Trump Is Now Slut-Shaming Alicia Machado on Twitter

I’ll tell you what it’s about. It’s about a man who has been married three times and has had sex with countless other women, a man who has appeared on the cover of Playboy and is accused of ordering waitresses fired for not being pretty enough, slut-shaming a woman and calling her “disgusting” for having a sex tape.

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Anonymous Tip: Do As You’re Told, Gwen

Every woman in this book seems stuck in some man’s story. Except maybe Rita, although, to be fair, she was caught up in Blackburn’s wrongdoing, and is still tied to his story, and his fate.

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Why Trump Answered the Wrong Question on Race

Clinton responded first, talking about restoring trust between police and communities and about criminal justice reform. She was clearly engaging with the actual question—how we respond to the concerns raised by Black Lives Matter. Trump, though, seemed to be responding to a completely different question.

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Swiss Men Tell Women What They Can and Cannot Wear

While browsing social media, I came upon an argument over the proposal. One friend argued that the bill was a good thing, meant to stop Muslim men from forcing their wives/daughters to weir the veil. Another friend responded that it amounted to more of the same—men telling women what they can and cannot wear. The first friend objected, noting that there are certainly women in the Swiss parliament, so the bill isn’t men telling women what they can or cannot wear.

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The Green Party’s Forgotten Woman Nominee

I get that not everyone does the whole history thing. What I find disturbing about this meme is not that Jill Stein isn’t the first woman to receive a party’s nomination (literally dozens of women hit that milestone before she did). It’s that she’s not the first woman to win her party’s nomination. The Green Party nomination went to former African American congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in 2008.

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First Debate Highlights: That Moment Every Woman Knew What It Felt Like to Be Hillary

Watching Trump talk all over Clinton while she smiled and retained her composure was fascinating, horrifying, and a bit too true-to-life. Not only did he interrupt her constantly, he did something I’m not sure I’ve ever seen done in a presidential debate—he talked over her while she spoke, during her turn, in a sustained manner, essentially carrying on a running commentary while she was speaking. And she just kept going.

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Newfound Independence, from Lowell Mills to the Bangalore Garment Factories

As a feminist, I am excited to read about the opportunities factory life is giving Shashi and her fellow workers. And as a feminist, I am concerned by the low wages, bad working conditions, and potential for exploitation we often see in sweat shops like those of the garment industry. I believe we can be both.

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Abraham Lincoln Was Not a Third Party Candidate

By the time the election of 1860 rolled around, the Republican Party had been the second party in a two-party system for four years. Abraham Lincoln was not a third party candidate. He was a candidate nominated by one of the two major parties. Even John Fremont, the Republican Party candidate in 1856, was not a third party candidate, because the Whig Party had collapsed so fully that they were not running a candidate.

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Lesbian Duplex 87: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also.

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Saturday Link Love: 5th Grade, Race, and Pickup Artists

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.

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