“BIC For Her” Pens Are A Product That Actually Exists

  • Girls need girlish “BIC For Her” pens for girly girls, amirite? (Yes, I wrote the word “pens.” PENS!) You have to read some of the snarky comments that reviewers posted on Amazon.com for these things.  [Gizmodo UK]
  • Feministing co-founder Jessica Valenti on the “fantasy women” of the GOP. [The Nation]
  • On Hasidic women and communicating your faithfulness by the color of your pantyhose. [Forward]
  • Google gets it when it comes to maternity leave: the company increased the length of the leave and retained more of their female employees. [Slate]
  • Happy Women Reading Comics In Public Day! [Boing Boing]
  • Fox is considering a TV show about a 23-year-old woman who discovers she is the Greek goddess Athena, who is the goddess of wisdom and warfare. [Think Progress]
  • “The Newsroom” character Maggie takes down “Sex and the City” for being unrealistic … which is fair enough, but also about seven years too late as a cultural reference.[Slate]
  • On trigger warnings for rape/violent content and the illusion of safety on the Internet. [The Rumpus]
  • Why doctors bemoan the rise of “vaginal rejuvenation” surgeries. [Jezebel]
  • This dad in Germany wears a skirt so his young son who likes to wear dresses feels more accepted. [BuzzFeed]
  • Everything you want to know about Suffragette Summer School in the UK. [New York Times]

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