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Love Ann Friedman’s ode to friendship this Valentine’s Day.

South African Olympian Oscar “Blade Runner” Pistorius was charged with murder for allegedly shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. There are conflicting reports that police were called to Pistorius’ home for incidents of domestic violence in the past.

I’ve got a piece in the latest Bitch magazine on VAWA and Native American women. You should subscribe to get the full issue, which has an awesome cover.

Jill Filipovic shares much of Zerlina’s critique of #1BillionRising but agrees that the movement’s invitation to dance is powerful and can even be viewed as radical.

In the song, “Karate Chop,” rapper Lil’ Wayne raps, “beat that [expletive] up like Emmett Till” and naturally people are pretty upset.

Jessica Luther on romance novels and masculinity.

I love me some kid president! Here’s a Valentine’s Day song starrting Kid President and his two awesome Lennon, and Maisy.

Illinois State Senate passes marriage equality bill. Next stop is the House.

Senate Republicans upheld a filibuster against Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel.

 

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