What we missed

One of my besties on her creative process while living in India. (warning: it’s really f-ing good).

On being an ex-undocumented immigrant father.

Does what happened in Norway reveal a larger anti-immigration attitude in the country?

And was Breivik’s ammo FROM the US?

The racial wealth gap is larger than ever.

One of my besties on her creative process while living in India. (warning: it’s really f-ing good).

On being an ex-undocumented immigrant father.

Does what happened in Norway reveal a larger anti-immigration attitude in the country?

And ...

What’s your debt ceiling got to do with me?

I just spent the last hour trying to piece together what I understand of the debate around the debt ceiling, as both an exaggerated crisis and the potential for a really big problem, to explain what it is and why we should care but then I got confused (and I even took economics as an undergrad) and the Feministing email thread ended up with a whole lotta “fuck republicans” and “this is all because the President is black.” I know, you would rather read that email thread, but here are a few links to help flesh out a debate that threatens a lot of what we know to be foundational to our country.

The imitable Melissa Harris-Perry guest hosted the Rachel ...

I just spent the last hour trying to piece together what I understand of the debate around the debt ceiling, as both an exaggerated crisis and the potential for a really big problem, to explain what it ...

Quick hit: Michael Kimmel on Anders Behring Breivik

Michael Kimmel has spent the last several years conducting research on the role of gender in white supremacist movements in the USA and Scandinavia. For this reason, his analysis of the writing and actions of Anders Behring Breivik, the man responsible for one the most deadly acts of violence in Norway’s recent history, is indispensable. At Sociological Images, he writes about what motivates Scandinavian misogynist white supremacists like Breivik:

First, the feel that current political and economic conditions have emasculated them, taken away the masculinity to which they feel they are entitled by birth. In the U.S. They feel they’ve been emasculated by the “Nanny State” through taxation, economic policies and political initiatives that demand civil rights and legal protection for ...

Michael Kimmel has spent the last several years conducting research on the role of gender in white supremacist movements in the USA and Scandinavia. For this reason, his analysis of the writing and actions of Anders Behring ...

Nafissatou Diallo never said she wanted money from DSK

Breaking: Nafissatou Diallo is holding a press conference right now.

Remember when the DSK rape case started to unravel thanks to doubts about Nafissatou Diallo’s “credibility”? Remember, in particular, that New York Times story that cited an anonymous law enforcement official who claimed that in a recorded phone conversation Diallo told a friend, “Don’t worry, this guy has a lot of money. I know what I’m doing.”

Well, turns out that didn’t really happen. Yesterday, Diallo, her lawyer, and an interpreter sat down with prosecutors to actually listen to the tapes–and a very different picture emerged. The Associated Press reports:

In her first conversation with the man, she didn’t mention Strauss-Kahn’s wealth at all, instead telling her ...

Breaking: Nafissatou Diallo is holding a press conference right now.

Remember when the DSK rape case started to unravel thanks to doubts about Nafissatou Diallo’s “credibility”? Remember, in particular, that New York Times ...

Hillary Sexism Watch: Tim Gunn says she dresses like she’s “confused about her gender”

This shit might be why women don’t run for office nearly enough. Tim Gunn and George Lopez have a few laughs about Hillary Clinton’s fashion choices. Oh the lolz!

Gunn referred bitingly to her “Jersey Shore style,” and Lopez compared her prints to No Bugs M’Lady. It got worse.

After paying lip service to Clinton’s actual accomplishments, Gunn demanded, “Why must she dress that way? I think she’s confused about her gender!” He added, “No, I’m really serious, she wears pantsuits that are unflattering.” Then it went on to “cankles.”

Gunn finished, “I have great respect for her intellect and her tenacity and for what she does for our country in her governmental role. I just wish she could send a stronger ...

This shit might be why women don’t run for office nearly enough. Tim Gunn and George Lopez have a few laughs about Hillary Clinton’s fashion choices. Oh the lolz!

Gunn referred bitingly to her “Jersey Shore style,” ...

Texas Planned Parenthood clinic attacked with Molotov cocktail

As the tragedy in Norway provokes speculation about the threat of home-grown right-wing extremism in the U.S., here’s a stark reminder that our most common form of domestic terrorism is alive and well.

Holly Morgan, director of media relations and communications for Planned Parenthood in Dallas, said their McKinney health center located on Eldorado Parkway was “attacked” between 10 and 11 p.m. Tuesday with an incendiary device.

The person or persons involved in the attack threw a Molotov cocktail, consisting of diesel fuel in a glass bottle with a lit rag, at the building. Morgan said the device did not penetrate the front of the clinic but did cause some serious damage.

Although the media often shies away from ...

As the tragedy in Norway provokes speculation about the threat of home-grown right-wing extremism in the U.S., here’s a stark reminder that our most common form of domestic terrorism is alive and well.

Holly Morgan, ...

What We Missed


Just do it.

Dan Savage threatens to also redefine “Rick” if Santorum can’t keep his fetish for gay bashing in check.

Ridiculously airbrushed L’Oreal ads banned in the UK for being misleading.

Rosario Dawson speaks out about getting compliments for her looks after losing weight to play an emaciated character. Love her!

Lashai Mclean is a trans woman who was killed recently in DC. Sadly there’s been some very problematic media coverage.

Raquel Nelson, the woman convicted of vehicular homicide for crossing the street when her son was killed, has been granted a new trial.

Jamilah “Sister Toldja” Lemieux asks, “why do we assume that rape victims who ask for damages are dishonest ...


Just do it.

Dan Savage threatens to also redefine “Rick” if Santorum can’t keep his fetish for gay bashing in check.

Ridiculously airbrushed L’Oreal ads banned in the UK for being misleading.

Rosario Dawson speaks ...

The different kinds of feminists there are

This is a joint post by Jos and Lori.

Given the last time Jos noticed Thought Catalog existed was when they published an article about Slutwalks that began, “I’ve never really understood feminism,” it’s pretty obvious their list of the 6 types of feminists is an attempt to bait the Joyless Pseudo-Intellectual Feminists.

So, of course we’re going to take the bait. The problem with the piece isn’t that it tries to say something slightly critical about feminists these days, it’s that it tries to do so and fails. And let’s be real: as Amanda Marcotte pointed out this morning, it’s a bit lazy. If you really want to make a list about the different kinds of ...

This is a joint post by Jos and Lori.

Given the last time Jos noticed Thought Catalog existed was when they published an article about Slutwalks that began, “I’ve never really understood feminism,” it’s pretty obvious ...

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