Bernie Sanders Will Give the Opening Speech at the Women’s Convention & Not Everyone Is Happy About It
Whose time is being reclaimed here?
The convention will be "tapping into the power of women in leadership" with discussions and workshops, encouraging women's political voice and intersectional feminism. So of course the honor of the opening speech is going to ... Bernie Sanders.Read More
And Bernie's own toxicity, too.
An excerpt from Hillary Clinton's memoir accuses Bernie Sanders of doing "lasting damage" to the Democratic Party, and calls out the sexism of some of his supporters.Read More
What do a comedy show, a newspaper, and a former political candidate have in common?
Saturday Night Live made a joke at the expense of trans people while the New York Times and Bernie Sanders called for the end of "identity politics," a.k.a equal rights, effectively normalizing the stance Trump has taken on diversity.Read More
Sometimes, in the course of looking for our normal news about fictional people and the worlds they inhabit, we wind up reading stuff about the real people and companies behind them in the—ugh—real world. It's kind of a job hazard, but sometimes, these stories are too hard to ignore, and Bob Iger's response to criticism of Disney from Bernie Sanders is one of those times.Read More
The Planetary Society is tracking candidates’ statements about the space program.
While the discussion about space travel has gained some momentum recently thanks to the accomplishments of NASA, the commercial space industry, and the popularity of recent films like The Martian and Gravity, it’s not a hot-button topic this election year. But shouldn't it be?Read More
Actress Emily Ratajkowski Endorses Bernie Sanders, Is Objectified and Underestimated by Internet Jerks
Emily Ratajkowski is an actress and model known for Gone Girl and the Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines" music video. She's also proudly feelin' the Bern (sorry), and gave a speech introducing Sanders at a rally last week in which she stated "just to make one thing clear, I'm here to support Bernie Sanders, not for the boys."Read More
Well, this is disappointing.
Framing a pro-Hillary argument as an ultimatum (i.e. "you're not a feminist if you don't vote for Hillary") could very well do the opposite of what Albright and Steinem are trying to accomplish--electing the first female president.Read More
If you've ever wanted to or thought about supporting small press books and self-publishers, then you should definitely check out this campaign for a brand new indie marketplace!Read More
"You need someone who's going to stand up for you. Someone who still doesn't believe in ATMs or emojis."
Upset that One Direction is taking a break? Of course you are. Bryan Cranston, Reggie Watts, and James Corden have formed M3n Not Boyz to fill the void and sing you their new hit single "I Can't Be Your Boy (Cuz I'm a Grown Man)."Read More
Alex Trebek excels at embodying his buttoned-up hosting persona on the serious-minded show Jeopardy!, so it's always a treat to see him saying ridiculous phrases. In the above clip, a contestant gets him to say "Turd Ferguson."Read More