What We Missed

Ohio High School football teammates accused of sexual assault.

chart: guess where women out-earn men.

Selena Sermeno on letting your heart break in light of shooting.

At least 25 people were killed in the latest Syrian government bombing of a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. In Iraq, at least 20 people were killed in f car bombings outside Shiite temples. In Kabul, ten girls were killed when an old bomb went off and one person was killed by a car bomb.

It looks like John Kerry, and not Susan Rice, will be named as Secretary of State. Good job on the smear campaign, Republicans.

Saudi women gain some rights, when it comes to employment.


Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/junaidnoori/ Junaid

    I agree that John McCain and Lindsay Graham were unfairly blaming Susan Rice for the Benghazi tragedy (the CIA, Charlene Lamb of the State Department, the Libyan government and the interventionist foreign policy are more to blame), I think there is abundant evidence that she would have been a terrible nomination for SoS.


    She’s also an uber-hawk (which makes John McCain’s objections to her all the more puzzling), while Senator Kerry has been calling for an increasingly restrained approach (i.e. early withdrawal from Afghanistan, diplomacy over sanctions with Iran, etc.)

  • fyoumudflaps

    I am having a hard time believing the positive wage gap countries include no Nordics… when you said “guess where” I thought that was a playful tone it was going to be Iceland, Denmark, etc; those countries lead the world distantly when it comes to gender equality.