July 22 2014, 10:24 AM

Meghan Trainor and the Skinny Bitch Backlash 

July 22 2014, 09:41 AM


It’s officially gone too far now.

July 20 2014, 02:38 PM


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July 17 2014, 04:59 PM

California Death Penalty System Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules 


LA QUINTA, Calif. — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that California’s death penalty system is so arbitrary and plagued with delay that it is unconstitutional, a decision that is expected to inspire similar arguments in death penalty appeals around the country. The state has placed hundreds of people on death row, but has not executed a prisoner since 2006. The result, wrote Judge Cormac J. Carney of United States District Court, is a sentence that “no rational jury or legislature could ever impose: life in prison, with the remote possibility of death.” That sense of uncertainty and delay, he wrote, “violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.”

The reasons given: fair, if willingly missing the point. It’s hard to fully celebrate such a good thing when the legal reasoning doesn’t quite confront the actual morality of such a grave issue.

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July 12 2014, 06:51 PM


If you’re not Pakistani, keep paki out of your fucking mouth. It isn’t your slur to reclaim, it isn’t your ground to walk on, it isn’t your prerogative to begin with. A Pakistani has the choice to reclaim it because it is his/her identity that the racial slur was coined against in the 60’s and 70’s in the United Kingdom by white supremacists spreading to the United States. And yes, it’s used against non-Pakistanis as well now especially after 9/11 but that doesn’t mean you can use it or you can reclaim it. It isn’t your place and it never will be if you’re not Pakistani. Step aside.

July 07 2014, 02:37 PM

Both Janet Mock and Feministing’s own Katherine Cross have called out the way a debate over the word “tranny” has drawn more attention and visible outrage than Jane Doe’s incarceration. I’m not going to pretend language is not important – I’ve spent much of my media career calling out poor press coverage that misgenders trans women and brings up salacious details to construct a victim-blaming narrative when trans women of color are murdered. As I have argued before, this terrible press coverage dehumanizes trans women, paints them as victims who deserve what they get, and therefore contributes to cycles of violence. So yes, words matter. But as Monica Roberts points out, this media disrespect continues, as it showed up in coverage of three of the four murdered trans women of color last month. I wish disrespect of these murdered women garnered the same level of attention as the language used on a game show on Logo.

July 06 2014, 08:32 PM


I don’t think that people generally realise what motion picture industry has done to the American Indian, as a matter of fact, all ethnic groups, all minorities, all non-whites. And people just simply don’t realise, just take it for granted that that’s the way people are going to be presented and these clichés are just, I mean on this network every night, well perhaps not every night, but you can see silly renditions of human behaviour, the leering Filipino houseboy, the wily Japanese, the kook or the gook, black man, stupid Indian. It just goes on and on and on. And people actually don’t realise how deeply people are injured by seeing themselves represented, not so much the adults, who are already inured to that kind of pain and pressure, but children. Indian children seeing Indians represented as savage, as ugly, as nasty, vicious, treacherous, drunken. They grow up only with a negative image of themselves and it lasts a lifetime. 

Marlon Brando on why Sacheen Littlefeather presented a speech on his behalf during his Best Actor win for The Godfather at the 1973 Academy Awards

July 03 2014, 09:06 AM


1989 flyer by Kathleen Hanna