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We Can Normalize Miscarriages Without Calling Women Who Have Had Them “Survivors”

Ashley Williams, an actress who stars on The Jim Gaffigan Show, really wants to tell you about her miscarriage. In a recently published essay, she recounts her experience of pregnancy loss, including the gush of warm blood that ran down her thigh at Whole Foods as well as her shock at her previous ignorance of how common such a loss is. Show More Summary

Marion Cotillard Weighs in On #BRANGELEXIT Via Amazing Instagram Post

This blog post is (probably) going to be Slate’s first and only reaction to an amazing document that Marion Cotillard recently released online. As you may know, the French actress has been in the news for some reason—probably because she has a movie coming out, and surely not because salacious gossip tied her to the impending divorce of her co-star.

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker GoldFishy: "What is your favorite time of day (or night)?"

Lethal Weapon Is the Schmaltziest, Most Emotionally Satisfying Show of the New TV Season

It’s fall, season of mists, mellow fruitfulness, and new TV shows. Around this time of year, the networks try to convince those elusive creatures—adults 18 to 49 who watch television within a few days of original airing on a device that isn’t their computer or smartphone—to commit to watching 20+ episodes of a brand new program. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There are some flashing lights in this video.] Divine: "Shake It Up"

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by sunshine.Recommended Reading:Jamil: [Content Note: Xenophobia] Resistance Is Futile: In Trump's America, Assimilation Isn't About Unity—It's About SubmissionKatie: [CN: War on agency; abortion stigma;...Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Angelina Jolie’s Divorce Lawyer, Laura Wasser

Most celeb watchers were caught off guard by Tuesday’s revelation that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, but there’s one aspect of the case that surprised no one: Jolie hired Laura Wasser, Hollywood’s most famous divorce lawyer, to represent her. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

“American hands will rebuild our nation. Not the hands of people from other nations.” — Donald Trump — Matt Viser (@mviser) September 21, 2016 I don't even know where to begin detailing the many, many, many things wrong with this comment. Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Machi Francisca Linconao, Mapuche indigenous healer and advocate, has been suffering from severe medical problems in prison. Her supporters claim she was imprisoned for her work to end illegal logging in her region of Chile, and are calling for her release.  This week, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe told members of the United […]

Yes We Are

[Photo: Michael Davidson for Hillary for America, at a Tim Kaine event in Ames, IA.]

A Federal Court Ruled That Companies Can Fire People Just for Having Dreadlocks

In a decision that delimits the concept of race to physical characteristics that are “immutable,” a federal appeals court ruled last week that firing an employee for wearing her hair in dreadlocks is not racial discrimination.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Police brutality; death; racism] READ THIS: "To be Black in America is to be afraid."Hillary Clinton wrote an op-ed for the New York Times on her plans to address poverty: "My Plan...Show More Summary

Jim Carrey Gets Sued for His Ex-Girlfriend’s Suicide, Calls It a “Heartless” Profit Grab

One year after Jim Carrey’s girlfriend died of an intentional prescription drug overdose, her estranged husband is suing the actor for allegedly getting her the drugs under a fake name.

Daily Dose of Cute

Matilda chilling in one of her favorite places: The floor of the shower. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Cool, Health-Conscious Teens Have a New Hobby: Getting “Fruved”

A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics indicates that teaching children how to garden might make them more inclined to eat healthfully. Researchers from the University of Florida and other universities...Show More Summary

And Again

[Content Note: Police brutality; death; racism; disablism; violent protests.]Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old Black man, was shot and killed by police yesterday in Charlotte, North Carolina. Police say that Scott was armed. Witnesses say he was not. Show More Summary


[Content Note: Racism.]1. Hillary Clinton spoke at the 39th annual Black Women's Agenda Symposium Workshop and Awards Luncheon last Friday, and here is something she said: "You, your daughters, your granddaughters... leave the house every morning, put on that game face that we all practice and enter a society that consistently challenges your worth. Show More Summary

White Film Critics Talk Racism in the Movie Industry

This week, the New York Times published a conversation between two white film critics, Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, about the continuing homogeneity of the American movie industry’s offerings.  The piece begins on the common premise of “look[ing] at where things are and what is to be done.” Meaning, we can assume, let’s diagnose the racism […]

Punishing Chelsea Manning for a Suicide Attempt Would Be a Disgrace

Tomorrow, September 22nd, at 9:30 a.m., Chelsea Manning will stand in front of a disciplinary board at the United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) in Kansas, and be forced to defend herself for her suicide attempt in July. The charges, which have already been dismantled by here, are bizarre. Chelsea is accused of “resisting the force cell […]

We Need To Stop Sexualizing And Policing Women Who Have Curvy Bodies

Patrice Brown Patrice Brown, a fourth-grade teacher in Atlanta who is known for being at the center of the hashtag #TeacherBae, is being criticized in the media — not for her body of work, but rather her body at work. Specifically people...Show More Summary

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