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Bill Cosby: “People Should Fact Check”

Bill Cosby Refuses To Respond To Rape Allegations As Another Alleged Victim Comes Forward

“I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check. People shouldn’t have to go through that and shouldn’t answer to innuendos.”

Yesterday, alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby finally “broke his silence” about the controversy surrounding him in an interview with Florida Today. Well, here’s a depressing fact: 17 women as of this posting have come forward alleging Cosby raped and/or sexually assaulted them and yet only two dozen ticket holders decided to skip his show last night in Melbourne, Florida. The remaining attendees gave Cosby two standing ovations. [NY Times]

North Dakota Is Effectively Banning Abortion

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  • North Dakota banned the abortion pill, leaving few options left for abortion in the state. [Think Progress]
  • Conservative pundit Dennis Prager said that rape is just “unwanted kisses” and rape culture is a “gargantuan lie.” [Salon]
  • The uptick in violence in inner cities has to do with mass incarceration, not poverty and segregation. [The Atlantic]
  • Google’s .SOY campaign defines Latinos from behind the very white walls of tech. [Racialicious] Keep reading »

“Gone Girl” The Movie Betrays Gone Girl The Book

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  • How the film version of “Gone Girl” betrays the delicate relationships depicted in Gone Girl the book. [AV Club]
  • A necessary read on how sex doesn’t have to be rape to be harmful. [NY Mag]
  • Jane Fonda, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lopez, and Viola Davis are appearing on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Power of Women issue. [Jezebel] Keep reading »

The Majority Of Americans Support Enthusiastic Consent Policies

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  • Most Americans support “yes means yes” campus consent policies. [Huffington Post]
  • In addition to today’s decision not to hear anti-gay marriage cases from five U.S. states, here are six other Supreme Court equality cases to watch this term. [RH Reality Check]
  • Charles Clymer, inspiration for the feminist #StopClymer hashtag, was awarded as a “Good Guy” by the National Women’s Political Caucus, despite many reported incidents that he is anything but. LAME. [Feministing] Keep reading »

“Rape Culture In Music Videos” Report Card: “Animals” By Maroon 5

Adam or Patrick?: "Did you know I'm utterly insane?"

Literally equating women’s bodies with dead slabs of meat: A+

Frequency of camera angles reducing women’s bodies to parts-without-heads/brains/faces: A

Patrick Bateman resemblance: B+/A- Keep reading »

Tao Lin, Ed Champion & Stephen Tully Dierks: The Literary World’s F**ked Up Treatment Of Women

Everything going on with women in the literary world right now is fucked. You might have heard about Ed Champion, the now apparently abandoned book reviewer/sexist Twitter troll, sure. But have you heard about Janey Smith and Tao Lin and peterbd? Have you heard about Stephen Tully Dierks? Short version of the story: The alt lit world is riddled with dangerous misogynists who have harassed and abused women for years, and used their pull to get away with and excuse it. Dierks, at least, published a sincere apology and furthermore bowed out from his publication, Pop Serial. The rest? Eh. Keep reading »

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