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Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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Process Model Ally Work, Part Three

[Content Note: Appropriation; silencing; violent metaphor. Part One. Part Two.] Above is a tweet I published the day Maya Angelou's died, after seeing a bunch of white women police black women's reactions to losing a prominent blackShow More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War; violence; death] In Israel and Gaza: In the past week, more than 800 homes in Gaza have been either damaged or destroyed; nearly 20,000 people have fled Gaza; 172 Palestinians,...Show More Summary


[Content Note: Body policing; fat stereotypes.]Every year, ESPN's magazine does a "body issue," featuring the naked (but carefully positioned) bodies of prominent athletes. This year, the cover features professional baseball player Prince Fielder, and there's an additional photo of Fielder inside: [Click to embiggen.] Those pictures are everything. Show More Summary

US DoJ Will Support Marriage Equality at SCOTUS

[Content Note: Homophobia.]As multiple states are challenging rulings legalizing same-sex marriage, and Utah has announced its intention to take their case to the United States Supreme Court, US Attorney General Eric Holder says that...Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by a manx cat.This week's Open Threads have been brought to you by the letter M.

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by cake.Recommended Reading:Sarah: [Content Note: Abortion; birth trauma; silencing] What We Don't Talk About When We Don't Talk About AbortionLeBron: I'm Coming Back to ClevelandDante: [CN: Gun violence;...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Bonnie Tyler: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" This is the story of a beautiful lady who embraces the danger of wandering around her drafty, candle-filled castle in flowy, flammable robes near flowy, flammable window dressings. She is friends...Show More Summary

An Observation

[Content Note: Fat bias; emotional policing.]I wonder how many thin people understand the enormous pressure on visible fat women to model an impervious armor of deflective wit. That's a dynamic I've written about before, in discussing...Show More Summary

I'mma Just Leave This Here

[Content Note: War on agency; appropriation; concern trolling; corporate personhood.]To save you the trouble of reading this VERY IMPORTANT contribution to the Hobby Lobby debate, here's a breakdown:1) Liberals are stupid2) I'm a liberal3) I'm a law professor, so let me explain this to you4) The Hobby Lobby decision was about freedom libertiesGo man prof, go!

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War; violence; death] In Israel and Gaza: "Israeli airstrikes on Gaza killed four more Palestinians before dawn on Friday, raising the death toll from the four-day offensive to at...Show More Summary

These Are Considered Acceptable Things to Say About Fat People

[Content Note: Fat hatred; body policing; shaming; health concern trolling.]I read a lot of rank fat hatred every day, whether it's in my inbox or a published article in the media. And so it's really saying something when I note that...Show More Summary

This Pres Is on Fire

Yesterday, while Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner was screaming about Democratic President Barack Obama at a press conference and announcing he plans to sue the President for his unilateral delay of the Obamacare employer...Show More Summary

Good Morning! Or Whatever!

Here is a sweet video of a sweet puppy doing a sweet thing, to start your day (or end it, or be right in the middle of it): Video Description: An older Golden Retriever lies on the wood floor of a home, sleeping. A wee Golden Retriever puppy lies beside hir, with hir head on the older dog's belly. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker AmeliaEve: "How did you discover your hobby?" Or hobbies.I love this question! I'm trying to come up with the exact point of my "discovery" of video gaming, and I'm honestly not sure what it was. My dad owned Pong,...Show More Summary

Photo of the Day

The Cassini spacecraft has captured three magnificent Saturn sightings all at the same time: Saturn's north polar vortex and hexagon along with its expansive rings. The hexagon, which is wider than two Earths, owes its appearance to the jet stream that forms its perimeter. Show More Summary


[Content Note: Thrill ride; disablism.] This is the new Verrückt water slide at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas, which is the world's tallest water slide and is now open for business:Before park visitors go down the slide,...Show More Summary

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