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Give Me Back My Girl Scout Cookies … Or Else!

A 31-year-old Florida woman loves her Girl Scout cookies so much that she’s willing to fight for them. Hersha Howard was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The cause of the dispute? A box of Thin Mints. Hersha stormed into her roommate’s bedroom in the middle of the night when she discovered her box of Thin Mints had gone missing. The roommate ‘fessed up to the Thin Mint theft and offered to give the pissed cookie monster $10 for the stolen snack, but Hersha wasn’t having it. She attacked the woman with a pair of scissors until the police showed up and arrested her. I, too, get violently upset when someone steals my cookies, but Thin Mints? Come on! I can only imagine pulling a pair of scissors on someone if they ate my Somoas. [Naples News] Keep reading »

Howard Stern Tells Female Journalists To Stay Away From Egypt

“Did you see what they did to [physical and sexual assault survivor Lara Logan] that reporter from ’60 Minutes’? Let me tell you something — if you’re a female reporter sit this one the f**k out.”

— The oh-so-enlightened Howard Stern offers female journalists some advice, most likely before introducing naked triplets wrestling each other in JELL-O for a chance to go on a date with Joe Francis. Thank you, Howard. [Examiner]
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Today’s Lady News: John Wayne Bobbitt And His Severed Penis Visit “The View”

  • John Wayne Bobbitt, the man who notoriously had his penis cut off by his then-wife, Lorena Bobbitt, because he allegedly raped her and had allegedly been physically abusing her, told “The View” that she has never apologized. But rest assured, ladies, his “thingy” now works fine. [Radar Online]
  • President Obama has told the Department of Justice to stop defending the anti-gay marriage Defense of Marriage Act in court. Woo-hoo! [Queerty, BuzzFeed]
  • Jacksonville, Florida, mayoral candidate Mike Hogan made a joke in public about bombing an abortion clinic. Ha … ha? [WJXT]
  • Did you know there is a Muslim feminist punk movement? [Alternet]

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The World’s Most Stylish Doughnut

Krispy Kreme and Glamour U.K. have teamed up to create a limited edition doughnut for the magazine’s 10th anniversary. Based on the signature Original Glazed doughnut, the Glamour Glaze is finished with a sparkling glaze in shades of hot pink and purple, tasting of strawberry and black currant, respectively. A very stylish doughnut, indeed. I hope there will be a Glamour photo spread of models devouring them. [The Hairpin] Keep reading »

Anti-Abortion Foes Target Blacks With “Dangerous Womb” Billboards

The anti-abortion movement tries many tactics — guilt, misinformation, assuring women they’re smart and capable enough, more guilt — but one of the latest permutations has been framing abortion as a racial issue. Some anti-abortion activists are framing legal abortion as a way to deter black women‘s reproduction. The latest example is this billboard hanging in New York City’s highly trafficked SoHo neighborhood which reads, “The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb.” The billboard was posted by the Texas-based anti-abortion group, Life Always, The New York Times reports, conveniently timed for Black History Month. Keep reading »

A Bracelet That Predicts Your PMS Threat Level

Help for men everywhere is finally here! U.K. man, Kari Dorn, invented a PMS alert wristband. After being married for 16 years and hearing his buddies complain about their domestic woes — because a PMSing woman is so, so scary! — Dorn had a brilliant idea for a bracelet that lets men know at what time of the month they should be a wee more sensitive toward their lady friends. His PMS alert wristband uses temperature sensitive technology. Since a woman’s body temperature increases during ovulation and stays that way until right before her period, the bracelet changes color during prime PMS time. So if your man sees a threat level red, he knows to lay low, remember to take out the trash, and go on a chocolate run. Hopefully these bracelets are also stylish … for our sake. [Daily Mail U.K.] Keep reading »

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