Woman Falsely ID'd as UVA's Jackie by Conservative Blogger Is Suing

Over the past few weeks, venomous conservative blogger and rumored floor-shitter Charles. C. Johnson has dedicated himself almost single-mindedly to exposing the woman he believes is Jackie, the University of Virginia student at the center of Rolling Stone's crumbling and much-criticized story about rape at UVA.… » 12/15/14 12:30pm 12/15/14 12:30pm

Navajo Boy Sent Home on First Day of Kindergarten for Having Long Hair

Oh, cool. A devastating end to a shithead summer. Five-year-old Malachi Wilson, a member of the Navajo Nation, was sent home from his first day at a Texas kindergarten for having hair that was deemed "too long." Wilson's mother, April, says that her son was devastated by the encounter. And, seeing as Wilson keeps his… » 8/29/14 3:50pm 8/29/14 3:50pm

Wisconsin Woman Assaults DJ Because She Doesn't Like His Song Choices

Recently in Madison, Wisconsin (hometown of your glamorous author Madeleine Davies), a woman out celebrating a friend's birthday at a local Irish pub was not pleased with the song choices of the bar's DJ so, naturally, she did what any maniac would do — throw a glass at his head, attack him physically, damage his… » 3/27/14 7:45pm 3/27/14 7:45pm

Please, Don't Tell Me that I Look Better Without Make-up

ETA: A clarification: This is an essay about emotional abuse. It is an exploration of one seemingly innocuous phrase, used repeatedly, over years, as part of a pattern of abuse, and how it affected my thought processes, self-esteem, and emotional state. If you want to be an ass and tell me I'm a horrible, insecure… » 1/26/14 8:57pm 1/26/14 8:57pm

'Girls Are Assholes' Is the Internet's Least Relatable Video Series

I wanted to like the on-its-way-to-viral "Girls Are Assholes" web series. I really did. Not because I'm the sort of woman who hates other women, but because I love me some sharply observed self-deprecating humor almost as much as I love fresh comedic perspectives from underrepresented demographics, and this video… » 11/19/13 5:45pm 11/19/13 5:45pm

Ralph McDaniel Refused To Help Me Get My R&B Bitches

Hey you guys! I'm sure you were as delighted by this guy as all the rest of humanity. In case you forgot, here's his awesome bullshit, as transcribed by the lovely ParanoidShiksaFeminist, who actually found this masterpiece along her way somewhere in the outside world where we never go because INTERNET. » 8/08/13 10:00pm 8/08/13 10:00pm

How to Ask Someone About Their Ethnicity Without Being an Asshole

If you haven't been able to surmise from my little avatar photo off to the side and my non-WASP name (although, sometimes I like to prance about in Victorian lace numbers and call myself Marjorie Altringham), I am Not a White Person. This means I am a walking version of this fun little game called "What Kind of Not… » 7/20/13 5:00pm 7/20/13 5:00pm