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

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This Fu@#ing Guy

[Content Note: Trans hatred; gender policing; bathroom panic; rape culture.]Another Republican lawmaker has introduced yet another shitty transphobic bill, based on bullshit narratives about trans predators:Florida state Rep. Frank Artiles...Show More Summary

Of Course

Maybe you've heard that Hillary Clinton is presumed to be running for president. Perhaps you've also heard that she shouldn't be running for president. Or should have announced by now if she is. And is ruining everything for the men who want to run, unless she's running. Show More Summary

LOL This Cat

This video's been around for awhile, but I only just saw it for the first time last night, and I laughed forever: Video Description: A Pallas's Cat—a fluffy, grey, sturdy wildcat with wide-set ears—is hiding behind a rock at the entrance to a cave. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Is there any food or drink item that you keep trying, either regularly or once every few years, to see if you'll finally like it, but it just isn't happening?Eggs. No matter how many times I try them in no matter how many different preparations, it's never gonna happen!I would like to like eggs, but nope. Every time I try them again, it's the same. Thumbs down.

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by snow. So much snow.Recommended Reading:Eastsidekate [Content Note: MRAs; Storified by Whitney Pollack with Kate's permission] The Privilege to Humanize and Be HumanizedHel: [CN: Gender policing; homophobia]...Show More Summary

Yiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikes This Guy

[Content Note: Misogyny; dehumanization; sexual entitlement.]Saturday, Washington Post columnist Carolyn Hax answered a letter from a guy who wrote in with this dating conundrum:Dear Carolyn: I'm an average-looking guy...let's say aShow More Summary

And Again

[Content Note: Police brutality; death; guns; racism; ageism.]James Howard Allen, a 74-year-old black man, was killed by police who were asked to do a welfare check on him:State officials in North Carolina have launched an investigation...Show More Summary

The Walking Thread

[Content Note: Descriptions of violence. Spoilers are lurching around undeadly herein.] Michonne wonders why she is even in this garbage show. When last we left Grimes Gang way back in December, Beth had been killed by Officer Meanlady...Show More Summary

The Creative Endeavors Thread

by Shaker SocchanHowdy, Shakers! Sorry for the long wait between threads; a bunch of stuff happened that basically goes like this: me going on vacation ("vacation"), Shakesville on break for the holidays, mild bout of depression where...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Extreme weather; video may autoplay at link] The US East Coast is getting battered by another snowstorm: "Another week, another snowstorm, another mess. This is the continuing story of the winter of 2015. Show More Summary

Marriage in Alabama and Aggrieved Dinosaurs

[Content Note: Homophobia; Christian Supremacy.]Last month, US District Judge Callie V.S. "Ginny" Granade ruled unconstitutional Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage and recognition of same-sex marriages entered in other states. At the time, she issued a stay, which put her ruling on hold until today. Show More Summary

Grammys Open Thread

Did you watch the Grammys last night? I did not, because my feelings about the Grammys can be summed up by the expression on Prince's face at the Grammys last night! But here is a thread to talk about the Grammys, if you watched them! MUSIC!

Quote of the Day

"Hillary has my endorsement for all of her life and mine. She can have my Lasso of Truth, formed from Aphrodite's girdle and forced whomever was bound with it to obey the commands of whomever held the other end."—Lynda Carter, who will always be THE unrivaled Wonder Woman to many of us. [H/T to Shakesville Contributor Aphra_Behn.]

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by sprinkles.Recommended Reading:Aja: [Content Note: Racism; gender essentialism] Rosie O'Donnell Lashes Out at Feminists over 'The Vagina Monologues'Summer: [CN: Racism] On the Very Real Possibility of a Super Bowl ConspiracyAnne: [CN: Disablism; anti-vaxxing] Vaccines Don't Cause Autism, But That's Not the Point. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Zelda is the sweetest. Just the absolute sweetest. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Today in Rape Culture

[Content Note: Rape culture; serial rape; child sex abuse; victim-blaming and other rape apologia; descriptions of assaults at link.]Dino Maglio, a 35-year-old Italian man, will stand trial next month on rape charges. Since his 16-year-old...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Illness; anti-vaxxing] Yesterday, it was reported that five infants who attend a suburban Chicago day care center were diagnosed with measles, with public health officials warning that more cases are likely. Show More Summary

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