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Bishop Broadbent Gives The Royal Engagement The Bird

Reverend Pete Broadbent, the Bishop of Willesden, is giving Prince William and Kate Middleton the smack down. After their engagement announcement last week, he took to Facebook to post some angry rants. Everyone really is on Facebook, huh? But I digress. His choice commentary after the jump. Keep reading »

Chile’s Domestic Violence PSA Fail

Guys who beat women are bad dudes? Sure. Guys who beat women are “fa**ots”? Chile’s National Women’s Service perhaps needs a refresher course on this whole “treating all human beings with dignity and respect” thing. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Beauty Pageant Drama Used To Be A Lot More Feisty

These days, the most exciting thing to happen at a beauty pageant is someone saying Americans cannot find the United States on a map “because they don’t have maps.” But back in 1970, things got way more feisty! This weekend was the 40th anniversary of the 1970 Miss World Pageant, when a feminist group called the Women’s Liberation Movement pelted smoke-, flour- and stink-bombs at the host, Bob Hope, while they chanted, “We’re not beautiful, we’re not ugly, we’re angry!” Keep reading »

Barbara Bush Won’t Be Voting For Sarah Palin

“I thought she was beautiful. And she’s very happy in Alaska. I hope she’ll stay there.”

—Former First Lady Barbara Bush tells Larry King her thoughts on watching “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” [People] Keep reading »

Pope Says Condom Use “Justified” For Male Prostitutes, I’m Not Impressed

Hey, great news, male prostitutes with HIV/AIDS! The Pope has given you his blessing to use condoms! In the upcoming book Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times, Pope Benedict XVI concedes that in very rare cases, condom use could be considered justified to help stop the spread of AIDS. The example he specifically uses is for that of male prostitutes, for whom condom use “can be a first in the direction of moralization a first assumption of responsibility.” When the media was quick to jump all over this statement as a reversal of the Catholics Church’s long-standing policy banning contraceptives, the Church was quick to clarify that the Pope’s statement was no such thing. Because, I mean, let’s face it, the Catholic Church certainly doesn’t believe male prostitutes (with AIDS!) are getting into heaven anyway. Keep reading »

The Dieci Can Kick Four Loko’s Butt

If you think Four Loko will put hair on your chest (or maybe even kill you), consider the Dieci. Brooklyn coffee shop The Pulp & The Bean began serving the drink that they are calling “coffee porn in a cup” and “20 ounces of just thunder” this week. The Dieci is 10 shots of pure espresso. Yes, TEN. And it’s not for the faint of heart … literally. Doctors have warned that you should not attempt to imbibe the Dieci unless you are young and healthy. Um, I don’t drink anything with the word “die” in its name (yeah, I know “dieci” is 10 in Italian, but still), but I’ll look forward to the funny videos of daring people doing asinine crap while high on espresso. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

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