Body Shaming Girls Hurts Boys Too

When you hear the phrase “body shaming,” odds are, you think of a fashion magazine, promoting beauty as a 5’11” model who weighs 100 pounds. Or a reality show that equates self esteem with plastic surgery. Advertisements aimed at a certain demographic, subtly (and not so subtly) telling us about a miracle cream that reduces […]

Erick Erickson: Lack of Chivalry Made Rodger a Mass Murderer

Conservative douchebag/pundit Erick Erickson says that Rape Culture is not to blame for Elliot Rodger’s killing spree. What we need is more Chivalry (ie, Rape Culture: let this be your Trigger Warning). Where to start with Erick Erickson’s, er, writings? There is no thorough line of reasoning, no through line, no logic or science, sweetness or […]

Montana’s Horrific Rape Culture

In 2013, Montana judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced Stacey Dean Rambold to thirty days in jail for rape. Rambold had been convicted of raping a 14-year-old student, after pleading guilty in 2008. In 2010, Rambold entered a deferred prosecution agreement with the state, which called for prosecutors to put the case on hold for three […]

Even The GOP Women Are Getting Tired Of The GOP’s Attitude Toward Women

As a liberal type in Alabama, I am used to not much of anybody publicly agreeing with much of anything I say. Needless to say, I was surprised to realize that I am not as alone as I thought, especially when it comes to the GOP’s war on women. And I don’t just mean support […]