Lauren founded this blog in 2001.
[UPDATE: Edited to reflect change in the function of the feature.] Some concerns about comment moderation have been brought to us by the community, so we have decided to try something new. Below every comment you will have “thumbs down” link with the ability to report a comment for moderation. This icon should also be [...]...read more
To all the men who helped raise feminists, whether they meant to or not. (Mine didn’t. Ha.)...read more
[Image description: an illustration of broken chains superimposed over African art and a quote: ‘In accordance with a proclamation from the executive of the United States, all slaves are free…’ Big letters in the middle read ‘Juneteenth: June 19, 1865-Galveston, Texas.’] Juneteenth is a celebration of the day the Emancipation Proclamation was made official in [...]...read more
It is being reported that Howard Zinn, the famed historian, activist, and author, is dead at 87 of a heart attack. To him, to representing the underclasses, and to challenging the status quo....read more
The lady blogger at I, Asshole tries My New Pink Button so you don’t have to. She is sorely (heh) unimpressed with what appears to be a scam involving hundreds of mascara wands and repackaged cherry Kool-Aid....read more