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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 Bearpaw01: "What food combination do you like that most people think is weird? (E.g., pickles, peanut butter, and hot sauce sandwich.)"

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: "Purple Haze"'Scuse me while I kiss this guy.

Headline of the Day

[Content Note: Class warfare.]Number of Billionaires Has Doubled Since the Financial Crisis. The super-rich club has become less exclusive, with the amount of billionaires doubling since the financial crisis, according to a report from global charity Oxfam. Show More Summary

Good Grief

Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is still considered to be a leading contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, and I have no idea why. As soon as voters get a look at what this guy is really like, they're going...Show More Summary

Discussion Thread: Whispered Warnings

[Content Note: Sexual harassment and abuse.]Last night, after reading Melissa Martin's terrific piece, "Do You Know About Jian?", which Ruth also linked below, I was texting with Jessica Luther about it, and I told her: Reading thatShow More Summary

Follow Up: More Women Speak About Jian Ghomeshi

[CN: physical abuse, sexual assault, verbal abuse, BDSM discussion, rape apologia] More women have come forward with allegations against Jian Ghomeshi. One woman, actor and Royal Canadian Air Force captain Lucy Decoutere, agreed to use her name. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War on agency] Fuck fuck fuck: "The North Dakota Supreme Court yesterday upheld a set of misguided restrictions on medication abortion, allowing what is effectively a ban on early,...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Sexual and domestic violence; failure to support survivors.]"The negative impact of college dating abuse is not limited to a survivor's academic career. There can be a literal cost to being a victim. I have more than $80,000 in private student loan debt used to attend a school that didn't care that I had been raped and abused. Show More Summary

Apple CEO Tim Cook Publicly Discloses He Is Gay

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been out to people in his personal and professional life, so it's not really right to say that he's come out, as if, previous to this statement, he's been not out. We tend to use language that treats coming out...Show More Summary

He Seems Nice

[Content Note: Privilege; white/male supremacy.]Ha ha jokes!Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joked in a private meeting this month [with the Hibernian Society of Charleston] that white men would "do great" under his presidency, according to...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker itchbay: "When you can't sleep, what do you do to try and help yourself fall asleep?"I count backwards from 100, very slowly. Like when a doctor asks you to count backwards when you're going under anesthetic. Especially after years of doing it, so that my body/mind associate backwards counting with falling asleep, it works like a charm. I rarely see 70.

Fair & Balanced

[Content Note: Violence; Christian Supremacy; anti-atheism; Islamophobia; imperialism.]This is what passes for "fair and balanced" discourse at Fox News: Fox's Keith Ablow: 'It's Time For An American Jihad.'"An American jihad would embrace...Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by stars.Recommended Reading:Mallory: We Regret to Announce That Your Request of "Gotta Hear Both Sides" Has Been DeniedBYP: Marvel Announces First Black and First Female Superhero MoviesMore here. CN for...Show More Summary


We've previously had super fun threads (the most recent) in which we share images of our tattoos and discuss the process of choosing art and what it's like to get tattooed, etc., so here's another one! Share your ink, talk about your...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Wee Sophie. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

On Street Harassment

[Content Note: Street harassment; misogyny.]A bunch of people have emailed me about this video by Hollaback, which documents the street harassment directed at a young woman, dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, walking through the streets of Manhattan for ten hours. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Tommy James & The Shondells: "Crimson and Clover"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Illness] Jeb Bush isn't even running for president yet, and I am already FURIOUS AT HIM: "[President Barack Obama's initial response to Ebola] looked very incompetent to begin with, and that fueled fears that may not be justified." Fuck you. Show More Summary


[Content Note: Depression; self-harm; disablism; harassment.]Eastsidekate sent me a heads-up about a new Twitter app called Samaritans Radar, which you can use to track whether any of the people you follow are distressed, depressed,Show More Summary

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