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Just Stop

[Content Note: Antisemitism.]Daniel Clevenger, the mayor of a town in Missouri near the residence of Frazier Glenn Cross, who killed three people at Jewish centers in Kansas earlier this week, says he knew Cross well, and shares hisShow More Summary

"There's Nothing Extraordinary About What Happened"

[Content Note: Rape culture.]Last night, my friend and amazing activist Jessica Luther appeared on The Last Word with guest host Ari Melber to discuss the Jameis Winston case and the New York Times article published yesterday about the flawed investigation. Show More Summary

A Question

When oh when am I going to be able to start complaining about how hot it is?!

The Perfect Encapsulation of Impotent Rage

Earlier this month, I was watching Pretty in Pink, because it was on and I needed to look at James Spader's glorious 80s hair. Naturally, I was texting Deeky about it, because we were both awake and still breathing, and I told him: "I...Show More Summary

Photo of the Day

From the Telegraph's Pictures of the Day for 16 April 2014: The sun sets on the savannah after six days of constant rain, creating a radiant pink cloud above a small herd of giraffe in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. [Michael Poliza/Barcroft India]Stunning.


[Content Note: War on agency.]US District Judge Daniel Hovland has ruled that "a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant"...Show More Summary

CNN Is a Disgrace

[Content Note: Racism; othering.]What in the everloving shit is this, CNN? Over video of Price William, Duchess Kate, and Prince George deplaning, Jeanne Moos, a middle-aged white female CNN contributor says in voiceover: "These days,...Show More Summary

This F#@king Guy

[Content Note: Misogyny; choice policing; judgment; rape culture.]In case you have ever inexplicably thought, "I'm not sure if I'm actually hating Dr. Drew, who is definitely the worst, at maximum intensity," let me direct you to Part One of the Teen Mom 2: Finale Special which aired last night on MTV.After every season of the show finishes, Dr. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

"It's raining! Lightly! And we've been out here for like 10 seconds! OH THE HUMANITY! Please let us in!" As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comment...

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by sauerkraut.Recommended Reading: Libby Anne: [Content Note: Sex abuse; purity culture; misogyny; Christian Supremacy. There is background for this post in today's In the News.] Michael Farris, Patriarchy, and Doug Phillips: An ExposeArturo: [CN: Racism; police misconduct. Show More Summary

Aughra's Orrery: My New Tattoo

[Content Note: There is an image of a fresh tattoo with a little bit of visible blood on it below the fold.]Welp, I wasn't going to post about this until it was all done, but then Spudsy went and posted Aughra as the host of today'sShow More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Disaster; death] Almost 300 people are still missing after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized off the shore of South Korea. "The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju. Show More Summary

It Continues to Be a Real Mystery Why Republicans Aren't Connecting with a Majority of Female Voters

[Content Note: Misogyny; objectification. NB: Not only women can get pregnant and breastfeed.]Republican Alaska state representative Shelley Hughes has apologized after sending out a press release promoting her resolution encouraging...Show More Summary

This is a real thing in the world.

[Content Note: Misogyny; rape culture; patriarchal tropes.]This article (DoNotLink used) is a few days old, but I only just saw it this morning, care of Dan Solomon. Its actual, for real, not satirical headline is: "18 Things Females Seem to Not Understand (Because, Female Privilege)."LOL FOREVER.Right from the title, it's terrific. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

By popular request, again: What are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?

Photo of the Day

From the Telegraph's Pictures of the Day for 15 April 2014: Austrian wildlife photographer Josef Gelernter took this picture of a panda playing with her cub in a swing at Vienna Zoo, Austria. [Josef Gelernter / Caters News]I MEAN!!!

This May Be the Best Thing You Read All Day

Ashol-Pan may be the only girl in Mongolia who hunts with a golden eagle. She is 13 years old, and she is amazing. Photograph by Asher Svidensky. There are many more photos, and more of the story, at the link.[H/T to Iain and Shaker Brunocerous.]

Discussion Thread: Validation

What piece of validation do you find yourself needing to hear most often? Something you already know, intellectually, but, for whatever reason, need the reminder in the form of a compliment, a reassurance, someone else "giving you permission"...Show More Summary

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