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Monthly Archives: October 2012

There’s still time to not be racist for Halloween!

With Halloween only two days away, I know some of our US-based readers may be scrambling for costumes, and this is really something that should go without saying, but I’m gonna say it anyway: Please don’t be racist for Halloween, okay? We here at Tiger Beatdown want you to have fun and be safe, but [...]

A gentle reminder…

There are only a few days left in the voting for the Women’s Media Center’s Social Media Award 2012¬†(our own Sady won last year!), so if you haven’t voted yet, I strongly encourage you to do so, and to spread the word through your networks. There are a lot of fabulous nominees on the list [...]

I’ve got your binder right here

The ‘binder full of women’ line seemed destined to be a meme almost before it finished coming out of Romney’s mouth; no surprise that a Tumblr dedicated to it was created before the debate was even over, that Twitter promptly exploded with binder jokes during and after, that they lingered on for days, that people [...]

Tiger Beats: What We’re Up To

It’s been a while since we did a roundup updating y’all on our fabulous doings, so, here we go! Emily just made an international move and she’s settling in, but she still had time to write a great piece about the turn towards austerity in Australia. Flavia co-founded Space Invaders, ‘a collective that seeks to [...]

Rape and selective outrage in the feminist community

Content note: This post discusses sexual assault committed against disabled people. People have repeatedly asked me to write about a case from Connecticut involving a rape conviction that was overturned on the grounds that ‘No reasonable jury could have concluded that [the victim] was physically helpless.’ And I get why you want me to write [...]

Our Reality: Teen Parents Telling Their Own Stories

As I waste my life on Twitter, quite a few Kickstarter projects flow through my stream.  Most of them are by celebrities with established fanbases, or people creating games or art which is laudable to be sure, but few have piqued my attention like that of Our Reality, a new project helping teen mothers create [...]

Breaking human trafficking out of the supply chain in US government contracting

Last week, President Obama issued a rather critically important executive order that attracted little to no attention in the US, perhaps because it didn’t deal directly with domestic issues, which are the all-consuming subject of interest for many people. The order, though, was important on a global and national relations scale, and it marked a [...]