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“Sexual Availability” Isn’t A Thing. Consent Is.

Lindsay Beyerstein has a wonderful review at Slate of the book Sweetening the Pill, which I’ve kicked around before on this blog. The book got floated as a “feminist” book, but as Lindsay makes utterly clear, there isn’t any legitimate kind of feminism that so deftly replicates the sexist tendency…

Don’t forget!

To donate to the Silver Ring Strikers, who are bowling for abortion access on Sunday, April 17th. We’ve got quite the team forming, with acclaimed journalist Lindsay Beyerstein and Jezebel founder Anna Holmes helping us out. The link to donate is here. There was some link weirdness, but that’s our…

Replying to Jesse Bering, a guest post by Lindsay Beyerstein

(Amanda’s note: Lindsay has graciously written a retort to Jesse Bering in Slate, and I asked her if she’s post i here. Bering has a history of half-baked evo psych writings that play loose with the concept that rape is all that bad, and Lindsay was kind enough to do…

WAM! Prom Lives On

By all accounts, the radical 80s prom Friday night was a smashing success! Thanks to Lindsay Beyerstein, Emily Douglas, Jean Stevens, and Nancy Goldstein for their organizing efforts. Thanks to Jill Filipovic, Twanna Hines, Jamia Wilson, and Deanna Zandt for being our fashion judges (with an extra thanks to Deanna…

Sex work isn’t immune to urban legends

Lindsay Beyerstein has been doing a kick ass job as of late researching and reporting on the battle over mandated condom use in straight porn in California (it’s already standard in gay porn). It’s a story that has gotten some attention as yet another actor has tested positive for HIV…

Netroots Nation panels

Hope to see some of you this year at Netroots Nation in Pittsburgh on August 13th-16th. I’m pretty stoked, since it’s usually a great time. I’ll be on two panels, both on Saturday the 15th. (At least so far, there’s often last minute additions.) Please come check them out if…

Save your marriage or save your credit

Lindsay Beyerstein catches an important story—an FTC lawsuit against CompuCredit Visa has revealed some of the unusual things that will get held against your credit rating. Oh, it’s not just your income or your borrowing history. Nope. You’re considered a credit risk if you travel more than to work and…

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