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Primarily Speaking

Well, we're starting to get to that point in the presidential campaign where enough people are running, or fixing to run, that it's the return of Primarily Speaking, your regular round-up of presidential primary news reported with eleventy...Show More Summary

Students protest NRA effort to lift gun bans on campus

This week a bill that would lift gun bans on Nevada campuses passed the Nevada Assembly. The bill’s champion, Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, calls it “common sense legislation” that would help college women protect themselves from rape. But as Nevada students point out, the bill will make them feel less safe on campus, not more. At […]

Adventures in Feministory: Jackie Ormes, the Quietly Political Cartoonist

This post originally appeared on the Bitch blogs in March of 2010, but we're reposting it because August 1st is Jackie Ormes' birthday. In honor of her birthday, our Jackie Ormes coffee mugs are 25% off! Order yours today. Born in a small town in Pennsylvania in 1911, Ormes was always drawn to the big city. Show More Summary

Corbin on “Intentional Discrimination in Establishment Clause Jurisprudence”

Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has posted to SSRN her paper, Intentional Discrimination in Establishment Clause Jurisprudence, forthcoming in the Alabama Law Review.  Here is the abstract: In Town of Greece v. Galloway, the Supreme Court upheld a legislative prayer practice … Continue reading ?

Female Ejaculation Explained, Poetry-Slam Style

The Association of College Unions International hosts a poetry slam each year.  The final rounds of this year’s College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational was held March 25–28, 2015 at Virginia Commonwealth University.  The final round featured this brilliant performance by … Continue reading ?

CFP: “Creating Excellence in Learning and Teaching for Today’s Law Students”

CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS: “Creating Excellence in Learning and Teaching for Today’s Law Students” October 2-3, 2015, Phoenix, AZ Arizona Summit Law School (ASLS) will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a conference for legal educators, law students, … Continue reading ?

Men Reject the Label “Masculine” More Than Women Reject the Label “Feminine”

Vox has been releasing a series of results from its poll regarding American attitudes about issues such as sexism and abortion rights. Thursday, German Lopez posted about one of the poll's more original questions, which is how masculine/feminine you think you are. Show More Summary

The Virtual Pub Is Open

[Explanations: lol your fat. pathetic anger bread. hey your gay.] TFIF, Shakers! Belly up to the bar, and name your poison!

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by pink nail polish.Recommended Reading:Brittney: [Content Note: Racism; police brutality; images of violence] Black Death Has Become a Cultural Spectacle: Why the Walter Scott Tragedy Won't Change White...Show More Summary

Nope. Noooooo. NOPE.

NO THANK YOU:Fox is doing the Time Warp: EW has learned the broadcaster will make a new TV version of the 40-year-old iconic film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.The musical midnight movie classic is getting a small-screen modern-day makeover. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Dudley and Zelda subtly hint that they'd like to go out now, please. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Welp

[Content Note: Misogyny.]It is the year of our lord Jesus Jones two thousand and fifteen, and apparently there are still companies in the world that will tell a woman who jointly holds an account with her male partner that she needsShow More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Semisonic: "Closing Time"This week's TMNS brought to you by '90s One-Hit (on the US charts) Wonders.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Extreme weather; death] We had terrible storms in Chicagoland last night, and the storm system "spawned at least two tornadoes across the north central portion of [Illinois], leaving...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Racism; police brutality.]"When I say, 'abolish the police,' I'm usually asked what I would have us replace them with. My answer is always full social, economic, and political equality, but that's not what's actually being asked. Show More Summary

Here We Go

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will reportedly announce her presidential candidacy this weekend via Twitter:Hillary Clinton is planning to officially launch her US presidential campaign on Sunday while en route to Iowa, aShow More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by ecru.This week's Open Threads have been brought to you by the letter E.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Jacqui Germain asks, “What is the psychological cost of building a movement predicated on displaying our individual and collective grief, suffering and death?” Reina Gossett on visibility, respectability, and resistance. Reina Gattuso on the “incredible pressure of the books that are not there.” Shruthi Badri on suffering silently. Show More Summary

Ky Peterson demands we again ask: who is allowed to shoot back?

Ky Peterson has already spent three years in prison, only the start of his 20 year sentence. The young black trans man shot the person he says raped him, the assault just one of a series of violent attacks he experienced in Georgia. But a racist and transphobic police immediately saw Peterson as a violent assailant rather […]

8 Things You Can Do To Empower Young People This National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Credit: Tumblr Today is the 3rd National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day — a meaningful day for us as an adolescent health educator and feminist youth worker. But we weren’t always as aware or passionate about educating young adults...Show More Summary

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