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The wonderful Sara Libby on California’s newest, grossest TV channel:

There had been red flags from the start that the new-school endeavor was embracing some of the old school media’s worst habits, like this early ad that was mocked as “sexist and silly.” There was the fact that the venture signed on, in its effort to be fresh and innovative, an aging, white, former mayor. And there was the fact that another star hire was Scott Kaplan, a man fired from his previous gig for calling a female colleague an “animal” and a “sasquatch of a woman.” The videos I watched were no better: an endless line of horribles, from an interview that asked the female district attorney whether she wears a thong to advice from a female host that ladies should eat fish on Valentine’s Day, so as not to feel “full or bloated” during sex.

A new study shows that people with mental illness are far more likely to be murdered than to murder.

The Texas GOP has gone full into full blown sex-abortion-money conspiracy mode. What the whatting what, you guys?

Hunger in America, and how sequestration will make it even worse.

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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

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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