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Against An Authoritarian America: Standing Up For Kaepernick’s Right to Sit Down

“When the Horst Wessel Song was sung, as a democrat of long standing I naturally did not raise my arm. The woman was standing next to me. She sang along with gusto and raised her hand high. She was the one who reported me. I then had to go and explain myself to District Administrator Rothmund. And he said to me, ‘What did you do?’ I said, ‘I didn’t do anything at all.’ Then he said, ‘That’s just it! Times have changed. You have to raise your hand now.’”

–  An eye-witness account (excerpt), after 1945. Topographie des Terrors museum, Berlin.

“When the Horst Wessel Song was sung, as a democrat of long standing I naturally did not raise my arm. The woman was standing next to me. She sang along with gusto and raised her hand high. ...

Football Town Nights

Amy Schumer’s Friday Night Lights parody: “Clear eyes, full hearts, don’t rape!

Showing yet again that some rape jokes are funny, in the first episode of this season of Inside Amy Schumer, the show tackled (ha!) football rape culture in a brilliant Friday Night Lights spoof.

Showing yet again that some rape jokes are funny, in the first episode of this season of Inside Amy Schumer, the show tackled (ha!) football rape culture in a brilliant Friday Night Lights ...

screenshot of smiling housewife from SNL skit

SNL skit mocks sexist Super Bowl ads

I missed the big game/commercial fest last night, but I’m gonna assume that, apart from perhaps a few more feminist moments than usual, this SNL skit, in which Vanessa Bayer stars in a fake Totino’s pizza roll ad and parodies the classic tired Super Bowl commercial formula, is as spot-on as ever. 

I missed the big game/commercial fest last night, but I’m gonna assume that, apart from perhaps a few more feminist moments than usual, this SNL skit, in which Vanessa Bayer stars in a fake Totino’s pizza roll ad ...

Yes, Michael Sam is a distraction — from our bullshit ideas of masculinity

Future Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be taken in the NFL draft, because he “wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.” He’d be a distraction, according to Dungy.

I get where he’s coming from. Seriously. What with all the media attention Sam is going to get. All the cameras following him around. Think of how fans of the team would constantly try to get his attention, and fans from opposing teams would hate him, and people who don’t even follow sports would form opinions of him without knowing him. He’ll constantly be doing interviews and commercials and being ...

Future Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be taken in the NFL draft, because he “wouldn’t ...

Watch: Michael Sam and his boyfriend find out he’s become the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL

As Courtney mentioned in the Reader yesterday,  Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL this weekend. Here’s a heartwarming video of Sam and his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, receiving the call from the St. Louis Rams.

As Courtney mentioned in the Reader yesterday,  Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL this weekend. Here’s a heartwarming video of Sam and his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, receiving the call from the St. ...

Jameis Winston

“I learned that keeping players on the field was a priority.”

If you want your head to explode with rage this afternoon, go read The New York Times in-depth report on the investigation — or rather, lack thereof — into the rape accusation against Florida State University football star Jameis Winston. As the Times reports — and then methodically and devastatingly documents — “there was virtually no investigation at all, either by the police or the university.” It will be one of the more infuriating things you read this month, I promise.

If you want your head to explode with rage this afternoon, go read The New York Times in-depth report on the investigation — or rather, lack thereof — into the rape accusation against Florida State University football ...

Watch: Sports anchor quotes Audre Lorde in support of gay football player Michael Sam

Seriously, watch Dale Hansen of Dallas-Fort Worth’s ABC affiliate take down the hypocrisy of conservatives who are “uncomfortable” with the prospect of a gay player in the NFL. And be sure to get all the way to the glorious end when Hansen drops some Audre Lore on his viewers: “It is not our differences that divide us. It’s our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

Seriously, watch Dale Hansen of Dallas-Fort Worth’s ABC affiliate take down the hypocrisy of conservatives who are “uncomfortable” with the prospect of a gay player in the NFL. And be sure to get all the way ...

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