Monthly Archives: September 2009

From the files of Captain Obvious…

Comes a study summarized by the New York Times thusly: Study Finds Women Wear Shoes That Cause Pain. Their grand conclusion: “More than 60 percent of women said that in the past they generally wore high heels, pumps, sandals and … Continue reading

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Popular conservative website says a military coup would “resolve the Obama problem”

He’s careful to say he’s not advocating a military coup, he’s just saying… There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the Obama problem. Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic. America isn’t … Continue reading

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Getting Over It

[Trigger warning. Any and all rape apology will be deleted from this thread.] I’ve been skeptical about the efficacy of trigger warnings in the past, but after reading post after post on the Polanski case on the blogs, and seeing … Continue reading

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Polanski Defend-a-Thon, Part 2

[Trigger Warning] Melissa has Part 1 (which disappointingly includes Whoopi Goldberg, who draws a line between “rape” and “rape-rape,” and leaves me wondering what the difference is — and if there’s also rape-rape-rape, and how many “rape”s we have to … Continue reading

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Light the Night with Jack

Jack stepped away from the blogging world awhile back to deal with some real life stuff like the following, and I think we might be able to show her our gratitude for her work at Feministe, Angry Brown Butch, and … Continue reading

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Monday Reader

Hope everyone is having a good weekend, and that those of you who are observing are having a good Yom Kippur. Or at least I hope that you aren’t totally starving. Lots of stuff for your perusal this fine Monday: … Continue reading

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Facebook Poll: “Should Obama be killed?”

Wish I were kidding. via Adam.

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puzzle activity time!

Dear newsmedia, Facebook page, friends, and assorted coworkers: I have a little quiz for you! I know you like quizzes. But first! A trigger warning for discussion of rape.

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National Equality March, October 11, 2009

From NOW: The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person “life, liberty or property, … Continue reading

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….it’s that time again. Mille grazie to the Feministe crew and the loyal readership. Hope to see some of you at my blog sometime in October, when I start posting there again (gonna be at a union conference this week, … Continue reading

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One more thing before I go: Feminist blog readers are the shit

Sadly, my two-week stint at Feministe has come to an end. It’s been really fun and informative to read your comments–thanks so much for your feedback. I’m gonna plug my own blog real quick and urge you to contribute your … Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

Post a short description of something you’ve written this week, along with a link. Don’t just post a link back to your whole blog — make it specific.

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