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Feminism

Marilyn Was a Feminist: Why It’s Not OK to Hate on Other Women

So this charming image keeps popping up on my newsfeed:

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Politics

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.

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Games

“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 […]

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Politics

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.”

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Bodies

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.”

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Politics

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.

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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.

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Bodies

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).

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Bodies

Slutty Sunday: We’re Big Sluts! Good For Us!

We’re a bunch of sluts. And that’s nothing to be ashamed of.

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Politics

Happy Anniversary, Healthcare Reform!

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the historic passage of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act. Over the past 12 months, the world has not ended, rich people are still rich, and Obama has not turned white people into slaves — in other words, the Right was wrong. Healthcare reform, or HCR, has helped […]

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Politics

“They had it coming”: Why Your Facebook Friends Have Been Total Assholes About Japan

After the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, I was expecting a handful of ignorant Facebook statuses about “blah blah they deserved it because of blah blah.” (RedLightPolitics and I were even making a “media response bingo” card of all the stupid things people say after tragedies.)

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Bodies Politics

The War on Women: Now You Aren’t Allowed to Think the Word “Abortion” Without Repercussions

Between destroying teachers’ unions and defunding Planned Parenthood, the Right has started the year off with a battle cry against us evil wimminz and our baby-killin’ ways. In fact, they love fetuses so much that they’re happy to physically force women to carry them to term.

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Politics

Michele Bachmann Still Considers Obama Administration a “Gangster Government”

This week, Michele Bachmann (R, MN) went on Meet the Press to discuss healthcare reform funding, the crisis in Libya, how John Boehner has fared as Speaker of the House, and whether or not she still believes we are operating under a “gangster government” (a phrase she famously originated in 2009).

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Politics

My Day at Walk for Choice

Saturday was emotional, thrilling, exciting, tiring, and most of all, unbelievably inspiring. More than 12,000 people RSVPed on Facebook to come to the various Walk for Choice events happening around the nation and the globe. Here’s what my day was like.

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Politics

Now That Obama Has Decried DOMA, Republicans Are All About Job Creation Again

President Obama has finally come through for his LGBT constituents by ordering the Justice Department to stop defending The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).