Taylor Swift Gets Parodied For A Good Cause!

  • There is a great parody of Taylor Swift’s “22” floating around the interwebz.  Rather than finding inspiration from ex-boyfriends this song takes aim at a different set of pathetic men: the 22 Senators who did not vote “yes” on the Violence Against Women Act.  The bill will come up for a vote in the House of Representatives.  Show your support and call your Congressmember. [Upworthy]
  • Oh how I wish I’d never have to post about this, but yet another politician has made a “foot in mouth” comment that I can’t not call out.  New Hampshire State Representative Mark Warden said people might “like being in abusive relationships.”  He is in favor of a bill that would reduce simple assault from a misdemeanor to a violation. [Huffington Post]
  • How the upcoming sequester — automatic cuts that will happen if a deal is not reached in Washington — will disproportionately affect women and children. [ThinkProgress]
  • One of the main reasons the VAWA is having such issues passing is provisions that would protect Native American women on reservations.  The New York Times explains why these protections are important to keep in the bill. [The New York Times]
  • Rolling Stone has a shocking piece on Petty Officer Blumer’s horrible experience with rape and the military. [Rolling Stone]
  • After eight seasons of white Bachelors” and “Bachelorettes,” Misee Harris, an avid fan of the television show is campaigning to be the first African-American “Bachelorette”! [Clutch]
  • Suffering from “Sexism Fatigue”? Jezebel blogger Lindy West’s post about Seth MacFarlane’s Oscar jokes is worth a read. [Jezebel]


  • British journalist Cathy Newman speaks up about the rampant sexism she endured in the workplace. [The Guardian]

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