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

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Programming Note

Well, I've definitely pushed myself too hard, and now I'm paying for it: I've got some sort of awful flu or cold, which is triggering the autoimmune reaction, i.e. dizziness and numbness and tremors. I am not used to this new normal yet. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker mauzo: "What was the first book (/film/comic/…) you read that explicitly centred a non-white person, and how old were you at the time?"I had a number of Little Golden Books the main characters of which were non-white...Show More Summary

An Observation

[Content Note: Oppression; dehumanization.]A funny thing happens every time I write something defending Chris Christie against fat hatred, or Sarah Palin against misogyny, or Dr. Ben Carson against racism, or any conservative from a marginalized population against prejudice and mockery on the basis of their identity. Show More Summary

Today in Rape Culture on the Radio

[Content Note: Rape culture.]I spend most of my life not paying a damn bit of attention to what Justin Bieber is doing, which has been working out very well for me! But the teen sensation, who may be 30 years old now for all I know (just...Show More Summary

TV Corner: So You Think You Can Dance

[Content Note: Spoilers for last night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance.]Sorry I've missed the past couple of weeks, SYTYCD fans! I'm all caught up now, right in time for next week's finale! I thought last night's episode wasShow More Summary

Good Grief

[Content Note: Classism.]This is the saddest headline I have ever seen: OMGLOL. And here is the opening paragraph:Though this election cycle was supposed to feature the most impressive field of Republican presidential candidates in decades, a handful of the party's major donors and bundlers remain underwhelmed by their options. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Dudley, subtly letting me know he's ready for his dinner last night. 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: War on agency] Fucking hell: "The U.S. House is likely to vote shortly after the August recess on a bill that would at least temporarily defund Planned Parenthood... It's not clear...Show More Summary

Film Corner: The Intern

[Content Note: Ageism; objectification; misogyny; gender essentialism; racism.]Below, the trailer for a new film from Nancy Meyers called The Intern, starring Robert De Niro as Anne Hathaway's intern, because "senior intern program," obviously. Show More Summary

Your Progressive Pope

[Content Note: Misogyny; anti-choicery.]Once again, Pope Francis is getting all the plaudits for his progressivism, because he has said that maybe women who get abortions won't burn in eternal hellfire, if they're really, really sorry...Show More Summary

Have You Heard Chris Christie Is Fat?

[Content Note: Fat hatred; bullying.]I have been covering for a very long time the fat hatred that is routinely wielded against Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despite the fact that, as is probably quite evident, I amShow More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested via email by Shaker GoldFishy: "What do you consider to be the ultimate summer movie?"Dirty Dancing. (But you knew I was going to say that, didn't you?!)

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by fish.Recommended Reading:Nerdy Wonka: A Special Tweet of the DayRosana: 10 NOLA Groups Truly Doing the Work When the Cameras Aren't OnLibby Anne: [Content Note: Rape apologia] We Are Not All Josh DuggarZak:...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] The Bee Gees: "You Should Be Dancing"

Your Republican Party

[Content Note: Anti-immigrationism; racism.]Insert eleventy million articles here about how Donald Trump is destroying the Republican Party, despite the fact that his extremist views are totally in line with the other candidates' positions. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

I keep telling you: Matilda is the goofiest cat on the planet! 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] The tallest mountain peak in the US will no longer be officially known as Mount McKinley, but as Denali: "With the approval of President Barack Obama, Interior Secretary Sally...Show More Summary

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