[Content Note: Privacy violations; misogyny; homophobia; victim-blaming; sex abuse.]There have been some updates over the last few days on the Ashley Madison hack and subsequent leak of users' information. The first lawsuit has beenShow More Summary
There are just a few people who have come to symbolize the American civil rights movement in the popular imagination — Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Rep. John Lewis. We forget sometimes that a movement is built by thousands and thousands of remarkable people. And too few scholars or academic courses frame the movement for […]
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_21wWPHQZI “Please don’t hurl too much, because if you get any thinner I’m gonna start looking fat,” Brooke, the head cheerleader in the show One Tree Hill, nonchalantly says to her best friend in an early episode. Show More Summary
Good question! If you think former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is just THE BESTEST Republican candidate that has ever candidated in the history of candidates, please check this box: ?And if you noticed something a little weird about that...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Rape jokes; sexual assault.]Rape on college campuses has become such a visible issue in the US that even the White House has made it a priority (though imperfectly). And yet college men still don't seem to be getting the...Show More Summary
Hosted by a xylophone. Note: I'm going to see how the day goes, and I'll keep working as long as I feel able. Please bear with me over the next little while; I'm gonna do the best that I can to keep a regular schedule. Thanks so much for your patience, understanding, and support. ?
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker—who has framed the fight for equal pay as "pit[ting] one group of Americans versus another," who has called abortions performed to save a woman's life the result of a "false choice," who has indicatedShow More Summary
Teen actress Rowan Blanchard, best known for starring in the Disney channel reboot Girl Meets World, just proved once and for all that intersectional feminism isn’t really all that difficult to grasp.
Ban frats. Black Lives Matter organizers will hold rallies across the country tomorrow calling attention to the black trans women who have been murdered this year. Pregnancy is painful, difficult, and dangerous, and no one should be forced into it. Laughing while black will apparently get you kicked off a train. Meet the protestors who want Planned […]
They've seen the world they knew and loved crumble under their feet, undone by diversity, feminism, and "political correctness." Over the weekend, they tried to hold an event intended to celebrate the populist everyman. Instead, they watched in horror yet again as democratizing mobs stole away their privilege.
In an anonymous essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week, a physician gives us a sickening — and potentially triggering — look behind the operating room curtain. The short but powerful piece describes a discussion in a medical humanities class, in which the author and a med student each recount witnessing horrifying behavior by male doctors […]
When Christian conservatives talk about "traditional" marriage, they often don't just mean a man-woman marriage, but one in which each spouse has different and supposedly complementary roles. "Male and female were created by God as equal...Show More Summary
We need to support Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is a reproductive health care provider that is “dedicated to offering men, women, and teens high-quality, affordable medical care,” according to its website. The organizationShow More Summary
Rowan Blanchard is the thirteen-year-old actress playing Riley Matthews on Girl Meets World. Along with being a TV star, she apparently moonlights as a badass feminist. When asked about her views on how white feminism can be exclusive of women of color and queer and trans people, she responded beautifully. Check out her Instagram posts below. […]
Earlier this month, we were excited to see an infographic that connected well-known feminists with those emerging feminists who inspire them. The creators behind that infographic were literary and arts magazine, Nat. Brut. This week, spoke to Editor-In-Chief Kayla E. to learn more about Nat Brut’s commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion in literary arts. Nat. […]
Thank you so much for all the warm wishes and to everyone who asked after me. I'm feeling a wee bit better—at least the dizziness has subsided to some degree, but the rest of my symptoms remain pretty much the same.I've got an appointment this morning, and I've got to schedule some follow-up tests. Show More Summary
Some fluffy clouds reflected in a placid lake (photo taken by moi during a walk last week) feature for this week's Open Thread. Please natter/chatter/vent/rant on anything you like over this weekend and throughout the week. with a few netiquette exceptions Continue reading ?
Let me make this perfectly clear: I just went through a pregnancy for a much-wanted child. I endured morning sickness that lasted throughout the entire pregnancy. I became so short of breath that I had to stop and rest partway … Continue reading ?
This week’s news has got me down. On Tuesday the trial began in the St. Paul’s rape case. The plaintiff alleges that Owen Labrie, a St. Paul’s senior soon to head to Harvard, raped her as part of an end-of-year tradition called the “Senior Salute.” According to Buzzfeed: [O]ften times student groups, such as athletic […]
On Friday, Capt. Kristen Griest and 1 st Lt. Shaye Haver became the first female graduates of the U.S. Army Ranger School. Beyond the dozens of pounds of weight expected to be carried by the course’s grads, these women shouldered an extra burden as they struggled to change gender expectations and break the “camo” ceiling.