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URL :http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Feminism
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Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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On Liking the Unlikeable Hillary Clinton

The problem became clear early in my coverage of Hillary Clinton.It wasn't that I had disclosed I was a supporter, although certainly there were people who objected to what they perceived as my bias, no matter how diligently I detailed...Show More Summary

We Resist: Day 97

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Discussion Thread: Trump Despair

We've had three previous Trump Despair threads, first during his transition period, again during his cabinet nomination process, and then midway through his first 100 days.Now that we're closing in on his first 100 days in office, I thought maybe some of us could use another one.I am feeling profoundly overwhelmed by the onslaught of troubling news. Show More Summary

Trump's Tax Plan Is a Disaster, Of Course

Donald Trump is desperate to have a legislative victory. His first 100 days have been marked by failure, his only "success" coming thanks to Antonin Scalia dying 14 months ago.Healthcare reform is uncertain at best, and, even if the Republicans manage to pass something, it will go over like a lead balloon with the public. Show More Summary

GOP Presses Ahead on Healthcare; Public Unthrilled

Late last night, Robert Costa and Paige Winfield Cunningham at the Washington Post reported that Republicans are moving closer to a healthcare reform deal on which their caucus can agree:White House officials and several Republican lawmakers...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Drazil: "If money were no object, where would you go on vacation, and for how long?"Somewhere warm near water, where I could swim and read and be very lazy. For six months.

A Shakespearean Sonnet, for 'Splainers

Dear brother pale, possessing such a wealthOf civil words designed to change my mind:If as you claim you value women's health,I beg you do this thing for me so kind:Please take the civil 'splaining you expelAnd shove it in the orifice...Show More Summary

Recommended Reading

Two bits of recommended reading...1. Sarah Lerner at Dame Magazine: A Tale of Two First Daughters. What's also interesting about this piece, in addition to everything Sarah has written in it, is that it's a month old, and it is depressingly evergreen. Show More Summary

An Observation

I guess I'd be more concerned about President Obama supposedly (according to Fox News) earning a $400,000 speaking fee if I weren't keenly aware that he—like Hillary Clinton, also criticized for drawing big speaking fees—uses his personal...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

We Resist: Day 96

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Of Course

Ashley Parker and Robert Costa at the Washington Post: 'Everyone Tunes In': Inside Trump's Obsession with Cable TV.During a small working lunch at the White House last month, the question of job security in [Donald] Trump's tumultuous...Show More Summary

On Who Gets to Be Likeable

Throughout her entire political career, the media has been obsessed with Hillary Clinton's "likeability." Specifically, the alleged lack thereof. And one of the things I have read over and over in election postmortems, is that a significant...Show More Summary

Trumpty Dumpty Promised a Wall. Trumpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall.

Yesterday morning, we were hearing that Donald Trump was willing to risk shutting down the entire government to get funding for his border wall—a central promise of his campaign.But, by the end of the day, Trump was already throwingShow More Summary

My Point, Here It Is

Last night, Chelsea Clinton was trending on Twitter, in part because she was obliged to respond (again) to male journalists insisting that she was running for office, despite the fact that she has not said that she has plans to run for office. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Yankee Transferred: "What's the best job you ever had?"This one! Yes, even despite all the shit.

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by a horsehair brush.Recommended Reading:Digby: Trump and the Media: Beneath the Surface Hostility, a Deep and Dangerous SymbiosisChauncey: [Content Note: White supremacy; police brutality] Welcome to the...Show More Summary

Everything Is Fine. (Everything Is Not Fine.)

Patricia Zengerle at Reuters: Entire U.S. Senate to Go to White House for North Korea Briefing.Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in...Show More Summary

The Movement Against Smart Women

We are in a moment in the United States in which millions of women across the nation feel, quite rightly, like the presidential election was a referendum on how we are valued by our country. Given the choice between a proudly feminist...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

As I have previously mentioned, Matilda looooooves ribbons. So when I gave her a pink ribbon that came tied around the top of a bag with some chocolates in it, she went typically bananas over it. Matilda totally loses her shit over ribbons. Show More Summary

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