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Girl Talk: I’m Paid Less Because I’m A Woman, But It’s Mostly My Fault

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I was talking to my guy friend about Caitlin Moran’s book How To Be A Woman, which led us to the topic of money. I said that I am a feminist, but I am not completely resistant to guys paying for my meals on dates because most guys I know make more money than women. (That is my personal experience.)

“Do you really think you make less money because you’re a woman?” he asked. “In 2012, in New York City, where everyone is equal? You really think that’s what the problem is?”

At his work, he said, women and gays made up a majority of the employees, and he hinted at the implication that he was the one being slighted, being in the white, male, heterosexual minority. Keep reading »

CA Judge Derek Johnson Says Rape Victim “Didn’t Put Up A Fight,” Body Would Have Shut Down

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Men who inaccurately believe a woman’s body “just shuts down” during rape aren’t just all up in your legislature making your laws. They also sit on your courts.

California Superior Court Judge Derek Johnson has been publicly admonished in a 10-0 vote by the CA Commission on Judicial Performance for his comments that a 2008 sexual assault victim “didn’t put up a fight” during her rape and that her rape was only “technical,” whatever that means, and not “a real, live criminal case.” Rape can’t happen because if a woman’s body doesn’t want sex, Johnson said, because her ladyparts “will not permit that to happen.”

Good to know he was also a former prosecutor on the Orange County DA’s sex crimes unit, huh?

Warning, there is a description of a very violent threat of sexual violence after the jump. Keep reading »

ESPN Radio Hosts Suspended For Calling Trans Athlete An “It”

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  • ESPN Radio “temporarily” suspended hosts who made transphobic comments about a trans basketball player, including referring to her as “it” and saying that no one who is trans should be allowed to play sports. [Queerty]
  • Susan Rice is officially withdrawing from consideration for Secretary of State. [Twitter.com/NBCnews]
  • On Victoria’s Secret’s continued beef with an anti-rape group. [Black Book Mag]
  • Catholic University has rejected the creation of an LGBT allies student group on campus. [Think Progress]
  • Depressing chart time! Newspapers don’t care when notable women die. [Mother Jones] Keep reading »

True Story: My Date Called Me “Irrational” Over Dinner

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Here is a list of subjects in which I would consider myself an expert:

  • the best places in New York City to eat a pulled pork sandwich
  • the Starbucks locations with the most imcompetent baristas
  • the careers of Chris O’Dowd and Dawn Porter
  • season one of UK “Skins”; all the seasons of “The I.T. Crowd”
  • the best products by Benefit Cosmetics
  • anything and everything there is to know about panda bears

These are the frivolties that occupy my personal life. You probably do not know more about these things than I do. You just don’t. Really, don’t even try to tell me something about pandas.

Then there is my professional life: I’m a writer who writes predominantly about the experiences of women across the world. You could say I’m a feminist blogger or you could say I write about women’s political, societal and cultural issues. I have Google alerts for “vagina.” There’s estrogen all up in my RSS feed. I know a thing or two about a thing or two. Keep reading »

Comedian Jamie Kilstein Tells A Funny Rape Joke

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On Rape Culture
  • Want to know how to tell a funny rape joke? Comedian Jamie Kilstein shows you how it’s done. [Feministing]
  • Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is suing to restore women’s access to the RU-486 abortion pill. Currently women are required to visit a doctor THREE SEPARATE TIMES before being dispensed the abortion pill. All of our bosses would be so on board with us taking time off for three different doctors’ appointments, right? [Think Progress]
  • Mormon feminists  have people in an uproar after encouraging Mormon women to wear pants to church. [Jezebel]
  • Blogger Jessica Luther on tennis player Caroline Wozniacki’s racist mimicry of Serena Williams at a match this weekend. [scATX] Keep reading »

UPDATE: Black Meteorologist Fired For Responding To Racist Facebook Posts, Including One About Her Hair

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UPDATE: HuffPost has a copy of an email sent by KTBS to employees regarding the company’s “guidelines” (as they put it) for using social media — which Lee confirmed she did actually read. So, while she cannot claim she was totally unaware of how she was not supposed to respond to Facebook comments, they are only phrased as “guidelines” and “social media best practices,” not rules. You can read the email at the link. [Huffington Post]

Meteorologist Rhonda Lee has been fired by KTBS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, for responding to racist Facebook posts, including one about her hair. Lee was told she violated the company’s new social media policy which had been verbally announced one month prior at a meeting she did not attend. One comment Lee responded to was by a viewer griping that all the kids who won a KTBS holiday shopping spree were black. The other comment Lee responded to was by a viewer who told her to grow some hair or wear a wig. Keep reading »

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