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AMANDA MARCOTTE writes a Slutwalk FAQ: "Of course, since Slutwalk is built around humor, it baffles the humorless. And so defenders of Slutwalk have entered into this maddening space that is the equivalent of trying to explain a joke to the humorless, and if you've ever tried to do that, believe me, it may be the biggest waste of time on the planet."
SAUSAGEFEST: the world of "fantastic" journalism.
AFTER THE JUMP: Lena Chen, Barney Frank, and Chaz Bono on gender:
BOOTYCANDY on hate crimes.
LENA CHEN lays down the basics of intra-LGBT bigotry: "if you look into the history of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) or the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), there are examples galore of trans people being thrown under the bus in exchange for political expediency. And if it were just about being instrumental (or in kinder terms, 'practical'), that’d be one thing. But it’s not. The reason why it’s so easy to dismiss certain letters in the LGBTQ alphabet soup is because here’s the not-so-pretty truth: being queer and being bigoted are not mutually exclusive."
BARNEY FRANK on how to stop Uganda from killing gays.
JASON LINKINS wins headlines: "Florida's Bestiality Law May Have Accidentally Outlawed Sex Entirely."
CHAZ BONO is terrible.
FLAVIA DZODAN is doing really interesting work over at Tiger Beatdown on feminism and international identities.
THE GENDER GAP in federal employment: "When it comes to equal pay for equal work, the federal government is significantly closer to that goal than the nation as a whole," the Washington Post reports. But still: "Women in the federal government make 11 cents less on the dollar than their male counterparts."
SLATE ON HOW TO NAME A MURDERER: "For aspiring serial killers looking for a snappy nickname, the lesson is twofold: If you want a good name, come up with one yourself. And don't get caught."