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

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[Content Note: Police militarization.]Yesterday, after President Obama spoke about the situation in Ferguson, Jim Pasco, the executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police, criticized the President:"I would contend that discussing...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker yes: "What was your first interaction with the internet like?"The very first time I was on the internet, I was at university, and—I don't even remember what the interface was; it was even pre-ICQ, I believe—I wasShow More Summary

Awww ?

[Content Note: Animal cruelty, but with a happy ending.]This is just a really neat story about an ASPCA photographer who fell in love with a very timid and traumatized dog, and invested a lot of time and energy and love into rehabilitating him."He's the perfect dog." That just got me so hard. Show More Summary


Huffington Post: "Did NASA Capture an Alien and Its Shadow on the Moon?"YES. Obviously. The answer is YES. #science PROOF. It's either an alien, or Mitt Romney out for a stroll near his gold-plated moon mansion, in search of that flag he heard that Lance Armstrong and Buzz Lightyear left up there when they visited.

Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Update

An appeals court has ruled that same-sex couples in Virgina can start getting married a week from today, unless the Supreme Court intervenes:The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals clarified today that same-sex couples in Virginia may get married beginning next Thursday—Aug. Show More Summary

Recommended Reading

[Content Note: War on agency; anti-choice harassment.]Robin Marty: "One Doctor's Fight to Do His Job After Becoming the 'Poster Child' for Late Term Abortion." I'm not even going to excerpt it; just go read the whole thing.In case I haven't said this enough times yet, Robin Marty is indispensable and her work invaluable on the subject of abortion access in the US.

Daily Dose of Cute

"IT'S A DAY!!!" As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Quotes of the Day

[Content Note: Racism; police militarization.]"We need to demilitarize this situation—this kind of response by the police has become the problem instead of the solution. I obviously respect law enforcement's work to provide public safety,...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

John Legend with the Agape International Choir: "If You're Out There"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Harassment; abuse] Following the gross harassment of Zelda Williams on Twitter, which prompted her to leave the social media site, Twitter has vowed to improve their policies. 1. I'll believe it when I see it. Show More Summary

President Obama on Ferguson

Note: In a few minutes, President Obama is going to make a statement on what's happening in Ferguson. Here is one of the places where you will be able to watch it live.I will post video and transcript here afterwards, as soon as they become available.

Everything About This Is Terrible

[Content Note: Guns; violence.]A man shot who he thought was an intruder, but was actually his 16-year-old daughter coming home after sneaking out (she survived):Investigators said the confusion happened in the 400 block of Lily's Way around 3:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker bekitty: "Have your tastes changed as you've gotten older? If so, how?"

Man Assaulted for Defending Women from Street Harassment

[Content Note: Violence; harassment; misogyny; objectification. Please note video may begin playing automatically at link.]Fucking hell:A man who police say tried to defend a group of women from catcallers landed in the hospital after...Show More Summary

An Observation

[Content Note: Misogyny.]Here is a headline at Reuters today: "More middle-aged U.S. women having babies outside marriage."I really don't give a fuck if a kid's parents are married (except insomuch as I care when their parents aren't...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Police militarization.]"When did 'protect and serve' turn into 'us versus them'?...'Bring it. You fucking animals, bring it,' one police officer was caught on video telling protesters. In Ferguson and beyond, it seemsShow More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Olivia Twist and her pink toesies. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Good Grief

[Content Note: Gender essentialism; heterocentrism; cissexism; misogyny; infertility.]The latest in awesome Lady Explaining, care of evo psych:A brave scientist has sought to answer a question that has baffled for centuries: why do women...Show More Summary

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