I like to think that feminism is becoming a topic of household discussion now. Celebrities are increasingly claiming the feminist label, sexist media depictions are causing more of an uproar and feminism itself seems to be appearing in the news now more than in recent years. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Police brutality; death; racism.]Savannah, Georgia, police officer David Jannot has been put on administrative leave while an investigation gets underway into his killing 29-year-old Charles Smith yesterday morning. Smith,...Show More Summary
According to an analysis from the Guttmacher Institute, the no-copay contraception mandate is working pretty much exactly how it was supposed to–giving millions of Americans access to more affordable birth control options. And soon even more will experience the great satisfaction of seeming that charge for $0 on their statement as more insurance plans who were [...]
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Suggested by Shaker RachelB: "What current thing about you would most surprise your younger self?"I think the thing that would most surprise my younger self is how content I am with myself. I spent an awful lot of years feeling bad about who I was, what I looked like, etc. And I never saw then any indication of how that might change, or how radically it would.
Okay, I just blubbed my face off for one million years at this video of Hope for Paws rescuing this blue heeler who'd been living under a dumpster for 11 months.Zelda is one-quarter Australian Cattle Dog (aka blue heeler), and despite...Show More Summary
From the Telegraph's Scotland Independence in Pictures gallery: for 'Referendum cupcakes' featuring a Scottish Saltire (left), a Union flag (right), and a question mark (center), symbolising the 'undecided voter' are pictured in a bakery in Edinburgh. Show More Summary
We're reaching the time of year (at least in the US) where new network shows tend to premiere. (As well as favorite network shows returning for new seasons.) Have you heard about any new shows that you're keen to give a shot? (Here's...Show More Summary
Um, how did I not know that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Connie Britton were roommates in the ’80s? The gender gap in biking Our own Katherine Cross was in this months’s Bitch Magazine talking sex and sexuality in the world of erotic roleplaying. VICE News investigated the misleading practices used by crisis pregnancy centers. Jesus. There was a bomb threat targeted at [...]
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Crisis pregnancy centers bill themselves as organizations out to offer "pro-life counseling," in the words of Chris Slattery, the president of E.M.C. Pregnancy Centers. Pro-choicers, however, argue that the centers are deceptive, presenting...Show More Summary
How good is it to see a talented woman of color who is big, claiming her fatness with power, and talking about how she’s not only important but GORGEOUS? Yes hunny, get it. (h/t For Harriet) Verónica is here for this.
[Content Note: Threats; misogyny.]Dear People Who Defended Richard Dawkins for Many Years and Are Now Distancing Themselves from Him with Maximum Haste:First of all, I want to say that I'm sorry. It stinks when someone you respect and...Show More Summary
Barbra Streisand: "Somewhere"
In the ongoing crisis in Syria, we’ve rarely heard from mainstream media sources about how Syrian women have been experiencing this violence, and the ways that gender-based violence is impacting their lives in this time of crisis. According to a new report by International Rescue Committee, Syrian women are facing three major forms of gender-based [...]
Howdy Shakers! September is here, and for some us that means fall is here full-on, while summer of us are in a late/summer early fall--and if you're down under, make that spring, early spring/late winter! How are your gardening projects looking? As you can see above, I've harvested some pumpkins and have a few gourds drying. Show More Summary
Here is some stuff in the news today...Today is the Scottish independence vote, and it's really coming down to the wire. The Guardian has live coverage here. I've been chatting with my Scottish cousin about it this morning, and it'sShow More Summary
Lindsey Graham, US Senator from South Carolina and Expert on Pregnancy, defended the 20-week abortion ban he’s introduced in Congress by noting that parents sometimes sing to their fetuses. Ergo: fetuses are people. “If you’re telling parents to sing to the baby because they understand your voice, really should we be aborting a child at the [...]
Today, the New York Times’ Ken Belson reports on how some female football fans are growing disillusioned with the sport in the wake of a wave of domestic violence arrests of NFL players, and an endlessly bungled response by league officials. Show More Summary