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Rage. Seethe. Boil.

[Content Note: Misogyny; war on agency.]Today, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards testified in front of the House Oversight Committee as part of the entirely ridiculous Congressional investigation launched by Republicans after...Show More Summary

Stonewall tanked at the box office, and that’s awesome

Stonewall brought in a miniscule $112,441 from 127 theaters. That’s an average of $871 per location. Seriously, that’s about as close to “no one watched this” as I’ve ever seen. Gigli, often regarded as one of the worst films ever, made double that with $1694 per theater. GIGLI! Normally, I would be a little bit […]

He Seems Nice

[Content Note: Misogyny; rape culture.]Now that the extreme rightwing of the Republican Party has successfully ousted that liberal rabble-rouser John Boehner, they've got their sites set on a supercool replacement: Florida Representative...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Says Zelly: "IT'S A DAY!!!" As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...Good, now let's make some shit happen! "This weekend, on the 20th anniversary of the fourth world conference on women in Beijing, leaders from around the globe met in New York City to discuss concrete...Show More Summary

Jessica Biel Does Sex Education in New Funny or Die Videos

Just a few decades ago, information on women’s health was mostly sequestered in library books and doctors’ offices. Women have always passed down know-how through word of mouth, but the multi-generation game of telephone inevitably led to a few garbled connections. Show More Summary

The Latest Video Trying to Exonerate Carly Fiorina Just Proves She Didn’t Tell the Truth

On the same day that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee pummeled Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards with questions about discredited "sting" videos targeting the women's health care provider, yet another anti-choice...Show More Summary

Today in Rape Culture

[Content Note: Sexual violence; child abuse; death; malicious prosecution.]This is one of the most catastrophic police failures in a rape case about which I've ever read, which is really saying something. Lara McLeod was raped by her...Show More Summary

Shaker Gardens: September Edition

Shaker Gardens is usually Aphra_Behn's beat, and there's a darn good reason for that—because I have the ungreenest thumb that has ever thumbed! But our lovely neighbor, who has enviable garden skills and an abundance of generosity, brought...Show More Summary

Women of color at the forefront of victory against Shell arctic drilling

After years of protests and negotiation, oil giant Shell announced this week that it will give up efforts to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic. Citing a “disappointing exploration outcome” and the high costs of drilling and transporting oil from the region, the company will be sealing and abandoning its base there. Though […]

Shhhhhh Matt Damon. Stop Talking and Go to Bed.

[Content Note: Straightsplaining; heterocentrism.]On the heels of whitesplaining black female director Effie Brown about diversity, Matt Damon decided that straightsplaining gay actors seemed like a hot idea:In 2013, he starred as Liberace's...Show More Summary

Open Thread

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Hillary Clinton Made a “Girl Power” Playlist. We Made a Few Additions.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign recently released a “girl power” Spotify playlist of uptempo feminist jams and power ballads by female artists. Ever wonder what our prospective next president wants us to think she listens to while she’s getting...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Ananke: "What is the most inspiring and uplifting song you listen in your dark times?"My answer depends on whether I need validation of the feelings that have put me in a grim mood, or whether I need motivation to...Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by cookies.Recommended Reading:Katie: [Content Note: Sexual violence; displacement; death] Female Refugees Face Rape, Displacement, and DeathSameer: [CN: White supremacy; police brutality] The Top 3 Times...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The police told Lara McLeod to report her rape, then arrested her and charged her with making a false accusation. “Economic justice is not — and has never been — sufficient to ensure racial justice.” - Elizabeth Warren  On Carly Fiorina’s wholesale lie about Planned Parenthood: “This is an extraordinary moment in the annals of political deception.” […]

Meanwhile on Twitter...

[Content Note: Misogyny.]I had a few things to say about a meme going around around Senator Bernie Sanders and his indifference to his hair, which is being used to shame former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for caring about her hair. Show More Summary

Study Suggest that Some Women with Breast Cancer May Be Able to Skip Chemotherapy

In a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, a group of cancer researchers got a rare kind of result: one that was way, way better than they had expected. “We knew these patients were going to do well, but we didn’t dream they would do this well,” Joseph Sparano, the study’s lead author, told the Wall Street Journal.

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Bigotry; video may autoplay at link.]"I'm not interested in the back and forth to be a member or part of his freak show."—Senator Marco Rubio, on Donald Trump and his trash-talking about Rubio.Rubio is merely the latest,...Show More Summary

Today is the 15th anniversary of the abortion pill’s approval in the US

Today marks the 15th anniversary of when the FDA approved mifepristone — aka RU-486, aka “the abortion pill” — for use in the United States. But anti-choice restrictions have prevented us from realizing its full potential.  A medication abortion...Show More Summary

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