In The News

Here is some stuff in the news today!

This is a pretty good piece about #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, a great hashtag started by Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) challenging the white supremacy of movement feminism. Which is, of course, making a bunch of white feminists lose their fucking shit because they refuse to draw the same distinction between "white supremacy" and "white people" that we draw between "patriarchy" and "men." What if—and I know this is a ZANY IDEA, but hear me out!—what if white feminists spent as much energy holding each other accountable as we did lecturing black feminists? Could we try that and see what happens? LET'S TRY IT!

[Content Note: Racism] Charles Pierce says smart things about "unintended consequences."

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gives a speech weighing in on voting rights and says "anyone who says that racial discrimination is no longer a problem in American elections must not be paying attention."

Anthony Weiner will not shut the fuck up, and is now bragging that he totally knows what role his wife Huma Abedin would/will have in a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. You know what, Weiner? How about the name Hillary Clinton never passes your lips again? You've harmed enough women. If Clinton does run, and you tank her campaign because you can't keep your goddamn mouth shut, there aren't words to describe the fury that will be unleashed.

Democratic California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law landmark protections for trans* students in the state, giving them the right "'to participate in sex-segregated programs, activities, and facilities' based on their self-perception and regardless of their birth gender."

[CN: Racism] Fifteen-year-old black teenager Anthony Stokes has been denied a lifesaving heart transplant by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta because his "performance in school and run-ins with law enforcement" indicate a "history of non-compliance."

Rick Santorum thinks that the US doesn't have classes and therefore the term "middle class" is "Marxism talk." LOL. Okay, Rick Santorum. You will definitely make a fine president of classless America someday, I'm sure.

Hey, Game of Throne-heads! Do you want to see an impressively detailed map of Westeros? Okay, here it is!

[CN: Body policing; reproductive policing] This is a real headline in the world: "Jennifer Aniston Addresses Pregnancy Rumors: It's Just a Couple of Pounds."

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