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Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Feminism
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Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Kathy_A: "Do you like chatting with strangers? If so, what was your favorite conversation with one? ('No, I really don't like talking to people I don't know' is a perfectly cromulent response.)"When I am in the right mood and or situation (spontaneous small talk vs. Show More Summary

Rapists Lie

[Content Note: Rape culture.]You know how I keep banging on about how rapists are also liars? Yeah, well: "Rapists use social media to cover their tracks, police warned."Rapists are increasingly exploiting social media to cover their...Show More Summary

This Is What Dehumanization Looks Like

[Content Note: Racism; silencing; dehumanization.]I don't know shit about sports, and I don't follow sports. What falls onto my radar about sports tends to be athletes doing cool things, athletes doing terrible things, and athletes who...Show More Summary

Finish This Sentence

The last thing I bought for myself that made me sooooo happy was......a meat tenderizer. Such a cheap, simple thing, which I'd just neglected to buy for years. And now I don't have to tenderize meat with whatever's in reach—the rolling...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Dudley, napping last night after a hard day of sleeping. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by fairy lights.Recommended Reading:Adolfo: [Content Note: Police brutality; racism] Latina Teen Shot and Killed by Denver Cops Leads to Questions, AngerDigby: [CN: Police brutality; disablism] AnotherShow More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Rape culture; sexual assault] The two former Vanderbilt University football players accused of raping a female classmate were found guilty on all counts yesterday, after the jury deliberated for fewer than four hours. Show More Summary

Marissa Alexander Update

[Content Note: Domestic violence; misogynoir; carcerality.Marissa Alexander was, at long last, released yesterday, after "nearly three years in jail for firing a warning shot to fend off an attack from her abusive estranged husband."She...Show More Summary

The Mormon Church Really Wants You to Know It's Still Not Cool with The Gays

[Content note: homophobia, transphobia, holocaust reference]Yesterday afternoon, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints held a press conference, which by its official account was about "Religious Freedom and Nondiscrimination."What...Show More Summary

Authentic Mitt!

[Content Note: Classism.]Remember Mitt Romney's monumentally failful attempts at being "authentic" during the last presidential election? In case you've wiped it from your brainpan, here's a little reminder: Oof, man. Oof.This time around,...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker lupinella12: "What trend were you really ahead of the curve?"LOL none of them ever?


[Content Note: Misogyny.]Mike Huckabee has an interesting new strategy for appealing to female voters in 2016: Call us "trashy" if we use naughty words!Appearing last Friday on Mickelson in the Morning, an Iowa-based radio show, Huckabee...Show More Summary

This Trash Again

[Content Note: Privilege; gatekeeping.]Jonathan Chait is at it again, with a new piece for New York Magazine entitled [DoNotLink] "Not a Very PC Thing to Say," and subheaded, because of course it is, "How the language police are perverting...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Misogyny; rape culture; war on agency.]"I'm told that they're still going to bring [the bill proposing a 20-week abortion ban] back, but because there was such division among our Republican females [over the stipulation that rape must be reported to authorities to qualify as an exception], they pulled the bill that day. Show More Summary

News from the Conservative Legislation Lab

This is a real thing in the world:[Republican Indiana] Gov. Mike Pence is starting a state-run taxpayer-funded news outlet that will make pre-written news stories available to Indiana media, as well as sometimes break news about hisShow More Summary

An Observation

[Content Note: Fat hatred.]Fat haters think that fat advocacy is about asking people to like you.No.Fat advocacy is about asking people to respect you. And about liking yourself, irrespective of whether anyone else does.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Extreme weather] How y'all doing on the East Coast? "High winds and whiteout conditions swept across New England on Tuesday as a strong winter storm moved up the East Coast, leaving the island of Nantucket without power. Show More Summary

Jason Brown Does More Spinny Jumps!

Hey, do you remember last year when US figure skater Jason Brown did an amazing long program at the National Championships, which earned him a second-place finish and a trip to the Winter Olympics, and also revealed that I am terrific (blink. Show More Summary

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