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Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Calinaponisle7: "What is your favorite new/current flavor or combination of flavors? How did you come across it?"Chocolate + citrus. Orange especially, but also lemon, lime, grapefruit, kumquat — any of 'em.I don't...Show More Summary

Wednesday Links!

This list o' links brought to you by panthers.Recommended Reading:Jessica Testa at BuzzFeed: [Content Note: Misogyny] She's 17 and Wants to Be a Politician; Her Dad Says He Won't Vote for Her.Chauncey DeVega at His Eponymous Blog: [CN:...Show More Summary

The What Happened Book Club

This is the thirteenth installment of the What Happened Book Club, where we are doing a chapter a week.That pace will hopefully allow people who need time to procure the book a better chance to catch up, and let us deal with the book...Show More Summary

Progressive Activist Deedra Abboud is Running Against Joe Arpaio for U.S. Senate

Deedra Abboud is a Muslim, feminist activist running for U.S. Senate in the state of Arizona. A former immigration lawyer and a self-proclaimed “civil rights and social justice advocate,” Abboud is the progressive candidate Arizona needs to defeat Arpaio and his brand of racist politics. Show More Summary

May MRAs' Misogyny Ruin Everything for Them Always

For many years now, we've had to listen to Men's Rights Activists (MRAs) and sundry other manbabies whine that everything from casting Idris Elba as Heimdall to an all-female Ghostbusters reboot was retroactively ruining their childhoods. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Who's such a good girl? Zelly is — that's who! 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 363

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures (plus the occasional non-Republican who obliges us to resist their nonsense, too, like we don't have...Show More Summary

Trump Administration Revives the "Conscience Clause"

[Content Note: Misogyny; transphobia; homophobia; fat hatred; disablism.]The Trump administration, by which I mean Mike Pence, loves the old culture wars so much that he's pulled up one of its Greatest Hits on the ol' jukebox of horrors:...Show More Summary

Maybe Let's Not Empower Trump to Use Nukes

Hey, remember when I said that today was going to suck in at least three different ways? Yeah, well, here's number one.Last Wednesday, I linked to a report at the Guardian that the Trump administration was developing a plan "to loosen constraints on the use of nuclear weapons and develop a new low-yield nuclear warhead for U.S. Show More Summary

Hello. Here Is Three Minutes of a Grazing Wombat.

Look, I don't know exactly how today is going to go, but, if it's anything like any other day for approximately the past fifteen months, it's gonna suck in at least three different ways, so I figured it couldn't hurt to have three minutes of a grazing wombat to turn to, just in case anyone needs it. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker eyeballsmccat: "I think we've had variations on this one, but it's been on my mind lately: If you could time travel and give your tiny self one thing that was missing from your childhood, what would it be?"Most of...Show More Summary

Aziz Ansari is an asshole, and Caitlin Flanagan is also an asshole

The world (or, at least, the part of it that I live in) has been talking about the recent expose by a woman, pseudonymously known as Grace, who went out on a date with comedian Aziz Ansari and ended up getting persistently and aggressively...Show More Summary

FYI

I don't give two fucks about Trump's health, especially as reported by some dipshit who's sworn a bloodoath of loyalty, which is the only sort of doctor Trump would allow to examine him. I care only that he continues to breathe in unfettered power & breathe out vile indecencies. Show More Summary

Help Me Out, Shakers

Question for readers who rely on alt-text for images: When I include alt-text for images in embedded tweets, as I did in today's Daily Dose of Cute, does that follow through to the page from Twitter, or do I need to include an in-page image description here? Thanks for any guidance you can give me, as I'm having trouble figuring this out on my own!

Daily Dose of Cute

Daytime cuddling with Dudley the Greyhound and Matilda the Cat. pic.twitter.com/oyvMkarYWq — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) January 15, 2018 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 362

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures (plus the occasional non-Republican who obliges us to resist their nonsense, too, like we don't have...Show More Summary

The Good Guys Who Have Betrayed My Trust and Broken My Heart

[Content Note: Descriptions of sexual assault; rape culture.]It was one of the best moments of my 15-year-old life. The boy on whom I had a crush had noticed me. Really noticed me. We had spoken before, but only because we were both on the school newspaper, so he had to talk to me. Show More Summary

The Hell That Misogyny Has Wrought

[Content Note: Misogyny; rape culture.] "A lost man is lost intelligence....There is no mourning for the lost intelligence of women because there is no conviction that such intelligence was real and was destroyed....[W]omen are despised...Show More Summary

The Feministing Five: Body Positivity Activist Megan Crabbe

Megan Crabbe, a UK-based anorexia survivor turned body positivity blogger and activist, says she started hating her body at just five years old.  At her thinnest, Megan was just 65lbs. She was in and out of the hospital, and her anorexia eventually gave way to binge-eating disorder and a debilitating cycle between starvation and eating […]

Steve Bannon to Testify Today

Today, the House Intelligence Committee will question Steve Bannon as part of its inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election.The political press breathlessly reported his arrival at the U.S. Capitol. I know, because nothing is so important to report about Nazis as their sartorial choices, that he is wearing a shirt and tie. Show More Summary

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