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Finish This Sentence

[Content Note: Injury.]The most klutzy/funny way I have ever injured myself is......a couple of days ago, I was standing with my left hand on my hip and the tips of my fingers tucked into the waistband of my jeans. Suddenly a sneeze snuck up on me, and, in the manner of sneaky sneezes, it was a powerful one. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War; terrorism; genocide; rape] Fucking hell: "Jihadists from the Islamic State group may have committed genocide and war crimes against the minority Yazidi community in Iraq, the UN says. Show More Summary

It's Called Feminism

[Content Note: Misogyny; racism; heterocentrism; classism.]Conservative columnist Ross Douthat used his New York Times column this past Sunday to explore the causes of the "the social crisis among America's poor and working class—the...Show More Summary

The Worst Idea

[Content Note: Body policing; misogyny; heterocentrism; objectification; evo psych; fat hatred.]Yesterday, the Telegraph published a gross piece of linkbait [DoNotLink used] titled "'Schoolboys should tell girls their idea of a perfect...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Merkohl: "What inside joke do you have with friends that still makes you laugh, and how did it come to be?"

Shaker Gourmet

Whatcha been cooking up in your kitchen lately, Shakers?Share your favorite recipes, solicit good recipes, share recipes you've recently tried, want to try, are trying to perfect, whatever! Whether they're your own creation, or something you found elsewhere, share away. Also welcome: Recipes you've seen recently that you'd love to try, but haven't yet!

Trans Teen Jazz Jennings Gets Her Own TV Show

[Content Note: Transphobia; self-harm.] Jazz Jennings at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on April 20, 2013. Derrick Clifton at Mic:14-year-old trans activist Jazz Jennings has been tapped by TLC for an upcoming reality series titled All That Jazz. Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by chirping birds.Recommended Reading:Fannie: [Content Note: White Supremacy] Whites Riot on North Side of Chicago (Again)CaitieCat: [CN: Hostility to consent] Pranks and Rape CultureEl: [CN: Disablism]...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Zelda: The zelliest of all the bellies. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Quote of the Day

"I've made my decision—I'm out. I'm out of the Republican Party. I am not a Republican; I will not give a dime to the Republican Party. I'm out. I highly recommend—run from the Republican Party. They are not good. They ran and they said...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Mike & The Mechanics: "The Living Years" True Fact: When I was a child, settled in for an hour or so of hotttt music videos, and this video would come on, I would get so annoyed, because I hated it so much, lol.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Terrorism; death] "Nineteen people, including 17 foreign tourists, have been killed after gunmen targeted a museum in the Tunisian capital, the Prime Minister says....The attack happened...Show More Summary

Listening to Women About Red Flags, Part 2

[Content Note: Misogyny; rape culture.]Yesterday, I wrote a Helpful Hints for Men piece about listening to women when they identify harmful men. In response, Peter Green tweeted at me (which I am sharing with his permission): "Thanks, very helpful. Show More Summary

This Fu@#ing Guy

[Content Note: Racism.]STFU, Dick Cheney:Former Vice President Dick Cheney said that President Barack Obama was "playing the race card" to excuse criticism of his record as president."I think they're playing the race card, in my view. Show More Summary

The US Presbyterian Church Approves Same-Sex Marriages in an Overwhelming Vote

[Content Note: Homophobia; Christian Supremacy. Video may autoplay at link.]Good news!The largest Presbyterian denomination in the nation, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Tuesday approved a marriage resolution on that amends its constitution...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Bellspice: "I know it's been done before, but I'm a big fan of: How did you find Shakesville?"


[Content Note: Cat swatting at another cat. It's very minor, but if you have any fear of cat aggression, maybe skip this one.]Let's all watch this and/or read the transcript and laugh forever: Video Description: A white human hand holds a phone which is playing a video. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"The constant questions over the last six weeks have proven a great distraction that has made it too difficult for me to serve the people of the 18th District with the high standards that they deserve and which I have set for myself....Show More Summary

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