Happy Friday, ladyblogland! This week we’ll talk about two new campaigns to bring feminism to the masses, a truly absurd amount of terribleness, and a math lesson from John Oliver. (As usual, trigger warnings for just about everything apply.)
We’re going to mix things up this week and start with some good news. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of awfulness to get through after that! Seriously, so many terrible people. I’m sorry. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
One of the Steubenville rapists got to walk free this week, the pay gap may be even screwier than we thought, and Katie Couric is basically terrible. But 2013 was a big year for the Bechdel Test, and we’re starting 2014 with the first woman to run the Fed. So that’s something. As usual, trigger […]
Editor’s note: This post discusses rape, sexual assault, and abuse. I am the sister of the girl from Steubenville. I am the sister of the girls from Maryville. I never wanted to be.
Hallelujah, I’ve got some good news to balance out the bad this week. Given how patently absurd some of the bad is, I think we’ll all need it! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
“I expect something like this from Fox News, but CNN?” – Facebook commenter on my feed. [Trigger warning for discussion of rape.]
We’ve been ladyblogging all week, but our ladyblog friends have some amazing stuff. Here’s what should be on your reading list.
Sunday morning, two teenagers from Steubenville, Ohio were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old classmate. Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond were sentenced to serve in the state juvenile system for at least two years and one year, respectively. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, the public reaction to the verdict only reinforces the culture of victim-blaming and rape […]
I cannot even with some of the news below. But in a world where so many horrible people get away with horrible things, at least one man got his just deserts this week.