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Women Who Work: Moving Beyond Ivanka Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, and Corporate Feminism

Ivanka Trump has been capitalizing on the feminist movement to sell overpriced purses since she launched her “Women Who Work” website in 2013. The site sets out to profile the “modern working woman” and features well-dressed executives of boutique tech and beauty companies. Conspicuously absent: the domestic workers who clean Ivanka’s home, dress her kids, […]

Mueller Scrutinizes Trump's Role in Cover-Up; GOP Rep Floats Plan to Defund Probe

While Republicans like John Danforth try to pretend that Donald Trump is an anomaly of Republican politics, the rest of his party continues to expose them as the mendacious fools they are by carrying water for Trump.Nicole Lafond at TPM: GOP Representative Puts Forward Proposal to Kill Mueller Probe. Show More Summary

Hurricane Harvey

Here again is a thread for info-sharing, updates, checking in, and sharing additional resources on how we can support those affected by the hurricane and flooding. As always, let's keep the thread image-free. Thanks.As the slow-moving...Show More Summary

Why Joe Arpaio Deserves to Burn in Hell (A Laundry List)

Last week, 45 pardoned Joe Arpaio, the Arizona sheriff who made a name for himself by profiling and abusing Latinxs and immigrants.  The pardon comes after Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt of court for violating a federal district judge’s order to stop discriminating against Latinos. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker KitSileya: "What is a thing you've been dead set against getting, even though everyone has been raving about it, and then when you got it, you realized the hype was real and it was the neatest thing?"A dog, lol!That's not entirely in keeping with the question, as I have always liked dogs. Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by community.Recommended Reading:Jacob Kastrenakes: You Have Three Days Left to Comment on the FCC's Plan to Kill Net NeutralityJulia Serano: [Content Note: Discussion of hate speech; incitement; bigotry]...Show More Summary

Another Handcuffed Suspect's Death Ruled a Suicide

[Content Note: Guns; death; police misconduct.]In Akron, Ohio, 17-year-old Xavier McMullen had been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, had been handcuffed, and had been placed in the backseat of a police car when he was fatally shot in the head. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Oh, pardon me, Ms. Olivia. Am I boring you? As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Resist: Day 221

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Two New Suits Will Immediately Challenge Trump's Trans Military Ban

As part of his weekend of vile decisions, Donald Trump issued a memorandum following through on his threat to ban transgender people from serving openly in the U.S. military. He directed the military to halt the directive formulatedShow More Summary

Trump Isolates Us from Allies and Militarizes the Police

Donald Trump has been on quite a tear this weekend. Friday night started with an absolute frenzy of news, as Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coastal region. The Washington Post's Abby Phillip reports:Trump, in the space of four...Show More Summary

Hurricane Harvey

To say that the people in the path of Hurricane Harvey have been and are in my thoughts is simultaneously an understatement and woefully insufficient. I spent much of the weekend watching coverage of the slow-moving storm and its devastation so far. Show More Summary

CFP: Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at Law and Society

From this year’s organizers of the FLT Collaborative Research Network at Law and Society: Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Annual Meeting (Toronto in June 2018) Call for Papers – Sunday September 17 Deadline for … Continue reading ?

How Clothes (Un)Make the (Wo)Man

I read a wonderful piece this morning in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the ways in which some black academics use fashionable clothing to signal identity. This academic fine dressing is described as part of the black dandy movement, the … Continue reading ?

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by vitamin C.Recommended Reading:Scott Lemieux?: Man Who Knows Nothing About American Political History Is Here to Lecture You About American PoliticsLance Mannion: [Content Note: Discussion of Trump'sShow More Summary

James Cameron was right: Wonder Woman is a step backwards

James Cameron did as white people so often do this week: he opened his mouth to share an unsolicited opinion when he could have as easily kept his mouth shut. In an interview with The Guardian on Thursday, the director called the first superhero movie directed by a woman and starring a female lead a […]

White Men to the Rescue (Of Course)

Here are two things I've read today about the 2020 presidential race because the 2018 midterm doesn't even exist I guess and nothing is more important than presidential races including voter suppression: 1. Amie Parnes and Devin Henry at the Hill: [Content Note: Video may autoplay at link] Franken Seen as Reluctant 2020 Candidate. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Sophie: Small but mighty. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Resist: Day 218

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Hurricane Harvey

Astronauts at the International Space Station captured stunning footage of Hurricane Harvey moving toward Texas, and it looks terrifying. [Screencap from YouTube, care of NASA.] I desperately hope that the effects of the hurricane are not as bad as is being predicted and expected. Show More Summary

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