Last night, President Obama issued the most broadest reaching action on immigration in 30 years. Last night he announced an executive action that offers temporary legal status for over 4 million undocumented people living in the United States. This action relieves them of the threat of deportation. In a speech given last night, President Obama noted […]
Remember that whole thing about how all hetero sex is rape? Right, me too. Misogynists love playing straw feminist, and one of their most successful campaigns has been falsely attributing the quote that “all sex is rape” to Catharine MacKinnon and/or Andrea Dworkin. The lie is a deeply untrue and unfair reading of those scholars’ works, and is […]
...in which he announced a series of executive actions on immigration that will provide at least temporary relief to nearly five million undocumented immigrants in the US.Some relevant links: The transcript of his address. The White House Fact Sheet on the announced executive actions. Show More Summary
Hosted by a sand sculpture of the Yellow Brick Road and its travelers.
On Nov. 10, the Associated Press released a video featuring Bill Cosby and his wife Camille, chatting about the collection of African-American art the couple had recently loaned to the Smithsonian. More than a week later, the AP published additional footage from the Cosby sit-down that hadn’t make the original cut.
What words inspire you when you are feeling defeated by the world?
Every year around the holidays, I get some emails from people asking if they can send me a little gift. Most of them have something in mind, often something they've made (yay!), but occasionally someone will ask me if I want or need anything. Show More Summary
As of Thursday afternoon, 16 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, the latest a nurse named Therese Serignese who says the comedian drugged and raped her in the mid-1970s. Earlier this week, model Janice Dickinson told a similar...Show More Summary
Grandmas smoking weed for the first time. UK students march for an end to college tuition. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has increased maternal mortality. Why did doctors stop giving women orgasms? An awful Rolling Stone piece about a freshman who was gang-raped at a frat party at University of Virginia, then discouraged from reporting […]
[Content Note: Misogynoir; racism.]I don't even know where to fucking begin:The children's author Daniel Handler has apologized for an "ill-conceived" joke he made about the black American writer Jacqueline Woodson while hosting theShow More Summary
[Content Note: Child abuse.]Jamie Oliver is basically a professional bully, who has, among other things, donned a fat suit as part of his eliminationist campaign against fat people, so I'm not entirely surprised that he's publicly bragging...Show More Summary
Today is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance when we memorialize those who were killed by anti-trans violence in the past year. Here is this year’s list of those we’ve lost and here is where you can find an event happening in your area. As Morgan Collado wrote at Autostraddle, trans women of color dominate the list of lives lost — this year […]
As part of their “Life Cycles of Inequity” series on Black men, Colorlines highlights this photo series by Marcus Franklin that captures Black men sharing ordinary moments with their children. Check out the rest of the photos in The Fatherhood Project here. Show More Summary
Earsies. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
Bill Withers: "Just the Two of Us"
Barbie is one educated and versatile woman. She's been, among dozens of other jobs, a dentist, a doctor, a sign language teacher, a special education teacher, a surgeon, a paratrooper, a jet pilot, an ambassador, a firefighter, an architect,...Show More Summary
Here is some stuff in the news today...House Republicans have passed legislation that forbids scientists from advising the Environmental Protection Agency on their own research: "In what might be the most ridiculous aspect of the whole...Show More Summary
The number of women in Congress may finally have cracked 100 this year, but with Republicans in charge, don't expect to see those gains reflected in leadership. As reported by both Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post and Rachel Maddow this week, Republicans announced the chairs for next year's House committees. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Class warfare.]"The Republicans have a pretty simple philosophy: They say if those at the top have more—more power for Wall Street players to do whatever they want and more money for tax cuts than somehow they can be counted on to build the economy for everyone else. Show More Summary
You can watch the first ever live-streamed, national abortion speak-out today. Between 1 pm to 9 pm ET, over 100 people — including many Feministing friends — will be talking about their personal experiences with abortion here. As the 1 in 3 Campaign’s Debra Hauser explains, “We are telling our stories on November 20th and throughout the year to shatter the silence, […]