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Quote of the Day

"I'm not sure whether to describe those comments as remarkably rich or utterly predictable."—White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, on Charles Koch whining like an aggrieved infant who doesn't understand the world yet, all because...Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by soup.Recommended Reading:Michelle: [Content Note: Fat hatred; weight loss talk; beauty policing] We Deserve to Look Like OurselvesJulia: [CN: Transphobia; racism; misogyny; homophobia] That Joke Isn't...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Today is Women’s Equality Day! Yeah, we’re still waiting on that… Here are seven women of color who fought for gender equality and nine badass suffragettes.  New favorite Tumblr: Fat people flipping you off. Columbia students aren’t impressed with their school’s new “Consent is BAE” campaign. “Amazon, Netflix, and Goldman Sachs are just the extreme end […]

Other People's Identities Are Not Your Costume

[Content Note: Transphobia; othering.]Every year, as Halloween approaches, I'm obliged to write a post about how other people's identities are not costumes. We're getting an early start this year, as Halloween retailers are stocking, or promising threatening to stock, Caitlyn Jenner costumes. Show More Summary

Trump the Terrible

[Content Note: Racism; privilege.]This fucking guy.Yesterday, Univision and Fusion reporter Jorge Ramos was [CN: video autoplays at link] thrown out of a Donald Trump campaign event after asking a question about immigration out of turn. Show More Summary

Teens Don’t Oughta Know

At a recent concert, Taylor Swift pulled Alanis Morissette on stage with her and they sang "You Oughta Know," Morissette's 1995 anthem about being that embarrassing person that makes drunken, angry calls to your ex who then inevitably tells his or her partner that it was just a telemarketer. Many Swift fans in the audience were not aware of who Morrissette is.

Daily Dose of Cute

Happy National Dog Day, from Dudley (and Zelda, too)! As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

The Duke Student Who Doesn’t Want To Read Fun Home Explains Himself

Earlier this week, we learned that a group of college freshmen are refusing to read Fun Home, Alison Bechdel’s memoir about her father, because the book is dirty and has boobies in it. Now one of the complainers, Brian Grasso, has an op-ed in the Washington Post in which he explains that his refusal to do his homework has more complicated moral—Biblical!—underpinnings.

Infographic: #FloodTheSystem shows links between the prison system & climate change

Sometimes when I go off on (fill in the blank) injustice in front of my mom, she berates me for having views too radical and for expressing them in ways barely digestable to audiences that may need to hear them most. While I find my views not-radical-enough, I do agree that my scribblings and writings and posts are an […]

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: War] This is tentatively good news, provided the agreement lasts, which is no sure thing: "South Sudanese President Salva Kiir signed a peace deal to end a 20-month conflict withShow More Summary

Josh Duggar is an Abuser and a Predator

[CN: physical abuse, sexual abuse. A more detailed description of a violent sexual encounter is at the In Touch link.] A woman has come forward to detail her sexual encounters with Josh Duggar in the pages of In Touch magazine. (Readers...Show More Summary

On Women’s Equality Day, Let’s Talk About White Feminism

Huffington Post’s ‘White Feminism’ Video I used to be a White Feminist. As a white woman, I thought it was my only option. But, as a video produced by the Huffington Post and a thoughtful post by the young star Rowan Blanchard both explain,...Show More Summary

Reporter and Cameraman Killed During Live Broadcast

[Content Note: Guns; death.]This morning, in Moneta, Virginia, a gunman killed reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward during a live news segment they were filming for the morning news, which was unrelated to the shooting, which apparently started as they were already filming the segment. Show More Summary

Today in Anti-Choice Terrorism

[Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism; intimidation; privacy violations; war on agency.]The anti-choice movement is, by any reasonable definition, domestic terrorism. This flagrant, shameless, decades-long campaign of intimidation, threats,...Show More Summary

Feministing Jamz: Notable women of Afropunk Fest 2015

We love the AfroPunk Fest at Feministing, both for booking talented queer and feminist performers and for putting their no hatefulness message all over the internet and the grounds of the festival. This year included a number of excellent women performers, from the legendary to the on-the-come-up. Check out the notable women of this year’s Afropunk […]

Open Thread

Hosted by the Xoloitzcuintli. AKA the Mexican Hairless Dog.

The Weather Channel’s New Show for Geeks Has an Unsung Hero, and She's Stuck Behind a Bar

This week the Weather Channel, mainstay of bored insomniacs and families on vacation in Florida, debuted a new weekday prime-time live show about the weather. Problem is, the show, Weather Underground, is set in what appears to be aShow More Summary

Question of the Day

(I'm starting to fade fast, so I'm going to wrap it up a little early today. I'll see you tomorrow.)Suggested via email by Shaker GoldFishy: "If you were running a radio request show, what song would you never ever play no matter how many times it was requested?"Every Breath You Take by The Police. Good gravy, I hate that song.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

It’s Black Breastfeeding Week. Here are some of the structural barriers to breastfeeding that communities of color face. Saudi women can register to vote for the first time.  The fact that women and people of color are still underrepresented in medicine has consequences for patients’ health. Claudia Rankine on the meaning of Serena Williams. Dee […]

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