Author: Yessenia

Yessenia is a graduate student studying to be a speech therapist with an emphasis on traumatic brain injuries. She spends far too much time correcting the wrong people on the internet, lifting heavy things and training her cats. She's a proud internet atheist and trolls only for the greater good.
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Via Pandagon, the Obama Campaign posted this image to their tumblr that really highlights the absurdity of the idea that an employer can veto your medical decisions:  As Amanda points out, this fight is about whether you get to spend your money as you wish.  This week Rush Limbaugh, the addict who came back from […]

QUICKIES 02/27/2012

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On February 27, 2012

Oklahoma state Senator Constance Johnson introduced an amendment to a “personhood bill” – one that would give personhood rights to zygotes – that would make any deposition of s

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QUICKIES 02/20/2012

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On February 21, 2012
Regendering is a powerful tool to reveal unexamined gender stereotypes in anything from movies to literature. This tool, called the HTML5 Gendered Advertising Remixer, allows you to regender children’s toy commercials by playing the audio for a boy’s toy commercial with the video for a girl’s toy, or vice versa. The Athena Film Festival attempted […]

QUICKIES 02/13/2012

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On February 13, 2012

The White House announced a planned compromise that will mean that women will still get free contraception, but that religious organizations will not have to pay for it. Instead, the insurance company

Two Salesmen

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On February 9, 2012

I recently became unemployed. The story is long and ridiculous, but I’ll save it for another day.  Right now, I want to talk about an interview I had. Though I found the ad on a prominent resum

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QUICKIES 02/06/2012

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On February 6, 2012
There’s an extensive, sad article in Rolling Stone about anti-gay bigotry, school bullying, and culture war politics in Anoka, Minnesota, called One Town’s War on Gay Teens. Here is a satirical video called Women for Santorum that mocks Santorum’s recent comments that becoming pregnant after a rape means God is trying to give you a gift. […]

Quickies 01/30/12

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On January 30, 2012

Russian flight attendants are organizing protestsagainst the airline company Aeroflot because the company forced a gay employee, Maxim Kupreev, to enter into a sham marriage. His high school girlfrien

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