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

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Daily Dose of Cute

"Whuzzat?!" As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

a-ha: "Take on Me" This is the story of a human lady who likes comics about motorcycles and coffee, and is invited to have a cool adventure inside a comic book by a handsome drawing. Her love is so powerful it turns him into a real ...

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by colorful markers.Recommended Reading:Gemma: [Content Note: Disablism; appropriation] It's Not All About Youcrunkadelic: [CN: Racism; classism; human rights violations] Detroit GoddamnChristian: [CN:Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Homophobia.]"Executive branch agencies are to execute their functions as though the U.S. District Court Order of June 25, 2014 had not been issued."—From a memo (pdf) issued to "All Executive Branch Agencies" from Mark G. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War; death—covering next four paragraphs] In news from Israel and Gaza: "Israel's military incursion in the Gaza Strip showed no signs of abating on Wednesday, with a slew of fresh...Show More Summary

Number of the Day

[Content Note: Class warfare.]77 million: The number of USians who "lived in a high-poverty area in 2012, according to Changes in Areas with Concentrated Poverty: 2000 to 2010, a recently released report that analyzes data from the United...Show More Summary

Deadly Storms in New York, Maryland

[Content Note: Extreme weather; death.]Powerful storms hit central New York last night, "killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday."The...Show More Summary

Adeus Brasil

As you've probably heard, if you've looked at any news source at all in the last 15 hours or so, irrespective of how much or little you care about the World Cup, Brazil was knocked out by Germany yesterday in a stunning defeat. I have...Show More Summary

I Write Letters

[Content Note: Fat bias.]Dear ModCloth:I love you. I really love you.Even though I am fully aware of the fact that your exceptionally successful expansion into fat fashion is at least as much (and probably more) just a cynical ploy to...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Animal cruelty (but a happy ending).]"Raju was in chains 24 hours a day, an act of ­intolerable cruelty. The team were astounded to see tears roll down his face during the rescue. It was incredibly emotional. We knew in our hearts he realized he was being freed. Show More Summary

My Condolences, Cleveland

Welp: "The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday that their Site Selection Committee has picked Cleveland to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. The full membership of the RNC is expected to ratify the Site Selection Committee's recommendation at its early August meeting in Chicago." Awwwwww lol.

Don't Do This

[Content Note: Harassment.]Shakesville Moderator Hallelujah_Hippo emailed, which I am sharing with her permission:I've been seeing several links recently to people going to their local Hobby Lobby and rearranging stamps and craft letters...Show More Summary

That Kid

[Content Note: Bullying.]I was not bullied by other children when I was a child.Although I remember some specific instances of name-calling, and I'm certain there are additional instances that have fallen, or been cast, out of my memory,...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Paula Abdul with MC Skat Kat: "Opposites Attract" This is the story of a human woman and an animated cat who can't help but be in love with each other, even though they are almost hilariously opposite in every way. 'Cause opposites attract. You know it.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War on agency] The bad news and the good news and the bad news: "So far this year, 13 states have adopted 21 new restrictions designed to limit access to abortion," but that's "about...Show More Summary

Poor Pence

[Content Note: Homophobia.]Poor Republican Indiana Governor Mike Pence. What is a professional homophobe to do when a judge rules same-sex marriage legal in his state, and the older half of his disgusting garbage base wants him to do...Show More Summary

It Continues to Be a Real Mystery Why Republicans Aren't Connecting with a Majority of Female Voters

[Content Note: War on agency; misogyny. NB: Not only women need access to contraception.]So, Congressional Democrats are planning to fight back legislatively against the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. In part, this is a cynical...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker masculine_lady: How have you rubbed off on your partner, or another significant person in your life, and vice versa?

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