Femtastic Friday 2/19

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Happy Friday!

In the past weeks, we’ve seen two incredibly powerful anti-racist performances on mainstream platforms, but while Kendrick Lamar was lauded for his Grammy performance, Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show was picked apart.  Check out this piece on the misogynoir facing female black revolutionaries.

You aren’t imagining it: a study conducted by the University of Washington found that male undergraduates overestimate their male peers while underestimating women.

On Tuesday, the South Dakota state senate passed a bill banning transgender students from using the bathroom aligning with their gender in schools.  We’re saddened and disappointed by this act of transphobia, especially considering that in school districts offering transgender protections, no incidents of inappropriate restroom behavior have been reported.

Here’s a friendly satirical reminder that men don’t need to tell women how to do feminism.

We applaud Obama’s move to try to end funding of abstinence-only sex education, which fails to prevent STIs and unplanned pregnancy or to teach the fundamentals of consent and pleasure.

Have a great weekend.  Remember to support each other in the end of the quarter!

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[Gif of Parks and Recreation characters Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins laughing and high fiving in a restaurant]

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