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
[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
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
Yesterday Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person elected to a U.S. statehouse. Andrea Jenkins became the first openly trans woman of color elected to the city council of a major U.S. city. Ravi Singh Bhalla became the first turbaned Sikh mayor in American history. Philadelphia elected top prosecutor Larry Krasner, known as “the […]
It’s easy to talk about gendered violence from conservative men because, well, their ideology is often consistent with their douchebaggery. When you’ve devoted your entire career to ranting against abortion rights on television or groping your way to a white-supremacist presidency, there’s a pretty clear and obvious connection between your stated values (sexist) and your […]
So, on the latest stops on her WHAT THE FUCK tour, Donna Brazile took a cool selfie with nightmare human Sheriff David Clarke and then stopped by Tucker Carlson's show on Fox, where she invited him to go fishing. Meanwhile, Rachel Cantor,...Show More Summary
Joe Biden just can't stop talking about how Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate and he totally woulda won if he'd run. And now he's at it again, saying he couldn't run because Clinton's allies and supporters would have been a bunch of big meanypantses to him. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Sexual assault.]Swimmer Diana Nyad has penned an extraordinary piece for the New York Times about surviving sexual abuse by a coach when she was a girl: "My Life After Sexual Assault." It will almost certainly be a familiar story to many women and girls, terribly so. Show More Summary
How are you feeling on this one-year anniversary of the 2016 election?
This blogaround brought to you by hot sauce.Recommended Reading:Katha Pollitt: Year One: My Anger ManagementPam Merritt: [Content Note: Mass shootings; disablism] Mental Health and Guns: Journalists Aren't Asking the Right QuestionsSameer...Show More Summary
2017 was supposed to be a better year than the the one that preceded it. Before the 2016 election, I longed for, but never took for granted, President Hillary Clinton to build upon the progress that President Obama had made over the course of 8 years.Instead, here we are.First, there's the misogyny. Show More Summary
I thought a lot about what I wanted to say on this anniversary of the 2016 election. I considered whether to write something reflecting back on the campaign itself, or something about the interceding year, or something about the resistance. Show More Summary
This is the sixth installment of the What Happened Book Club, where we are doing a chapter a week.That pace will hopefully allow people who need time to procure the book a better chance to catch up, and let us deal with the book in manageable...Show More Summary
"WHO'S SUCH A GOOD GIRL?! IT'S YOU, ZELLY! YOU'RE A GOOD GIRL!" As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
Well. That election was something! The Democrats had a big night: Ralph Northam won the governorship of Virginia, where 14 state seats also flipped from red to blue, and Justin Fairfax was elected as lieutenant governor, the first Black...Show More Summary
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is the fucking worst. That ain't news. But here he is being the worst once again, in one of the worstest of worst ways:After Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) asked for prayers for the victims of the...Show More Summary
Awwwwww, you might be thinking. Olivia watching over her sister Sophie. Awwwwww, you might be thinking. Olivia is so sweet to groom her little sis! It's understandable why you might think these things! After all, Olivia is very adorable, and it makes sense that she would be protective of her wee sister. Show More Summary
It’s been exactly two months since Trump rescinded the DACA program, which granted work permits to hundreds of thousands of immigrants. Upon rescinding the program, Trump suggested it was up to Congress to come up with a legislative solution...Show More Summary
Suggested by Shaker catvoncat: "Here's another one I saw on Twitter: What are you tired of explaining to people?"Everything? LOL.
Some photos I snapped while Iain and I were out and about yesterday, during one of my favorite times of the year. Please feel welcome to share your favorite autumnal photos in comments. Or, if you don't live in a climate where there's an "autumn" as such, or where it's currently spring, share a photo that shows what this time of year looks like by you!