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Jackie Fox Of The Runaways Comes Forward About Being Raped By Band Manager Kim Fowley

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 9, 2015

Huffington Post’s online magazine Highline has got a brutal must-read by Jason Cherkis about Jackie Fuchs aka Jackie Fox, former bass player for ’70s girl band The Runaways, who describes, for the first time, being brutally raped by band manager Kim Fowley. Now in her mid-50s, Fuchs tells her story of being discovered by Fowley, joining the girl band, which made… More »


Sorry, But No: The Civil War Was Not About “States’ Rights”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 9, 2015

The only state right they wanted was the right to own human beings as slaves. … More »


We Aren’t Seriously Talking About Legalizing Group Marriage, Are We?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

Aren’t race and trans* rights sort of bigger issues right now? More »


We Should Be Fighting For Liberation, Not Equality

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

Cheers all around for this one: In the video above, journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge makes the argument that fighting for equality between women and men as umbrella categories of people is sort of dishonest, when men aren’t equal among themselves (i.e. race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and poverty all affect men’s access to or exclusion from… More »


South Carolina Votes 94-20 To Remove Confederate Flag

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

Early this morning, the South Carolina state House of Representatives voted in a landslide – 94 to 20 – to remove the Confederate battle flag from their public buildings. The bill will now go for approval to Governor Nikki Haley, who has previously expressed support for removing the flag and says she’ll sign the bill… More »


Most Irish Citizens Believe Abortion Should Be Decriminalized

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

And: Afghanistan’s first female Supreme Court nominee wasn’t approved by its Parliament, Facebook made a feminist tweak to the “Friends” icon, and Martha Washington used to be featured on American currency. More »


Google Shows Women Fewer Ads For High-Paying Jobs Than Men

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

A study from Carnegie Mellon found that women are less likely to be shown ads for high-paying jobs while conducting a Google search than men, which is not precisely surprising, but it still makes me want to pinch the bridge of my nose and sigh loudly.

The study used an “automated testing rig”… More »


“Real Vampires” Say They Avoid Doctors For Fear Of Being “Judged”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 8, 2015

Everyone gets judged at the doctor, ok? More »


True Story: Adventures In Internet Racism & Body-Shaming

By: Elizabeth Blumberg / July 8, 2015

I know that there is a strong correlation between people who defend racism on the internet and people who, when challenged, will resort to misogynist attacks. Here is one such example. More »


The EACH Woman Act Will Make Reproductive Choice A Reality For All Women

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 8, 2015

Abortion rights for all, regardless of income, on demand and without apology. … More »


Is There A Nice Way To Say I Don’t Believe In Ghosts?

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 8, 2015

It’s hard to say you don’t believe people when they tell you they’ve experienced something supernatural. … More »


Miss USA Finds New Hosts Who Don’t Mind Donald Trump Being Terrible

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 8, 2015

We’ve literally never heard of any of them. … More »


Bill Cosby’s Role As “Public Moralist” Led To Release Of Documents

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

This week’s newest revelation about Bill Cosby is dark (as ever) but a little vindicating: The judge in the trial, U.S. District Court Judge Eduardo Robreno, wrote in his decision to release the documents from Andrea Constand’s 2005 civil suit against Cosby that the comedian’s stance as a “public moralist” tipped the scales in favor… More »


Cops Say Parents Banished Teen For Eating Pop-Tart

By: Newser / July 7, 2015

A 14-year-old girl who ate an unauthorized Pop-Tart found herself banished to the woods for a week with only a tent, a roll of toilet paper, a flashlight, and a watch, police say. James Driggers, 33, and Crystal Driggers, 36, of Dalzell, SC, were arrested Friday and have been charged with unlawful neglect for their… More »


The Soapbox: Protecting Affirmative Action Is A Feminist Issue

By: Tiffanie Drayton / July 7, 2015

Abigail Fisher’s lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin is an example of how white women are used as pawns in a war against people of color where both demographics lose to white male patriarchy. … More »


Someone Has To Talk To Paula Deen About Her Son’s Brownface

By: Megan Reynolds / July 7, 2015

Paula! Come get your son, he’s being an ass again. … More »


Jared From Subway Is Being Investigated For Child Pornography

By: Megan Reynolds / July 7, 2015

Insert tasteless joke about foot-longs. More »


America Wins The Women’s World Cup!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 6, 2015

America won against Japan 5-2 last night; in other news, Edomex is losing two women a day to violence and kidnappings, beer enthusiasts are waking up to craft beer’s sexism problem, and French erotica magazine L’imparfaite views sex sociopolitically. More »


Girl Fights “Boys Only” Robotics Program, Makes Her Library More Equitable

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 6, 2015

An Ontarian girl fought the biblio-patriarchal establishment and won! Cash Cayen, a girl from Timmins, Ontario who just wanted to make some gull-derned robots – because WHO DOESN’T, REALLY – was turned away from a “Special Boys [sic] Program” for robotics at Timmins Library because, alas, she is a girl. When she asked the assistant library director… More »


Sarah Palin Quits The Internet Teevee Game

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 6, 2015

Don’t bust out the Kleenex just yet — she promises free content on her Facebook page and website. … More »


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