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    SCOTUSWatch: The Red River Rivalry*

    Last week, a federal District Court in Texas ruled against the state’s new incredibly restrictive abortion laws, and granted an injunction that prevented them from taking effect. Then the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (which is one step higher than the District Court, and one step lower than the U.S. Supreme Court, a.k.a. SCOTUS), lifted…

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    Stand Your Ground Strikes Again

    The state of Florida keeps on failing to protect Marissa Alexander‘s right to defend herself. This morning, the State declined to drop the case against her, and instead set a new trial for March 31, 2014.  The work on behalf of Marissa and all domestic violence victims continues. You can help. Mariame Kaba (@prisonculture) of Project NIA in…

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    TLC Is Still Getting Screwed?

    The TLC biopic, Crazy Sexy Cool, premiered on VH1 last week, and reminded me how much I love the group to this day. Their immense talent and unbelievable chemistry created a dominant cultural touchstone for people, especially women, who came of age in the late 1980s or early 1990s. TLC is part of the history…

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    The SNAP Stimulus Sunset: When The Ends Don’t Meet

    SNAP benefits are slated to undergo a devastating reduction in funding beginning Friday, November 1. Surprisingly, this is not directly attributable to hateful Republicans, it’s an unintended consequence of the Stimulus (aka the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). Because increasing SNAP benefits is one of the most economically stimulative things the government can…

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    Public Speaking for (Hot, Sexy) Lady Lawyers

    From the “guess what, big law firms are still playgrounds for clueless white men” files: a memo circulated through Clifford Chance’s U.S. offices that gave women helpful tips for public speaking. Some of these tips: You’ve got to lose the “Um” and “Uh,” “You Know,” “OK,” and “Like.” Use a relaxed, open throat, breathe from…

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  • Your Penis Is Not A Lens Of Human Rights Issues

    Another #SalonFail, another Storify!  This time, we discuss why people feel the need to differentiate between cis and transwomen if they’re going to sexually objectify all of us in the end anyway. http://storify.com/femme_esq/thoughts-on-fuckability-as-validation

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    The Best Ice Cream In The World

    Calling all Anchorman and fine scotch whisky aficionados: Ben and Jerry’s, geniuses of ice cream, have released a new flavor: “Scotchy Scotch Scotch”! I don’t know about you, but I’m thrilled to hear every single person I know say the name thousands of times over the next few months. I’m so excited, you guys.   [photo…

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    Guilty Pleasures and Eminem’s F-Bomb Drama

    Eminem’s new album, “The Marshall Mathers LP2″, is slated for release November 5th. No reputable outlet has yet reviewed the album’s actual content or quality, but that hasn’t stopped commentators at the NY Daily News and the Hollywood Reporter from breathlessly ringing the alarm: it’s full of homophobic slurs, including the word “f*ggot”, and Eminem still…

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    This Week In Rape Culture

    Anonymous has stepped in to help popularize a rape case against several politically connected young white men in Maryville, MO. One winter night, they lured two teenage white girls they knew from school to a house, plied them with alcohol, sexually assaulted them, and left one unconscious on her mother’s doorstep in the freezing cold…

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    Thoughts on International Poverty Day: The US Needs A Living Wage

    Today is the UN‘s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a good time to talk about why 3 million people who are full-time, year-round workers in the USA remain in poverty.  That number disproportionately includes women, people of color, GLBT* people, disabled people, and those who count themselves among more than one of these groups.  At…

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