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At the Root, DAME contrib Kirsten West Savali asks why no one is talking about the rampant church burnings. Her answer is one White America doesn’t want to hear.
At Talking Points Memo, DAME contrib and clinic escort Lauren Rankin explains that the extinction of abortion rights as social acceptance of marriage equality has grown, has everything to do with the way we talk, or more accurately, don’t talk about it.
It shouldn’t have to be said, but Megan Carpentier makes the inarguable point at the Guardian, that Quaaludes do not equal consent, no matter how much you want to believe that the person who used them isn’t a rapist.
This in-depth and devastating account of the Runaways, by Jason Cherkis, of the abuse the band members, especially Jackie Fuchs, endured at the hands of their manager Kim Fowley is shocking, and raises questions about the responsibilites of those who bear witness to it—witnesses like Joan Jett.
At the Guardian, DAME contrib Rebecca Carroll dissects the appalled reactions to Rhianna’s violent new “BBHHM” video, and shines a light on what’s really behind the cries of anti-feminism.
“Steve Buscemi, his trademark eyes hidden behind oversize dark designer glasses, purses his lips and gently caresses his black coffee (no sugar) with his breath.” Buzzfeed’s Jenna Guillaume and Jessica Misener are geniuses.
The symbol of white supremacy will no longer be allowed to fly on the state capitol’s grounds. The passing of a bill that was long overdue.
With all the attention, and criticism, paid to “maiden” names recently, this first person account at Buzzfeed from Esther Silverman (née Werdiger) about what the weighty decision meant to her, is especially poignant and thought-provoking.
From Katha Pollitt to a founding editor of Ms. to a college student and activist, a range of women debate this question on the opinion pages of the New York Times.
“Do you have a tiny river that runs behind your tiny house? I bet you do. I bet your whole Goddamn property is whimsical.” Lauren Modery’s letter to people who live in fancy tiny houses over at Medium is even better than Portlandia’s take on the subject.
New York’s Jada Yuan delves into the murky and wrenching waters of television’s depiction of female rape, definitively articulating why Game of Thrones gets it so wrong, in the wake of OITNB’s on-point portrayal, that never wavers from its female point of view.
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