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This blogaround brought to you by peppermint.Recommended Reading:Keith: [Content Note: Gun violence] Michigan Man Gets Residency at Hospital That Saved His Life 9 Years Agostavvers: [CN: Domestic violence; abuse apologia; gaslighting]...Show More Summary
So, Bernie Sanders gave an interview to Rolling Stone, and you should definitely read the whole thing, because it's pretty incredible in a bunch of different ways! Like, for instance, what a jerk he is to reporter Tim Dickinson, telling...Show More Summary
Liz Luras was a promising U.S. Army private, tracked to do intelligence work because of her high test scores, when she was raped by her date to the Marine Corps ball in the early 2000s. When another soldier reported what had happened, Luras says she became the subject of hazing and abuse. Show More Summary
ICYMI: That ‘blue lives matter’ bill is bullshit. And, speaking of bullshit. The migrant crisis is far from over. There’s nothing simple about Hillary’s campaign. Happy birthday, Bitch! The fierceness of “femme, fat and Asian”. More than 70 black women have died at the hands of police in the past three years. Kimberlé Crenshaw is determined they will be […]
[Content Note: discussion of rape, sexual abuse, and sexualized violence.] Spoilers: Heavy spoilers through episode 6, season 6, of Game of Thrones. Although I have read the books, this discussion relates strictly to the televisions series. Show More Summary
Tils wanted to play Talisman with Iain, Deeks, and me over the weekend.Unfortunately, her idea of "playing Talisman" is just knocking shit over. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
[Content Note: Bigotry; violence.]Dear Elected Republicans:I've been watching with horror the line-up of those among your ranks who have decided that it's best to support Donald Trump in order to stop Hillary Clinton.Really? You're really...Show More Summary
In a few weeks, women will have the perfect beer to sip while writing diary entries with dainty Bic “For Her” pens and blocking out the ugly noise of an unrefined world with “Pretty in Pink” earplugs. Rather than chugging unisex swill...Show More Summary
High-profile animal deaths are a reliable source of moral outrage. This comes from frustration with human beings’ inability to cohabit respectfully with the other creatures on our planet. Also, getting sad about these losses comes easy, as the grief requires little in the way of change to one’s behavior or ethics.
Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Posts published on the Community site do not necessarily reflect the views of any Feministing columnist, editor, or executive director. In a presidential election year,...Show More Summary
This is a great observation by Paul Krugman, and this has absolutely been my experience as well:This is my fifth presidential campaign as a New York Times columnist, so I've watched a lot of election coverage, and I came into this cycle prepared for the worst. Show More Summary
Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War; terrorism; displacement] "Islamic State militants in central Fallujah are believed to have prevented at least 20,000 residents from leaving the city and are offering fierce resistance to advancing Iraqi forces. Show More Summary
Suffering from blatant bigotry? Filled with irrational hatred? Seduced by Trump? The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has the product for you: Islamophobin, the new anti-Islamophobia chewing gum. CAIR recommends the product for people who: Fear and hate Muslims Are suspicious of people who don’t look like you, sound like you, dress like you, […]
[Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism.]Today marks seven years since Dr. George Tiller, a reproductive rights advocate and one of the precious few physicians in the country who performed lifesaving late-term abortions, was murdered at his church. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Misogyny.]Over the weekend, Kevin Drum published a piece at Mother Jones titled "Hillary Clinton Has a Shouting Problem." It's just as bad as you'd expect, and possibly even worse, given that his issue is not merely that...Show More Summary
Hosted by the Highlands of Scotland.(Photo by me, August 2001.)
Don’t be afraid to ask. Not too long ago, my parents dragged me to a lecture about the college admissions process. As a sophomore, I wasn’t all that interested in this information yet, but as soon as the lights dimmed and the presentation...Show More Summary
We are all this girl. Baylor University demotes its president over sexual assault handling. Every 10 seconds, someone on Twitter calls a woman a “slut” or “whore.” Facebook rejected an ad featuring Tess Holiday ?because “the image depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner.”