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

Blog Post Archive

In the News

Here are a couple of links of interest from the news today:[Content Note: Transphobia; carcerality; abuse] This is tentatively very good news: "Imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning ended her hunger strike today, having secured assurances from the Army that she will receive the medically prescribed treatment for her gender dysphoria. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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


[Content Note: Privilege.] White guys are under siege and searching for themselves on television this fall. — New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) September 13, 2016 WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE WHITE GUYS?!Haha...Show More Summary


1. Hillary Clinton is definitely dying IF SHE'S NOT EVEN ALREADY DEAD and therefore is totes using a body double. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT, YOUR DISBELIEF IS EVIDENCE THAT YOU'RE IN THE BAG FOR KILLERY SHILLERY HILLARY, YOU MONSTER. Don't...Show More Summary

Must-Reads of the Morning

Three things to read this morning:1. [Content Note: Video may autoplay at link] Kurt Eichenwald: "How the Trump Organization's Foreign Business Ties Could Upend U.S. National Security." This is a long one, but worth your time to read every word. Show More Summary


1. Hillary Clinton had better release more and more and MORE medical records, because otherwise how are we going to believe her that she's only got pneumonia?! WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO? TAKE HER WORD FOR IT? LOL PLEASE! It's about TRANSPARENCY, people. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker FloraFlora: "When you have a hard problem you want to think through or come to resolution regarding, what is your process? Preferred, or most effective, or just most common..."

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles: "The Tears of a Clown"

Daily Dose of Cute

This is just a very good picture of a very fuzzy cat grooming herself under my desk. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

"We can't afford to act as if there's some equivalence here."

During a campaign event in Philly today, President Obama let loose on the press, telling them to do their jobs—and defending his friend Hillary Clinton in the process—and it was a thing of beauty: We cannot afford to take this election for granted. Show More Summary

In the News

Here are a couple of links of interest from the news today:Did you know that Tim Kaine gave the keynote at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner over the weekend? Probably not, since the corporate media didn't care to cover it! But I covered it at Shareblue, and the complete video is there if you would like to see it. Show More Summary

"There are not two sides to racism."

[Content Note: Bigotry; harassment; threats of violence; racist slur.]'s Henry J. Gomez has penned an important piece about the bigoted harassment he's gotten for months from Trump supporters:For 15 years, my ethnic last name has appeared above all of my stories. Show More Summary

Good Grief

[Content Note: Bigotry; white nationalism.]This is a real thing that happened in the world: Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence, during an interview with CNN's Teddy Ruxpin Wolf Blitzer refused to say that David Duke, former...Show More Summary

Maude Help Us All

[Content Note: Disablism.]The media have collectively lost their way. (Or, perhaps more accurately, have painfully given up all pretense of their way being anything but destroying the Democratic candidate.)Anderson Cooper did an absolutely...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker DesertRose: "If you have pets, when you come up with names for your pets, what's your process?"

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by cake.Recommended Reading:Jenn: [Content Note: Racism] New Poll Shows That Trump Has Alienated Two-Thirds of Asian American VotersKeith: Obama Nominates First Muslim-American Federal JudgeKenyetta: [CN:...Show More Summary

I Mean

I'm hardly the first person to say this, but the expectation of "disclosing" pneumonia, or any temporary illness, before it matters, is odd. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) September 12, 2016 And that is not a partisan opinion. If Trump gets an ingrown toenail, I don't need to know, unless/until it gets infected and he can't walk. Show More Summary

In the News

Here are a couple of links of interest from the news today:ICYMI: Shareblue has launched #DemandFairDebates. Because holy Maude do we need fair debates. If you haven't seen it yet, this video [autoplays at link] about a woman named Janelle,...Show More Summary


[Content Note: Bigotry.]I've got a new piece at Shareblue about unearthed audio of Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway in which she essentially agrees with Hillary Clinton that some portion of Trump supporters are a basket...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"Humans must take the first step to establish relationships with the first intelligent inhabitants of the planet Earth by creating devices capable of overcoming the barriers that stand in the way of using languages and in the way of communications between dolphins and people."—Dr. Show More Summary

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