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Michele Bachmann Demands Apology For “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” Incident On Jimmy Fallon

Bachmann On Fallon
Michele Bachmann played a word association game with Jimmy. Read More »
Sexism Vs. Bachmann
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Michele Bachmann will get sexist BS as she campaigns. Read More »
Lyin' Ass B*tch
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The Roots played an offensive song when Michele Bachmann came on. Read More »
Conservative Political Action Conference Draws Major Leaders From The Right

On Monday night, Michele Bachmann visited Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show and his house band, The Roots, played a little music like they always do. But then it became clear yesterday that the song was called “Lyin’ Ass Bitch,” a 1985 ditty from the band Fishbone. (The Roots’ drummer Questlove tweeted a teaser that afternoon — “aight late night walkon song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake. ask around cause i aint tweeting title” — that tipped people off.) This morning, Bachmann appeared on Fox News to say NBC owes her an apology and “that had it been Michelle Obama and that song had been played, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized.” Bachmann squarely named the song selection/title “sexism” (as did feminist bloggers).

And although I can’t believe I am saying this about Michele Bachmann or Fox News, I actually agree. Keep reading »

USC Study On Film And Gender Tells Us What We Already Know

Teaching Boys Feminism
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How to teach boys to be feminists. Read More »

Well, surprise, surprise. It looks like women in Hollywood are still screwed, at least according to a recent University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism study. Researchers surveyed all films released in 2009, and found that filmmakers still favor men over women — only around a third of all speaking characters were female. Not only that — women on screen were more likely to be scantily clad — three times more likely — than their male counterparts. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Israeli Women Pose Nude In Support Of Egyptian Blogger

  • Dozens of Israeli women have posed nearly nude for a photograph in support of Aliaa Magda El-Mahdy, a young female Egyptian blogger who posed nude as a sign of protest against her restrictive society. Forty women posed behind a banner reading “Love Without Limits, homage to Aliaa Elmahdi, sisters in Israel.” [YNetNews]
  • A Democratic state rep in Georgia plans to champion one of two “fetal personhood” amendments in Georgia, which would change the legal definition of a human to a zygote, therefore criminalizing all abortion. A “fetal personhood” amendment recently failed on the ballot in Mississippi.  [Huffington Post]
  • A delegate in Virginia has also filed a “fetal personhood” bill. [Feminist.org]

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“Breaking Dawn”‘s Abortion Undertones

"Breaking Dawn" Red Carpet
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All the photos from the "Breaking Dawn" premiere's red carpet. Read More »
Feminist Role Model
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Is Bella a feminist role model? Read More »
"Twilight" Wedding
Kristen Stewart talks about filming the wedding scene. Read More »
How Gay Is It?
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How gay is "Breaking Dawn," really? Read More »
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“Absolutely, and as a pro-choice feminist, that was certainly my concern going in. No matter what, I would not have done this movie if it violated my own beliefs — I would have just walked away — so I had to find a way into it that was in line with my own thinking and yet not violating anyone else’s beliefs. So that was probably one of the initial challenges of it. I’ve also heard the comment that Bella is the one who’s constantly sacrificing, and wow, I never saw her as someone who sacrificed anything. If anyone’s sacrificing anything, it’s Edward, because from the very beginning — and certainly in this film — she knows what she wants and goes for it, hell or high water. She’s perhaps even a little selfish because she’s so driven for what she wants. ‘Okay, so I die and Edward’s broken-hearted for the rest of eternity? Well, tough luck, I’m going for it anyway.’ She’s very clear, and frankly, I see her as a very strong character. Do other people see her as someone who sacrifices? Absolutely, but I’ve never written her that way, and it actually took me by surprise.”

— “Breaking Dawn” screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg (who also wrote the three previous flicks) on a debate in this film between the Cullens about whether to call the vampire-thing in Bella’s belly “baby” or a “fetus.” Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: How To Discuss Abortion Over Thanksgiving With Your Relatives

  • We all have relatives with whom we disagree on political or social issues. Mine is my dad. We, however, can spar in a friendly way about Barack Obama (him) and Fox News (me) and everyone is still pleasant at the end of the day. Not all families are so lucky, though. That’s why Planned Parenthood has created this cool list of eight easy steps for discussing reproductive rights over the holidays. It’s filled with talking points on how to engage family members in conversation about abortion, the morning-after pill, and sex ed — instead of fighting. [PlannedParenthood.org]
  • The European Union has refused to release a film called “In-Justice: The Story Of Afghan Women In Jail,” which it commissioned, because it said two of the subjects’ lives will be in danger if it does. One woman is doing 12 years in prison for being a rape victim; the other is in jail for leaving her abusive husband. [Yahoo Keep reading »

Rep. Michele Bachmann Poured Water For All The Guys At The Debate

Sexism Vs. Michele Bachmann
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Michele Bachmann will totally have to deal with sexist BS on the campaign trail. Read More »
Ex-Gay Therapy Joke
Bachmann made an insensitive quip about ex-gay therapy. Read More »
Bachmann Stupidity
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Sorry, Michele, "the morning-after abortion pill" doesn't exist. Read More »
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Rep. Michele Bachmann is the only female candidate gunning for the Republican nomination. So you know I’ve got something to say about her taking on what the New York Observer cheekily referred to as “the traditional woman’s role” at a GOP Thanksgiving Family Forum on Saturday night and pouring glasses of water for all her male opponents. While Rick Perry, Herman Cain, and the other male candidates sat at their roundtable, she walked from glass to glass, filling them with water.

Now, let’s put on our Women’s Studies Major Hat and ask ourselves, BUT WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?!?! Keep reading »

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