An underdiscussed issue in the Steven Messham case.
Steven Messham was raped, despite some people’s attempts to discredit him.
Sonia Sotomayor is on Sesame Street!
Honoring Our Veterans On Veteran’s Day
Pictoral evidence of the existence of sexism below the cut. Slow connections beware. Hat tip to Sociological Images and Love Joy Feminism, from which these pictures were stolen.
I have to say that President Obama’s speech to his campaign staff made me tear up a bit. I am not the only one, because in fact President Obama’s speech to his campaign staff made him tear up a bit too. (Note: transcript available here.) There were a lot of inspiring things in the American…
So Clarisse Thorn nominated me to participate in a blog hop thing where writers talk about their writing, and then people get to discover new writers, and it’s all good. What is the working title of your next book? What About The Men: Why Feminism Needs Men and Why Men Need Feminism. Where did the…
Maybe it’s a perfectly nice platonic friendship, and also you get to check out the other person’s chest sometimes. Inexplicably, this option has been ignored by all the coverage ever.
Sometimes the good guys win.
Anti-sex ideas don’t work. We have tried the “shame people for having sex that we don’t like and then there won’t be rape!” tactic again and again. And the very perpetrators of those beliefs end up being the rapists and abusers, and the shame around sexuality hurts the very survivors they say they’re going to protect.
Nothing makes me sadder than to have to defend Donald Trump. Nevertheless, a blogger’s work is never done, particularly when Stephen Colbert keeps making jokes that upset me. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive [Transcript of relevant bits: “Mr. Trump, I will write you a check for…
Some conservatives are not terribly fond of Nate Silver, the renowned blogger and statistics wonk behind Fivethirtyeight. For one thing, he keeps predicting that Obama will win. (80.8% chance as of this writing.) Those conservatives, who are fond of the narrative of Romney Momentum, feel that Nate Silver is randomly making up numbers in order…
I leave you all with Marilyn Manson’s This Is Halloween and a Open Thread where you may feel to discuss what you wish. I have my own home now, so I’m going to get to GIVE CANDY to TRICK-OR-TREATERS and I’m super-excited! I will be the most enthusiastic vampire ever.
TW for rape [Man holding a handwritten sign that says “‘How can a girl rape a boy?’ –Nearly everyone I tried to tell for the first four years after it happened.”] Via (massive TW for rape) Project Unbreakable.
Trans-inclusive language is language that acknowledges that some people identify as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth, including genders that our culture does not technically recognize as existing.
A recent study about parents’ effects on childhood ill health found that unemployed mothers spend about seven hours a day doing chores related to their children’s diet and exercise (such as grocery shopping, cooking, and playing with children), while employed mothers spend about five. On the other hand, both employed and unemployed fathers spend less…