Monthly Archives: February 2013

Justice Scalia slams people of color for insisting upon equal access to voting booth

TweetHow dare people of color demand free and fair access to voting! Who are they want to exercise their fundamental right to vote without threat of disenfranchisement by partisans looking to suppress Democratic votes!? That’s basically what Justice Scalia meant when he railed against Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act yesterday during oral arguments [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet A song dedicated to the 22 senators who voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. A feminist defense of the Onion‘s tweet about Quvenzhané Wallis. And another explanation about why, no, it’s really not OK. “Makers: Women Who Make America” forgot about the internet. OSU just “misinterpreted” the law when it violated Title [...]
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Kim Kardashian: A one-sided analysis of the not-black girl we love and hate

TweetI bet you thought that title was a witty pun about her ass, didn’t you? It’s not. I swear. You probably won’t believe that writing about Kim Kardashian the day after doing a post on Kanye West was a coincidence, but it really was. I’ve been really stewing in Kanye’s commentary on the music industry, a reflection [...]
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Total(ly awesome, trans rights) frat move

TweetThe Emerson College chapter of Phi Alpha Tau definitely wins my (highly prestigious) award for Best Frat Ever. The brothers have raised over $8,100 for a gender-confirming surgery for member Donnie Collins. It’s inexcusable that Donnie’s insurance refused to cover his procedure, and many people don’t have supportive institutions to turn to when money is [...]
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Artie Lange makes sexist comments, Jimmy Fallon laughs, audience applauds

TweetJimmy Fallon is charming, enthusiastic, and totally non-controversial. Ask any fan or casual “Late Night” viewer, and you’ll hear things like, “Yeah, he seems like a really nice guy.” Recently, however, Fallon was also the conduit for Artie Lange (a washed-up comedian and self-identified “G-List” celebrity) to spew sexism and to promote ogling and objectifying [...]
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