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Amanda Hess on why all of a sudden folks like Bob Marshall care about “unwanted sexual advances” in the military, after the repeal of DADT.

Amanda Marcotte on the retelling of the same misogynist fairy tales in the new book “Man Whisperers.”

A touching story at Colorlines about interracial families.

via Jessica Wakeman at the Frisky writes about this truly appalling card. The vendor for this card writes,

“Congratulations, you got bad touched!” and is advertised by the Etsy seller “youstupidbitch” as “Get creeped on, get raped? Know someone that has? Then this card is for them.”

Image after the jump.


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  1. Posted December 22, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    And of course the loser asshat who did the “bad touch” card can’t draw to save his(yes, I’ll freely assume it’s a he) worthless life. Is that supposed to be a nose? I guess it doesn’t matter since that face is rendered as expressionlessly as I imagine the blow-up doll that serves as his only contact with women to be. And why is the left bottom rail of the shower higher than the others with no indication that the floor is uneven? Pathetic AND incompetent. The right is trying to censor artists like Blu (antiwar mural in LA) and Wojnarowicz (already covered on this site) but this idiot seeks to call himself an artist?

    Not that I’d advocate censoring him, because I don’t believe in it AND because I don’t think he deserves the attention/artistic martyrdom such a thing usually incurs.

  2. Posted December 23, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Here is more depressing testimony to Amanda Hess’s argument that sexual abuse in the military is out of control.

    I am naive to wonder if a more tolerant military (i.e. one with no DADT) could encourage more service men and women to speak out about sexual abuse? Especially male survivors.

    (Check out also on Al Jazeera an interview with Aung San Suu Kyi, a little less bleak: http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/general/2010/12/2010122115315511156.html)

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