#MooreandMe: Still Waiting at the Foot of the Tower

Much has been written (and likely will be written) about #MooreandMe, the still-ongoing tweet-in convened in response to dismissive comments made last week by progressive icon Michael Moore (both on his site and via an appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, which subsequently drew the bombastic MSNBC...

The Hypocrisy Is Shameless, and It Oozes

Fred Hiatt the Self-Righteous, Dishonest, and Craven: Roman Polanski’s apologists — as typified by the comments of Swiss filmmaker Otto Weisser, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, film and TV celebrity Whoopi Goldberg — don’t let basic facts, or even simple decency for that matter,...

If a White Male Were to Make Such Racist Comments, He Would Have His Own Radio Show

I have a blog post up at The Moderate Voice about implied gender bias in a New York Times article about supposed concerns among SCOTUS watchers that Sonia Sotomayor’s so-called “sharp tongue” and “blunt style” raise “temperament” issues. Well, now G. Gordon Liddy...

Oh dear lord…

Via a Jessica Valenti tweet, I found out that Dennis Prager has written part II of his pro-marital rape columns. Kathy wrote about the first one, if you need a quick reminder, and I won’t write much about this one… I can’t write much because I refuse to read Prager’s pile of shit...

From Political Chastity to Whoredom

Oh, sexism. How you rear your silly head in the most obscure and well-meaning of metaphors. From the New York Times today: For Kennedy, Self-Promotion Is Unfamiliar By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and JEREMY W. PETERS After a lifetime of being wooed by others, Caroline Kennedy is still learning how to sell herself....

Carved Up: Black Women and Bodily Integrity

Hi, I’m Sylvia. I’m new to the CFLF crowd, and my regular blogging spot is at Problem Chylde. I’m a black twentysomething going through the sweet hell that is law school. I’m rounding out the first semester of my third year after putting down the Publish button for a few months. I...

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