Everyone needs to read this. Everyone.

vampmissedith: When I was a freshman, my sister was in eighth grade. There was a boy in two of her periods who would ask her out every single day. (Third and seventh period, if I remember correctly.) All day during third and seventh she would repeatedly tell him no. She didn’t beat around the bush, …

Who stalks and spits in the face of a woman paralyzed by gun violence? Gun extremists do.

(CN: gun violence, misogyny) Longdon is no stranger to such attacks. Last May in her hometown of Phoenix, she helped coordinate a gun buyback program with local police over three weekends. On the first Saturday, a group of men assembled across the street from the church parking lot where Longdon was set up. They shouted …

Isla Vista and Gentlemen Supremacy

The shooting in Isla Vista is horrifying on its own, my heart goes out to all affected. The “reasoning” the shooter apparently gave is terrifying in how banal and common it is. His litany is a rant that can be heard in many corners of our online and offline worlds.  In certain “men’s rights” message boards …

The Book Is Always Better Than The Film (Game of Thrones Edition)

(I guess this contains GoT spoilers, but I do not talk about any plot points that haven’t happened in the HBO series yet, and only about a few plot points from the series.) I recently got megaspoiled about the plot development of George R.R. Martin’s books by a good friend. The series is not spoiled …

Misogynistic Gun Extremists Increasingly Harass Women In Favor of Gun Safety.

Via  feministing, I found this Mother Jones report: Ever since the Sandy Hook massacre, a small but vocal faction of the gun rights movement has been targeting women who speak up on the issue—whether to propose tighter regulations, educate about the dangers to children, or simply to sell guns with innovative security features. The vicious …

Clive Bundy, White Supremacy, and the Historical Reality of Slavery

It shouldn’t really be a surprise that Cliven Bundy, leader of the absurd Nevada cattle tax stand off against “the Feds,”* also is problematic on other fronts. As Ta-Nehisi Coates quotes from a NY Times piece, Bundy had this to say about poor Black people:  “And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now …