Some Jerk Called The DNC “The Vagina Monologues”

  • CNN contributor Erick Erickson tweeted last night that the Democratic National Convention was “the Vagina Monologues,” because, you know, LADIES.  (Or, as blogger Amanda Marcotte wittily put it, he is “not a fan of women talking.”)  [Think Progress, Slate]
  • Both campaigns are spending baller amounts of money on abortion-related advertising this election cycle. [Washington Post]
  • Police in Chicago have adopted a new policy for handling transgender suspects, including that police cannot search a person to “determine their gender.” []
  • Blogger Jarrah Hodge debunks the myth that there is not a gender wage gap. (I would have just said “Go Google ‘Lily Ledbetter’ and then shut up” but she puts it much more eloquently.) [Gender Focus]
  • Do we need to hear from a candidate’s spouse at a nominating convention? Friends-of-The-Frisky Rebecca Traitster and Shelby Knox weigh in. [New York Times]
  • Female Chauvinist Pigs author Ariel Levy reviews Naomi Wolf’s newest book, Vagina. [Bitch Magazine]
  • On women’s tennis players and “unladylike” grunting. [Buzzfeed]
  • Yours truly penned a guest piece about the Bechdel test and “America’s Next Top Model.”  [Think Progress]
  • Meet Lydia Cacho, a Mexican journalist who has focused on writing about sex trafficking. [Guardian UK]
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