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Blogger Lindy West Faces Her Internet Trolls

Anti-Feminist Bingo
Common dumb things people make the mistake of saying to feminists. Read More »
Challenge The Trolls
Jay Smooth calls on men to challenge the anti-feminist Internet trolls. Read More »
Men's Rights Activists
How men's rights activists (MRAs) get feminism wrong. Read More »
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Fat On The Internet

This is Jezebel blogger Lindy West performing at Back Fence PDX, a storytelling series in Portland, Oregon. As you can see, Lindy is fat, and her seven minute-long story is about how the viciousness of Internet trolls used to make her cry every day. The site I originally saw Lindy’s story posted on promised that viewers would be crying by the end of it. I thought they were just exaggerating at first, but they were right. Keep reading »

“Nashville” Creator Callie Khouri Is A Feminist

"Nashville" Recap #1
"Classic country" Rayna James versus "pop-country" Juliette Barnes. Read More »
"Nashville" Recap #2
Rayna and Juliette vie for Deacon's country soul. Read More »
"Nashville" Recap #3
Everybody on "Nashville" has daddy issues. Read More »

“When I started reading Ms. Magazine when I was 16 years old, I knew, Oh, there’s a name for this. I didn’t know before that, but I knew I had some pretty serious discussions with people about women’s place in the world and had some serious brushing up against authority issues. There’s a lot of head-shaking and forehead-slapping when you start to realize just how deep-seated misogyny can be, how systemic and entrenched certain modes of thinking are that are still very much alive. …”

– This is Callie Khouri, the creator of “Nashville,” my new favorite show of the fall season. (And not just because I want to knock down Connie Britton and steal her pretty hair.) It’s a complex drama that’s more smart than soap-y, with fabulous glittery costumes and country music to boot. It also occurred to me after watching the first four episodes that “Nashville” passes ‘the Bechdel test’ with flying colors. It has more than two women who talk to each other about something other than a man all the time.  No surprise here that Khouri is a feminist. [NYMag.com]

Todd Akin Political Ad Features Woman Who Was Raped & Had Abortion

Akin's Rape Science
Rep. Todd Akin says "legitimate rape victims" don't get pregnant. Read More »
Politicians On Rape
A handy guide to what various old white conservatives have said. Read More »
"Legitimate Rape" Song
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Find out if you've been raped according to Todd Akin with this song. Read More »
Todd Akin's New Ad

Three months ago, Missouri’s Senate candidate Todd Akin said that “pregnancy from rape is really rare” and “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut the whole thing down.” Instead of dropping out of the race for some desperately-needed basic biology lessons, the Republican candidate pressed on with his campaign. Yesterday, he released a campaign ad starring two women, one whom was born in Russia and extols the freedoms of America and another who says she was raped and had an abortion. Keep reading »

Amanda Bynes Walked Around Tanning Salon In The Nude

Amanda Bynes DUI
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Amanda Bynes got popped for a DUI! Read More »
Amanda's Dad Defends
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Amanda Bynes' dad says she could not have possibly had a DUI. Read More »
Evening Quickies
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen allegedly bought a woman vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Read More »
  • Amanda Bynes allegedly walked around the front lobby spray tanning salon completely naked looking for goggles (although she says that claim is BS). [PopBytes, US Weekly]
  • Thieves broke into the late Amy Winehouse’s former home in London and stole her wedding dress, which was supposed to be auctioned off for charity. [Betty Confidential]
  • A Los Angeles court has thrown out ex-manager Sam Lufti’s lawsuit against Britney Spears and her parents. Lufti had failed to prove any claims he had made against the fam, like that Brit’s dad Jamie Spears allegedly punching him in the face. [Celebrity Cafe, PopCrush]

Miley Cyrus’s Dubstep Video Stars Cake, Unicorns, And A Baby Goat

Taylor Does Dubstep
Taylor Swift dabbles in dubstep for "I Knew You Were Trouble." Read More »
Skrillex Is Single
Skrillex and Ellie Goulding are dunzo. Read More »
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I Wanna Eat The Whole Cake

Hannah Montana is deader than dead: Miley Cyrus’s newest musical offerings include “Bitches Love Cake,” this totally weird (on purpose) dubstep song with Borgore. It’s got a baby goat, panda and unicorn costumes, and a big ol’ cake . Oh, and Miley Cyrus’s freakishly long tongue. As commenter LR52185 told me when he sent this in, “Miley must have some Gene Simmons in her … her tongue is huuuuuuuuuuge.” All the better to lick Liam Hemsworth with, I suppose.

Charlie Sheen Allegedly Bought A Prostitute Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery

Morning Quickies
Tim Tebow is dating ... Camilla Belle. Read More »
  • Never let it be said that Charlie Sheen is not a philanthropist: he has allegedly paid for vaginal rejuvenation surgery and a car for one of his favorite prostitutes. (I’m not sure I find this rumor believable.) He also allegedly smokes his drugs out of a Fiji water bong. (I do find this rumor believable.) [Dlisted]
  • Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera and Jon Bon Jovi are all scheduled to perform at a benefit concert/telethon for Sandy victims on Friday night. [PopCrush, Celebrity Cafe]
  • Jason Segel and Michelle Williams’ apartment building in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn is insanely flooded from Sandy. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Rumor has it designer L’Wren Scott is creating Angelina Jolie’s wedding gown that she’ll wear to finally make it legal with Brad Pitt. [Betty Confidential]
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