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Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Heavy D & the Boyz: "Now That We Found Love" The see-through plastic suit in this video is possibly my favorite costume choice in the entirety of '90s music videos. Which, if you were alive in the '90s and watching music videos, I don't have to tell you is really saying something.

You Will Never Unsee This Wondrously Strange Fake Japanese Advertisement for Donald Trump

Mike Diva is, per his Facebook page, a “MAKER OF VIDEOS/MUSIC/MEMES/DREAMS” and he has bequeathed the pre-apocalyptic world its eighth wonder, a dizzying, sorbet-hued phantasmagoria that gestures toward the coming end times. It is called...Show More Summary

Surprise, Surprise: American Parents Are the Least Happy Parents in the Western World

For her 2015 book All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, Jennifer Senior expanded her popular New York magazine article looking at why parents tend to be unhappier than non-parents. She chronicles the shift in parenthood...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Pulse shooting.] This debate needs to change; it's outgrown the old political stalemates. The notion that the answer to this tragedy would be to make sure that more people in a nightclub are similarly armed to the killer defies common sense. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Cat in a window. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Clinton's Campaign Is Firing on All Cylinders

I've got a new piece up at BNR about Team Hillary's outstanding general election rollout: Yes, it's objectively true that Donald's campaign is a major flop. The candidate himself is a full-tilt bigotry machine with the presidential fitness of a garden gnome. Show More Summary

Labour MP Jo Cox Dies After Attack

[Content Note: Guns; stabbing; death.]Following a constituency meeting and one week before the EU referendum vote (commonly referred to as Brexit), Labour MP Jo Cox was killed by a man who shot and stabbed her multiple times. She was...Show More Summary

Behind Every Trump Punchline Lies a Dark Cloud

Donald Trump's campaign started out to the sound of laughter. He was considered a joke (at least by people safety removed from the target of his bigotry)—a ludicrous candidate who had no chance at winning his party's nomination, no less the presidency. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

A new report shows that mothers and children in immigration detention are jailed under guaranteed minimum bed contracts for local jails. “Violence—and institutional indifference in its wake—changes the courses of survivors’ lives, with...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Pulse shooting] President Obama is traveling to Orlando today to meet privately with survivors and grieving families. The President "will 'make clear that the country stands with the people of Orlando, stands with the LGBT community in Orlando as they grieve,' a White House spokesman said. Show More Summary

In the Face of Homophobia and Islamophobia, Queer Touch Persists

After the carnage at Pulse nightclub in Orlando I saw a lot of “love is love” messages from well-meaning straight people. Who do you love? It doesn’t matter! They seem to say. It’s all love!  But to me, it would seem to matter more who you touch. Who you feel, not only whom you feel […]

Why Is Everyone Freaking Out Over Taylor Swift’s Dalliance With Tom Hiddleston?

The world is reeling from the news that Taylor Swift lured a man to Rhode Island to make out with her on a rock. Though Swift has lured other men to other rocks in her day, this conquest was special, because the man in question was Tom...Show More Summary

The Choice Is Clear

by Shaker Alison Rose, a fierce queer feminist, avid book lover, and proud cat lady who lives in the northern SF Bay Area. [Content Note: Pulse Shooting; guns; terrorism; homophobia; racism; Islamophobia.] [Transcript available here.]...Show More Summary

FILIBUSTER

[Content Note: Guns.] I am proud to announce that after 14+ hours on the floor, we will have a vote on closing the terror gap & universal background checks — Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) June 16, 2016 So, the Democrats mounted a filibuster...Show More Summary

California is Ending One of Its Most Sexist Welfare Policies

In a huge win for anti-poverty advocates, California lawmakers are poised to get rid of the Maximum Family Grant rule (MFG), a policy passed in 1994 that coerced women into having fewer children by depriving them of the resources they needed to raise them. The repeal is expected to benefit about 126,000 children in 93,000 […]

Teaspoon the Filibuster!

From my friend Susie: "ACTION ALERT: support the democratic filibuster. Let them know you have their backs. Call 1-855 331-8593. You will hear a very brief message from Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. They will then ask for your zip code and put you through to your Senator. Show More Summary

Study: Teen Birth Rates Rose in Schools That Gave Out Free Condoms With No Instruction

A new data analysis of in-school condom distribution programs from the 1990s has added new complexity to our understanding of teen pregnancy prevention. Most previous studies have shown that access to free contraception decreases teen birth rates, but this is the first robust study of condom-only programs. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

[I have to wrap up a little early today. I'll see you tomorrow!]Suggested by Shaker laurakeet: "What mythical creature would you love to meet, assuming reality were no object?"

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Queer and trans Latinx activists explain how America contributed to the Orlando massacre. The Latinx LGBTQ community and its stories of survival should be at center of the response to Orlando, says Isa Noyola.  This photography series documents the experiences of queer Muslims. Queer poets on the poems that changed their lives. Like it or […]

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