Category Archives: News

From women’s health to feminism to politics – news that’s real and relevant to you.

Today’s Lady News: Cindy McCain Says Our Government Treats Gays Like “Second Class Citizens”

  • Cindy McCain joined this NOH8 campaign video alongside Slash, Dr. Drew, Kat Von D, and other celebs to speak out against bullying of gay youths. Most importantly, Cindy McCain says bullies are only taking their cues from the government! Yes, Cindy McCain actually said, “Our government treats the LGBT community like second-class citizens.” What the hell is she still doing with Senator John McCain if this is how she feels? That’s going to be one awkward dinner table conversation tonight. [YouTube]
  • Sapphire has sold a sequel to Push (which became “Precious”) to Penguin called The Kid. [Jezebel]
  • Here are 50 shows in 50 states supporting the Girls Rock Camp Alliance! [Seattlest]

Keep reading »

Debate This: Is It OK For Amazon To Sell “Kiddie Porn”?

Yesterday we got into a heated debate over whether or not Amazon should have banned its controversial Kindle title The Pedophile’s Guide to Love And Pleasure. I should revise my original statement to read, “I am opposed to censorship in most cases.” But as reader Vivster so wisely pointed out, censorship is an official order not to sell or publish something, and Amazon is a private bookseller. So it’s kind of a moot point anyway. That being said, I think that Amazon was right to pull the title. That is my opinion. But now other Amazon content is being questioned. Keep reading »

Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, The STD Version

It’s not easy to create a sex ed campaign that’s fun to watch, but this interactive video out of the U.K. called “Condom, No Condom?” is sort of like “Skins” crossed with those Choose Your Own Adventure books. Make a wrong move, get genital warts and see for yourself. [Televisual] Keep reading »

Skype Helps Gay Couple Get Wed Legally


Just when you thought the interwebs couldn’t get any more awesome, it goes and performs a sweet new function in the name of love! The world’s first “gay digital wedding” allowed Texans Thomas Mark Reed and Dante Karl Walkup to get legally married in D.C., without so much as leaving Dallas. Keep reading »

Woman Claims She Was Cuffed To Chair And Had Ticket Ripped Up For Refusing Full Body Scan

I’m not usually one to claim women are misrepresenting the truth when they say something bad has happened to them. I like it when someone claims something happened and the video tape of the incident actually proves them right. I’ve listened to radio personality Meg McLain describe an airport ordeal where she refused a full-body scan, and watched the long, audio-less CCTV tape of the incident, and “exaggerating” is the word that comes to mind. McLain said she was grabbed by the arm, her ticket was ripped up and she was handcuffed to a chair as she sobbed. While she was definitely handcuffed to a chair and the TSA agents do not look like they are listening to her, it’s not quite the drama she describes on air. Keep reading »

Your Daily Cry: Faithful Dog Edition

Wayne Giroux was killed by a drunk driver nearly five months ago, but Wayne’s dog Spot doesn’t know that. Everyday, Spot sits along the roadside and waits for her owner to come home. Says Wayne’s son, Paul, “If you ever find anything like that that loves you that much, it’s the most precious gift in the world.” [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular