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

Blog Post Archive

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by horses.Recommended Reading:Katherine: [Content Note: Racism] Jimmy Kimmel's Turn Hosting the Oscars Was Filled with Casual RacismJamie: [CN: Racism; trans hatred] On Lost Boys and Ethical BoundariesTeow:...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Is the Worst

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan gave a press conference today, all of which was terrible obviously, but here are two lowlights:1. Affordable Care Act House Speaker Paul Ryan on replacing Obamacare: “This is a rescue mission” https://t.co/6OZtrfIwim...Show More Summary

On Waxing Nostalgic for George W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush appeared on the Today show this morning, and, during an interview with Matt Lauer, he said some words about media and accountability, which have been (quite rightly, no doubt) interpreted as throwing shade at Donald Trump.Former President George W. Show More Summary

We Resist: Day 39

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

I Write Letters

[Content Note: Misogyny.]Dear Men:Stop telling me how I should feel or what I should be doing about Trump.Now, just to be clear, right up front: What I'm not talking about is respectful, good-faith discussions among colleagues and peers about big-picture strategy or even minutiae like the efficacy of calling a Senator's office versus emailing. Show More Summary

Dispatches From the Queer Resistance (No. 2)

As I've written previously, with exit polls showing LGBT voters overhwhelmingly casting votes for Hillary Clinton (77%) in Election 2016, it is no surprise that LGBT people across all identity groups are both under attack from and resisting...Show More Summary

"Business as Usual"

Over the weekend, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The usual suspects are bitterly complaining about his victory, saying that he represents "business as usual" in the Democratic...Show More Summary

The Oscars Thread

So, I didn't watch the Oscars last night, because the only nominated film I'd seen was Hidden Figures, not for lack of desire to see some of the others, but I just haven't had the time to see any of them.Mainly, I was just rooting for...Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by sunshine.Recommended Reading:Jessica: [Content Note: Trans hatred] Title IX Protects Trans Students, No Matter What the Trump Administration BelievesViolet: I Need You to #ShowUp4TransYouthSameer: Charleston...Show More Summary

"Many of our social justice problems like racism and sexism are often overlapping, creating multiple levels of social injustice."

[Content Note: Misogynoir; police brutality; images of police violence against Black women and girls.]Via Monica Roberts, I just watched this video of Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw giving a TED talk on intersectionality in December. Please take the time to watch and/or listen to the entire thing. A complete transcript is also available.

White House Confirms Apparent Violation of Justice Department Rules

Spencer Ackerman at the Guardian: White House Confirms Conversation with FBI about Trump and Russia. The White House has confirmed that its chief of staff spoke with top FBI officials about the bureau's inquiry into links between Donald...Show More Summary

Breaking: WH Excludes CNN, NYT, BBC and Others from Presser

After an afternoon address at CPAC in whcih Donald Trump renewed his attacks on American journalism and unnamed press sources, the White House excluded a number of news organizations from its press gaggle. According to a report from Michael M. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Wee little monster! 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 36

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

This Is Terrorism

[Content Note: Gun violence; death; white supremacy.]This is terrorism. At least, that's what it would be called if it were a non-white and/or non-Christian man who committed a crime like this.A 51-year-old man faces first-degree murder...Show More Summary

I Am Angry

[Content Note: Trans hatred; sexual assault.]I have always loathed—and always will—the despicable attempts to justify discrimination against trans people under the auspices of "protecting" me.The "trans predator" meme is wretched trash:...Show More Summary

This. Is. Not. Normal.

This is a breathtaking abuse of power: White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Socchan: "What's your band name (real or imaginary)? My current imaginary band name is the Cautionary Accidentals."Deeky's and my imaginary band is called Bad Hombre and the Nasty Woman. Obvs.

TV Corner: This Is Us

I finally saw this week's episode of This Is Us last night, and omgggg that was a doozy. What a truly amazing show. I don't want to say anything about the most recent episode here, because I don't want to spoil it for anyone, so instead...Show More Summary

"Well, that's a nice thing to be known for. That's really nice."

This is just a really terrific interview with Keanu Reeves, who is one of my favorites. And it does not contain any discussion at all of electoral politics or our shitbird of a president, which made it an even bigger pleasure to read!So,...Show More Summary

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