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Question of the Day

If you had three days to yourself to do anything you wanted, and money was no object, what would you do?

The Monday Blogaround

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

Wow. WOW.

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

The Military Used to Get Rid of Rape Victims by Claiming They Were Mentally Ill

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

Daily feminist cheat sheet

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 […]

A Funny Feminist Thing's Happened To Game of Thrones

[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

Daily Dose of Cute

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.

I Write Letters

[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

Women Can Now Drink Beer Named for Ladies’ Shoes. Yay?

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

Harambe the Gorilla’s Death Is a Tragedy. But Stop Blaming the Little Boy’s Parents.

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.

Politics, Power and Queerness in “House of Cards” Season 4

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

Me, Too

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

In the News

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

Ask Your Doctor if This New Anti-Islamophobia Medication is Right for You

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, […]

For Dr. Tiller

[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

Here We Go Again

[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

Open Thread

Hosted by the Highlands of Scotland.(Photo by me, August 2001.)

The Question All Prospective Students Should Ask Colleges

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

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

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.”

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