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Gabrielle Union is carrying Nate Parker’s water in the wake of her powerful essay on him being accused of rape. On Marc Jacobs having white models with locs in his NYFW show. Sandra Bland’s family settles civil suit for $1.9million. Little Miss Flint captures how we all feel about Trump in this picture. In response […]

My Favorite Thing of the Day

Hillary walking out to her next speech like. https://t.co/LCrVJ9BdVv — Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) September 15, 2016

Quote of the Day

"The FDA Food Police, which dictate how the federal government expects farmers to produce fruits and vegetables and even dictates the nutritional content of dog food."—A "sentence" from a Donald Trump campaign fact sheet, which has since been removed from his website, detailing why he would eliminate food safety regulations if elected.Y'all. What is even happening.

In the News

Here are a couple of links of interest from the news today:[Content Note: Police brutality; misogynoir; death] "Attorneys for the Sandra Bland family say a settlement has been reached in their civil suit. Cannon Lambert, attorney for Bland's family, just told Eyewitness News the wrongful death lawsuit was settled for $1.9 million. Show More Summary

And Again

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; guns; death.]Last night, a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed a 13-year-old Black boy named Tyree King. This is the police account of what happened:Police in Columbus, Ohio, say...Show More Summary

This Is a Post About Me and Nobody Else

Often, when I travel, I get dehydrated. I can drink so much water and I still get dehydrated! It's very frustrating. When I am traveling around a lot, right in a row, I get so dehydrated that by the end of my journey I am basically just a pile of dust.Sometimes, when I get dehydrated, I get a cough. Show More Summary

That Was a Choice

I've got a new piece up at Shareblue about how public trust in the media has fallen to a new low and why:This is neither neutral nor objective. The media make value judgments about which stories to cover and how to cover them all the time. Show More Summary

No One Likes Being Touched by Donald Trump. Here Are the Photos to Prove It.

Much has been made of Donald Trump’s hair, but what about his skin? His hands? His lips? Photographic evidence suggests that the average person does not like it when he puts these things on them. Ted Cruz made the news when he triedShow More Summary

Donald Trump Thinks You Shouldn’t Need a Prescription for Birth Control

Donald Trump doesn’t think women should have to have a doctor’s prescription to get birth control, he told quack TV personality Dr. Oz in a Wednesday interview. In the episode of the Dr. Oz Show, which aired Thursday, Trump said some women “just aren't in a position to go get a prescription,” but they should still have access to contraception:

Leading Vaccination Skeptic Dr. Bob Sears Is at Risk of Losing His Medical License

Dr. Robert Sears, a leading vaccination skeptic and son of attachment-parenting advocate Dr. William Sears, is at risk of losing his medical license. The Medical Board of California filed an accusation against Sears earlier this month, contending that the doctor committed “gross negligence” while treating a two-year-old boy.

Feminist Groups Are Right to Rally Against the Brock Turner-Inspired Crime Bill

Last week, California’s state senate presented bill AB-2888, which doles out mandatory prison sentences for “sex crimes,” in front of Governor Jerry Brown. The bill was presented in response to the 3-month sentence Brock Turner received...Show More Summary

Ivanka Trump Finally Loses Her Famous Composure and Snaps in Cosmo Interview

Ivanka Trump is turning into her father. The usually composed and genteel businesswoman gave a very Donald Trumpian interview to Cosmopolitan on Wednesday, in which she denied that Donald has said the things he’s said, stumbled over basic questions about his new maternity leave proposal, and scolded the reporter for doing her job. Show More Summary

ELECTION UPDATE!!!

1. Hillary Clinton is SURROUNDED BY SCANDAL AND CONSPIRACY! Did you hear that her husband said yesterday that she has the flu?! BUSTED! This proves everything! ALL OF THE THINGS! Because she doesn't have the flu! She has pneumonia! And,...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Bellspice: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"A dolphin. Obviously.

NOPE

I've got a new piece at Shareblue about Donald Trump's supercool unexpected visit to Flint, Michigan, today and his supercool comments while he was there. Honestly. Just when you think this guy has nowhere lower left to go, he manages to defy expectations.

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by corn on the cob.Recommended Reading:Shane: Kare Adenegan: Young, Gifted, and BlackSarah: [Content Note: Islamophobia; bullying; violence; terrorism] 15 Years After 9/11, This Muslim Writer Is Fearlessly...Show More Summary

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

California Governor Brown vetoed a bill to remove the state’s tax on tampons, which young advocates say is sexist.  Natasha Vianna asks, what will it take to de-stigmatize young motherhood?  Here’s how Obama’s women staffers put shine theory in action. Korryn Gaines’ family plans to sue Baltimore County for her wrongful death. A man in […]

We Can Share Our Menstrual Cycle Data With Others On an App. Should We?

People who keep tabs on their menstruation with Clue, a popular period-tracking app, can now share information about their cycles with anyone else who’s downloaded the app. The company is marketing it as a way to better communicate with sexual partners, bond with friends, and help young girls get a handle on their changing bodies.

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