What we missed

Lana Wachowski shares the pain and trauma of her childhood, including considering suicide.  

David Leonard wrote an open letter to white America.

Muslim women weightlifting. #gangstalean

Ann at NYMag on Mourdock’s opponent who’s not much better. 

Lana Wachowski shares the pain and trauma of her childhood, including considering suicide.  

David Leonard wrote an open letter to white America.

Muslim women weightlifting. #gangstalean

Ann at NYMag on Mourdock’s opponent who’s not much ...

Colbert to Trump, “1Million to the charity of your choice for me to dip my balls in your mouth”

I sat down today to write a really serious post about racism and belonging (like Zerlina did) in light of Donald Trump’s “big announcement” yesterday. But its hard to engage with someone that makes it their business to annoy people or is a Known GOP Blowhard. His brand is to be a jerk–so I think the best reaction to Donald Trump’s bribe to Obama of 5Million dollars to a charity of his choice, is Stephen Colbert’s:

“Nothing would make me happier than to write this check,” said Colbert. “And nothing would make America happier than have something going into your mouth than coming out of it.”

Yep, that’s right. Stephen Colbert offered Trump 1Million dollars to the charity of his choice, if ...

I sat down today to write a really serious post about racism and belonging (like Zerlina did) in light of Donald Trump’s “big announcement” yesterday. But its hard to engage with someone that makes it their business ...

CNN posts and takes down sexist study of women’s hormones and voting

Do you ever feel like you want to vote for Mitt Romney because it’s that time of the month?  No!? Well, fear not, CNN has got you covered.  Yesterday, before wising up and taking it down, the news giant posted an article, “Do hormones drive women’s votes?” which touted a new study linking voting preferences of women to hormones.  Who knew that my ovulation schedule could be tied to my party preference!

Via Daily Kos:

While the campaigns eagerly pursue female voters, there’s something that may raise the chances for both presidential candidates that’s totally out of their control: women’s ovulation cycles.

[...]

The researchers found that during the fertile time of the month, when levels of the hormone estrogen are high, ...

Do you ever feel like you want to vote for Mitt Romney because it’s that time of the month?  No!? Well, fear not, CNN has got you covered.  Yesterday, before wising up and taking it down, the ...

AngelHaze

Angel Haze bravely shares story of sexual abuse on “Cleaning out My Closet”

*Trigger Warning*

American culture is both exciting, horrifying and as a result confusing. Two statements about sexual assault in the same news cycle–first you have prominent members of the GOP suggest that god, not the fertilization of an egg, causes pregnancy and when you are impregnated after being sexually assaulted, you deserve it you filthy whore, it’s what God intended.

And within the same news cycle–the release of one of the most brave and powerful testimonials I’ve ever heard, describing in great detail years of sexual abuse.

Angel Haze, an up-and-coming rapper, has released a new track about her years of sexual abuse as a child. The power of her voice, meticulousness with which she tells her story and the confidence in her ...

*Trigger Warning*

American culture is both exciting, horrifying and as a result confusing. Two statements about sexual assault in the same news cycle–first you have prominent members of the GOP suggest that god, not the fertilization of ...

Infographic: Racial inequality in journalism

It’s should be no surprise to the readers of this site that people of color and women are underrepresented in the field of journalism but a new info-graphic released by 4th Estate shows just how bad things are.  We covered the news, this summer when reports surfaced an extreme gender gap with reporters that cover issues impacting women.

The same is true for issues impacting people of color.  Whites are 61% of the total population but they make up 93% of political journalists.  A ridiculous majority of journalists who cover critical issues including immigration, race, and international affairs for mainstream publications including, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribute, are white.

See the effective info-graphic below.

It’s should be no surprise to the readers of this site that people of color and women are underrepresented in the field of journalism but a new info-graphic released by 4th Estate shows just how bad things are. ...

What We Missed

Today is UN Day. Learn about the work the UN does- including to empower and mobilize women and girls- and get involved

At Daily Life, Chloe has a piece about what you can’t tell about a woman just by looking at her body.

Oof, Madonna, why?!

How voter suppression denies reproductive justice to women of color

All hail the mighty Jay Smooth!

At The Prospect, Jaclyn Friedman on why you should care about Ann Romney.

Today is UN Day. Learn about the work the UN does- including to empower and mobilize women and girls- and get involved

At Daily Life, Chloe has a piece about what you ...

Favourite new tumblr: Fuck No Sexist Halloween Costumes

Ugh, it’s that time of year again. That time when people who you think are normal and sensible and great suddenly morph, not into monsters or ghouls, but into walking talking demonstrations of sexism, racism, and cultural appropriation. It’s Halloween.

Via Sociological Images, check out the new blog Fuck No Sexist Halloween Costumes, which compares costumes meant for men with costumes meant for women. Take these two bacon costumes, for example.

Or these Scooby Doo costumes.

Or these Kermit costumes, where the man actually gets to dress up as Kermit, and the woman gets to wear a skimpy dress with Kermit on it.

Or this completely absurd grape costume. First of all WHO THE FUCK GOES AS ...

Ugh, it’s that time of year again. That time when people who you think are normal and sensible and great suddenly morph, not into monsters or ghouls, but into walking talking demonstrations of sexism, racism, and cultural ...

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