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Protest in Chicago for Laquan McDonald, and for More

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; violence.] Protesters block I-290 in Chicago last night. [Image via Brittany Levine.] Yesterday, after Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder for killing 17-year-old black teenager Laquan McDonald with 16 shots, the police public released video of the shooting. Show More Summary

Video of the Day: Nicki Minaj recites Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

I must have been avoiding Twitter on November 20. Apparently A&E and iHeartMedia hosted Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, which aired that night. Their website includes some big name performers like Jamie Foxx, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Big Sean, and Sting. But what I regret the most is that […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The mainstream narrative of Thanksgiving is not only based on a history of violence and genocide, but also historically inaccurate. Chescaleigh Ramsey breaks it down in the above video. Indigenous communities in Guatemala beat back two hydroelectric projects that would have flooded rivers in their territories. Show More Summary

On Justin Bieber, Minneapolis, & reconciling ‘progress’ with regression

Last week was a big deal. I fell in love with Justin Bieber, something I never thought would happen. I am not alone in these feelings (though I am significantly less thirsty, because my sexuality is not inclusive of Justin Bieber no matter how much he apparently looks like a lesbian).  My new found love […]

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker yes: "What is your favorite self-care ritual?"Literally more than anything else: A nap, when I really need one.

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Slaughter: "Fly to the Angels"This week is featuring all of Deeky's favorite hair metal bands, in honor of his birthday.

What to Get the Fishmonger Who Has Everything

Please take a moment to review the "Ridiculous (and Awesome)" section of GOOP's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide and let me know what you'd like for Christmas. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas. Especially if you don't celebrate Christmas. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

White supremacist terrorists opened fire on Black Lives Matter protestors Monday night, wounding five. Some quick words on the shooting from friend of the site Jamil Smith and Steven Thrasher on anti-black terrorism. This terrorist attack will not stop Black Lives Matter-Minneapolis protests. Young black organizers decline a meeting with Chicago’s mayor to discuss the […]

Anyone Who Opposes Abortion for Rape Survivors Should Watch This Jessica Jones Scene

In a way, Netflix’s Jessica Jones is one long commentary on rape survival. The 13-episode series follows the self-reliant, deeply troubled titular semi-superhero as she grapples with traumatic memories of her repeated assaults and their aftermath. Show More Summary

"I make those sorts of calculations every day."

[Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism; harassment; threats; violence; war on agency.]Andrea Grimes interviews abortion provider Dr. Cheryl Chastine on what it means to her, and what it costs her, to be an abortion provider in the United...Show More Summary

Katy Perry’s H&M Christmas Video is a Nausea-Inducing Pile of Creepy

If your Thanksgiving turkey comes laced with magic-mushroom stuffing this Thursday, your post-feast visions won’t be half as grotesque as Katy Perry’s holiday H&M commercial. The two-minute video features Perry dancing around with jazz hands and wide eyes like an evil Rockette in a slew of sparkly costumes, singing her new Christmas song, “Every Day is a Holiday.”

Jessica Jones, or how to make a tv show about trauma

I was excited but nervous when Marvel and Netflix announced their Jessica Jones series. I knew the source material, knew sexual violence was central to the story, and I was worried about what the adaptation would be. TV has not had a great track record with stories about rape – often featuring gratuitous scenes and […]


[Content Note: Transphobia; misgendering; sexual assault.]The Federalist is a conservative garbage rag, which is hardly worthy of any decent person's attention, but this deserves a response: Kaeley Triller is a rape survivor who is using...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

For seven years, these two couldn't have given two shits about each other. In fact, Tilsy always seemed rather contemptuous of Sophie, sometimes just hissing at her or batting her with a paw for no damn reason as she walked by. But this MAGICAL CHAIR has turned them into BFFs. Show More Summary

The Grope-O-Pedia

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a human being in possession of breasts will be groped the bejesus out of. Human beings not in possession of breasts also get groped a lot, but in my experience there is something about breasts that attracts hands like honey attracts flies, or, I don’t know, like human […]

Planned Parenthood Strikes Back Against Texas Medicaid Ban With a Federal Lawsuit

The Texas government’s blitz on women’s health hit a snag yesterday, when Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit against state officials for kicking the organization out of the Texas Medicaid program without just cause. Along with...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death] Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, a white man, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old black teenager Laquan McDonald. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Racist violence; description of violence; racist slurs.]"It was just a sea of white faces. A lady kicked me in the stomach. A man kicked me in the chest. They called me n, monkey, and they shouted 'all lives matter' while they were kicking and punching me. Show More Summary

White Supremacists Open Fire at Black Lives Matter Protest for Jamar Clark in Minneapolis

[Content Note: Guns; racist violence; eliminationism.]Jamar Clark is the black man who was killed by Minneapolis police earlier this month. Black Lives Matter activists and local justice advocates have been protesting outside the Fourth...Show More Summary

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