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David Brooks Never Learns

[Content Note: Iraq War; World War II/Nazi reference.]David Brooks' latest garbage column for the New York Times is titled "Learning from Mistakes," and it's all about how he doesn't do that. Basically.He was the head cheerleader ofShow More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker catvoncat: "What word would you like to see removed from the lexicon so that you never have to hear or read it again? (Doesn't necessarily have to be an -ist word. It could be a completely innocuous word that you just don't like for some reason.)"

What I Did on My Vacation

I saw Mad Max! I ate delicious food and drank delicious beverages! I sat around our firepit with my darling husband and our dear friends and our adorable doggies! I went to sex shops and bought things! I took all the selfies with Deeky W. Show More Summary

Tweet of the Day

Technically yesterday, but whatever!As you might have heard, President Obama finally got his own Twitter account. So former president Bill Clinton tweeted this at him: LOL! For the record, President Obama responded: "Good question, @billclinton. The handle comes with the house. Know anyone interested in @FLOTUS?"

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress across the stage at Columbia’s commencement today. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against 10 oil companies for paying women less than men for the same work.  “So yes, Black feminism is salvation.” Women are apparently required to wear heels to the Cannes Film Festival. The trial of […]

Daily Dose of Cute

Dachshund butt! Another fun visit with Ms. Lottie this weekend, obvs. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Subject: “It’s complicated”

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Dear Congressional Pro-Choice Leaders:  We write on behalf of young people throughout the U.S., who believe that all people should be able to access safe, legal abortion care. Did you get our notification? That we want to switch our Facebook relationship status from “in […]

Liss and Ana Talk About Mad Max

[Content Note: Loads of spoilers for Mad Max: Fury Road. Discussion of rape culture.]As you know, I was very excited for Mad Max: Fury Road, even more so after MRAs went apeshit about how it's a feminist film, so naturally I saw it this...Show More Summary

Justice, like love: On intimate partner violence in queer communities

Ed. note: This is the fourth post in a series on intimate partner violence in queer communities. Read the first parts here, here, and here. There came a point when I realized I couldn’t tell the difference between violence and love.  I think somewhere along the line I was taught that love is the thing that would […]

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Gun violence; gang violence; white supremacy] Over the weekend in Waco, Texas, two rival motorcycle gangs, the Bandidos and the Cossacks, had a major shootout in a busy shopping plaza that left nine bikers dead and 18 others wounded. Show More Summary

Good News

[Content Note: Police militarization.]Police militarization is something we've discussed around here quite a bit over the last year, after seeing the streets of towns across the country turned into what looked like war zones as a response to protests of police violence. Show More Summary

Cannes Reportedly Turned Women Away for Not Wearing Heels

ScreenDaily reports that some female attendees at the Cannes film festival are being denied entrance to screenings because they were wearing, heaven forbid, flat shoes:

Primarily Speaking

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has put on some oversized polka-dot shoes and hopped into the clown car! And his reasons for running are SO COOL: "I'm running because of what you see on television, I'm running because I think the world is falling apart... Show More Summary

Watch: In Chile, only accidental abortions aren’t considered crimes

A new video campaign from the Miles Organization pokes sickening fun at the criminalization of abortion in Chile, where the procedure is illegal even in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the pregnant person’s life.  In one of the videos, a curly-haired woman looks at the camera, holding it in front of her. “I’m […]

Today in Rape Culture

[Content Note: Sexual violence; rape jokes; misogyny; Game of Thrones spoilers.]This past weekend, there were two major incidents of rape in entertainment: Louis CK hosted the season finale of Saturday Night Live, and spent a large portion...Show More Summary

Exclusive: The Performance Review that Decided One D.C.-Area Man’s “Husband Bonus”

A recent New York Times piece took an anthropological look at an exotic species known as the “glamorous stay-at-home mom” (Glam SAHM), whose perks include the “wife bonus,” distributed according to such criteria as “how well she managed...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In a new study, daughters of working mothers completed more years of education, were more likely to be employed, and earned higher incomes. Black women’s lives don’t matter in academia either.  An interview with the director of an organization that helps women in Ireland travel abroad to get safe, legal abortions. An interview with the […]

The #ToyLikeMe campaign calls for toys with disabilities

Recently, a trio of British mothers started the #toylikeme social media campaign calling for better representation of disability in the toy box. On Facebook and Twitter, parents of kids with disabilities all over the world have been sharing photos...Show More Summary

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