• Thor
    19 2014 July

    Thor is a woman now and everything is awesome

    Its not really a secret that out of The Big Two comic book companies, Marvel tends to be vastly more progressive than DC. Marvel has a blind superhero. Matt Fraction writes Hawkeye as partially deaf....

  • MRA
    26 2014 May

    Elliot Rodger was a MRA

    [Trigger Warnings: gun violence, sexism, rape culture, racism] The 22 year-old man who killed himself and at least six others this past weekend in Isla Vista, California, was an active participant in online communities that...

  • eonline.com
    01 2014 April

    Dear Kristen: I don’t mean to be sexist, but…

    Recently, a woman named Jenny Erikson posted an article on The Stir about actress Kristen Stewart. The headline claimed that she “will never get Rob back dressed like this.” Below was a photo of Stewart...

  • Gutierrez
    17 2014 March

    Jewlyes Gutierrez: abandoned by her school, honored by SF Pride

    In January, a new case added itself to a long string of incidents of violence against trans women being blamed on those trans women. A high school student living in Hercules, California, Jewlyes Gutierrez faced...

  • Woody Allen
    04 2014 February

    Her name is Dylan Farrow

    [Trigger Warnings: molestation, sexual assault, rape, pedophilia, sexism] Twenty-one years ago, Vanity Fair published an article by Maureen Orth telling the other side of the story behind the split between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow...

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August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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