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Good F#@king Grief

[Content Note: Anti-semitism.]"Lena Dunham faces criticism over article comparing Jewish men and dogs." Sounds about right.

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by snow more snow omg snow.Recommended Reading:Shena: [Content Note: Misogynoir; gendered violence] Regardless of Election Outcome, Girls Are the Future in NigeriaEmily: [CN: War on agency; class warfare]...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Pink: "Try"This week's TMNS brought to you by DANCING!

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Class warfare; eliminationism] I'm still fighting it out on Twitter over #BoycottIndiana, and some of the responses have been absolutely extraordinary. Not in a good way. Here is a perfect example of the shit with which I'm dealing. Show More Summary

Religious Bigotry Bill Stalls in Georgia

[Content note: homophobia, domestic violence, anti-Semitism, Christian supremacy.] There is a little bit of good news coming from the South: Georgia's version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act has stalled in committee, and there is a reasonable chance it will not revive before the end of the session on April 1st. Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by coral.This week's Open Threads have been brought to you by the letter C.


[Content Note: Homophobia; Christian Supremacy; class warfare.]Yesterday, after my garbage governor signed Indiana's "religious freedom" bill into law, the predictable progressive backlash began with an outpouring of blanket generalizations...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

What's for dinner? Or whatever the next meal of the day is in your part of the world.I don't even know yet, lol. I've got to go look in the fridge and see what we've got. Probably chicken of some description.

Congratulations, Aisha Moodie-Mills

National LGBT org the Victory Fund and Institute has chosen Aisha Moodie-Mills as its new president and CEO, making her the first black woman to lead the organization: Both within the organization and among leaders of other nationalShow More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: White Supremacy.]"In indie rock, white is the norm. While indie rock and the DIY underground, historically, have been proud to disassociate themselves from popular culture, there is no divorcing a predominantly white scene from systemic ideals ingrained in white Western culture. Show More Summary


[Content Note: Fat hatred; diet and surgery advertisements.]A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking about writing a post on the ubiquity of weight loss and/or body shaming advertisements. They are everywhere in my every day: I see them...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Virtually every time I sit down on the couch, even for a moment, Sophie immediately jumps on my lap or chest, Zelda jumps up beside me to my left, and then this happens to my right: Olivia stretches out one way, and Matilda stretches out the other. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] Paula Abdul: "Straight Up"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Extreme weather; death. Video may autoplay at link.] Tulsa area hit by deadly tornadoes: "One person was killed and several others were injured when a series of 'extremely dangerous' tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, knocking out power and leaving a massive trail of destruction. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush: "I'm the Worst!"

[Content Note: War on agency; sexual violence; disablism.]If you thought that George W. Bush was terrible on abortion rights, get a load of his terrible brother:As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) fundraises with his brother George W., the likely 2016 presidential candidate is widely being positioned in the media as the more moderate of the two. Show More Summary

Germanwings Crash Update

[Content Note: Description of airline crash; death.]On Tuesday, I mentioned that a Lufthansa Germanwings airbus had crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 on board. The cockpit voice recorder has revealed that the crash appearsShow More Summary

Pence to Sign "Religious Freedom" Bill

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy; homophobia; transphobia.]Today, despite the fact that three major conventions have threatened to pull out of Indiana and corporations are balking, Republican Indiana Governor Mike Pence has promised...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker invisibilia: "What lesson you learn from your grandparents stuck with you? Could be something like 'Granddad taught me to love nature by taking me walking in the forest' or 'Granny showed me how to knit' or even something...Show More Summary


[Content Note: Video may autoplay at link.]Woolly Mammoth Could Walk Again after Genes Spliced with Asian Elephant. You know, I'm just as excited to add "trampled by rampaging woolly mammoth" to the list of my possible demises as the...Show More Summary

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