Category Archives: News

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

Girl Talk: I’m Plagued By UTIs

For all the ladies out there who have ever had issues with UTIs, here is my story and experience with treatment. Feel free to weigh in on what you’ve found that works for you (or doesn’t).

I’m beginning to think my vagina is a lemon.

On most fronts, it actually functions quite normally. Yet, there’s one stinging flaw—it’s particularly prone to urinary tract infections. Here’s the deal: no sex, no problem (except for that I’m depressed that I’m not having it). Sex, and I’m often in a world of pain (which I negotiate for a few seconds of ecstasy). Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Huffington Post Taken To Task For Sexist Content

  • I love this Bitch magazine video, “The Huffington Post’s Sexist Link Bait Strategy,” by Anita Sarkeesian — and not just because my study for Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting about the lack of female bloggers on HuffPost’s front page is quoted in it. She asks why the site calls itself liberal and progressive when so much of its internet traffic comes from viewers looking at slideshows of celebrity nip slips. [Bitch]
  • Walmart is appealing an April ruling to authorize a class action lawsuit against the company for sex discrimination. Female employees past and present claim they received lower pay and were passed over for promotions. [Reuters]
  • Yesterday, Alaskan voters approved a law that requires a parent to be notified by a doctor if a teen girl, age 17 or younger, is seeking an abortion. The teen girl can skirt the law if she provides the doctor a notarized statement that she is being abused at home. Already 34 other states require that a parent be notified or give consent in order for an abortion to be performed. [Anchorage Daily News]

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Woman Arrested For Diddling And Driving

You obviously know that it’s against the law to drink and drive, but don’t be diddling and driving either, missy. Police in Cincinnati pulled over Colondra Hamilton, 36, because her car had illegally tinted windows, but when they peeked inside they saw more than they bargained for. Hamilton’s pants were unzipped and she had a sex toy sitting on her lap; apparently, her front-seat passenger was holding up a laptop playing porn for her to watch while she was driving. Hamilton was charged with “driving with inappropriate alertness” and having illegal tinted windows, but the real punishment is having the world know you masturbate while driving and watching pornography. [News.Cincinnati.com] Keep reading »

LPGA Golfer Erica Blasberg’s Death Ruled A Suicide

In May of this year, I wrote about promising, young LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg, who was found dead in her home in Henderson, Nevada, the day she was supposed to leave for a tournament in Alabama. The circumstances surrounding her death were a mystery, but now it has officially been ruled a suicide by suffocation. Additionally, Dr. Thomas Hess, a friend of the 25-year-old who called 911 upon finding her body, was arrested by police and will likely be charged with obstruction of justice because police say he removed pills and a suicide note from her home before authorities arrived. Keep reading »

In Defense Of “Angry” Feminists

AskMen really thinks of everything. Its latest tip of the hat to womankind: a column devoted to helping men navigate the murky waters around “angry feminists.” The helpful article — written by a woman! — gives guys four simple tips for dialoguing with feminists of the pissed-off kind. Among the helpful hints: don’t claim to also be a feminist; don’t talk about sex; don’t prove her right (by being a jerk); and simply just don’t bother. Keep reading »

The Crazy Gross Sandwiches Need To Stop

This is Burger King’s new Pizza Burger. It is four “flame-broiled” beef patties topped with mozzarella and pepperoni and served on a nine-inch sesame seed bun. It clocks in at 2,520 calories, but Burger King, ever so concerned about the diets of American citizens, insists that it is meant to be shared. When your new menu offering comes with what is essentially a warning, there is a problem. “Not intended for one person!” “Do not eat alone!” Do. Not. Want. Keep reading »

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