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Louis CK Is a Liar

[Content Note: Rape culture.]One of the first high-profile friends of Louis CK's to make any kind of public statement about his serial sex abuse is Marc Maron, a comedian and podcaster. Under the generous headline "Marc Maron Reckons...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Wee Sophs enjoys a good belleh rub. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Resist: Day 298

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

"I got lost in other people's needs."

[Content Note: Reproductive coercion; stigma.]In September, I mentioned sociologist Orna Donath's new book Regretting Motherhood, about Donath's five-year study of 23 women, all of whom regretted having children. Donath has written a piece for the latest issue of Bust, which I highly recommend. Show More Summary

When I Was 16

[Content Note: Rape culture; description of sexual assault.]While Roy Moore continues to defend himself, and is defended by others, on the basis that "dating" teenagers is no big deal, another woman has come forward alleging that former president George H.W. Show More Summary

The Latest on Roy Moore, GOP Senate Candidate and Sex Predator

[Content Note: Rape culture; child abuse.]Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has long been known to be an aggressive bigot, was recently revealed to have a history of preying on and assaulting young girls, which he calls "dating...Show More Summary

Take Action To Stop the Deportation of Muslim Community Activist Siham Byah

Purportedly progressive Massachusetts is not safe from Trump’s racist deportation machine. Last Tuesday, Siham Byah — a 40-year-old undocumented Moroccan Muslim woman, single mother, and community activist — was detained by ICE at what was supposed to be a routine check-in. Her friends and community are fighting to prevent ICE from deporting her to Morocco, where […]

Feministing Reads: What We’re Reading

Fall is finally here! And so is our long-delayed round-up of the reads we’re snuggling up with this season. Barbara: I’m reading Brittney Cooper’s (aka Professor Crunk) new book, Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women. Show More Summary

A Feminist’s Veterans Day Reading List

This Veterans Day, we’re honoring those injured, sexually abused, and killed by and within the United States military — and celebrating those organizing to prevent future violence. This past year, thousands of veterans leveraged their...Show More Summary

Veterans' Day

Today is Veterans' Day in the US. (Technically, it's tomorrow, but it's being recognized today this year.)Thank you to all the women and men who have served this country with decency in a military capacity, who have been willing to risk their lives to defend its borders, resources, and people.

Deplorables Defend Accused Rapist

[Content Note: Sexual assault; rape apologia.]As I have previously noted, the Republican Party does not have a solid history of taking sexual assault seriously, to put it mildly.There was that time House Republicans tried to redefine rape so that it was only "real" rape if it involved force. Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by baked potatoes.Recommended Reading:Jim Wright: Veteran's Day 2017George Dvorsky: 'Harmless' Radioactive Cloud Drifts Over Europe Following Mysterious Nuclear AccidentViolet Blue: [Content Note: RapeShow More Summary

Louis CK Begins His Redemption Crusade

[Content Note: Sex abuse; emotional manipulation.]Yesterday, I noted: "Louis CK is a confident and sophisticated predator. And he is banking on a redemption arc, to allow him to keep doing it. Don't give it to him. Draw the line here, or he'll hurt more women."And so it begins. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

The duo collectively known at Shakes Manor as Mazelda. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Resist: Day 295

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

It Is a Big Deal

[Content Note: Rape culture; rape apologia; description of sexual assault.]Last night, I started seeing a lot of defenses of Louis CK that used the familiar rape apologia strategy of minimizing the acts of sexual abuse he committed against at least five women (and almost certainly more). Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Karma Kaze: "What is your go-to feel good song? (Emotional, funny, angry, whatever.)"I don't have a single go-to; rather, I have a raft of go-to songs for every mood. But if I have to name just one, Nina Simone's "Feeling Good" is a song to which I turn over and over. Show More Summary

Discussion Thread: How Are You?

This week has been a lot, with the anniversary of the election and continued disclosures about sexual harassment and abuse. I am just over here deep-breathing, trying to get through it.I wish things were better, in so many ways.I amShow More Summary

Today in Rape Culture

[Content Note: Sexual assault; hostility to consent; war on agency.]Meanwhile, on Twitter... 1. Roy Moore and His Party. Yeah, I'm still gonna need Republicans to explain to me how forcing a woman to do something with her body against her will is "devastating" when it's rape but is a moral imperative when it's denying abortion. Show More Summary

Feminist Fuck Yeah: Philly Just Elected Top Prosecutor Who Believes #BlackLivesMatter

On Tuesday, among resounding electoral victories for the left  — including a trans candidate, Danica Roem and a socialist candidate, Lee Carter in Virginia — there was one that stood out especially to those interested in criminal justice,...Show More Summary

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