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Watch The Truth about Islam in News |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com I caught a bit of Wafa Sultan on The Brian Lehrer Show yesterday morning. Sultan has capitalized on her 2006 YouTube rant against Islam and it’s treatment of women by writing a new book, called “A God Who Hates.” I’m not Read More

In a recently published study, Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers  assessed the subjective happiness of women and found that despite greater opportunities, higher wages and increased education, their perceived feelings of well-being have decreased steadily over the last 35 years. In addition they identified a widening gap in the levels of subjective happiness experienced by Read More

Over at The Root, Rebecca Walker interviews Erica Kennedy, the author of the new book Feminista. Walker asks Kennedy to explain what a “feminista” is, to which Kennedy responds: I never felt comfortable calling myself a feminist because that word has so many negative connotations. The stereotype of the hairy, man-hating woman is just that—a Read More

Referred to as a “tragic mulatto tale,” an accurate description, yet one that has never interested me, Quicksand by Nella Larsen is about the most frustrating black female lead I’ve ever read–Helga Crane. She’s a woman whose eccentricities today, I imagine, would be imitated and fawned over. Her described beauty would be put on magazine covers Read More

Today in my office, a pimp and his prostitute came looking for advice on where to score some blow and advice on how to fill out their W-2s. When I told them what they could do, they accused me of encouraging them to engage in public masturbation. I hope Beck and Co. don’t get hold Read More

The Duggars are having their 19th child. I told two people at work about this, and both independently responded, “ew.” I grew up in Arkansas, where the Duggars live, and have had my share of encounters with, shall we say, non-mainstream Christians. The Quiverfull movement is its own special brand of weird, but I’m not Read More

I have no commentary on what comes below except to say *headdesk*. Repeatedly. From the Curvature: Trigger Warning Three years ago in B.C., Canada, a woman woke up in the bed of the man in the image to the left. She was bleeding and bruised, and though she remembered going out for a night on Read More

[from feministdonut, cross-posted from The Feminist Texican.] Over the past month or so, I’ve been seeing all kinds of articles on what a feminist show this is.  Much as I lovelovelove the show (”Mad Men” and “Project Runway” are pretty much the only times I turn on the TV each week), every time I read Read More

Watching this, I realize that my worldview was greatly influenced by all the Archie comics I read as a kid. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3240792&w=425&h=350&fv=autoPlay%3Dfalse] more about "Colbert Reacts to Archie’s Comic Prop…", posted with vodpod (Also, can I just say, what garbage it is that Archie proposed Veronica? Hm…maybe I missed the point here.) [H/T Feministing.]

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