What's Current: 'Hot Feminist' — like hot yoga and hot potatoes, but less consequential

Hot Feminist by Polly Vernon: “Rewrit[ing] feminism into a sloppy self-help movement whose main aim is to make you feel better about your thighs.”

What does it mean to say “It’s a man’s world?”

Fantastic essay by Glosswitch: “Why do we assume there is an evil mother behind every violent man?”

Denver Comic-Con has an all-male Women In Comics panel.

Nigeria outlaws female genital mutilation.

Judge rules that sex-trafficking victims cannot sue the website that hosted ads for their exploitation, Backpage.com. According to the judge, curtailing the online sexual exploitation of women and children will hinder a “free and open Internet.”

The easiest way to stop human trafficking is to stop watching porn.

The Virtual Reality “space race” is being fought not by games developers, but high-tech pornographers.

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and erstwhile academic in Philosophy. Follow her @Blasfemmey. Got tips? Email us.

Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.