I’m confused. I thought the Republicans wanted to end abortion because they see it as violence against women, but apparently they’re just fine with domestic violence against women. While the fiscal cliff negotiations were grabbing all the headlines, the House quietly killed the extension of a bill that provided federal help to states in fighting domestic violence. The reason? It would have extended support to [...]
There’s hypocritical, and then there’s this guy: Initial details surrounding Desjarlais’s conversation with his mistress surfaced after a transcript of a phone conversation he had with her went public. In which he advised her to abort his child. He initially said the conversation had been taped without his knowledge, but when that was publicly proved wrong, revised his bullshit to claim that he and his [...]
I have kind of only been watching Supernatural with half an eye lately. Last week’s made me laugh out loud in spots and there are aspects of the show that have improved since the season opener. Still not fond of how colorful and softly lit Sam’s flashbacks are. Still fond of all the flashbacks, full stop, actually. But I’m starting to actually, really hate Dean. [...]
The story of a the gelatin girl…. from back when Seventeen published SF/F. 11 year old rape survivor a “spider.” A review of Ekaterina Sedia’s Moscow But Dreaming. IN YOUR FACE. A heroine for the 21st century. Some reflections on writing while brown. You know, I’ve had something similar to me as a AfroLatina SF/F writer? That’s one of the reasons I’m so happy my last creative [...]
The story of an amazing mom. Racism in the ivory tower. Feeding a black nation. Waiting for results. “I benefited from apartheid.” HOORAY FOR OPEN RIVERS! The lie about periods. Why won’t men grow up? Okay, readers. Have at it! FIERCE.
Check it out: You was at my house I was sitting on the couch You was really buggin So I told you to get out I had been misjudging you You had a lotta nerve, you Too damn old to be so immature I hope you learn You said I move to slow I showed you to the door You said you call me later [...]
This is the stupidest thing I’ve heard yet. After sitting through the “rape caucus” remarks and Mitt Romney’s binders full of women and 47% and the party’s complete denial that numbers might be involved in determining quantities, the Republicans have managed to top themselves. A bunch of them spent tax dollars going to a forum in Georgia where it was explained to them that Obama [...]