we always knew. Why? It’s clear in the news we read that people’s health and happiness are being squashed and squandered by our current society. We cannot hope for a successful future if […]

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We Should Be Past Intolerance & Misogyny – “Because It’s 2015” | The Fem2 Friday Rewind 10.20-11.6 2015

Welcome to the Fem2 Friday Rewind, your fast facts in feminist news for the week of October 30-November 6, 2015. This week we rewind on a huge blow to domestic violence and sexual assault service survivors and service providers, transgender intolerance coming through in voting results, hypocrisy from our new Speaker of the House, that […]

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Fawlty Deflowerings: UK Lawmakers Trying To Define Gay Sex

Consummation is traditionally defined as the first sexual intercourse between a man and a woman following their marriage. It has roots in the basic heterosexist idea that the purpose of marriage is to have reproductive sex, which is why in some places (Britain, for example), if a marriage has not been consummated with intercourse, it’s […]

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A Teen Lesbian Couple Is Shot and Left For Dead: What Matters Most Now is How We Respond

This post is originally published at RH Reality Check and is cross-posted with permission. On Friday night, as the LGBT community and their allies celebrated Pride throughout the nation, a teenage lesbian couple in Texas were both shot in the head and left to die. Mollie Judith Olgin, 19, died from her wounds, and Mary […]

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A New Book on Lesbian Marriage Presents a Range of Voices

How do we resolve a problematic institution like marriage? Rooted in a less than ideal history of married women once being equated with chattel, anti-miscegenation laws and its current state of being only universally available to heterosexual couples, marriage still endures to mean something unique within our society. So, does one participate, hoping to reform […]

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Hate Crimes in My ‘Hood: What Could I Have Done?

“As his partner listened [on the phone], the attackers kicked him at least twice, shattering his jaw.” I wasn’t supposed to be there.  Still dressed in work attire and heels, my canvass bag with schoolbooks heavily weighing down one shoulder, I had “stopped by” the march with my friend Doug, who had invited me only […]

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All-Star Cast Reads “8,” a Play About Marriage Equality

A few nights ago, while scrolling my Twitter feed, I noticed a few mentions of a live-streaming play called “8.” Just in time I clicked on a link from one of the actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s tweets and tuned in. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard that this was happening before! A live-streamed event by […]

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