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In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Rape culture; sexual assault; racism] Rage seethe boil: "The embattled judge in the Stanford sexual assault trial is presiding over a similar case in which a Latino man is facingShow More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There are some flickery lights in this video.] Olivia Newton John: "Xanadu"

A New Survey Shows Most Women Groom Their Pubic Hair. Should We Be Concerned?

It seems like just yesterday that the New York Times was reassuring female humans that it was OK to grow fluffy hairdos around our genitals because Cameron Diaz and Gaby Hoffman were doing it. “In certain corners of Manhattan, the bald...Show More Summary

Today in Terrible Trumpery

[Content Note: Invasions of privacy; plagiarism; fraud; descriptions of sexual assault.]This is not a complete list, because who has the time, but here are five stories about the horror show that is Donald Trump that you need to see today:1. Show More Summary

So Transparent

[Content Note: Bigotry.]I've got a new piece up at BNR about this garbage interview that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did in which he made plain how shallow the Republicans' definition of "credibility" really is:McConnell is uniquely concerned with Donald's presentation. Show More Summary

Donald Trump and the Validity Prism

[Content Note: Privilege.]I just finished watching the latest of the rambling monologues that Donald Trump calls speeches. (Hey, somebody has to do it.) He was off-Teleprompter, so it was the usual impenetrable amalgam of insults, garbage...Show More Summary

Being An Ally Is About More Than Your Own Identity

It’s about action, too. In the wake of the Orlando mass shooting and throughout this month of LGBTQPIA+ pride, I have seen an immense presence of online support and love for the LGBTQPIA+ community — support for which I am incredibly grateful. Show More Summary

I Own the Charge Proudly

[Content Note: Misogyny.]One of my abundant critics' favorite charges during this election cycle is that I'm writing "love letters" to Hillary Clinton. Or some variation thereof. The gist is always that I am either an unserious fangirl...Show More Summary

The Sexism of Brexit

The white men who orchestrated Brexit got their wish — and it’s women and people of color who will be forced to shoulder the consequences. A quick recap: last Thursday, the United Kingdom voted on whether or not to stay within the European Union. Under the Orwellian slogan of  “Vote Leave, Take Control,” the Leave […]

You Don’t Have to Invite Kids to Your Wedding. But You Should.

If you want your friends to invite your children to their wedding, shaming them into it is probably not the best strategy. Nevertheless, much of the argument made by David Andrew Stoler in his recent Salon essay commanding couples to...Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by cookies.Recommended Reading:Jenn: [Content Note: War on agency; racism] Supreme Court Votes to Protect Abortion Access: Why It Matters for AAPI WomenRuth: Black Girls Code Is Moving into Google's New...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker GoldFishy: "What brings you contentment?"There are many things which bring me contentment, and among them is my friendship with GoldFishy, who is one of my favorite people I've ever known. ?

"I will do whatever I can to try to help you."

[Content Note: Discussion of revenge porn; harassment; bullying; self-harm.]Hillary Clinton did a townhall yesterday with online content creators, during which she was asked a question about creating federal law to address revenge porn. Show More Summary

Nike’s Wimbledon Dress Raises the Question: Why Do Women Still Play Tennis in Skirts?

All the moisture wicking in the world couldn’t save Nike’s Wimbledon dress. The slip-like getup, designed for women paid to play in the brand’s clothing, would be a cute, comfortable piece of clothing if it were a nightgown—but as a tennis outfit, it bombs in both form and function.

Evangelical Christians Are Not Happy About Trump’s Silence on the Texas Abortion Ruling

When a man who has spent decades shouting his opinions suddenly clams up, the silence is particularly deafening. It has been well over 48 hours since the Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling striking down Texas’ strict rules for abortion clinics. Donald Trump has yet to mention it.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn Ya!

The media has finally started to notice that Bernie Sanders has wildly overplayed his hand, squandering whatever influence he may have had in this election at one point. Bernie himself hasn't yet seemed to get the memo, but, whenever dawn finally breaks, he can't say we didn't warn him.

Daily Dose of Cute

This dog LOL! As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

If You’re a Healthy Woman, There’s No Point in Getting an Annual Pelvic Exam

Yet another pillar of conventional preventive-health wisdom is crumbling. On Tuesday, a federal panel of medical experts announced that it has found an insufficient amount of evidence to support annual pelvic exams for healthy women who aren’t pregnant.

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