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  • Skepticism
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    Bad Chart Thursday: The Unbearable Whiteness of Being a Trump Voter

    Did you know that people of color are responsible for electing Trump? It’s true . . . if you lump people of color with white women. Just as falling out of chairs is a leading cause of death in the U.S. when grouped with cancer. Beanbags should clearly be mandatory. This blatantly misleading logic is the conclusion of yet another…

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  • Featured

    Trump’s Chief Strategist is a White Nationalist

    Today, President-Elect Donald Trump made two notable staff choices. The first, at a glance, appears fairly normal: Reince Preibus is taking the Chief of Staff position. The second choice is Steven Bannon, Breitbart Executive Chairman, who has been appointed Chief Strategist. Let’s talk about him first. Trump & Bannon have a great deal in common, making Trump’s choice unsurprising: Like…

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  • Feminism

    Why ‘Nasty Woman’ was a Sexist Comment

    Featured Image from SurlyAmy. You can get it on a shirt (or other product) here. See her awesome new Red Bubble shop for other designs!   A few days ago, we got a question about the third presidential debate sent to us through the contact form. With permission from the author, I am providing the question and answer I gave…

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  • Politics

    Refusal to Accept Clinton as the Nominee is rooted in Misogyny and Racism

    This Tuesday as six more states voted, Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to ever win a major party nomination for president in the history of the United States. Although she has so clearly won by the tried and true method of getting more votes, there are still many democrats that do not believe she won fairly or is deserving…

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  • Feminism

    Throwback Bad Chart Thursday: The Skeptic’s Secret

    Originally published on May 24, 2013. We’ve had a lot of discussions of privilege lately, and I’ve noticed that whenever the topic comes up, whether the focus is on race, gender, sexuality, ability, or any other axis, someone comments along the lines of suggesting we should all focus on simply being human. Usually, there’s a moral high ground implied in…

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  • Featured

    Yes, Bristol Palin is a Hypocrite. No, You Shouldn’t Slut-Shame Her.

    Bristol Palin announced today that she’s pregnant with her second child, a month after canceling her wedding to Marine Dakota Meyer. Palin, who has earned a sizable sum of money as an “abstinence ambassador,” was thrust into the national spotlight in 2008 when her first pregnancy was announced during her mother’s campaign for the Vice Presidency. In Palin’s announcement today she asked that…

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  • Feminism

    So You’ve Been Publicly Wrong: Anatomy of a Good Apology

    After making utterly distasteful comments during an interview regarding Black Widow, actors Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner offered two very different apologies today. From Entertainment Weekly: “Yesterday we were asked about the rumors that Black Widow wanted to be in a relationship with both Hawkeye and Captain America,” Evans said in a statement provided to EW. “We answered in a…

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  • Feminism

    Cross-post: Why This DMAB Genderqueer Needs Feminism

    The following post was written by Trav and originally posted at Queereka. CN: TRANSPHOBIA, SEXISM, DEPRESSION, SELF-HARM I wasn’t always a feminist. Sure, I always believed in equal rights for people of all genders, but in my twenties I bought all the stereotypes about feminists: they hated men, they all wore Birkenstocks, they were all lesbians, they didn’t shave their armpits,…

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