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Meet the conservatives who think Donald Sterling is the real victim

So, Clippers owner Donald Sterling may have told his girlfriend to stop posting photos of herself with Black people. And he may have been accused of sexual harassment. And as a real estate mogul, Sterling may have been so racist that the Justice Department sued him for bias. But in the scheme of things, this guy is the victim. And the real culprit is his so-called “girlfriend from hell.” At least that’s what people ranging from Donald Trump to Fox News hosts and viewers are saying. 

So, Clippers owner Donald Sterling may have told his girlfriend to stop posting photos of herself with Black people. And he may have been accused of sexual harassment. And as a real estate mogul, Sterling may have ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Think Progress has compiled the seven most sexist gun ads.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Why haven’t we closed the gap?

The 10 best male rappers–written up as though they were female.

The false paradox: freedom of expression and sexist hate speech.

An illustrated guide to street harassment.

Sesame Street offers a toolkit to explain incarceration to kids.

“Everywhere we go we will always leave family behind.”

The Tony Awards have a diversity problem.

Today in rape jokes: Microsoft edition.

What does a “pro-life paradise” look like?

A black man with a 0.00 BAC was arrested for DUI.

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Think Progress has compiled the seven most sexist gun ads.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Why haven’t we closed the gap?

The 10 best male rappers–written up as though ...

Donald Trump trolls again, this time on military sexual assault

26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013

We reported on this yesterday but I wanted to follow up since Donald Trump is unfortunately not alone in his ignorance. So despite our wishes that he just stop talking we must continue to highlight his comments because  they provide us with an opportunity to say it one more time loud and clear: there is nothing inevitable about rape. Rape is a crime perpetuated by rapists, not something ‘natural’ that happens when you put men and women in the same room together or something that extends out of hookup culture. ...

26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 7, 2013

We reported on this yesterday but I wanted to ...

Top general blames military’s sexual assault on “hookup culture.”

First, the chief of the Air Force sexual assault prevention unit was arrested for sexual assault. Then the Pentagon released a report showing that sexual assault had jumped from 19,000 cases in 2010 to 26,000 in 2012. Now, we have the Air Force’s top commander, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, saying that sexual assault happens all the time outside of the military and that it’s because of a “hookup mentality.” 20% of women report they had been sexually assaulted,

“before they came into the military…. So they come in from a society where this occurs…. Some of it is the hookup mentality of junior high even and high school students now, which my children can tell you ...

First, the chief of the Air Force sexual assault prevention unit was arrested for sexual assault. Then the Pentagon released a report showing that sexual assault had jumped from 19,000 cases in 2010 to ...

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 ...

NBC gives Donald Trump a raise for being racist


What do you get when you run a fake presidential campaign that revolves around making the president show his papers? A pay raise from NBC, apparently.

Donald Trump and Mark Burnett will make an estimated $160 million over the next two years for “The Apprentice.” Trump will pocket about $65 million a year, making him the highest paid reality TV star. Probably because this rich asshole really needed the money, right?

I guess the stunt campaign paid off. I guess whipping up a media storm for no real reason paid off. I guess calling into question the president’s American-ness, insulting all people of color in this country in the process, paid off. I guess Trump is being rewarded ...


What do you get when you run a fake presidential campaign that revolves around making the president show his papers? A pay raise from NBC, apparently.

Donald Trump and Mark Burnett will make an estimated $160 ...

Baratunde Thurston on Obama birther controversy: “We have all been debased”

As Lori mentioned yesterday, President Obama has released his long-form birth certificate in an attempt to lay to rest the ridiculous (racist, ignorant, bigoted, baseless) birther claims once and for all. (Donald Trump, we’re still waiting on yours.)

It’s pretty clear that this won’t shut up the true believers who never cared about things like, um, facts to begin with. But, god willing, it will squelch some of the media circus that irresponsibly validated those views. (I’m not holding my breath on Fox News though.)

I’m personally pretty conflicted about whether or not this was a good political move by the President.

Elle at Shakesville argues that this sets a terrible precedent and legitimizes bigotry:

“In ...

As Lori mentioned yesterday, President Obama has released his long-form birth certificate in an attempt to lay to rest the ridiculous (racist, ignorant, bigoted, baseless) birther claims once and for all. (Donald Trump, we’re still waiting ...

Baratunde Thurston on Obama birther controversy: “We have all been debased”

As Lori mentioned yesterday, President Obama has released his long-form birth certificate in an attempt to lay to rest the ridiculous (racist, ignorant, bigoted, baseless) birther claims once and for all. (Donald Trump, we’re still waiting on yours.)

It’s pretty clear that this won’t shut up the true believers who never cared about things like, um, facts to begin with. But, god willing, it will squelch some of the media circus that irresponsibly validated those views. (I’m not holding my breath on Fox News though.)

I’m personally pretty conflicted about whether or not this was a good political move by the President.

Elle at Shakesville argues that this sets a terrible precedent and legitimizes bigotry:

“In ...

As Lori mentioned yesterday, President Obama has released his long-form birth certificate in an attempt to lay to rest the ridiculous (racist, ignorant, bigoted, baseless) birther claims once and for all. (Donald Trump, we’re still waiting ...

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