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Feeling Unsafe On The Street? There’s An App For That!

StreetSafe, a relatively new app for smartphones, claims that for a minimum of $12.50 a month, it will coach you with safety advice in frightening areas on your way to any location. One first feature is called “Walk With Me,” where the user can connect with a Safety Advisor while walking down a street. If…

Daley Quinn / September 28, 2012

India To Outlaw Sex-Selective Abortions Of Girls

Even though India worships female goddesses, some of India’s expectant mothers have been pressured by a culture that privileges males into aborting their female fetuses. Authorities believe eight million girls may have been aborted in India in the last decade alone. Now the government is taking charge and planning to jail entire families for u…

Daley Quinn / September 19, 2012

Clint Eastwood Defends His Support For Gay Marriage On “Ellen”

Throwing his feet up on the coffee table isn’t the only thing Clint Eastwood is totally relaxed about. During his interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Eastwood shared his views on gay marriage and his libertarian beliefs: “Socially, [they believe to] leave everyone alone, but [they] believe in fiscal responsibility and government staying out of your life.” DeGenere…

Daley Quinn / September 18, 2012

September 11: Tragically Inspiring

On this day each year, I’m supposed to be remembering the thousands of lives lost as the Twin Towers collapsed 11 years ago. I do, of course, commemorate the innocent men and women (and children) who both passed away and risked their own lives to save others.

But to me, September 11 i…

Daley Quinn / September 11, 2012

Would You Buy A Straw That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs In Your Drink?

Before my big move to college last year, I can’t tell you how many times my mother told me how I had watch my drink at all times while out with my friends. My mom had good reason to be badgering me with this crucial piece of advice: according to the U.S. Department of Justice,…

Daley Quinn / September 9, 2012

A Look At Just How Difficult It Is To Get A Pap Smear In Texas

In the video above, RH Reality Check Texas reporter Andrea Grimes — the same Andrea Grimes who writes our “Hitched” column every week! — calls dozens of Texas-funded Women’s Health Program providers in search of a pap smear. The program has excluded Planned Parenthood as a provider, and Andrea discovers the drastically few place…

Daley Quinn / September 7, 2012

Attorney General Lisa Madigan Fires Back Against Sexist Questions

This week at the National Democratic Convention, sexism seeped out of the mouths of three Chicago Sun-Times reporters when asking Attorney General Lisa Madigan about her potential run for governor.

The reporters, Dave McKinney, Fran Spielman, and Natasha Korecki, raised the question of “whether she could serve as governor and still raise her kid…

Daley Quinn / September 7, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Even Ann Coulter Thinks Rep. Todd Akin Should STFU

Jessica has the day off, so Today’s Lady News is an abbreviated version. She’ll be back tomorrow!

Ann Coulter was not happy with Todd Akin’s comments this week, calling him a “selfish swide.” [Huffington Post]
A study suggests that menopause in humans evolved to decrease the competition between generations of reproducing women in one…

Daley Quinn / August 23, 2012

Youngest Republican Delegate To Platform Committee Stirs Up Controversy

Yesterday, delegates to the Republican National Convention met yesterday in Tampa, Florida, to finalize the party’s platform on various controversial issues, including abortion, with the youngest member of the platform committee, Jackie Curtiss, 22, having the most to say.

Staunchly anti-abortion, Curtiss objected to an amendment to the platform banning medication “that terminate…

Daley Quinn / August 23, 2012

LGBT Issues And Christianity At The Center Of Dan Savage And Brian Brown’s “Dinner Table Debate”

Well, it finally happened. Months in the making, Dan Savage and Brian Brown battled it out in “The Dinner Table Debate,” discussing LGBT issues and Christianity and moderated by Mark Oppenheimer.

First, some background. In April, Savage, a sex columnist and originator of “It Gets Better,” an anti-bullying campaign, gave a speech i…

Daley Quinn / August 23, 2012

Married Women Drink More Than Married Men, Study Finds

New research has found that married women are drinking more than married men after tying the knot. Presented at the American Sociological Association meeting in Denver, the findings were derived from one long-term survey that provided information on more than 5,000 Wisconsin residents’ alcohol habits, gathered four times during a 47-year period. The research suggested that while…

Daley Quinn / August 23, 2012

Texas To Cut Off Funding For Poor Women’s Health Care At Planned Parenthood

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Texas is now allowed to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that participate in Texas’ Women’s Health Program. Planned Parenthood performs abortions, which the state opposes, and therefore they are allowed to defund the clinics.

The program helps roughly 130,00 low-income women with health care…

Daley Quinn / August 22, 2012

Totally Appropriate: “50 Shades of Grey” Onesies For Babies

How are babies and BDSM related, you ask? The answer is the new 50 Shades of Grey baby onesies found on Etsy.com. Your baby will be sure to turn heads wearing these white ensembles, sporting phrases like “9 months ago mommy read Fifty Shades of Grey,” or “all mommy wanted was a night with Mr.

Daley Quinn / August 22, 2012

Iran Bans Women From 77 College Courses

This coming academic year, 36 universities in Iran have announced that 77 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences courses will now be “single gender” and therefore only available to men. With women outnumbering men by three to two in passing this year’s university entrance exam, The Daily Beast theorizes Iranian leaders are becoming “concerned…

Daley Quinn / August 22, 2012

Planned Parenthood Launches Breast Health Initiative

Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime?

This astonishingly high statistic is one of the many things I learned about breast health at Planned Parenthood’s Breast Health Initiative briefing yesterday. Surrounded by some incredibly influential and inspirational women, including Planned Parenthood President Cecile…

Daley Quinn / August 21, 2012

Must Haves: 9 Stylish Backpacks To Help Get You Back Into That School State Of Mind

I’ve decided my giant hot pink L.L. Bean backpack from 5th grade will no longer be lugged around during my third year of college. The upcoming school year is begging for a new sturdy and cute bookbag, and I’ve picked the best of the best to adorn your (and my!) backside all year.

Daley Quinn / August 18, 2012

An Open Letter To Vanessa Carlton For Her 32nd Birthday

It appears that, following in the footsteps of the Goservention, which intervened on Amelia’s obsessive fandom with Ryan Gosling, we are going to have to have a Vanessa Carltonvention with our intern Daley. — Jessica

Dear Vanessa,

You know those idiots who have come up to you saying “Oh my God, Vanessa, I’m…

Daley Quinn / August 17, 2012

Help Support “It Was Rape,” Jennifer Baumgardner’s New Documentary!

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, each year, 207,754 men and women are victims of sexual assault and 54 percent of the instances were not reported to the police. With occurrences of rape this high, filmmaker and author Jennifer Baumgardner need…

Daley Quinn / August 17, 2012

Leighton Meester Kisses A Girl And She Likes It

In Nomads’ new music video for “Addicted to Love,” a mysterious woman “accidentally” spills Leighton Meester’s drink all over her … and they rush to the bathroom to “clean it up.” I think it’s rude that Leighton is leading poor Wilmer Valderrama on, if you ask me! [After Ellen]…

Daley Quinn / August 17, 2012

7 Things Every Incoming College Freshmen Should Know

It was two short years ago that I was moving from Texas to “Yankee territory” as a college freshman. Almost 2,000 miles from home, my goodbye was filled with unexpected waterworks from not only my Dad, an emotional man and frequent crier, but also from my thick-skinned mother and 16-year-old brother. While I was sad…

Daley Quinn / August 17, 2012