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On Our Radar

We're back again! We're rounding up some of the most interesting things we read this week on another edition of On Our Radar. On Salon, Tracy Clark-Flory highlights the Menstruation Machine, an art... Read more »

BitchTapes: Prop 8 Ruling Celebratory Wedding Mix!

Hooray for the Prop 8 ruling! Sure, we have to wait to see what the Supreme Court says, but in the meantime I thought we could celebrate with a... Read more »

Prop 8 Ruling: Open Thread

Image via the SF Gate From yesterday's ruling that Prop 8 is... Read more »

Genderlicious: What do you think of <i>Hey Baby</i>?

Via my home planet of Racialicious: Borderhouse deconstructs a new flash video game called "Hey Baby." Borderhouse says: The game is called "Hey, Baby", and it... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Happy Birthday Mother Jones

Although she always claimed her birthday was May 1st--International Worker's Day, Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was born on August 1st, 1837 (although she also claimed to be born years earlier, in part to maintain her grandmotherly public persona). Read more »

On Our Radar

What a week! Sara Kantner and I rounded up some of the most interesting things we read in another installment of On Our Radar! Click through for thorough round-up. Read more »

Bitchtapes: Canadian Lady Bands

If you can tear yourself away from Jhameel this weekend, tune into Bitchtapes, where this week you can listen to all-female bands from the provinces! Track list after the jump! Read more »

Political InQueery: Tipping Points

I refuse to be distracted by Phyllis Schlafly's latest misinformation campaign, nor will I be sucked into the increasing suspicions... Read more »

Political InQueery: The Where Are They Now? Round-up

We've taken a look at the past these past two months. It's like looking at a star, shining brightly from some other corner of the galaxy; by the time the light reaches our eyes, a hell of a lot of time has passed. Okay, it's not like that at all. Many of these stories are more like train wrecks—... Read more »

Political InQueery: Backlash Against the Sherrod Backlash

I was in San Francisco last April, having dinner with an old friend from college. His mother married, many years ago, a close business partner of Rupert Murdoch. This had been, back in our school days, the cause of many a sympathetic, slow shake of the head, because we liberal middle class kids... Read more »

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Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Valuable Resources: The Ableist Fight Over Plastic Straws

Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »