Feminism

  • Photo of The Alleged Social Contract of the Airplane Seat

    The Alleged Social Contract of the Airplane Seat

    Happy Belated Valentines Day, beloved readers. Friday was a day of love, flowers, and poetry.  I spent an excessive amount of Friday writing “Roses are red…” poems on Twitter and have written the following Valentine’s Day poem in preparation for today’s discussion. Roses are red And so is the beet God bless Wendi William For calling out the jackhole punching…

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  • Photo of Guess Who’s a Skepchick?!?!

    Guess Who’s a Skepchick?!?!

    The blogger known as Isis the Scientist was born into the webosphere in 2008. Thirty years old and armed with a baby tucked under one arm and a pipette under the other, she was a scrappy new postdoc with a passion for saving the world and ending the patriarchy. She flawlessly strut around in amazing shoes, talking of herself in…

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  • Photo of Quickies: Racist Attacks on Black Businesses, ERA Lawsuit, and Trump’s Itch to Kill Civilians

    Quickies: Racist Attacks on Black Businesses, ERA Lawsuit, and Trump’s Itch to Kill Civilians

    More Georgia Racism: Snellville Business Owners Find ‘No More N***er Businesses’ Letters Pinned to Their Stores, the Root: The headline really says it all, and I don’t want to give the letter itself any more views, but check out the link for details. White racists continue to get more and more emboldened. Democratic AGs Sue to Force US to Ratify…

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  • Photo of Most Women are RELIEVED to Get an Abortion

    Most Women are RELIEVED to Get an Abortion

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: You know, when you’ve been making YouTube videos as long as I have, like seriously 14 years — has YouTube even been around that long? Jesus Christ — you’re destined to repeat yourself. So today I’m embracing that and…

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  • Photo of JK Rowling is a TERF (but You Can Still Enjoy Harry Potter)

    JK Rowling is a TERF (but You Can Still Enjoy Harry Potter)

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: JK Rowling, who you may know as the author of the theory that wizards don’t need indoor plumbing because they can just shit on the floor and then magic it away, has finally, officially come out as a TERF…

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    Abuse of Abuse

    This post has been cowritten with Maria Walters. It includes discussion of domestic abuse, especially emotional and psychological abuse. Last week, the news reported that the editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, an evangelical newspaper founded by Billy Graham, called for Trump’s removal from office. There have been many different takes on what this means… but I don’t want to talk about…

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  • Photo of Governor Releases Rapist & Calls Victim Liar: “Her Hymen was Intact”

    Governor Releases Rapist & Calls Victim Liar: “Her Hymen was Intact”

    Matt Bevin was the Republican governor of the state of Kentucky from 2015 to 2019. He was defeated this year by Democrat Andy Beshear, which was a pretty momentous occasion considering how deeply Republican Kentucky tends to be. It was a very close race, and Bevin declared that rampant voter fraud had occurred and demanded a review of the results.…

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  • Photo of Gabrielle Union Fired from America’s Got Talent for Speaking Up About Bullshit

    Gabrielle Union Fired from America’s Got Talent for Speaking Up About Bullshit

    Gabrielle Union was one of my favorite celebrities even before she was a judge on one of my favorite schmaltzy competition shows: America’s Got Talent. She consistently uses her platform as a celebrity to speak up about social justice issues and I am here for it. She rode on a float with her child Zion Wade in the Miami Pride parade…

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