Feminism

  • 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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  • Dr Fiona Hill Brings the Fire

    Have y’all been watching the impeachment hearings? I have to admit, for many of us, it’s getting exhausting. We’ve been watching Russian influence take hold of our government for four years. None of what is being revealed seems new, but it is refreshing to see some non-partisan government officials with a moral compass standing up and speaking truth to power.…

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  • Why Men Should Have the Right to Not Be Parents

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Last week I had a spicy take. I mean, let’s be honest, I have a spicy take at least three times a day, but this is one that I Tweeted, and it got a very mixed reaction. I found…

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    Mansplain Monday: When Men Explain Things To You By Citing You

    Mansplain Mondays are back! You might remember it as the feature that became especially meta when men began responding to the existence of our Mansplain Monday posts by mansplaining the concept of “mansplaining.” For our new Mansplain Mondays we will be featuring an especially funny example of mansplaining that we’ve come across that week, because if we can’t stop men…

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  • TERFs Lose Their Minds Over Disposable Menstrual Pad Wrappers

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: I’m sad to announce that women have been eliminated. All of them. Even me. Cause of death? Menstrual pad marketing decisions. Goodbye, cruel world. This news comes to us courtesy of Julie Bindel, an apparently quite prominent feminist in…

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  • School Strike for Climate

    Quickies: Climate Protests, a White Supremacist’s Hard Drive, & the Times Up Legal Defense Fund

    Photos: What the Youth Climate Strike Looks Like around the World, by Brian Resnick and Danielle Scruggs, Vox: The climate strikes around the world on Friday, September 20, were nothing short of extraordinary, although I fear the second round, last Friday, got lost amid impeachment news in the US. This collection of photos is inspiring and urgent. We can’t lose…

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  • Facebook Deletes Science Fact Check at Ted Cruz’s Request

    This post contains a video, which you can also view here. To support more videos like this, head to patreon.com/rebecca! Transcript: Let’s talk about censorship, and how wrong it is for government officials to use their position to silence the free speech of others. That’s a common rallying cry of conservatives, though most often they aren’t talking about government overreach…

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    Quickies: Kavanaugh Exposed, Austin’s Abortion Travel Fund, and Surveillance State Fashion

    Brett Kavanaugh: Even Worse Than We Thought, by Jessica Mason at the Mary Sue: Although the focus during Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination hearings was his sexual assault of Christine Blasey Ford, others alleged sexual misconduct, including Deborah Ramirez and the 25 corroborating witnesses to Kavanaugh sticking his penis in her face at Yale. The FBI never contacted a single person,…

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