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Mitt Romney: Still Terrible

Some things never change. King Shit of Entitled Mountain has already decided to run for president for the eleventieth time, and now he's got to figure out why: In private meetings and phone conversations, Mitt Romney has begun to answer...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"I do my best to not spend too much time thinking about [living up to the Breaking Bad legacy]. And I'm always so careful when I say that because I would never want it to read like I don't care. But the trouble is that I care too much. Show More Summary


[Content Note: Rape culture; clergy abuse; homophobia; misogyny.]Wow wow wow: "Former highest-ranking U.S. cardinal blames 'feminization' for the Catholic Church's problems."Last week, Cardinal Raymond Burke delivered a whopper of aShow More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

I may have mentioned before that Dudley is very particular about when it's time to go to bed—that is, time for all of us to retire to the bedroom for the night. It's exhausting being a dog who sleeps all day every day; he needs his rest! For Dudley, bedtime is usually two to three hours before we are anywhere close to actually going to bed. Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by snow.Recommended Reading:Kao: [Content Note: Racism] The Meemao MonsterTasha: [CN: Class warfare; anti-choice harassment; racism] I Just Had an AbortionTLC: [CN: Transmisogyny; sexual assault; harassment;...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] Gloria Estefan: "Get on Your Feet"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Threats of violence; video may autoplay at link] The FBI says a bartender at a country club Speaker John Boehner frequented was planning on poisoning him. The man, who has mental illness and stopped taking his medications, has now been indicted. Show More Summary

The Vanderbilt Rape Case

[Content Note: Rape culture.]In June 2013, four former Vanderbilt University football players participated in the rape of a 21-year-old female student, who was unconscious during the assault, and then orchestrated a cover-up of the crime. Show More Summary


[Content Note: Anti-feminism; misogyny; rape culture.]Last night on Twitter, I was having some fun with the hashtag #FiveWordsToRuinADate, which is still trending. Since not everyone here is on Twitter, here's a thread for all of usShow More Summary

Question of the Day

The obvious follow-up to yesterday's QotD: What was your least favorite subject in school?


[Content Note: Fat hatred; disablism; exploitation.]Via my pal Jordan, here is just a terrific article about mandatory wellness programs for USians who access healthcare via employers: "Coming soon to a workplace near you: 'wellnessShow More Summary

Fatsronauts 101: Confidence

[Content Note: Fat hatred.]I have such a fraught relationship with confidence.For much of my life as a fat woman, I have been caught between the punishments justified on the basis that I do not have enough confidence, and the punishments justified on the basis that I have too much confidence.The amount of confidence I actually have is never right. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...California Attorney General Kamala Harris "has announced that she will run to replace retiring Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016. Good.[Content Note: Nazi reference] A sitting Republican Congressman, Rep. Show More Summary

Revelers vs. Rioters

[Content Note: Racism.]Last night, Ohio State won the 2015 college football championship, and, as typically happens after a big ballsports game, fans poured out into the streets and celebrated by wrecking shit and starting fires. There...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker DesertRose: "What was your favorite subject in school, if you had one? (Recess totally counts, LOL.)"

Quote of the Day

"Plaintiffs have a fundamental right to marry. South Dakota law deprives them of that right solely because they are same-sex couples and without sufficient justification."—Judge Karen Schreier, striking down South Dakota's ban on same-sex...Show More Summary


A year ago, my pal Veronica Arreola invited anyone and everyone who was up for it to participate in her #365feministselfie project. The rules were simple: Post a picture of yourself every day for a year. I decided to accept the challenge, for a lot of reasons, not least of which just because I wanted to see if I could stick with it for a whole year. Show More Summary

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