What We Missed

 Today is the birthday of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She is the second woman to sit on the Supreme Court, she is a total freaking bad ass, and sometimes, I just want to hug her.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett insists that his state’s mandatory ultrasound isn’t forcing women to look at ultrasound images of the fetus: “I’m not making anybody watch, OK. Because you just have to close your eyes.” Anyone else get the sense that he’s super bummed he can’t legally force you to keep your eyes open?

Slate interviews cartoonist Garry Trudeau about this week’s controversial strip.

“Q: What do you consider the most overrated virtue? A: That’s easy: chastity.” That’s Rachel Maddow, folks.

The New York Times and The Gothamist weigh in on the GOP’s reluctance to renew the Violence Against Women Act.

Here are some photos of meercat pups at Australia’s Taronga Western Plains’ Zoo. This is obviously a very serious and important feminist issue.

 

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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

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/toongrrl/ toongrrl

    I Love Rachel Maddow, though I feel sometimes I wanna be there to give her a hug and say “I Love You.” Both in a sad and happy way

  • http://feministing.com/members/markkernes/ Mark Kernes

    Now if Maddow could just learn to say “vibrator” or “vagina” or “penis” on the air, I think the national discourse would be a lot better off.