The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Sex, Lies and ‘Broken People’

Bobby Bradshaw spent seven months in jail because a crazy woman with a fake Russian accent falsely accused him of rape: “If everyone knew the whole story, they could make a movie out of it,” he said. “It’s something you couldn’t write. It’s too crazy.” . . . At the July hearing, the woman, speaking […]

Caught in a Web of Lies at UVA

Oh! What a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive. — Sir Walter Scott Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, spent months investigating the claims made in a Rolling Stone story and found no truth: A four-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described […]

The #NYFLC2015 Agenda

OK, I previously included excerpts of this extraordinarily queer program from the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference. Now I have uploaded the full document: #NYFLC2015 Feminist Conference Agenda As I said previously, I must apologize for the low quality of this scan because the Feminist Majority Agenda didn’t list the panel descriptions or name the participants […]

They’re Here! They’re Queer!

They’re the #NYFLC2015! The Feminist Majority Foundation’s National Young Feminist Leadership Conference is meeting this weekend in Washington, D.C., but if you mistook this event for a lesbian festival, the confusion is not your fault. Last year, several attendees at the conference complained that the event was not “queer” enough. No one could make that […]

John Doe v. Cornell

One night in December 2013, a male Cornell University student hooked up with a female student at the woman’s apartment. Both students had been drinking. More than two months later, the woman “filed a complaint against Plaintiff, alleging that Plaintiff raped Jane Doe on December 14, 2013, while she was incapacitated.” Note the word “Plaintiff” […]

From a Ph.D. Dissertation

“We live in a male-supremacist society. Under it, women are sexually colonized, are treated as sexual and reproductive chattel. Under it, women are subjected to a female sexual slavery that is at the core of patriarchy’s heart of darkness. Under it, women are subjected to epidemic level of male violence, male sexual violence and abuse. […]

In the Future, Everyone Will Be a Victim

If you’re a University of Texas girl with blue hair and “queer social issues,” the sisters of Gamma Rho Lambda are there for you: UT students established a campus colony of the national sorority Gamma Rho Lambda this semester — the first queer-focused and transsexual-inclusive women’s Greek society at the University, according to the organization’s […]

The 19th Paragraph: Feminism’s Eternal Quest for the Great White Defendant

From an article in the Los Angeles Times: Venice High has long been a microcosm of the diverse community around it, which includes a mix of rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods and areas known as a center of gang violence. In 2006, a 17-year-old Venice High student was fatally shot as he tried to protect his younger […]

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