Author Archives: Shelby Knox

What I Wish Rachel Maddow Would Say to David Vitter

***TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of homophobic and transphobic violence*** It’s come to light that noted misogynist David Vitter, the Senator who protected his women’s rights staffer after he slashed his girlfriend with a knife and threatened to kill her and who … Continue reading

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Quick Hit: Child Rapist Polanski Freed in Switzerland

Swiss authorities have denied a U.S. extradition request for child rapist Roman Polanski and freed him from house arrest. Polanski has been a fugitive from justice for 32 years, after pleading guilty to statutory rape and skipping the country while … Continue reading

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Smashing Street Harassment? There’s an App for That!

***Trigger Warning for description of street harassment*** (Mild, with no violence, but I’d rather be overly cautious than trigger someone!) A couple of months ago, I was walking on the street by my house, sobbing. I’d just had a huge … Continue reading

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When Feminists Attack Other Feminists for Page Views

Yesterday, Slate’s Emily Gould dropped this post accusing Jezebel of playing on women’s insecurities to pimp them out to advertisers and masking said tactic in the guise of feminism. If the post itself weren’t a mess of contradictions and hypocrisy, … Continue reading

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Google Says the World Was Made, Made Pretty By Men

Like Frau Sally Benz, I was excited to see Frida Kahlo in all her beautiful, feminist glory on the Google homepage today – I love her! Then I had to ask the question I always ask: “How many women versus … Continue reading

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Howdy, Y’all!

Hi there, feminists on the internet. So nice of you to invite me over for a couple weeks – let me know if I use too many dishes or if hanging my bras on the bathroom door is not what … Continue reading

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