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[Content Note: Weight loss and diet talk.]I opened my inbox this morning to find this waiting for me: LOL whooooooops your targeted marketing! I'm sorry—you have reached the inbox of a person who does not diet and also hates you. Goodbye. Show More Summary

Photos of the Day: Humans of Planned Parenthood

The conservative attacks on Planned Parenthood just keep coming. Using the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover videos — the third of which was released today — as their excuse, anti-choicers in Congress have renewed their long-time goal of defunding the organization, fast-tracking a bill to do so last week. Show More Summary

Today is Black women’s Equal Pay Day

Because Black women earn 64 percent of what white men earn for doing the same work, it would take the average Black woman an extra seven months of work to earn what a white man in their job earns in a year. Today is the day she hits that number.  While the white men in […]

Quote of the Day: Donald Trump’s lawyer claims “you cannot rape your spouse”

We interrupt our general policy of ignoring Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for a quick reminder that spousal rape is illegal.  Yesterday, The Daily Beast reported on old allegations, which are included in a 1993 biography of Trump, by his now ex-wife, Ivana, that he once violently raped her. Contacted for comment for the article, Michael Cohen, special counsel […]

Macy Gray Has Written the Ultimate Song About Vibrators

Macy Gray is most well-known for her late-'90s hit “I Try,” but if there’s any justice in the world, she will go down in history first and foremost as the author of the definitive song about vibrators. “B.O.B,” which stands for “battery-operated better,” is an ode to the piece of machinery that “fits like a glove” and is “always up for love, steady as a caterpillar.”

States That Sell Anti-Abortion “Choose Life” License Plates, Mapped

Across the country, motorists can purchase specialty license plates to show their support for state-approved groups or institutions, such as public universities, firefighters, veterans, and… anti-abortion activists? Twenty-nine states offer anti-abortion “Choose Life” license plates. Show More Summary

The American Public Is Wising Up About Rape

Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen shared some very interesting opinions about marital rape this week. “You cannot rape your spouse,” he told Daily Beast reporters. “There’s very clear case law.”

Stand Up. Speak Up. Rise Up: The #GirlsLead15 Girl Up Leadership Summit

Stand Up. Speak Up. Rise Up. A hush quickly fell over the crowd of girls surrounding me. While everyone was craning their necks for a better view, I had only one thought: “This is so. freaking. cool.” A second later, the group erupted into applause. Show More Summary

A Facebook Post May Have Driven Topshop to Ditch Its Scary-Skinny Mannequins

Topshop, the British retailer with around 500 stores in 37 countries around the world, is known for reasonable prices, a coveted young customer base, and a rapid expansion rate that's the envy of many competing clothing chains. But starting last fall, the fashion giant ran into a serious problem with body image.

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Brenda A.: "What are the top three authors you would recommend, and why?"

Ugh True Detective

[Content Note: Spoilers for the current season of True Detective may appear in comments, though there are none in the main post.]Are any of y'all watching season two of True Detective, starring Rachel McAdams, Colin Farrell, Taylor Kitsch,...Show More Summary

Good News

[Content Note: Animal endangerment.]President Obama has announced "sweeping bans to the United States' ivory trade in the hopes of protecting the increasingly endangered African elephant."Created in response to what the Fish and Wildlife...Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by pizza.Recommended Reading:Kurt: How the New York Times Bungled the Hillary Clinton Emails StoryRagen: [Content Note: Fat hatred; bullying] Screaming at Fat People for Fun and ProfitAkiba and Laylah:Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Why one woman donated fetal tissue after her later abortion: “I was able to turn my pain into something that could benefit someone else.” “Increasingly, as a black woman in America, I do not feel alive. I feel like I am not yet dead.”  Our own Reina on why monogamy isn’t for her. A Washington court […]

Daily Dose of Cute

This goofy dog. ? 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...RIP Bobbi Kristina Brown. My condolences to her family, friends, and fans.[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death] Native American activist Rexdale W. Henry, 53, was found dead on July 14...Show More Summary

New York Magazine’s Cosby Cover Inspires a Great Twitter Hashtag: #TheEmptyChair

Late Sunday evening, New York magazine commanded what seemed like the entire Internet's attention with the collected stories and portraits of 35 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. As New York's Noreen Malone and Amanda...Show More Summary

Waiting for Captain Marvel is getting old

Note: This piece contains spoilers from Ant-Man. I am a glutton for punishment when it comes to comic book movies. I’ve never been that interested in comic books, but going to Marvel films is something I do. I get pumped for Marvel films because they remind me of my father and being the twelve year […]

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