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Even If Darren Wilson Is Innocent, The Ferguson Police Department Is Toxic

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  • If Darren Wilson is found innocent, it won’t excuse the behavior of the Ferguson Police toward the citizens of Ferguson. [The Atlantic]
  • The evidence keeps mounting that former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi has been behaving problematically for 20 years. [VICE]
  • Invasive mental health tracking app Samaritans Radar now has an opt-out, but it still needs to switch to an opt-in system. [Daily Dot]
  • Journalist Rula Jebreal told Bill Maher his view of Islam was “offensive” and grossly simplistic. [Salon]
  • A new Tumblr called Some Lady Parts gives us a pretty depressing look at the prototypes of women Hollywood wants in movies. [Flavorwire]
  • “Baby brain” doesn’t really exist, but chances are your employers thinks it does. [Jezebel]

CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi Fired After Accusations Of Abuse

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  • Canadian Broadcasting Company host Jian Ghomeshi was fired over allegations of abuse. Three women say that Ghomeshi was violent towards them before and during sexual encounters they say were not consensual. [Death and Taxes]
  • Brazilian employers are often racist and insulting toward their maids, according to a Twitter account which retweets such insults in order to draw attention to the issue. [Mail & Guardian]
  • Senegalese boys at a New York City school have been bullied and called “Ebola.” [The Root] Keep reading »

Why I Refuse To Criticize Islam As A Feminist And Atheist

Sam Harris and Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins all want really badly for me to criticize Islam. They claim I’m scared to do so because Islamic extremists bully people into silence. They consider it a liberal failing that people like me have deferred to that bullying. They say it’s not “phobic” to criticize Islam, nor is it racist.

Then, of course, they say that we should profile Muslims, and their self-defense starts to fall apart. They fail to recognize that I do not live in a majority Muslim country, and that especially since 2001 but even before that, white Americans have exhibited incredible fear of Muslims (demonstrated by a call to profile them, coincidentally) and committed hate crimes against people who even “look” like they might be Muslim. They fail to see their own criticisms as so sweeping that they amount to a judgment on anyone with brown skin.

I won’t do it. I won’t take the bait of a patronizing call for feminists to set aside their goals in America to address problems in Muslim theocracies, and I won’t take the bait of an anti-intellectual call for atheists to denounce an entire religion simply because a handful of atheist leaders prescribe it. I will exhibit more caution and conservatism in my judgment, and here’s why: Keep reading »

Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin’s Son A “Retard” And “The View” Hosts Have Something To Say About It

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Joan Rivers' Fat Jokes
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A Funny Rape Joke?
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  • Today “The View” hosts debated whether or not it was appropriate for Bill Maher to call Trig Palin, Sarah Palin’s son who has Down Syndrome, a “retard” during his stand-up set. [Mediaite]
  • Jay-Z announced this weekend that he is putting out a new solo record in July called Magna Carta And Holy Grail — and find out why will Samsung users will score the record for free ahead of everyone else. [USA Today]
  • Leyla Ghobadi, the Canadian model who recently claimed that Kanye cheated on Kim Kardashian with her, has retracted her statement. Just in time for baby Kimye! [Huffington Post]
  • A far cry from Barney on “How I Met Your Mother,” Neil Patrick Harris will play an “East-German transgender pop star” in the first ever Broadway production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” [Flavorwire] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Elisabeth Hasselbeck & Bill Maher Got Into It This Morning On “The View”

A Male Spin-Off?
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Girl On Girl
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An open letter to Elisabeth Hasselbeck from Trish. Read More »
On Masturbation
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  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck from “The View” and Bill Maher from “Real Time” are both supreme annoying human beings. So, naturally, watching them fight makes us cringe — but we can’t look away! At one point Elisabeth says, “Wow, I actually feel smarter sitting next to you,” and Bill replies, “Really? I feel like I’m in high school when I’m sitting next to you.” Really? Really. [Dlisted]
  • Interesting theory alert: Kris Jenner confesses in her memoir that she had an affair 26 years ago. Khloe Kardashian (who doesn’t exactly resemble her sisters) is 27 years old. Could it be that Khloe is a sister from another daddy? Scandalous! [Celebitchy]
  • Justin Timberlake says Ryan Gosling exaggerated the story about sleeping on JT’s couch back when they were on “The Mickey Mouse Club” together: The Gos got his own bed. Whew. [ONTD]
  • Stephen Colbert takes on the vodka-soaked tampon craze/urban legend. [The Stir]
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Bill Maher And Jane Lynch Perform A Dramatic Reading Of Anthony Weiner’s Dirty Texts

Dude. Stop what you’re doing. Put headphones on. Bill Maher and Jane Lynch‘s dramatic reading of sexts between Rep. Anthony Weiner and a Vegas blackjack dealer named Lisa are amazing. The language is rated-R and the anatomical imagery conjured is, shall we say, vivid, so this video is definitely not safe for work … or for lunch. [Mediaite] Keep reading »

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