[Content note: Violent misogyny, gun violence]Tuesday News and Stuff:The Secret Service is is investigating right wing radio host Pete Santilli after he said he wanted to shoot former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the vagina....Show More Summary
Suggested by Shaker Nice_Shirt: "What do you really hate, but wish you liked? (Food, genre of music, activity, etc.)"I hate eggs, and I wish I liked them, because I love the idea of quiches and omelets and other eggy dishes, but I just can't even think about eating egg.
A must-read op/ed in the New York Times about the dangers in state control of reproduction:
"We're thinking about you, London," said Tom and the puppy.
Hillary Clinton Pantsuit Rainbow: Shaker GoldFishy sent this to me. Trying to find the original source, I discovered it's actually an old image—apparently something Glamour ran in 2008. But I'd never seen it before, and I figured I might...Show More Summary
Actress Kerry Washington delivers inspirational commencement speech at her alma mater George Washington University. Women, Action, Media pens open letter to Facebook for their refusal to remove misogynistic pages making fun of violence against women.
[Content Note: Sexual assault.]So far this month: An Air Force sexual assault prevention chief was charged with a sexual assault; an Air Force brochure on sexual assault was found to engage in victim-blaming and advise potential victims...Show More Summary
On Monday, 184 couples got hitched in a mass marriage ceremony in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. But what made the day special wasn't the collective pledge to love, honor and respect. To obtain a license to wed, the local government had asked prospective grooms to submit photos of themselves posing with their indoor latrine.
[Content Note: Misogyny; FGC; domestic violence; rape culture.]"In the last two-and-a-half years, we have seen remarkable and hopeful development in world history. Just think about it: More than 50 million men, women and children have been liberated from two of the most brutal tyrannies on earth—50 million people are free. Show More Summary
... is that so much of it isn't about the questions that matter most to patients. Chandler Marris takes on the latest example, a study that found a correlation between low BMI and ednometriosis. It's funded research into reproductive...Show More Summary
Last night during the NHL playoffs, Kevin Ryder, a radio show host live tweeted the game between the L.A. Kings and thought it would be hilarious to tweet out a rape joke. The L.A. Kings swiftly tweeted out an apology but seriously folks we’ve got to do better with the jokes about rape and domestic [...]
Liberal blogs and, of course, public radio are up in arms over this story about an Oregon woman who was raped because, due to massive budget cuts, there were no cops available to take her panicked phone call to the police. The rape occurred...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Descriptions of violence; death; religious extremism.]I mentioned this in comments of today's In The News, but, as additional details have emerged, I thought it needed its own post: Today in London, a man presumed to be...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Rape culture.] We apologize for the tweets that came from a guest of our organization. They were inappropriate and do not reflect the LA Kings. — LA Kings (@LAKings) May 22, 2013 This was the tweet issued by the National...Show More Summary
This blogaround brought to you by fizzy drinks.Recommended Reading:The latest entry in the Naming & Identity series: Britni.Jon: Wellness at the Workplace—The Safeway Debacle [Content Note: The post at this link includes discussion of...Show More Summary
Living for five years in California and then Oregon, Samantha Escobar felt okay about her appearance, more satisfied with her career and family and friends than she was concerned about weight gain or loss. After just over a month living...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, an Arizona judge struck down Arizona’s unconstitutional ban on abortions after 20 weeks. Via Mother Jones: On Tuesday, judges on the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Arizona law that would have banned abortions at 20 weeks. The judges called the law “unconstitutional under an unbroken stream of Supreme Court [...]
Blur: "Charmless Man"
As was noted in yesterday’s Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet, Women, Action, and the Media (WAM!) launched a great social media initiative on Tuesday, taking on gender-based hate on Facebook. Specifically, WAM and other great organizations are “calling on Facebook users to contact advertisers whose ads on Facebook appear next to content that targets women for [...]
A new report released this week from the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that Facebook remains the leading social network among American teenagers. It’s also the most reviled. While some teenagers interviewed by Pew claimed...Show More Summary