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ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweet Photo Of Her Sexist, Racist Hate Mail

Fired Over Hair
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Black woman fired for responding to Facebook posts about her hair. Read More »
Rhonda Lee Speaks Out
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Black meteorologist speaks out on getting fired. Read More »
Racist Joke?
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Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki accused of a racist joke. Read More »

Indonesian City Bans Slutty Ladies From “Straddling” Male Bicyclists

Miniskirts Banned
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... so that sluts don't tempt men to assault them. Read More »
Rape Victim Suicide
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A 17-year-old Indian gang rape victim committed suicide. Read More »
Protect With Chili Powder?
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Indian police chief offensively suggested chili powder prevents rape. Read More »
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Women in the Indonesian city of Lhokseumawe must now ride side-saddle on bikes and motorcycles, because “straddling” a male bicyclist from behind as he peddles in front is now verboten. 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 »

Tennis Player Caroline Wozniacki Accused Of Racism For Mimicry Of Serena Williams

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On Kasandra Perkins and the color of domestic violence. Read More »
Princess Fail
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Princess of Monaco dressed up like a Native American. Read More »
Geisha Outfit
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Victoria Secret offends with "sexy little geisha" outfit. Read More »
Mindy's Race Jokes
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"The Mindy Project" makes some squicky jokes about race. Read More »

The Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki has been accused of racism after she stuffed her bra and skirt, to give the appearance of ample breasts and butt, on the court yesterday, apparently mimicking her fellow women’s tennis player Serena Williams. Wozniacki was playing a game in Sao Paolo, Brazil, against Anna Kournikova when, with a big grin on her face, she stuffed small towels down her frontside and backside to give herself cariacturishly large proportions. She played for a minute or two dressed like that, as the audience chuckled, before pulling the towels out. You can watch a video of the incident after the jump. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: On Kasandra Perkins And The Color Of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Advice
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... from a prosecutor who has seen it all. Read More »
Helping DV Victims
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Should we ask victims of domestic violence why they stay? Read More »
Kasandra Perkins Murder
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NFL player Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself. Read More »

On December 1st, the sports world was in shock as reports came in that Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, died in a murder-suicide, killing himself at the Chiefs training facility after murdering the mother of his three-month-old child in their home. Most people tried to figure out what would make a good kid like Belcher, who appeared to “have it all,” end his life in this way. But I found myself asking, “But what about the girlfriend? Does she even have a name?”

Her name was Kasandra Perkins. The 22-year-old mother had given birth in September and now she was dead. Gone. Keep reading »

College Basketball Player Fat-Shamed After Quitting Team

Fat News Anchor
Wisconsin news anchor responds to fat shamer's bullying letter. Read More »
"Fat" Beauty Queen
Miss San Antonio lost her crown for eating tacos. Read More »
Open Letter To The Fat Girl
Winona pens an open letter to the fat girl. Read More »

Today In Totally Awful News: Josh Smith, a junior on the UCLA basketball team, left the team in response to accusations that he simply wasn’t in good enough shape to play — and to a chorus of professional sports commentators and fans claiming he was “too fat.” “I have made the decision to leave the program for personal reasons,” Smith said in a statement. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at UCLA and am grateful for the opportunity that has been presented to me here.”

Smith said he had difficulties with training and conditioning, and struggled with his weight. And that, apparently, was enough to make some in the media attack him for it. Keep reading »

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