This Week in Misogyny

I love debunking hoaxes and bullshit “studies.” I hate all the other terrible things I have to tell you about. You win some, you lose some. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny: The Other Shit

And now for all the non-Hobby Lobby misogyny news for those of us who are completely sick of hearing about how awful it all is. Not that these stories aren’t awful too! Heaven forbid. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: The Other Shit

This Week in Misogyny is 1,000,000% Done

This week has been pretty much the worst. The SCOTUS decision in the Hobby Lobby case obviously captivated most of our attention, but the rest of the world didn’t stop being awful either. Fucking hell. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) *Programming note: We’re taking tomorrow off to eat delicious cook-out food and play with small explosives. Happy fourth of July!  Read More This Week in Misogyny is 1,000,000% Done

Where are the Scientists on the House Science Committee?

The Constitution doesn’t spell out many requirements to become a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. You have to be at least 25 years old, a resident of the state you wish to represent, and you must have been a U.S. citizen for at least 7 years (and, of course, you have to get yourself elected). Once you become a representative, however, there doesn’t seem to be any particular skill set or knowledge base required to get yourself assigned to the committees that do much of the real work, particularly the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The lack of any sort of scientific knowledge displayed by some members of this committee is absolutely horrifying. Read More Where are the Scientists on the House Science Committee?

News Appetizers: Again?

Welcome back, muffins, kittens, poodles, and oh, whatever else we got going on here. Here we are, taking to the brimming cauldron of news and newsish, highlighting the week’s events that are enough to send us running for the hills and screaming for mercy. Read More News Appetizers: Again?

The Politics of Rape and Abortion

Most of you are aware by now of the comments made by Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri. But just in case you haven’t heard or read his statement, let me share it with you. (For those of you who have heard it and, like me, have it memorized, I think we can all agree that it needs to be repeated and shared so as not to be forgotten.) Read More The Politics of Rape and Abortion