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

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[Content Note: Illness.]Shakesville will be on hiatus for the next couple of weeks, starting this evening.I am dealing with a new and somewhat serious health complication, which requires some medical tests I've got to get done promptly...Show More Summary

Happy Dogs Are Happy

[Content Note: Animal cruelty, but happy endings.]A year ago, the ASPCA and responders from The Humane Society of the United States rescued 367 dogs from a multi-state dog fighting ring in one of the largest documented federal dog fighting busts. Show More Summary

Film Corner!

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy; racism. DoNotLink used in first paragraph to Glenn Beck's site.]Well, it's been two minutes, so it's time for another terrific new Kirk Cameron film! His newest cinematic masterpiece is called Saving...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Misogyny.]"I think a lot of people want to be able to walk into a grocery store—particularly, a lot of the women—want to go and buy a bottle of wine for dinner, go down, buy a six-pack or two six-packs, buy dinner, and...Show More Summary


[Content Note: Racism.]I don't even know: "Lifetime Fails Its Awful Mission to Bring Out the 'Strong Black Woman' in White Women."Because black women make great accessories for folks basking in too much white privilege, Lifetime hasShow More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Barry White & Luciano Pavarotti: "You're the First, the Last, My Everything"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Anti-immigrationism] Who cares about people's lives when there's an election to win? "Both political parties are in a state of high anxiety about the possibility that President Obama...Show More Summary


Last night was the finale (or, at least, the performance finale) of So You Think You Can Dance, and OMG Nigel Lythgoe was the biggest shitlord he has ever been, which is really saying something. I'm not even going to waste my energyShow More Summary

Today in Rape Culture

[Content Note: Victim-blaming.]Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, the former president of George Washington University and a current professor of public service at the school, was part of a panel of guests on The Diane Rehm show earlier this...Show More Summary


[Content Note: Misogyny.]From the Great Mysteries of Life files:A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Brenda A.: "What games or imaginary friends did you make up as a kid?"

Good Grief

[Content Note: Homophobia.]Yesterday, ESPN aired a report on first out gay NFL player Michael Sam's bid to earn a spot on the St. Louis Rams' final roster which included information on Sam's showering habits: The reporter noted a "defensive...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; victim-blaming.]"He wasn't unarmed. He was armed with his incredibly strong, scary self."—The relentlessly execrable Ben Stein, discussing the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.That...Show More Summary

Whoops for America 2: The Rewhoopsening

Mitt Romney keeps saying he's definitely for sure absolutely not running for president again, but that doesn't mean the all-time winner in being the least worst in Republican primaries isn't still Republicans' least worst of the possible...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

Wage Stagnation: Our Central Economic Challenge

[Content Note: Class warfare.]This economic report by Elise Gould for the Economic Policy Institute is a must-read: "Why America's Workers Need Faster Wage Growth—and What We Can Do About It." Here is just part of the intro:The last year has been a poor one for American workers' wages. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Carole King & James Taylor: "You've Got a Friend"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Racism] Charles Belk, a black film producer "who was in Beverly Hills to attend a pre-Emmy party Friday night, was handcuffed and detained for about six hours before authorities investigating...Show More Summary

John Crawford Update

[Content Note: Racism; guns; police brutality.]Earlier this month, I wrote about John Crawford, the 22-year-old black man in Ohio who was killed by police in a Walmart after another customer called 911 to report a man waving an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, even though Crawford was actually holding a BB/pellet rifle which is sold at the store. Show More Summary

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