Jorge Narvaez is a father of two who became a YouTube star a few years ago after he and his 6-year-old daughter, Alexa, sang a rendition of “Home” that went viral. Now, Narvaez is back with another version with both adorable daughters and is using using his platform to speak out about his mother, Esther [...]
Sophie, the wee dragon cat. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
Aretha Franklin: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Single mothers in the US are disproportionately likely to be poor — a fact that some like to point to explain why we have such god awful rates of child poverty. The US ranks 34 out of 35 developed countries in terms of number of children living in poverty, which should be a national scandal but isn’t. Conservatives [...]
[Content Note: Misogyny; gender essentialism; heterocentrism.]"While women prefer to HAVE a higher-earning partner, men generally prefer to BE the higher-earning partner in a relationship. This simple but profound difference between the sexes has powerful consequences for the so-called pay gap. Show More Summary
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Brittney Cooper has a heartbreaking and powerful piece over at Salon today about Black girls “made grown too soon” and the damage done by the cultural myth of the super-humanly strong, resilient Black woman. I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon. For Relisha Rudd. For Renisha [...]
Does anyone want to talk about the new Cosmos series hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson? Because I LOVE THIS SHOW SO MUCH!I know haters gotta hate—and boy oh boy have they been a-hating!—but I don't care that it's not perfect,...Show More Summary
Cosmopolitan, long considered one of the fluffier offerings to women on the magazine rack, has been quietly remaking itself into a powerhouse of reproductive rights coverage. Tara Culp-Ressler at Think Progress reports on a new era at the sex tip-centric rag, with recent articles on abortion rights, abortion stigma, and contraception access. Show More Summary
Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Rape culture] As today is Tax Day in the US, here is our annual reminder for assholes that to describe what has "been done to you" by the IRS and/or US Government by requiring you...Show More Summary
Ed. note: For National Poetry Month, we’re highlighting one feminist poem each day in April. See the whole series here. Your poem today is “Poem about My Rights” by June Jordan. Poem about My Rights Even tonight and I need to take a walk and clear my head about this poem about why I can’t go out without [...]
In case you missed the eclipse last night, either because you're not in a part of the world where it was visible or because you had better things to do (like sleep), here is a neat composite image via NBC News: And if you regretted missing...Show More Summary
Meet Bob Marshall, who wants to be the next representative from Virginia. Marshall is currently a member of the Virginia General Assembly and he has a 23-year record of saying jaw-droppingly offensive comments. In a 1989 interview, he explained that he opposes abortion without any exceptions because sometimes incest is voluntary. And more recently… In 2010, at [...]
Fri April 11, 2014 President Carter's Listicle to Advance Women By Maggie Freleng According to Former President Carter, the number one challenge in the world today is the discrimination and abuse against women. Indeed, a few weeks ago,...Show More Summary
Two days ago, it was 70 degrees here. Beautiful and sunny and springy. This morning, I woke up to this shit: Fuck this fuckwinter! I'm over it!
That parents should praise a kid’s actions rather than her innate qualities is parenting gospel. Studies find that children who are lauded for their intelligence develop weaker work ethics than those who get cheered on for their persistence. Show More Summary
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Mon April 14, 2014 The Pap Rap: Hip Hop Video By Amy-Willard Cross In trying to encourage us to get the check ups we need to postpone death, cancer PSAs are getting funnier and funnier. It's certainly easier to be funny when talkingShow More Summary
Suggested by Shaker Doctor_Tinycat: "What was your favorite cartoon as a child? What cartoons do you like as an adult?"(Naturally: "I never watched/don't like cartoons" is a perfectly cromulent answer.)
From the White House's Photo Galleries: President Barack Obama holds the hand of Lincoln Rose Pierce Smith, the daughter of former Deputy Press Secretary Jamie Smith, in the Oval Office, April 4, 2014. Watching from the other side of the Resolute Desk are Sage and Elsa Smith. Show More Summary