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It’s Title IX’s 45th Birthday!

The days of forcing girls to take home economics, while boys take shop, are long gone. But, in 2017, sexism is alive and well in classrooms all across the country. Today in America, girls are kept from walking at graduation because they’re pregnant, punished for wearing tank-tops, harassed for using bathrooms consistent with their gender identity, raped […]

Nabra Hassanen’s Murder was Not “Road Rage”

On Sunday, June 18, near the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Nabra Hassanen was brutally murdered.  She was 17 years old, black, and wore a headscarf. She was bludgeoned with a baseball bat by 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres, who then kidnapped her in his car, killed her, and dumped her body in a […]

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by the echo of a familiar song.Recommended Reading:Carey Purcell: [Content Note: Sexual assault] The GOP's Health-Care Bill Is Absurdly Cruel to Sexual Assault VictimsDivya Ghelani: [CN: Fire; death; neglect]...Show More Summary

"I feel like we sort of choked."

I feel like we sort of choked. Those are the words of "a former senior Obama administration official involved in White House deliberations on Russia," quoted in this massive piece by the Washington Post's Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima,...Show More Summary

Trump's Argle-Bargle Codswallop on Taping Comey

We know that Donald Trump is a reflexive, abundant liar. We know that he mangles the English language every time he opens his maw. We know that he routinely declares himself a genius, even and particularly when he has been exposed as...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker catvoncat: "What is your go-to movie food?"I'm pretty boring: Popcorn.

Daily Dose of Cute

Where's Dudley? As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

The Latest on Trump and Russia

A few items of note today, the last two somewhat tangential but nonetheless worth noting:1. Dana Bash, Evan Perez, and Manu Raju at CNN: [Contenet Note: Video may autoplay at link] Intel Chiefs Tell Investigators Trump Suggested They...Show More Summary

Bill Cosby Wants to Teach Cheating Husbands and Male Athletes How Not to Get Accused of Rape

Now that his sexual assault trial has ended with a deadlocked jury, Bill Cosby’s got a lot of time on his hands. And with his reputation in tatters, it couldn’t hurt to give back to the community, right?

The Invisibility of Muslim Girls and Women Must End

Art by @nerdybrownkid This past week, a teenage girl identified as Nabra Hassanen was brutally murdered. She was attacked on her way home—assaulted by a man with a gun, beaten with a metal bat, and discarded into a body of water. Before...Show More Summary

Shakers Are So Dreamy

Part six in a hilarious ongoing series.I was just reminded that I dreamt last night that I was hanging out with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. OBVIOUSLY. Why wouldn't I be? That seems at least as likely as my being a barista,...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

This flufftastically silly monster right here, tho. LOL. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Resist: Day 155

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Take Action Against Trumpcare

The most recent polling on House Republicans' version of Trumpcare is abysmal: "Just 16 percent of adults believe that House health care bill is a good idea, versus 48 percent who say it’s a bad idea." So just wait until everyone gets...Show More Summary

The Definitive Proof That Hillary Is A MONSTER

Oh, Hillary Clinton. You keep living your life and serving your country and running for office and giving terrific speeches as though you're not a horrendo nightmare monster, but, if you were really just a human woman whose blood isn't...Show More Summary

Trump in Iowa: A Disaster Tale

Last night, Donald Trump had another presidential rally in Iowa, because he is a vainglorious fascist who needs literal applause to survive. And lots of neat stuff happened there, obviously — but, before we get to that, first we need...Show More Summary

Bizarre App Lets Users Swipe Right to “Pray” for Real Women Considering Abortion

On Thursday morning, before I’d even brushed my teeth, I helped save the lives of more than 100 human children.

Because We Need It: Waiting for Uptown to funk her up

Our world is a disaster, and it’s easy to get the feeling that everything is bad and nothing will ever be okay. But that’s not entirely the case, and I know that because here’s an adorable girl in a car… Read more ?

Bill Cosby plans to hold town halls about sexual assault… accusations

New from the "Fox to Hold Town Halls About Henhouse Security" Department: Bill Cosby, recent recipient of a mistrial in the sexual assault case against him (prosecutors intend to retry), plans to host a series of town halls about not committing sexual assault. Show More Summary

President Obama on the Senate GOP "Healthcare" Bill

After the text of Senate Republicans' vile "healthcare" legislation was made public, President Barack Obama made the following statement on Facebook:Our politics are divided. They have been for a long time. And while I know that division...Show More Summary

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