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In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...Hillary Clinton just gave a speech responding to Donald Trump's heinous garbage speech yesterday. She got huge applause just for saying that candidates need to respond with decency. This is where we are. Show More Summary

This Is the Election

"Sure, Trump is a nightmare specimen who poses an existential threat to humankind, but there's just something about Hillary I don't like." — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) June 14, 2016 Do you really hate this one woman more than you care about literally everyone else on the planet, tho? — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) June 14, 2016

No Islamophobia in the Name of Queers: Mourning and Solidarity in the Wake of Orlando

When I first heard on Sunday morning that fifty people had been killed by a gunman at Latin night in an Orlando gay club, Rick Scott’s voice played over my grief. And over, and over: “This is an attack on our people” said the recording, playing on a loop. “An attack on all of us.” […]

Big Net Neutrality News

And it's good news, at that:A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a White House-supported effort to make internet service providers treat all web traffic equally, delivering a major defeat to cable and telephone companies.The D.C. Circuit...Show More Summary

Ban Assault Weapons Now

[Content Note: Guns; domestic violence.]I've got a new essay up at BNR about Hillary Clinton calling for the reinstatement of the assault weapons ban, and how it is music to my ears, because I am from the no-gun culture:I have heardShow More Summary

What The Orlando Shooting Means To Me As A Queer Teen

#Orlando On Sunday night, I couldn’t cry. I didn’t know how to — it was as if every resource I had to deal with deep, inescapable grief had been disabled. I felt short-circuited, wired and rewired out of my current plane of existence. On Monday, I started breaking down. A part of me feels like I’m infringing upon other people’s story. Show More Summary

There’s Another Way the Stanford Survivor Could Find Justice

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Posts published on the Community site do not necessarily reflect the views of any Feministing columnist, editor, or executive director. Brock Turner, otherwise known as the Stanford swimmer, was convicted in March of sexually assaulting a woman while she was unconscious behind a dumpster. Although he faced […]

New Survey About Stay-At-Home Moms Proves There’s No Such Thing as a Stay-At-Home Mom  

I might be a stay-at-home mom. This is not something I have ever considered before because I work 35 hours a week, albeit in my bedroom, while someone else cares for my child. To be fair, I lack a strict definition of “stay-at-home mom”—likely...Show More Summary

Thousands Petition NCAA to Take a Hard Line Against Rape and Sexual Assault

Last week, USA Swimming imposed a lifetime ban on former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner in response to his sexual assault of an unconscious woman. A Change.org petition with over 100,000 signatures, written by the son of aShow More Summary

Pulse Shooting Updates

[Content Note: Homophobia; eliminationism; guns; terrorism. Video may autoplay at first link.]As victims of the mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando are identified, the Orlando Sentinel is sharing their names and images and stories of who they were. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Homophobia; violence; terrorism.]"The terrorist in Orlando targeted LGBT Americans out of hatred and bigotry. And an attack on any American is an attack on all Americans. I want to say this to all the LGBT people grieving today in Florida and across our country: You have millions of allies who will always have your back. Show More Summary

Don't Let Them Get Away with This

[Content Note: Queerphobia; racism; guns.]I've got a new piece at BNR about conservatives who are trying to invisibilize the identities of the Pulse shooting victims, and why they are doing this ugly thing:There's a particular cruelty...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders, What Are You Even Doing?

[Content Note: Pulse shooting.]Leaving aside for the moment the absurdity that Bernie Sanders is even continuing to run for the Democratic nomination, despite the fact that Hillary Clinton has already won it, and also setting aside that...Show More Summary

Oklahoma Is Siphoning Money From Schools and Pouring It Into an Anti-Abortion Curriculum

Oklahoma’s schools are among the worst in the country, but at least state politicians are tackling that problem head-on with a law outlining an important new curriculum. With the help of a measure signed last week by Republican Governor Mary Fallin, educators will be newly prepared to convey the lesson “that abortion kills a living human being.”

Daily Dose of Cute

I mean! These dogs are the goofiest goofs that ever goofed! As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Pulse shooting; bigotry] There is, of course, an abundance of news about the gunman in the Pulse Nightclub shooting. I am reluctant to link to any articles in the corporate media,...Show More Summary

Pulse Shooting Open Thread

[Content Note: Violence; eliminationism; queerphobia; racism.]At this moment, I don't have anything more to say about the shooting beyond what I wrote yesterday. I'm sure I will have more to say later, as additional information becomes available. Show More Summary

The Tonys Open Thread

I didn't watch the Tonys last night, and I never know anything about what's happening with the Tonys, except that Neil Patrick Harris is probably doing something and Audra McDonald should probably win everything.But I know lots of people...Show More Summary

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