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The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by leaves.Recommended reading:Mannion: Our Good Friend PhilDr. V. Pasupathi: Phil BarronPaKou Her: [Content Note: Police brutality; racism] Ferguson, Asian America, & Performative Solidarity: Showing Up, Staying ShownJos: [CN: Transphobia] Trans people need more than beloved celebrity spokespeople. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

The Beatles: "With a Little Help from My Friends"

“Men’s Rights” Group Tries To Lure Visitors Away From Anti–Domestic Violence Website

Until recently, an online community of anti-feminist men (and a couple of women) who consider themselves "men's rights activists" were content to perform most of their "activism" by complaining about women online and overwhelming the...Show More Summary

No Type: Trap Feminism Pt. 2

I’ve been thinking a lot about trap feminism and what it means since I first wrote about it in January. In this introductory piece — which was mostly a purge of initial ideas that I had been bouncing back and forth with friends — I identified some of the makings of trap feminism which included [...]

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Guns; death; terrorism] The Globe and Mail has a comprehensive compendium of information about the Ottawa attacks and immediate political responses to the attacks: "Ottawa aftermath:...Show More Summary

Why I Celebrated International Day of the Girl

Malala Yousafzai I went to an all-girls’ school where I felt, first-hand, what it’s like to be nurtured, challenged, and encouraged. My thirteen years in a school that was deeply invested in how girls armed me with resilience, self-care, and a generations-long support network of strong, smart, and successful women. Show More Summary

Poor, Misunderstood Chris Christie

[Content Note: Class warfare; worker exploitation.]Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says everyone misunderstood him when he said he was tired of hearing about the minimum wage. The governor, speaking at a Garden State diner,...Show More Summary

Things I am too hot to care about

It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea. They don’t get it! They’re not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, health care. They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world.” –Fox News host Kimberly [...]

Doctor in NYC Tests Positive for Ebola

[Content Note: Illness.]Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, has tested positive for the virus. After starting to feel sluggish Tuesday, he developed a fever yesterday, and, upon reporting his symptoms, was taken by people in protective gear to Bellevue Hospital Center and placed in isolation. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...RIP Ben Bradlee, "who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post's transformation into one of the world's leading newspapers." He died yesterday at his home in Washington...Show More Summary

Sounds Legit

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy; anti-atheism; holocaust reference.]This is a sitting Republican congressman:Last month, Rep. Trent Franks appeared on a conference call with Virginia pastor and failed lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Yesterday, as actions against police brutality took place nationwide, protesters shut down a major highway here in Atlanta last night, forming a human blockade and unraveling a sign declaring, “Black lives matter.” (Image via Southerners on New Ground) In less than two weeks, North Dakotans will vote on a personhood amendment. Brittany Cooper on representations [...]

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker FloraFlora: "What are you learning about right now?"

Empire of Dirt: How GamerGate’s misogynistic policing of “gamer identity” degrades the whole gaming community

  As GamerGate’s cyber sandstorm rolls into its third month, the mainstream press has now covered it from virtually every angle conceivable, often with no small amount of frustration at its incoherence and nesting dolls of ideological self-delusion. Its cresting tidal wave of outrage has dredged up the worst sublimated impulses of a minority of [...]


[Content Note: Illness.]Statement by Secretary Johnson on Travel Restrictions and Protective Measures to Prevent the Spread of Ebola to the United States:Today, as part of the Department of Homeland Security's ongoing response to prevent...Show More Summary

Photo of the Day: Iranians protest after acid attacks against “improperly veiled” women

Over the past few weeks, at least eight women have been attacked in Isfahan, Iran by men on motorcycles who splashed them with acid. In response, more than 2,000 Iranians in the city came out to protest yesterday, denouncing Islamic extremism and calling on the authorities to end the attacks.  The attacks came amidst debate over a new [...]

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Class warfare; worker exploitation.] "I gotta tell you the truth, I'm tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really am. I don't think there's a mother or father sitting around a kitchen table tonight in America who...Show More Summary

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