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Glorification of Grand Juries: Stop. Now. And Publicly Renounce Your Error.
Commence Oblivion  Stop glorifying grand juries. Even if they're "on your side." Stop it now. Just stop. Trust me. Never trust anyone who says, "Trust me." But trust me: full stop. Grand juries are rogue entities without oversight of any kind who can swoop ...
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Pro-Abortion Activism: The Most Dangerous Type
All Apologies, Again. Many apologies to BAMF readers. Both of our current contributors are working on long-form pieces that make  consistently  generating content  in a timely fashion  for BAMF challenging. Your favorite contributor, Dr. John Wolfe , is wor...
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Toward a New Abortion Rights Rhetoric
There is a vacuum of relevant leftist rhetoric about abortion. The left has no cohesive abortion stance. We call for more militant feminism, we hold safer spaces workshops, we volunteer at abortion clinics, we contact legislators, we wave   signs, we share ...
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Bernie Sanders Sucks — Now Love Him
A guest post by John Wolfe, the theoretician behind a post that has been trending Reddit in various places since it was first published and  reigns as the   second-most read BAMF post   ( behind my response to Federici ) of all time. From the philosopher yo...
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"Hands up. Don't shoot!"
Missouri police captain Ron Johnson speaks at a press conference on Wednesday following arrests made during Tuesday night's demonstrations
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Police do little work to be inclusive, and much to militarize and intimidate. Racism is alive and well in the USA, and only education can combat it.
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"But the real reason Americans need these qualifiers - why saying "rape" sometimes and for some people feels like a step too far – is that we're simply more willing to believe perpetrators than victims. If that is to change, we need to call rape what it is, and not water it down with descriptors or replace it with inaccurate terms that make sexual violence and the people who perpetrate it seem more palatable."
Jessica Valenti: How can we hope stop sexual assaults if we’re not even willing to call them and their perpetrators by their names?
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Rushed Late Night Scribbles on Student Loan Debt Strike Strategy: Part I
When does the student loan debt strike start? I asked that question a few short hours or long minutes ago. For some it has already begun. There are anecdotal claims that a third of student loans are currently in default; other sources say 17%, or 7 million ...
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Eagerly anticipating this read! "Abortion. We need to talk about it. I know, sometimes it seems as if we talk of little else, so perhaps I should say we need to talk about it differently. Not as something we all agree is a bad thing about which we shake our heads sadly and then debate its precise degree of badness, preening ourselves on our judiciousness and moral seriousness as we argue about this or that restriction on this or that kind of woman. We need to talk about ending a pregnancy as a common, even normal, event in the reproductive lives of women—and not just modern American women either, but women throughout history and all over the world"
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Toward a New Abortion Rights Rhetoric
There is a vacuum of relevant Leftist rhetoric about abortion.  The Left has no cohesive abortion stance.  We call for more militant feminism, we hold safer spaces workshops, we volunteer at abortion clinics, we contact legislators, we wave signs on signifi...
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Gains of Excess, Expanded
There has been a long pause in my posts; life has interfered with my writing, as it tends to with the less disciplined of scribes. I will spare you the details and leave it to your collective imagination. Shall I jump right in and address the topic that has...
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Happy May Day, everyone!
Turkish police fire water cannon and tear gas at protesters challenging government ban on demonstrations in Taksim Square
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"It may seem odd that I'd prefer a curse to a cutesy nickname. Like most things men call women when they want to diminish them, "Jessie" is meant to remind me that no matter what I accomplish – the number of books written, articles published, speeches given – I'm still "just a girl". But it's the overly-familiar infantilization that really makes my skin crawl. Very creepy Uncle Chester."
Jessica Valenti: Misogynists like to be overly familiar, but it says more about them than their opponents
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Glorification of Grand Juries: Stop. Now. And Publicly Renounce Your Error.
www.badassmarxistfeminist.com

Commence Oblivion Stop glorifying grand juries. Even if they're "on your side." Stop it now. Just stop. Trust me. Never trust anyone who say

Rushed Late Night Scribbles on Student Loan Debt Strike Strategy: Part I
www.badassmarxistfeminist.com

When does the student loan debt strike start? I asked that question a few short hours or long minutes ago. For some it has already begun. Th

Scattered Observations on Orange Is the New Black
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Surveillance of Women The most important revelation in my blog so far has been the observation that the rise of the surveillance state, as e

Pro-Abortion Activism: The Most Dangerous Type
www.badassmarxistfeminist.com

All Apologies, Again. Many apologies to BAMF readers. Both of our current contributors are working on long-form pieces that make consistentl

May Day: Rallies around the world - live updates
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Tens of thousands mark international labour dayTurkish police fire water cannon and tear gas at protesters Cambodian police forcibly dispers

Men who use nicknames for women to win fights are creepy, sexist and dumb
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Misogynists like to be overly familiar, but it says more about them than their opponents

When you call a rape anything but rape, you are just making excuses for ...
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From college campuses to Game of Thrones, why the sudden urge to re-name sexual assault?

Feminism’s Toxic Twitter Wars | The Nation
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Empowered by social media, feminists are calling one another out for ideological offenses. Is it good for the movement? And whose movement i

The top 10 oral sex scenes
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The MPAA has again cracked down on cunnilingus. Time to honor the Hollywood movies that have dared to go there

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot's prison letters to Slavoj Žižek
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Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is currently in a prison hospital in Siberia; here she and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek meet in an

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?
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What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates

The Grand Budapest Hotel: first look at Wes Anderson's new movie
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The first trailer for Wes Anderson's latest film is released today, and the signs are that all those stylistic flourishes we know and love a

How feminism became capitalism's handmaiden - and how to reclaim it
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Nancy Fraser: A movement that started out as a critique of capitalist exploitation ended up contributing key ideas to its latest neoliberal

Listen to Britney Spears – work is the new religion
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The cult of hard work has a sideline in partying till you drop. Who needs fulfilment or control over our destiny?

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds
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Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny

FBI releases video of navy yard gunman Aaron Alexis during killing spree
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Officials say Aaron Alexis, 34, did not target specific individuals and that investigators are still exploring his background

American gun use is out of control. Shouldn't the world intervene?
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Henry Porter: The death toll from firearms in the US suggests that the country is gripped by civil war

Chicken is killing the planet
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Processed chicken is already bad for the environment, workers, and consumers -- and it's about to get a lot worse

Elephant smashes into car at Kruger National Park, South Africa - video
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Wildlife guide Johann Lombard filmed the incident and says neither the elephant or anyone in the vehicle was harmed.

Whales almost eat divers - video
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Two divers had a lucky escape as they almost became dinner for a couple of humpback whales while diving off the coast of California