1. Billing for rape: Louisiana sex assault victims often face hefty bills for medical care | NOLA.com

    Last year, a New Orleans college student awoke nude in a public place, disoriented and fearing she had been drugged and raped. Emergency officials responded to the scene and urged her to let them take her to the hospital.

    She hesitated. She just wanted to go home. She also worried the hospital charges would appear on insurance statements and alarm her parents, whose health plan she was on. But, she said, the responders convinced her there would be no charge.

    A year later, a letter appeared in her campus mailbox informing her that she owed $2,254.
  2. katherinestasaph:

    • Sandra Trim da Costa, Miles Davis’ publicist (facilitating an interview)
    • Taylor Swift (being interrupted by Kanye)
    • Rihanna (being abused; using social media)
    • Miley Cyrus (making better music as Hannah Montana — interesting, if they mean it, but a tangent — becoming Miley2K3)
    • Madonna (getting sub-Facebook-posted by deadmau5, “[representing] everything awful about the commercial music industry and celebrity industrial complex”)
    • Paris Hilton (being tweeted about by deadmau5)
    • Ronnie Spector (being abused)
    • Kim Kardashian (being married to Kanye)
    • Laura Palmer (a fictional character)
    • Britney Spears (marrying Kevin Federline)
    • Bianca Jagger (apocryphically riding a white horse into Studio 54)
    • Blondie (is a band, but at this point I’ll count it; making “extremely satisfying uptempo songs)

    Aside from Trim da Costa, who’s referred to periodically doing publicist stuff, and Miley Cyrus, who gets a couple sentences, everyone here is an offhand mention. 

    Reblogged from: katherinestasaph
  3. stayinbedgrowyrhair:

oldtobegin:

fuck you, conan.

i wasn’t in charge of the radio on the drive yesterday so we listened to a good half hour of talk radio in which a gaggle of dudes and dude callers said over and over that there is NO WAY a group of men could possibly LISTEN TO A WOMAN. one caller said “THIS IS JUST ANOTHER SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE!” and “YOU KNOW HOW MEN ARE, SHE’S GONNA BE TALKING AND THEY’RE ALL GONNA BE SITTING THERE THINKING ‘I’D SURE LIKE TO SEE HER NAKED!’”
this sure is a fun national conversation dudes are having with each other. 

NOPE

    stayinbedgrowyrhair:

    oldtobegin:

    fuck you, conan.

    i wasn’t in charge of the radio on the drive yesterday so we listened to a good half hour of talk radio in which a gaggle of dudes and dude callers said over and over that there is NO WAY a group of men could possibly LISTEN TO A WOMAN. one caller said “THIS IS JUST ANOTHER SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE!” and “YOU KNOW HOW MEN ARE, SHE’S GONNA BE TALKING AND THEY’RE ALL GONNA BE SITTING THERE THINKING ‘I’D SURE LIKE TO SEE HER NAKED!’”

    this sure is a fun national conversation dudes are having with each other. 

    NOPE

    Reblogged from: stayinbedgrowyrhair
  4. stayinbedgrowyrhair:

continentalfuckfest:

Finally, a company that cares about my need for ladylike cheese.

MONTEREY JILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOPE

    stayinbedgrowyrhair:

    continentalfuckfest:

    Finally, a company that cares about my need for ladylike cheese.

    MONTEREY JILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOPE

    Reblogged from: stayinbedgrowyrhair
  5. 100percentmen:

All the Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of Hobby Lobby.

    100percentmen:

    All the Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of Hobby Lobby.

    Reblogged from: 100percentmen
  6. Jim Hubbard, the director of United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, and David France did a public debate. It was co-sponsored by Visual Aids and you can watch it on YouTube and it’s really really fascinating. At one point they open up for questions and the first question to David is: Why do you have no women or people of color in [How to Survive a Plague]? And he says, well I wanted to focus on wealthy white men because they had the time to devote to activism.

    Now as a person who has interviewed 168 surviving members of ACT UP New York, I can tell you that’s not historically correct.
  7. This is an actual publicity photo that exists. (via Review: NBCs The Night Shift brought down by its obnoxious doctor hero)

    This is an actual publicity photo that exists.

    (via Review: NBCs The Night Shift brought down by its obnoxious doctor hero)

  8. Carrie Fisher was forced to lose 35 pounds before she could play Princess Leia again - The Week

    I JUST CAN’T WITH THIS

  9. In 2014, The Classical World Still Can’t Stop Fat-Shaming Women : Deceptive Cadence : NPR:


After a week full of discussions about gender and the newsroom in the U.S., a pile of weekend reviews arrived from London, courtesy of five older male critics writing about an emerging Irish mezzo-soprano named Tara Erraught. Erraught is singing Octavian in the Strauss opera Der Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Festival, which opened Saturday night.
What is stunningly apparent is just how much a woman’s body matters onstage — way more, if these five critics are to be believed, than her voice, her technique, her musicality or any other quality…
——————-
I find it astounding that across five widely read publications, not a single editor saw fit to go back to the writer and challenge what he had written. Yes, visuals matter — even more now, in the age of live broadcasts — but these critics have seized this as license to forget why anybody shows up at an opera house to begin with.

    In 2014, The Classical World Still Can’t Stop Fat-Shaming Women : Deceptive Cadence : NPR:

    After a week full of discussions about gender and the newsroom in the U.S., a pile of weekend reviews arrived from London, courtesy of five older male critics writing about an emerging Irish mezzo-soprano named Tara Erraught. Erraught is singing Octavian in the Strauss opera Der Rosenkavalier at the Glyndebourne Festival, which opened Saturday night.

    What is stunningly apparent is just how much a woman’s body matters onstage — way more, if these five critics are to be believed, than her voice, her technique, her musicality or any other quality…
    ——————-
    I find it astounding that across five widely read publications, not a single editor saw fit to go back to the writer and challenge what he had written. Yes, visuals matter — even more now, in the age of live broadcasts — but these critics have seized this as license to forget why anybody shows up at an opera house to begin with.
  10. Liberal Dude Erotica

    It was funny how he had this way of making women both so comfortable yet so intimidated. He wished he could put his hand on the back of her head and shush her, chase away all her anxieties about her brain. If only there was some way he could let her know how used to this he was, to being smarter. If only he could tell her it wasn’t her fault.
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