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Move To Saudi Arabia So You Can Beat Your “Problem” Wife, Pat Robertson Helpfully Advises Man

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"Problem" Wive? Move To Saudi Arabia!
  • “Problem” wife not respecting your “authority” as the “head of household”? Move to Saudi Arabia, advises Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network, where you could “become a Muslim” and “beat her.” And it gets worse if you listen to the full clip. Oh Jesus. If you need me, I’ll be under my desk drinking. [Gawker]
  • A lesbian couple is suing the state of Michigan so it can become the adoptive parents of three special needs children. [Think Progress]
  • The repeal of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” has had no negative impact on the military, according to a new study. [Buzzfeed]
  • An anonymous woman details harassment she experiences on the LA public transit and other ladies weigh in with their own stories. [Jezebel, LAist] Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Breastfeeding Professor Brings Sick Baby To Class, Heads Explode

"A Disgrace"
breastfeeding Air Force women
Air Force mamas photographed nursing called a disgrace. Read More »
"Reclaim Your Wife"
Company tweets bottles will help men "reclaim your wife." Read More »
Nursing Reality Show
A reality TV show about breastfeeding older children is on the way. Read More »
Nursing Is "Obscene"?
Funny Or Die removed a breastfeeding skit it found "obscene." Read More »

At this point, I’m absolutely over the phrase “having it all.” It’s been beaten to death, taken out of context, used as link bait, etc… And I’m over it. I’m mostly over it because it’s a convoluted concept. “Having it all” doesn’t have one universal definition and it is something we only lord over the heads of women. It’s problematic on many levels, yet that doesn’t stop folks from hammering the point over and over and over again. But because the concept of “having it all” is so entrenched in our society, when an accomplished professor (of a feminist anthropology course, no less) ends up bringing her sick baby to the first day of class, and at one point nurses her, it becomes fodder for an investigative story.

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“Bachelorette” Writer/Director On Struggling To Define Single Women

Isla Talks Teabagging
Isla Fisher brought up the gross sexual practice of tea bagging on "GMA." Read More »
Kirsten Talks Strip Clubs
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“With ‘Bachelorette,’ I thought of these really thin, beautiful women, who if you saw walking down the street you’d think, ‘These girls have their lives together and it makes me feel bad about myself.’ I wanted to examine how they are gluttonous through drug addiction, materialism, sexual voraciousness, eating disorders — literally take, take, take, consume, consume, consume. Then there is their friend, Becky, who is moving into adulthood. She’s the one who appears to be the gluttonous one, who you might point at and say she has a problem because she’s overweight. You might feel better about yourself and move on. But she’s the one who’s getting out of the prison that these characters have created for themselves. …  I couldn’t for the life of me think of one good moniker for these women and who they are that wasn’t punitive. You know what I mean, like Sluts’ or ‘Bitches,’ and who would see a movie called that? All we’ve got is this feminized version of this male idea, that’s, by the way, a great thing if you’re a man. If you’re not married and you’re a straight guy, the world is your fuckin’ oyster, but if you’re single and you’re a woman and you’ve got something going for you, it’s just so sad you’re not married yet. It doesn’t make any sense to me. But what do I know? I’m sad and alone.”

Watching “Bachelorette” on Video On Demand is on my to-do list this evening, so I was interested to read this Q&A with the writer/director Leslye Headland. “Bachelorette,” as you’ve probably heard, is about four high school friends who reunite for one of their weddings — and the other three freak the fuck out because they’re still single and childless. And snorting loads of cocaine, apparently. As someone who is gearing up for her 10-year high school reunion and is also “sad and alone” according to societal standards, I have to say it’s a topic of interest! The subject of the movie, I mean. [BlackBook Mag]

Meet The Women Who Financially Support Their Husbands

  • This week’s cover story in The New York Times Magazine addresses the economy’s effect on marriages, specifically ones where the wife is now the breadwinner and is supporting an unemployed or under-employed husband.  Sounds fascinating. [New York Times Magazine]
  • If Sandra Fluke’s speech at the DNC last night was intended to make wackadoodle Republicans go nuts about that “slut” and make themselves look even worse, then mission fuckin’ accomplished!  [Slate]
  • Questions for anti-abortion activists outside the DNC who say “drunk” Democrats support “whores killing babies.” You can’t make this stuff up, people.  [Raw Story] Keep reading »
Clinton At The DNC
Bill Clinton still knows how to knock up a room. Read More »
Sandra Fluke At The DNC
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DNC Night #1
The five most significant speeches from the first night of the DNC. Read More »

Some Jerk Called The DNC “The Vagina Monologues”

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  • 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.” [Feminist.org] Keep reading »
DNC Night #1
The five most significant speeches from the first night of the DNC. Read More »
The Prez Looks Proud
Obama beams as he watches Michelle deliver DNC speech. Read More »
Michelle's Nail Polish!
Get FLOTUS's blue-ish grey DNC manicure. Read More »

Hitched: Who Does The Most Housework In A Marriage?

And lo, the Lord did create the men and women who populated the earth. The manifold men did go to the office and get good jobs in middle management and take the trash out on Thursdays while lady helpmates did joyously stay home and wear aprons and make dinner and vacuum and mop and scrub the toilets and make the beds and raise the children and dust the bookshelves and manage the home accounts and do the grocery shopping and mend the clothing and take the children to appointments and preside over the laundry apparatus, which the Lord, in all his wisdom, saw fit to make too difficult for men to comprehend.

This was called the division of labor, and behold, it was fucked up. Keep reading »

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