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URL :http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Feminism
Posts on Regator:12674
Posts / Week:36.2
Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker themiddlevoice: "If you could write a letter to anyone (and not worry they would read it), what would you write?"

Fun with Black Holes

[Content Note: Hypothetical death.]Amanda Gefter for the BBC: "The Strange Fate of a Person Falling into a Black Hole."I'm not even going to excerpt it; just go read the whole thing, because it's so terrific and so fascinating!

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Misogyny.] "No. Not for one minute."—Tom Hardy, during promotions for Mad Max: Fury Road, answering this actual question asked by a reporter in the year of our lord Jesus Jones two thousand and fifteen: "When you wereShow More Summary

Number of the Day

[Content Note: Homophobia; food insecurity.]$1.4 million: The amount of money spent by the state of Indiana "fighting five federal court cases that challenged the state's ban on gay marriage....According to information provided by the state attorney general's office, Indiana paid more than $1.4 million to attorneys who represented plaintiffs. Show More Summary

Primarily Speaking

Beep beep! The clown car has arrived! From left to right: Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Lindsey Graham, and Carly Fiorina.You know the primary season is in full swingShow More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Titchy Sophs, sound sleep in the inbox on my desk. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Racism; appropriation; war; death] Ben Becker recalls the origins of Memorial Day, and how it was co-opted into a broad remembrance of fallen soldiers: "What we now know as Memorial Day began as 'Decoration Day' in the immediate aftermath of the U.S. Show More Summary

Photo of the Day

A double rainbow appears over Dublin, captured on Friday by Karl, as the people of Ireland voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage: Ireland has voted by a huge majority to legalise same-sex marriage, becoming the...Show More Summary

Floods in Texas and Oklahoma; Tornado in Mexico

[Content Note: Extreme weather; death. Video may autoplay at link.]Terrible storms struck parts of Texas and Oklahoma again last night, leaving at least four people dead and a dozen missing.Record-setting rains left officials in Texas...Show More Summary

On Josh Duggar, Continued

[Content Note: Sexual assault; misogyny; victim-blaming; silencing; religion.]Since the news broke that television reality star and conservative Christian role model Josh Duggar had sexually assaulted at least five girls, there has been...Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by blue ink.Recommended Reading:Socchan: On String Orchestra DragonsStephanie: Getting Started in Tech's Social Justice MovementAlona: [Content Note: Racism; colonialism; ciscentrism; heterocentrism] This...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Sexual abuse; rape apologia.]Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. Josh's actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, 'inexcusable,' but that doesn't mean 'unforgivable.' He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Christina Aguilera: "Ain't No Other Man" (Junior Vasquez Club Mix)This week's TMNS brought to you by Junior Vasquez remixes!

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Environmental disaster; animal endangerment] The Plains All American Pipeline oil spill off the California coast Tuesday, the cause of which is currently under investigation, is causing...Show More Summary

An Observation

[Content Note: Disablism; fat hatred; spoilers for Mad Max: Fury Road.]So, I really liked Mad Max: Fury Road. (You may have heard.) And I liked it, in part, because I found it to be a deeply feminist film, if a flawed one, for lots of...Show More Summary

On Josh Duggar

[Content Note: Sexual assault; rape culture; video may autoplay at first link.]Josh Duggar, the oldest child of the Duggar clan, made famous by their TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, has confirmed reports that he was accused of sexually...Show More Summary

Six Officers Indicted in Freddie Gray's Death

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism.]Yesterday, a grand jury in Baltimore indicted all six police officers who had been charged in the death of Freddie Gray.Baltimore state's attorney Marilyn Mosby announced on Thursday that some...Show More Summary

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