What We Missed

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s last words before his arrest earlier this week were “Quel beau cul!” (“Nice ass!”) He said them to a flight attendant. Quel sexist prick!

Speaking of the IMF, women who work there report that there is a culture of sexual harassment.

A new Gallup poll finds that 53% of Americans support same sex marriage, even though it will destroy traditional marriage, corrupt our children, and make puppies less adorable.

Students at the London School of Economics, where Satoshi “Black women are uglier than white women” Kanazawa is a professor, have demanded his resignation.

Last night was Katie Couric’s last newscast as anchor of CBS’s evening news. Five years ago, Couric made history by becoming the first woman to chair a network evening news show solo. You can watch her sign off here.

Less than a week after the President of the Phoenix Suns came out, an ESPN radio host has also come out. Something is happening in pro-sports, people. Keep the announcements coming…

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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  • http://feministing.com/members/megancd/ Meg

    Did anyone else catch this quote in the NYT article: “But with Mr. Strauss-Kahn’s arrest earlier this week and indictment on Thursday on charges that he tried to rape a New York hotel housekeeper”

    I thought that he forced her to perform oral sex… isn’t that the definition of actual rape, not just trying?