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Misogynistic gun extremists are harassing women speaking out for gun reforms

Mother Jones has an important and disturbing piece about how gun extremists are harassing women speaking out for gun reforms.

Ever since the Sandy Hook massacre, a small but vocal faction of the gun rights movement has been targeting women who speak up on the issue—whether to propose tighter regulations, educate about the dangers to children, or simply to sell guns with innovative security features. The vicious and often sexually degrading attacks have evolved far beyond online trolling, culminating in severe bullying, harassment, invasion of privacy, and physical aggression. Though vitriol flows from both sides in the gun debate, these menacing tactics have begun to alarm even some entrenched pro-gun conservatives.

The women featured in the piece — ...

Mother Jones has an important and disturbing piece about how gun extremists are harassing women speaking out for gun reforms.

Ever since the Sandy Hook massacre, a small but vocal faction of the gun rights movement ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Traveling while black.

Body as a second language: navigating queer girl culture on the autism spectrum.

“I think I’m speaking for a bunch of girls when I say that the idea that feminism is completely natural and shouldn’t even be something that people find mildly surprising.” Tavi Gevinson interviews Lorde over at Rookie.

After a nuanced column on gun control, this journalist was swiftly banished from the spotlight.

The whiter the school, the more diverse the promotional materials.

You won’t see the female point of view represented in The Wolf of Wall Street… or for that matter in any of the other of the major Wall Street films so far.”

Traveling while black.

Body as a second language: navigating queer girl culture on the autism spectrum.

“I think I’m speaking for a bunch of girls when I say that the idea that feminism is completely natural ...

Ted Cruz & friends say Stand your Ground Laws benefit black people

So many black people are arrested everyday. They obviously benefit more from Stand Your Ground laws right?

Just when I think Senator Ted Cruz can’t give me any more reasons to slap my forehead, he does. In this week’s episode of Ted fuckery, Cruz insists that Stand Your Ground Laws benefit African Americans. He plainly stated that “in Florida, the data show that African-American defendants have availed themselves of the Stand Your Ground law more frequently than Anglo defendants.”

And he brought along some friends in this fuckery.

So many black people are arrested everyday. They obviously benefit more from Stand Your Ground laws right?

Just when I think Senator Ted Cruz can’t give me any more reasons to slap my forehead, he does. ...

Chilling new ‘Stand Your Ground’ PSA reenacts the night Trayvon was killed

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has a new ad opposing so-called ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws that exist in 26 states.  The ad reenacts the night that Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.  But for Zimmerman’s actions, Trayvon would be alive and laws like ‘Stand Your Ground’ give people the right to shoot and kill someone with very few consequences by just asserting that they acted in self-defense.  Zimmerman didn’t use ‘Stand Your Ground’ in his defense at trial, but the law is the reason that Zimmerman was allowed to go home the night Trayvon was killed.

Watch the chilling ad below (transcript to come).

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has a new ad opposing so-called ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws that exist in 26 states.  The ad reenacts the night that Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.  But ...

Assault rifle

Nothing says “pro-life” like an assault rifle

Do you think a fertilized egg is a human? Are you convinced abortion is murder? Support the righteous souls defending human dignity and the preciousness of life by purchasing an assault rifle.

Personhood Ohio needs some extra cash for a mass mailing to promote (you guessed it) a personhood amendment on the Ohio ballot, but its traditional fundraising tactics aren’t up to the task. Patrick Johnston, the organization’s director, is up for the challenge. Always willing to sacrifice for innocent clumps of cells, Johnston is selling his beloved guns and ammunition to bring in some cash for the campaign.

In a recent fundraising email, Johnston justified his decision to protect fetuses rather than fulfill his duty to shoot things.  RH ...

Do you think a fertilized egg is a human? Are you convinced abortion is murder? Support the righteous souls defending human dignity and the preciousness of life by purchasing an assault rifle.

Personhood Ohio needs some extra cash ...

map of waiting periods for guns and abortions

Map of the Day: Fewer waiting periods for guns than for abortions

In many states, it takes longer to get a abortion than to get a gun. Via the Huffington Post:

It’s worth noting that, too, that waiting periods don’t actually change people’s minds about getting an abortion, but do cause unwarranted financial and emotional stress. Waiting periods for guns, on the other hand, have been linked to a drop in gun suicides. Cool priorities.

In many states, it takes longer to get a abortion than to get a gun. Via the Huffington Post:

It’s worth noting that, too, that waiting periods don’t actually change people’s minds about getting an ...

Weekly Feminist Reader: Mother’s Day Edition

Happy Mother’s Day!

A Mother’s Day letter by Gloria Malone: “The problem with being a teen mom is that I don’t hate myself nearly as much as you wish I did.”

To celebrate Mother’s Day, give the gift of prison phone justice.

Mamas in the South continue the fight for reproductive justice.

Download a Mother’s Day mix from the CFC.

The Racialicious Crush of the Week is the Strong Families’ Mama’s Day Campaign.

Our mothers know they’re doing a great job.

A love note to black mothers.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac breaks down the history of Mother’s Day.

Birth mothers are too often forgotten, and too rarely

Happy Mother’s Day!

A Mother’s Day letter by Gloria Malone: “The problem with being a teen mom is that I don’t hate myself nearly as much as you wish I did.”

To celebrate Mother’s Day,

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