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

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Discussion Thread: Feeling Overwhelmed

[Content Note: Violence.] The past few weeks have been especially demoralizing for those of us who challenge the culture of abuse, in all its many grotesque incarnations. A lot of depressing and demoralizing news has come quickly and relentlessly. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Ear hat. 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

Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé: "Barcelona"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Torture] A new Senate Intelligence Committee report to be released today reportedly includes "graphic details about sexual threats and other harsh interrogation techniques the CIA...Show More Summary

If Fraternities Were Treated Like Survivors

[CN: rape apologia, disbelief of survivors, rape culture. The story at the Gawker link includes ableist language. Other links include descriptions of rape, assault and hazing incidents.] As Rolling Stone backed away from its story about rape culture at UVA, a new consensus quickly emerged among the rape apologists of Twitter and the blogosphere. Show More Summary

Jackie Update

[Content Note: Sexual violence; rape apologia; doxxing; threats.]Since Friday, when Rolling Stone issued a (now-edited) statement in which they referenced vague "discrepancies" in Jackie's story, and said they'd misplaced their trust...Show More Summary

The Zelliest of All the Bellies

Thank you to everyone who has sent good thoughts for Zelda.To give you a quick update, we still don't know exactly what's going on with her. The bad news is that we've ruled out all the easy stuff, and now we're looking at a chronic disease like Cushings or diabetes insipidus as the underlying problem. Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by a book sculpture of the Millennium Falcon.

Blog Note

I am taking the day off today. Zelly has been ill, and we've been having to do a series of tests at the vet to figure out what's wrong. We've got to go to back to the vet again today, and, as some of you may know, there was a deluge of harassment here and on Twitter and in my inbox starting Friday afternoon. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

I have been spied from amidst a pile of blankets. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by chocolate.Recommended Reading:Kiese: [CN: White supremacy; violence] My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OKCharles: [CN: Homophobia; transphobia; ageism; class warfare] Aging LGBT Populations...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Janelle Monáe (featuring Big Boi): "Tightrope"This week's TMNS have been brought to you by ladies with double Ls in their first names.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...President Obama has nominated longtime senior Pentagon official Ashton Carter to replace Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. I literally cannot stop seeing "Ashton Kutcher" every time I read a story about this guy. Show More Summary

Number One!

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy; racism.]Hey, remember Kirk Cameron's Christmas movie which we are all definitely going to see called Saving Christmas, which features a protagonist named Christian White who finally experiences the...Show More Summary

I Write Letters

[Content Note: Sexual assault; rape apologia.]Dear People Who Don't Believe Jackie: In my experience, people who don't believe survivors simply just don't want to believe them, and then use whatever details of any particular case they...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Again, by popular request: What are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Rape culture.]"It is not who Cosby is that accounts for our long silence. It is who we are: a culture that does not believe people who share stories of surviving sexual violence. Were Cosby an unremarkable man of modest means, we would still doubt allegations like these, because that is what we do. Show More Summary

"Us Against Them"

[Content Note: Police misconduct and brutality.]Today, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division released a "pattern or practice" report on the Cleveland Police Department's use of force, one of whose officers shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice last month. Show More Summary

Today in Rape Culture

[Content Note: Rape apologia; sexual violence. Graphic description of assault in Rolling Stone link.]Last month, Rolling Stone published a story by Sabrina Rubin Erdely detailing the gang rape of a University of Virginia student named Jackie. Show More Summary

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