Happy Friday, unicorns. We’ve got some updates on those “Religious Freedom” bills that keep trying to pop up in different states, some other LGBTQ-related news, and information the Walter Scott shooting. So let’s get started:
Maybe people are too busy preparing for the holidays to devote as much time as usual to being misogynistic pricks, because the news wasn’t nearly as bad this week as it usually is. It’s a Festivus miracle! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: 2014 is Almost Over, Finally
Oh, dearies, it was another week of fuckery in the world. Between Rolling Stone throwing a source under the bus when inconsistencies rose in her story (cue gloating from the “false accusations!!1!” crowd), a misguided storyline on The Newsroom, and the usual assortment of random awfulness, it’s hard to see the good news. Of which there’s a little bit, partially in the form of Legos. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny
It was a story that ricocheted across the Internet, leaving waves of shock and outrage in its path.
On November 19, Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely published an article about rapes committed by members of a University of Virginia fraternity — and cover-ups by the school’s administration. On December 5th, the magazine issued a retraction in which it apologized for not reaching out to the accused rapists of Erdely’s source, a woman identified as Jackie, and claiming her story had discrepancies — aka, journalism code for “please don’t sue us for libel.”
But while Rolling Stone‘s quasi-retraction may be a shrewd legal move, it is irresponsible for several reasons — most significantly because it reinforces media pressure to treat rape charges and victims with skepticism. Read More Why Rolling Stone’s Rape Story Apology Is Irresponsible
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Persephoneers, I would like you to guess what sort of challenge was featured on Project Runway this week. If you guessed “team,” then give yourself a deep glass of something alcoholic, because you’re right and we all lose! You can see the poor contestants begin to convulse when the “T” word is uttered. They shudder more than Olivier does at the sight of boobs. Why do you think he’s afraid of the titties? Did mommy breastfeed him through middle school? These are the kinds of hard-hitting questions I don’t want answers to! Read More Recap: Project Runway, Episode 9.9: “Papa Was So Badly Sewn, My Son”