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“The criminal law has a monopoly on our imaginations” of what justice should or could look like. Our own Sam spoke at BCRW’s salon in honor of Maggie Nelson(!) and you can watch it here. Trickle-down feminism, revisited. “Cruelty is intimate, and can feel, perversely, like a form of care.” When robots are an instrument of male […]

Question of the Day

What part of your home is the least frequented? Is there a room you just never go into? A basement that you avoid? A guest room that you forget is there until you have a guest? A closet that you don't open just so you won't be reminded of the mess it contains? A chair in a corner in which no one ever sits?

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There are some flashing light in this video.] Journey: "Faithfully"

What the F@#k Is This Article?!

[Content Note: Misogyny; racism; dehumanization.]Apparently not content with containing their misogyny to Hillary Clinton, Newsweek has published a profile of her chief aide, Huma Abedin—or, rather, what reads a lot more like a hit piece on both Abedin and Clinton, masquerading as a profile. Show More Summary

Today We Brought Our Kids to Work. You Know Who Else Should Get a Trip to the Office ...

You may have noticed that some of your co-workers are looking particularly young this Thursday. Not young like millennials, usually the token youthful presence around the office—younger. Grade-school young. Shopkins and Legos young. You’ve stumbled upon Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, observed the fourth Thursday of April at workplaces around the country.

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Privilege.]"Hi Bernie Supporters. I'm writing to not just ask, but beg you to vote for Hillary in the General Election....The #NeverHillary crowd is incredibly privileged. A Trump Presidency would be a minor annoyance to white, middle-class, college educated progressives....To my community a Trump Presidency is an existential threat. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

This is Dudley's subtle way of letting me know he'd like me to stop watching CNN and serve up his dinner now, please. Video Description: Dudley the Greyhound stands at the far end of the dining room, looking at me. He does a dramatic play-bow, scratching at the floor, then spins in a circle. Show More Summary

"If Hillary were a man, she would not be the same person she is."

[Content Note: Misogyny.]I've got a new essay up at BNR on Donald Trump's imagining away Hillary Clinton's womanhood:After both of them solidified their places as their respective parties' nominees, Donald Trump used his victory speech...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Misogyny] Former Speaker of the House John Boehner has some cool stuff to say about Ted Cruz: "Lucifer in the flesh. I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Yikes! LOL. Show More Summary

"Older women know they have value. It’s everyone else who seems to disagree."

[Content Note: Misogyny; ageism.]I've got a new essay up at BNR on why many older women are enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton:Older women occupy a very particular space in our culture—a space frequently defined by an abandonment of listening. Show More Summary

An Observation

[Content Note: Gender essentialism; misogyny; transphobia.]I cannot even deal with the breathtaking heinousness of the Republicans' double-edged gender essentialism. If you're a woman who has a vagina, you vote with it. If you're a woman who doesn't have a vagina, go fuck yourself—use the men's room.

Election Zone Thread 2016 #2

For your enjoyment (or at least some venting), a general discussion thread just for election stuff. Not just USA, even though that's what the whole world gets to hear about. My country is having a federal election this year too, how about yours? Read more ?

Hello again, we’re back (again)

I won't bore you with the tedious details of how/why etc. How are you all? Read more ?

Oklahoma Court: Making an Unconscious Victim Perform Oral Sex Isn’t Sexual Assault

It’s hard to out-daft the Oklahoma state legislature. In recent months, what is almost certainly the country’s most sadistic and ignorant lawmaking body has proposed banning HIV-positive people from marrying, preventing depressed suicidal queer youth from seeing gay-affirming therapists, and mandating anti-abortion education in public schools. Show More Summary

Yale Will Name a New Residential College After Awesome Civil Rights Activist Pauli Murray

Yale University’s year-and-a-half-long naming debate has finally come to a close. In a university-wide message sent Wednesday evening, Yale president Peter Salovey announced that the campus’s two new residential colleges will be named after Anna Pauline Murray and Benjamin Franklin. Show More Summary

Why Tom Perez is the Feminist Vice President We Need

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. The Democratic presidential primary is over. Following her victory in New York, Hillary Clinton could lose every race going forward and still win the primary. To his credit, Bernie Sanders has committed to fighting until the party convention for his progressive platform of increased wages, […]

Michigan Teacher Fired for Saying the Word “Vagina” in Art Class

Apparently mentioning the word “vagina” — even in the not-sexual context of an art class — is a violation of one Michigan middle school’s antiquated sex education policy. ThinkProgress reports: A Michigan art teacher said she was fired Friday for addressing a controversial symbol art historians have studied for centuries: the vagina. Allison Wint, a substitute […]


[Content Note: Racism.]This morning, Jane Sanders appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe, and was asked how she explains Bernie Sanders' failure to capture more support from people of color. This is how she responded: I think if he was running...Show More Summary


Bernie Sanders isn't dropping out, and he continues to fundraise, but he's laying off hundreds of staffers:The Vermont senator revealed the changes a day after losing four of the five states that voted Tuesday and falling further behind Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Show More Summary

If You’re the Only Woman or Person of Color Being Considered for a Job, You Won’t Be Hired

According to conventional wisdom, simply getting a foot in the door is a step toward equality for women and people of color in fields dominated by white men. If hiring managers actually consider and interview women and non-whites, then women and non-whites have a good chance of actually getting ahead on their merits, right?

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