What We Missed

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg cracked two ribs in June, the SCOTUS’s busiest month. And she worked through it because I don’t know if you’ve heard, but she’s a total fucking bad ass.

That new Romney ad about President Obama and welfare, the one that’s full of dogwhistle racism? Even Newt Gingrich, the man who only tells the truth twice a year, admits that it’s full of it.

Speaking of Mitt Romney, it looks like Bain may have some ties to El Salvador death squads. Whoops.

Japan commemorates  the 67th anniversary of the U.S. Atomic bombing of Nagasaki, which killed 80,000 people. Tomihisa Taue, the city’s mayor reminded the audience gathered at a peace park that 19,000 nuclear weapons still exist in the world, saying. “In order for ours to be the last city attacked by this technology, the use of nuclear weapons and their development must be clearly prohibited.”

The U.S. and Vietnam launch a clean up of residue of Agent Orange, a toxic herbicide used by the U.S. during the Vietnam war to kill the vegetation used as cover by guerillas. It has been linked to cancer, diabetes and birth defects. It’s a little too little, too late, but it’s better than nothing.

 

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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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