Monday’s Republican Tea Party Debates on CNN: Did You Watch?

On Monday night we had yet another Republican presidential debate. CNN wanted their own debate, so they called it the “Tea Party Republican Debate” to drum up viewers who usually leave the TV set on Fox News. Read More Monday’s Republican Tea Party Debates on CNN: Did You Watch?

“Dead Island” Developer Has Troubling Problem with “Feminist Whores”

The video game Dead Island was released last week. The first-person shooter has a fun, if familiar, premise: you have weapons and you can stack them together to build super-weapons and you shoot zombies. You pick which character you play, and there’s a lady option named Purna. She has an ability called “Gender Wars,” which allows her to do slightly more damage against male zombies. (The ability is similar to Black Widow/Lady Killer in the game Fallout. It’s problematic in its own way, but not unexpected for a game like this.) Read More “Dead Island” Developer Has Troubling Problem with “Feminist Whores”

Even A Chef Can’t Make It On Food Stamps

Everyone’s quick to criticize people on food stamps. Whether it’s hurtling classist slurs like “welfare queen” or “parasite” or forwarding chain emails about the alleged extravagance of people living on OUR tax dollars (!!!), people on food stamps bear the brunt of blame when it comes to “what’s wrong with Amurrica today.” Read More Even A Chef Can’t Make It On Food Stamps

Right-Wing Media Watch Group Flips Out Over “Gender-Confused” J.Crew Ad

“Propaganda pushing the celebration of gender-confused boys wanting to dress and act like girls is a growing trend, seeping into mainstream culture.” Read More Right-Wing Media Watch Group Flips Out Over “Gender-Confused” J.Crew Ad

Obama Files for 2012 Reelection

Obama formally filed for reelection today, and marked the occasion with this video. Pro tip: do NOT read the YouTube comments. Whew. Read More Obama Files for 2012 Reelection

PERSEPHONE EXCLUSIVE: Oprah’s Political Picks for 2016 and Beyond

As we all know, Oprah was single-handedly responsible for choosing our nation’s leader: Barack Obama. Between healthcare reform, overturning DADT, appointing the first-ever Chief Technology Officer, and establishing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, I think we can all agree that the POTUS has done a bang-up job so far. Read More PERSEPHONE EXCLUSIVE: Oprah’s Political Picks for 2016 and Beyond

Back Up Your Birth Control!

Happy “Back Up Your Birth Control” National Day of Action, Persephoneers!

Today is dedicated to the wonder and glory that is Plan B and other forms of emergency contraception (EC). Read More Back Up Your Birth Control!