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The H-Word: WTF, America.

Every now and again I’m struck immobile by the state of our nation. I had wanted to prepare an article on the risks of sex work, real versus imagined, but I’m thinking what the fuck. Why bother. This country sucks. No one’s listening. I turned on the news this morning and... Read more »

Isn't He Lovely: Hypermasculinity Behind Bars

If there was ever a marginalized male group directly and powerfully affected by the masculinity construct, it’s jail and prison inmates. No, I didn’t just finish up an Oz marathon (honestly, I haven’t seen a single episode of the prison drama, so there will be no show... Read more »

We're All Mad Here: How Pop Culture Influences "Real Life"

The decision to continually portray mental illness in pop culture for cheap, scary thrills and to avoid giving motivation for villains beyond “the crazy” has consequences. Those consequences are primarily felt by us, our loved ones, and our communities. When people tell me I... Read more »

Political InQueery: SCOTUS, Wal-Mart, and the Limits on the Rule of Law

In what I’ll call the executive summary of the Supreme Court’s decision to throw out the class action lawsuit alleging sex-based discrimination against the female employees of Wal-Mart, Justice Scalia writes that the plaintiffs must show evidence that the company operates under “a... Read more »

On Our Radar

Time for a blog roundup! Former Bitch intern Katie Presley reviews Anuradha Roy’s novel, An Atlas of... Read more »

Takin

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... Read more »

The Biotic Woman: Legal Representation for Animals in Switzerland

Switzerland has been inciting all sorts of ire and indignation these last few months with their xenophobic c ban on minarets. This Sunday, they're likely going to cross a few more potential allies with their... Read more »

Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Stalking ESPN's Erin Andrews

In some ways, the news is anti-climactic: Michael David Barrett, an insurance executive of Illinois, pled guilty yesterday to the interstate stalking of ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews.More specifically, Barrett admitted to buying information about Andrews over the internet; traveling to... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Lois Jenson and sexual harassment

The success of Senator Al Franken’s anti-rape amendment is one step towards greater culpability for sexual assault and sexual harassment on the job. This week’s Feministory is another case involving labor, sexual harassment... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: RIP Doris "Dobby" Brin Walker, progressive lawyer

Doris Walker worked throughout her life protecting and defending leftist causes and activists. She participated as an activist and legal counsel throughout almost every major America progressive social movement in the twentieth century, from denouncing Jim Crow laws and McCarthyism, to being a... Read more »

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