On Reparations, Gentrification, the Role of Police, and Other Intellectual Pursuits

I know all you bookish and clever women have read  quite a bit over the last year. What’s the hardest/best thing you’ve read lately? Read More On Reparations, Gentrification, the Role of Police, and Other Intellectual Pursuits

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

News Appetizers: Dear Abby

Dear Abby: I’m a bleeding-heart liberal lady in my early 30s. The news depresses me. What do I do?

Gentle Reader: I’m afraid the news will suck no matter what. So just have a drink and be grateful for what you have.

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Why Everyone is So Fussed About “Right to Work”

Perhaps you may have noticed a district grumbling noise coming from the pro-Labor folks Michigan ways. We’ve just been made a “Right to Work” state and we are not happy about it. In case you are wondering why, I’ve rounded up a few facts here for you: Read More Why Everyone is So Fussed About “Right to Work”

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?

Badass Ladies of History: Luisa Capetillo

Luisa Capetillo was one of Puerto Rico’s most recognized labor organizers and women’s rights activists.  A woman beyond her time, she was a writer, a feminist, a labor leader and an anarchist, who struggled not only to bring change to the emrging labor movement in Puerto Rico, but also as a woman who worked to provide more room in a heavily male-dominated society. Read More Badass Ladies of History: Luisa Capetillo

Political Round-up 2/25/11

This week, we learn that a very special American is visiting India, a childhood icon is still a genius, and if you ever go down to Georgia, don’t drink anything anyone carrying a “Don’t Tread On Me” sign hands you. Especially if it’s in a little paper Dixie cup. Actually, that last bit of advice applies to any state. Read More Political Round-up 2/25/11