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Christine Blasey Ford demands an investigation before testifying against Kavanaugh, and the Republicans push back

I imagine that, had news come out back during the last administration that an adult film actress had authored a book in which she went on at length about the President’s freakishly misshapen cartoon “toadstool” of a cock, it would have dominated headlines for weeks, if not for months. Today, though, in this godforsaken hell […]

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Kavanaugh’s accuser comes forward, detailing the Supreme Court nominee’s drunken attack

Late last week, as I’m sure most of you will remember, Senator Diane Feinstein went public with news that a woman had sent a letter to her office claiming that, several decades ago, Supreme Court nominee Bret Kavanaugh, while a high school student, had attempted to rape her at a party. While refusing to identify […]

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School shootings, the delay-and-do-nothing right, and those who blame women for “the destabilization of the sexual marketplace”

I’d wanted to write about something else entirely tonight, but then I stumbled across the above tweet, and it sent me tumbling through the looking glass, into a pitch-black world of toxic masculinity and weaponized insecurity, where women, having been debased to the point of no longer being considered human, are seen merely as instruments […]

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Facing sexual assault allegations, Al Franken forces Democrats to confront the fact that sexual abuse isn’t a partisan issue

A lot of my male heroes have been assholes. Dr. Seuss, they say, was a philandering bigot. John Lennon, by all accounts, was abusive. J. D. Salinger and Charlie Chaplin preyed on young women. And, as we know, Thomas Jefferson actually bought and sold human beings, at least one of whom he had sexual relations […]

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Barbie and Ken to teach children about the dangers of ticks

Apparently, the Russians, in an attempt to completely break the will of the American people, have somehow coerced the senior management of Mattel to roll out a man-bun-sporting Ken doll… and, as you might expect, conservatives across the country are losing their collective shit over it, wringing their hands, and suggesting that something be done […]

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