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Prenups, Gender and IP

Should prenups assigning ideas and inventions not yet born be enforced? In my book Talent Wants to be Free I analyze the vast expansion of pre-innovation assignment agreements in employment relations — generic employment contracts that assign in advance any … Continue reading ?

The Best, Nastiest Protest Signs From the Women’s March on Washington

Thousands from across the country descended on Washington, D.C., on Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington, an event whose attendance could now easily rival or surpass President Donald Trump’s seemingly sparsely attended inauguration.

Live From the Women’s March on Washington

Below, updates—and dispatches from reporters on the ground—about the Women's March on Washington, and other satellite marches in cities across America and the rest of the world.

What Trump’s Inauguration Night Was Like in the D.C. Neighborhood That Partied Hardest for Obama

When Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009, U Street NW was popping. The D.C. nightlife corridor was once known as Black Broadway, a central hub of black-owned businesses and jazz clubs. It was a natural home base for the inauguration parties and spontaneous street-side celebrations of the weekend America got its first black president.

By Train, Plane, and Automobile, Nasty Women Are Descending on D.C.

On a day when those of us in the liberal bubble are facing social media feeds overflowing with sadness and despair, there is one exception to the unremitting gloom: Whether traveling by plane, train, bus, or automobile, women heading to the nation’s capital to attend the Women’s March on Washington are encountering random moments of transportation camaraderie along the way.

The Women’s March Crowd Is Expected to Be Five Times Larger Than Trump’s

Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony drew a meager turnout on Friday afternoon, and a significant portion of the attendees were there in protest. Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington is expected to bring out a crowd nearly five times larger.

Resistance Ink

I've had a number of spontaneous conversations with a bunch of different folks today about getting tattoos of resistance. So, in case you, like many of my friends, are thinking about the subject, here's a thread for discussion!Most of...Show More Summary

In the Trump Era, Here Are Two Ways Women Can Take Their Reproductive Health Into Their Own Hands

One of the reproductive rights movement’s mottos has long been, “Trust women.” As a new president who aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act and overturn Roe v. Wade is sworn into office, some medical professionals and advocates are giving that phrase new meaning by empowering women to take their care into their own hands—literally. Show More Summary

Trump's America: Day One

CNN is showing a line of police in riot gear near the inaugural parade route, and reporting that 95 protesters have already been arrested.Meanwhile: JUST IN: In one of first Trump admin. orders, Dept of Housing & Urban Dev. suspendsShow More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Current mood, post-inauguration. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Blog Note

I have resigned as Editor-in-Chief of Shareblue. Which means that, starting Monday, I will be back at Shakesville full-time. So get ready!I am really looking forward to being able to use the word "fuck" again when I'm writing about Donald Trump.

Credo: I Believe In Us

[CN: This piece includes descriptions of torture, death, and grossly inhumane conditions for prisoners in an authoritarian regime.] On this most terrible of Inauguration Days, I want you to know that I believe in us. I believe that in the coming days, we will find ways to resist with all of our might. Show More Summary

The Inaugural

So, Donald Trump is getting inaugurated today. Mourning in America, as I am not remotely the first to say. It's difficult to put into words what I'm feeling right now, which is a cacophony of emotions all competing to be the most overwhelming, none of them good.Dread is winning at the moment. Show More Summary

Why I March

Are you going to March? I remember the first time I was called a fag. It was on a crisp fall day. I was walking to class. A man passed by me. It was casual, almost off-hand, like a bigoted stutter. It wasn’t the first time I had heard the word, but it was the first time it felt pointed, chiseled into the heart of my being. Show More Summary

Remember American Apparel’s Signature Aesthetic by Buying a Velvet Crop Top in Its Fire Sale

American Apparel, which declared bankruptcy in 2015 and sold its remaining assets to a Canadian firm last week, made a number of well-designed, well-made basics: leggings, T-shirts, hoodies, underwear. But that’s not what the purveyor of domestically manufactured clothes will be remembered for. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Read this before you march: a syllabus to contextualize the Women’s March on Washington  Women of color can now contribute to a developing Solange Knowles syllabus. This is one person’s emergency plan in case Donald Trump’s deportation force tries to remove him from the country, and he’s encouraging his readers to do the same.  In preparation […]

The JCC Bomb Threats Confirm That Jewish Parents Are Right to Be Afraid

On Wednesday, more than 30 Jewish Community Centers in 17 states received bomb threats, some of which led to evacuations and all of which turned out to be false alarms. These came ten days after a previous round of threats called into 16 JCCs in the Northeast and South. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker RachelB: "What book doesn't exist, but should?"

Trump’s Planned Elimination of Violence Against Women Grants Is Pure Cruelty

Donald Trump’s incoming administration is planning “dramatic” federal budget cuts, according to a report from the Hill this morning. The article’s estimates of the dollar amount of the proposed damage are way overblown, but several large programs and entire chunks of federal agencies are definitely on the chopping block.

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