In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today!

[Content Note: Hostility to agency; misogyny. NB: Not only women need access to abortion.] Just go read this immediately: "Anatomy of the War on [Agency]: How the Koch Brothers Are Funding the Anti-Choice Agenda."

[CN: Drones] Six months after President Obama promised greater transparency on the US drones program, we still don't know an awful lot about the program or the policies governing it.

Hahahahahaha: Republican Indiana Governor Mike Pence's inaugural Indiana Governor's Conference for Women sounds like it was terrific! "If you're going to have a conference for Hoosier women and by Hoosier women, maybe you should cover some things that really matter to Hoosier women." — Harmony Glenn, on the "Conference for Women" which failed to address the wage gap, reproductive rights, and healthcare.

Sad trombone: The conservative garbage paper The Washington Times has "mutually agreed" with Senator Rand Paul to end his column after multiple charges of plagiarism.

[CN: Bullying] Whoa: Richie Incognito, the NFL player about whom I wrote yesterday, who viciously bullied teammate Jonathan Martin, was reportedly asked "to toughen up" Martin by the Miami Dolphins' coaches.

Some Swedish cinemas are instituting a new ratings system that requires films to pass the Bechdel Test to receive an A rating.

OMG every single postmortem report on the 2012 Romney campaign is priceless, and this is no exception: "Clint Eastwood's Republican National Convention Debacle Was So Bad, Mitt Romney's Senior Strategist Threw Up."

I hope you're reclining on your fainting couch, because it turns out that Marvel's Thor is not a totally accurate representation of Norse mythology. My world is shattered. As if with a giant hammer.

Speaking of Marvel, they will be introducing Ms. Marvel, aka Kamala Khan, a teenage Muslim girl superhero, early next year.

Attention, Scandal-heads! The amazing Khandi Alexander has been cast [spoilers at link] as Olivia Pope's mum. PERFECT.

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