Veronica Mars: Iconic Feminist Show and Teen Girl Detective

Veronica Mars is one of my favorite television shows, and the title character is a fantastic depiction of a smart, vulnerable, brave, fallible young woman. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend setting aside some time and watching the entire series. (If you’ve got Amazon Prime, it’s available for free there right now or…

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Heartbroken and Looking for a Solution

Dr. Brian Williams, a trauma surgeon at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, speaking to Don Lemon tonight on CNN is breaking my heart. He’s so sad and struggling with dealing with not having saved all of the police officers on Thursday night. And he’s also a black man sharing how he’s treated differently when he’s not in…

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Keep Dallas in your thoughts.

Watching video of a mass shooting in your own city is strange and sad and difficult. Keep Dallas, and the DPD, and everyone who was at the protest in your thoughts. (The Dallas Morning News is providing fantastic coverage, with an understanding of the city often not found in national media, if you need an update.) Let’s…

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Justice Sotomayor is Right.

When I saw the news of Alton Sterling being killed by police last night, I was reminded of a dissent I’d recently read by Justice Sotomayor. I have a feeling the story the police give about why they approached Sterling, and why deadly force was used and is okay, will not being something with which I agree. Extrajudicial execution…

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Support Feminist Frequency’s Ordinary Women

Have you seen the crowdfunding campaign for Ordinary Women: Daring to Defy History? It’s a new video series by Feminist Frequency “about challenging stereotypes, smashing the status quo, and being defiant.” And I really, really hope it gets funded. We’re overdue for telling history in a way that truly and completely includes women, beyond their roles…

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Hey, Y’all

Last year I wrote about what I think about “y’all” (see: Mullenweg, y’all) and how I made an effort to start using it again, after many years not. It really is a fantastic word, especially for a gender-neutral way to address a group of people. I cringe when someone refers to a group I’m in…

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