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Daddy Issues: A Surfeit Of SAHDs And Single Dads

As you might have noticed, there have been a lot of primary caregiver dads in pop culture (no pun intended) lately. In addition to populating long-running shows like Two and a Half Men, Castle, and Dexter, we've seen single dads on Raising Hope, Louie, and Suburgatory, plus Will Arnett as a sensitive stay-at-home-dad (SAHD) on Up...

Tales From The Crip: Ode to Krip Hop's Leroy Moore

Leroy Moore is a man of action: poet, community activist, artist, feminist... the list goes on. Spend any time in the crip community and his name will inevitably surface, which should come as no surprise. Moore is a walking archive of disability art and history with a gift for broad networking, highlighting artists and activist projects from the Bay area to the Democratic Republic of...

Vote 'Em If You Got 'Em: Links For Your Election Day!

Well, the attack ads are over, the convention floors have long been empty, and the event we've all been anticipating/dreading for what feels like our entire lives is finally upon us: It's Election Day!

To get you ready for your big day at the polls, we've put together some links on elections past, resources for voting in the presence, and info for the not-so-distant...

What Republicans Can Learn about Marriage from Call the Midwife. (Plus: A giveaway!)

Ah, marriage. It's a preoccupation with Republicans: the destruction of it, sex outside of it, the redefinition of it. Promoting marriage was a significant part of the Bush administration's domestic-policy agenda, presumably in an attempt to protect women from the horrors of birth control, single motherhood, abortion, and illicit sexual activity. Whether it's correlating single...

Lady Liquor: Temperance, suffrage and the matter of strange bedfellows

The pairing of women's suffrage and Prohibition always seemed to me like another quirky historical coupling, an example of the same group of people simultaneously favoring a critical common-sense idea (universal suffrage) and an unbelievably naïve, moralistic solution to society's problems (Prohibition).

Adventures in Feministory: Donna Brazile, the First Woman of Color Presidential Campaign Director

Early in the morning of November 8, 2000, Donna Brazile sent a text to then–presidential candidate Al Gore. The candidate lay in wait with several aides, watching as the chaotic election results unraveled. Out of either determination, or stubbornness, she texted "Never surrender. It's not over yet." Even without winning the election, Donna Brazile had already made history as the first woman of...

Bitchtapes: Thank You Subscribers and Supporters!

We're reposting a thank-you mix from last year for all of you who subscribed these past two weeks. Because of you, we met our goal! You're the best.

We are overwhelmed with love and support shown by our readers these past few weeks! Here's a mix of gratitude, with selections the whole office helped select, which features upfront appreciation ("Thank You" by Boyz II Men, "Thank...

On Our Radar: Hurricane Sandy, Nina Simone, and "For Her" Hondas

It's been a busy week around the internet! And in case you missed it, we even posted a special Halloween edition of On Our Radar.  Here are some other links you'll want to check out:
  • Hurricane Sandy has done some seriously devestating damage all along the East Coast. Disability-rights activist Alejandra Ospina talks about how the hurricane affects vulnerable populations most. [NPR]
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Backlot Bitch: Flight Beyond Stereotypes

This weekend will see the takeoff of Robert Zemeckis's new movie, Flight, which stars Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, and John Goodman. Washington plays a pretty conflicted character: Whip, a star pilot who also happens to be an alcoholic with a cocaine problem. He parties hard with one of his flight attendants before going up in the air one morning, and of course, shit...

"Hipster Sexism": Just as Bad as Regular Old Sexism, or Worse?

 As the saying goes, "If you hate hipsters, you probably are one." This is because, while many of us are familiar with the term (especially if describes us), it is obnoxious and has been used to identify numerous non-trends, from mustaches to homesteading to beer to bellies caused by beer. These things exist whether hipsters claim them or not, and drowning them in irony does...

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