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Douchebag Decree: Ditch Mitch Daniels

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels defunded Planned Parenthood of Indiana on Tuesday. As if this fail couldn't get any worse, speculation surrounds Daniels' intent as to why he signed the bill. And why did he?

Pop Pedestal: Kima Greggs

It's time for another Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay tribute to fictional characters we admire. Up today is Detective Kima Greggs of HBO's The Wire, played by Sonja Sohn.

Kima's on the case!

Revenge of the Feminerd: Interview with Stuff Mom Never Told You

If you're the type of person who watches shows like MythBusters or Daily Planet you might also have come across, a Discovery-owned website that aims to be a resource for people to get credible, accessible information on how stuff works—"stuff" being anything and everything from cell phones to molecular gastronomy to the principles of gravity....

Electro Feminisms: Fembots Have Feelings Too

Last time I discussed what happens when female artists imagine themselves having sex with robots. This time, I'm more interested in what happens when they imagine themselves as robots.

Read on for more about Robyn and Björk.

B-Sides: Jesca Hoop

Jesca Hoop will win you over with a word. At least, that's how it went for me. I came across her second album, Hunting My Dress, a couple of years ago, and have been looking for it ever since. Last week, I found it sitting on the shelf at the library, like I hadn't just been wracking the whole of the West Coast for it.

Five Reasons to See Thao & Mirah on Tour

We got a chance to see the lovely Thao & Mirah here in Portland on Sunday night. They're on tour together in support of their collaborative album (which is terrific!) and the show was a total blast. Here are five reasons to see these two—and the great musicians they're touring with—when they roll through your town.


If you read popular anti-street harassment blogs and media coverage of the topic, a pattern of perpetrator name-calling rapidly emerges, and some of the most prevalent terms you'll hear to describe the guys who "holla" at women and girls in public spaces are "pervert," "asshole," and "creep." I've always felt uneasy at this type of dehumanizing, knee-jerk response, and at this defining...

Adventures in Feministory: "Mother" Maybelle Carter

In honor of Mother's Day, today's Adventures in Feministory is about one of the "mothers" of country music and modern guitar playing: Mother Maybelle Carter.

Beyond The Panel: An Interview with Christine Smith of The Princess

Today I'm sharing the second part of my interview with the delightful Christine Smith, the very talented artist behind webcomics Eve's Apple and The Princess. Check out the first part here, and then read our conversation about The Princess, flipping the script, and feminism after the jump!

Revenge of the Feminerd: Bluestockings, the Original Feminerds

After writing my intro post for this column, Facebook commenter Jen mentioned the bluestockings and I thought it would be a great idea to dedicate a post to them: the original English feminerds.