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The Media's Favorite Game

[Content Note: Misogyny.]Virtually every day, I document some example of misogyny used against Hillary Clinton. And virtually every day, I encounter numerous people who assert that there is no misogyny used against Hillary Clinton.That...Show More Summary

Quick Hit: 20 Young Writers Of Color Share Their Favorite Poems

You’re missing out if you haven’t yet checked out this wonderful poet curating favorite poems of other young, wonderful, and talented friends and hopefully soon-to-be friends of color. The Huffington Post writes: “[Tabia] Alexine’s diversified anthology speaks to the importance of poetry to voices too often marginalized or silenced. Show More Summary

Why Beyoncé’s “Formation” Video Is So Important

Formation This past Saturday, Beyoncé released the first new song from her upcoming album, entitled “Formation.” The song, and accompanying video, may be the most important works the star has released. If her 2013 eponymous album was...Show More Summary

Hundreds of Galaxies and Billions of Stars

An artist's rendering of the galaxies hiding beyond the veil of the Milky Way. (ICRAR) This is incredible: "Hundreds of Galaxies Were Found Hiding Behind Our Milky Way."Using radio telescopes to peer through the dense plane of the Milky Way, researchers have spotted huge galactic gatherings that have long been obscured from view. Show More Summary

New Hampshire Primary Wrap-Up

[Content Note: Islamophobia; misogyny.]Congratulations to Senator Bernie Sanders, who not only decisively won the New Hampshire primary last night, but also made history by becoming the first Jewish (and first non-Christian) candidate...Show More Summary

Reproductive Justice & BLM Movements Partner to Fight for Black Women’s Lives

Yesterday, Trust Black Women, New Voices for Reproductive Freedom and Black Lives Matter launched a partnership to fight for freedom and justice for Black women. Leaders from the three groups participated in a discussion about the intersection of their movements, and why anti-abortion legislators and violently racist police forces are part of the same system oppressing […]

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Lady Blanchester: "What was your most memorable personal growth moment and why was it important to you?"[Content Note: Fat hatred.] The first one that comes to mind is: About 15 years ago, I was sitting on the beach at Lake Michigan with a thin woman I didn't know very well. Show More Summary

For the Record

[Content Note: Misogyny.]Since this is apparently not evident to a number of Bernie Sanders supporters, let me go ahead and just say it plainly: When your misogynist garbage attacks on Hillary Clinton are removed from comments here,Show More Summary

The Young Barack Obama Anticipated How “Fetal Rights” Could Endanger Women

As a college senior, Barack Obama wrote love letters to his girlfriend that doubled as astute literary criticism of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. This fact, considered in a January post at the New York Review of Books, affirmed the 44 th president’s status as the nation’s most eminently intellectual, cool, and crush-worthy POTUS. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Happy birthday Alice Walker! Trust Black Women has released a statement of solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Julia Serano places Ken Zucker’s clinic in historical context. The CDC’s alcohol guidelines for women, updated for men. Boko Haram is even deadlier than ISIS. Chelsea Manning on trans sisterhood in prison.

There’s a Big Gender Imbalance in Invasive Medical Procedures for Reproductive Health

According to a new data analysis, U.S. women aged 21 to 30 are far more likely to undergo medical procedures for reproductive health than their male peers. Seven of the top 10 procedures performed on women in that age group were reproductive-health related, compared to just two of the top 10 procedures for 21- to 30-year-old men.


"Fox News accidentally reports Donald Trump as the winner in New Hampshire."Donald Trump won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday — according to a premature Fox News report.Citing every precinct reporting, Fox News' website accidentally...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Flint water crisis.]"As I've said for some time, to try to capture in words the tragedy of what occurred in Flint, it's almost beyond description."—Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, as investigators said today that...Show More Summary

The revolutionary ceramics of Nicki Green

The first piece of Nicki Green’s I ever saw struck me in a way I did not expect from blue and white pottery. “Nina, after Bruce Labruce” is a clay jug painted in blue and white style that originated centuries ago in China. Repeating around the jug is a painting of Bruce Labruce’s photo of Nina […]

Target Takes Another Step Toward Gender Neutrality with Its New “Pillowfort” Line

Last August, Target announced that they were going to reduce the number of gender-based signs in their stores. This meant fewer labels in the toy, entertainment, and home decor section instructing customers whether or not a particular quilt or building set should be for boys or girls. Show More Summary

Beyoncé Song Lyrics Can Work Better Than Ads—Just Ask Red Lobster

Beyoncé laid out her quid pro quo relationship between sexual pleasure and reasonably priced seafood in a lyric from her Internet-busting new single, “Formation”: “When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster,” she says on the track. Show More Summary

Discussion Thread: Life Hacks

We haven't had a Life Hacks thread in a long time, so here's a thread to share all the little tips and tricks you've got for making life easier.I'll share an old favorite of mine: If you ever get a food stain on a shirt that's oil-based and won't come out, treat it with some dish soap before running it through the wash. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

"What? I fit perfectly here!" As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

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