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[Content Note: Privacy violation.]"I think Rick Perry probably is smarter than Lindsey Graham."—Gold Toilet Aficionado Donald Trump, in a tremendously awful campaign speech today, during which he also publicly shared Senator Graham's...Show More Summary

New study suggests that men who harass women online are losers. Literally.

A new study examining the behavior of Halo 3 gamers provides some insights into the dynamics driving online misogynistic harassment. The takeaway? As the headlines trumped with predictable satisfaction, “Men who harass women online are literally losers.”  In the study, the researchers played 163 plays of the video game and analyzed the comments made by […]

Daily Dose of Cute

Dudley staring at me last night because I was eating popcorn. And he wanted some. Even though he doesn't like popcorn. Basically he wanted me to be eating something else that he likes and then give him some of it. His life is terrible. Obviously.As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Literal Losers Are More Likely to Lash Out at Female Gamers

A newly released study proves what we were all thinking: Abusive and sexist gamers are losers. Literally.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...Breaking Clown Car News! [Insert circus music here!] Republican Governor of Ohio John Kasich has officially announced his candidacy for the US presidency, bringing the total number of major GOP candidates to 16! "I have the skills, and I have the experience. Show More Summary

Feministing Chat: Amy Schumer’s new rom com Trainwreck

Because we are obsessed with Amy Schumer, we, columnists Katie Barnes and Reina Gattuso, decided to take on her new, amazing, complicated, fabulous, flawed, feminist movie Trainwreck. Because we are obsessed with each other, we are decided to interview each other about the film. Are there spoilers? You bet your ass there are. Like this […]

What the “ISIS Bride” and Rachel Dolezal Have in Common

Last night, Buzzfeed posted a lengthy investigative report by Ellie Hall about a young, Christian-raised woman from Tennessee who became an "ISIS bride." The woman, who tweets under the name Umm Aminah but who was christened Ariel Bradley...Show More Summary

The Guarded Posture I Reflexively Strike

[Content Note: Misogyny.]I was speaking to Iain about some of the responses I'd gotten to the Ladies' Man piece. We were sitting on our deck, as the sun set and the air hung heavy with a clearing rain, having a drink and a smoke. I was...Show More Summary

Xena: Warrior Princess Is a Fantastic Idea for a Reboot

Genuinely exciting reboot alert: the Hollywood Reporter reports that NBC along with producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi are looking for a head writer to reboot the '90s-era cheeseball fantasy hit Xena: Warrior Princess. The original show...Show More Summary

What Misty Copeland’s Success Reveals About Race In The Arts

Misty Copeland in an Under Armour commercial Misty Copeland made history on June 30th when she was promoted within the  American Ballet Theatre, becoming the first African American ballerina to reach the rank of Principal Dancer and the second-ever black soloist in the traditionally white ballet company. Show More Summary

Trump Is the Hero Trump's Been Waiting For

[Content Note: Abuse.]As you may have heard, Gold Toilet Aficionado Donald Trump's latest fuckery is attacking Republican Senator John McCain for not being a war hero because he was a prisoner of war who was "captured," which Trump doesn't find heroic. Show More Summary

An interview with #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Patrisse Cullors

As you probably heard, the #BlackRightsMatter movement staged a protest at last week’s Netroots Nation conference. During an interview of Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley by activist Jose Antonio Vargas, two women took the stage: Patrisse Cullors, one of the founders of #BlackLivesMatter, and Tia Oso, an immigration rights activist. Show More Summary

Sandra Bland Case: Update

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death; self-harm.]Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old black woman who was found dead in a jail cell in Texas last week after being arrested following a confrontation with police during a traffic stop,...Show More Summary

Dads Can Also Flaunt Their Post-Baby Bods, According to Science

Is there any way to put this delicately? Men, when they have children, get fatter. We’ve known this for a while, and now the first nationally representative sample confirms it. In a study published in the American Journal of Men’s Health,...Show More Summary

Q&A: Avoiding the Friend Zone?

  Whether one believes the friend zone is real or not, today’s dating advice should have a positive effect on anyone’s love life. In this week’s episode, we even try to shoot for a bit more maturity, which you can … Continue reading...

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker vincaminor: "What's your favourite thing to do on a rainy day?"Sit on my covered deck and watch the rain. The bigger the storm, the more I enjoy sitting outside and watching it!That's only if it's a warm day, however. If it's a cold rainy day, there's nothing better than sitting inside curled up with a book.

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer: "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)"

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by butterflies.Recommended Reading:Arturo: The Netroots Nation Files: An Interview with Jose Antonio VargasFeminist Aspie: The Illusion of "Neutral"Daniel: [Content Note: Injuries; death] People Are Filming...Show More Summary

Hillary Sexism Watch, Part Wev in an Endless Series

[Content Note: Misogyny.]Case in point: Clinton's Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri takes the piss out of the dreadful media coverage of her boss with "Hillary Clinton's No Good, (Record-Breaking, Poll-Winning), Very Bad Week."If you believe the mood and headlines from some of the press, it's been a pretty rough week for Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

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