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Media manages to make Senator Gillibrand’s teachable moment about sexism all about her mistakes

Tweet The media never ceases to amaze me. Its victim-blaming knows no bounds. Whether its Ray Rice’s then-fiancé who got herself attacked by not taking the stairs, or female celebrities responsible for getting hacked because they had naked photographs of themselves, the women who are assaulted and/or violated are always the focus. This victim-shaming is so [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetSubmit your picture to stand up for health care, not harassment. “Buffer zones work. So they have to go.”  The White House needs to address McCullen. The feminist ethics of make-up are endlessly complicated but our love for Jenny Slate is not. The Senate HELP committee held a hearing on campus sexual violence yesterday. Tweet
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New Anita Hill documentary premieres at Sundance

Tweet This week, Anita, a new film documenting the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Via EBONY.com, more than 20 years since the divisive confirmation hearings which made Anita Hill a household name. Right now is probably a good time to remind everyone that even though he was eventually confirmed, [...]
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BREAKING: Senate passes “nuclear option” so judicial confirmations only need 51 votes

TweetDid Majority Leader Harry Reid just win the day?  The so called “nuclear option” just passed and that means that the GOP, who have been blocking judicial and executive branch nominees for years, can no longer simply block nominations to the courts.  Prior to today, the GOP would simply refuse to allow confirmation hearings on [...]
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“It begs the question: Who are we here to represent?”

Tweet It really does. How in holy hell does a measure that has over 90% support in the public fail in the Senate? Apparently, a reasoned approach to gun ownership and safety, or any tools to mitigate gun violence in America, is patently ridiculous to members of Congress. Gabby Giffords sounded off in a New [...]
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