Ida B. Wells, Anti-Lynching Crusader and Mother of Intersectionality

Ida B. Wells-Barnett—journalist, suffragist and anti-lynching activist—is Thursday’s Google doodle, in honor of her 153rd birthday. An often unsung American icon, Wells was an outspoken woman who fought with the national president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Frances E. Willard, about intersectionality… »7/16/15 1:30pm7/16/15 1:30pm


Republicans to Formally Train Themselves to Shut Up About Rape

Liberals weren't the only ones who were horrified last week when Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey backed up Todd Akin's stance on legitimate rape; GOP strategists were, too. More astute Republicans are sick of watching their peers dig their own rapey holes by publicly expressing their misinformed and misogynistic stances on… »1/14/13 3:20pm1/14/13 3:20pm

Stupid Bill Banning Prenatal Racism Passes Out of Committee

In yet another example of all the brilliant job creating the Republican-led Congress has been doing since regaining control of the House, Arizona Representative Trent Franks's "Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act" has made it out of committee— without its terrible name. But even… »2/17/12 3:20pm2/17/12 3:20pm