Tag Archives: slut-shaming

Quote of the Day: “I’m not responsible for some perverted 45 year old dad lusting after me.”

TweetClare is a 17-year-old girl who was kicked out of her senior prom because some of the chaperones feared she was inspiring “impure thoughts” among the boys by swaying to the music in her regulation-length dress. “Please, please tell me I’m not the only one who think it doesn’t matter how people are dressed or how they [...]
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Roundup: Monica Lewinsky and feminism

TweetAs someone who was only twelve in 1998, it’s been fascinating to read the reflections and retrospective analysis sparked by Monica Lewinsky’s re-emergence into the public sphere. In her new Vanity Fair article, Lewinsky reserves special blame for feminists who failed to show up for her. Here’s a roundup of pieces by feminists — some of [...]
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Illinois Republican says black GOP candidate is being pimped

TweetThe chair of the Montgomery County Republican Party, Jim Allen,  has shown his true colors in an internationally problematic rant about Erika Harold, former Miss America, Harvard law school graduate, and black GOP candidate running for Rep. Rodney Davis’ congressional seat. Apparently Allen sent an email which included the following: “The little queen touts her [...]
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Much Ado About Slut Shaming

TweetI’m a nerd for both Shakespeare and Joss Whedon’s writing, so I’ve been super excited for Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, which opens this weekend in New York, LA, and San Francisco. I’m a big fan of the play, which is full of some of Shakespeare’s most hilarious banter. It’s also a fascinating play [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetLast night, a man was shot in the streets of New York in a hate crime marked by homophobic slurs. Bigotry kills. A survivor argues that military sexual trauma should be treated as as national security issue. Radio host Pete Santilli says Hilary Clinton needs to be “shot in the vagina.” A proposed law to [...]
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