Category Archives: News

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

New Batwoman Is For The Ladies

Batwoman’s back! DC Comics is releasing an all-new series based on the crime-fighting superheroine, but things have changed a little for her. The first panel of the lady-in-black’s first full book since 1979 has just been posted on the inker Tod Klein’s blog and it’s clear that this time she’s not just woman-handling crime, she’s also a real ladykiller — this bad ass Batwoman is a lesbian. So, boys be warned, do not mess with her even if your intentions aren’t illegal. [Wired via Fark] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Tattoo Discrimination, Miley Cyrus’ Fans In Prison, And Bad Boys

  • Tattoo discrimination still exists. If you don’t want to cover your ink up at work, make sure to ask whether the workplace is tattoo friendly at your next interview. [CNN]
  • Keep reading »

    Thursday Quickies!

  • The C-String freaks us the hell out. [Boinkology]
  • Well this is a change. Cuba is now offering free sex changes! [MSNBC]
  • Brilliant! A Ting Tings/Estelle mash-up! [Popbytes]
  • Do men or women have it worse when it comes to aging? Women go through menopause, men lose their hair. [The Times, U.K.]
  • Sex is apparently better when you’re on vacation. [Newsweek.com]
  • Keep reading »

    Hotel Porn Doesn’t Bring In That Much Money

    According to Tom Minnery, senior vice president of government and public policy at Focus on the Family, pornography is “especially dangerous in hotels because it can become addictive and create a sexualized climate that puts men, women and children at risk.” What’s interesting though is that movie rental revenues averaged $16.51 per room per month for the first quarter of 2008, according to LodgeNet Interactive, a company that provides on-demand TV, movie, and Internet services to nearly 2 million hotel rooms, including those owned by Marriot. That money isn’t just from the porn that’s being watched, but it’s also from rentals of legitimate Hollywood movies and TV shows. Basically, it’s probable that only one porn video is played each month in the average hotel room, which doesn’t seem like a whole lot. But Focus on the Family and other advocacy groups that want to get rid of hotel porn might get their way. Hotels only make around $1.65 per room per month in movie rental fees, and they might decide to discontinue offering the service. But then what will traveling salesman do to keep themselves busy at night? [The Smart Set] Keep reading »

    Documentary Suggests All Women Are Gay

    We’ve all heard sexuality is a spectrum and that there is a sliding scale of gay and straight. While this has been the accepted perception, new evidence has come out that all women are gay. According to Dr. Meredith Chivers’ documentary entitled Bi the Way (trailer is above), pictures of naked men do nothing for the blood flow to women’s crotches. While we could argue with that those kinds of photos inspire the manual stimulation that gets the blood flowing, Dr. Chivers found that just the sight of naked chicks in action worked on both straight men and women. This may explain the glut of girl-on-girl action from college co-eds on LastNightsParty.com to Angelina Jolie and Clint Eastwood’s wife. Faux-lesbos are for real! [New York Times] Keep reading »

    Vogue Italia’s “Black Issue” Doesn’t Address The Real Issue

    I can’t remember the last time I picked up a lady mag and saw an African-American woman on the cover that wasn’t Halle Berry. The beauty and hair advice doled out in these magazines is targeted at white women unless otherwise noted and the major runway shows are pitifully powder white (Eastern-European is very in). It’s sucky, to say the least. Vogue Italia decided to do something about it, declaring their July issue “The Black Issue” — all of the featured models would be Black and all the featured content would address Black women. This is all fine and dandy on a purely surface level I suppose, except that by making this issue “special” they’ve defined all other, white-centric issues as the usual and the norm. Rather than having more women of color in every issue, targeting a single issue at one ethnic group doesn’t really do anything to increase diversity, now does it? That’s weak. [NY Times] Keep reading »

    The Ten New(ish) Books You Should Read This Summer

    You’ve already got your trashy beach reads, but there’s also a time and place for, you know, real books. After the jump, 10 New(ish) — i.e. coming out soon or just came out recently — Books You Should Read This Summer. Keep reading »

    High School Girls In MA Want To Get Pregnant

    Most sexually active teen girls probably live in fear of the day they miss their period, but a group of high schoolers in Massachusetts all decided to get pregnant and raise their babies together — 17 of them succeed, and one was even knocked up by a 24-year-old homeless man, according to Gloucester High School’s principal, Joseph Sullivan. Normally there are about four pregnancies at this school of 1,200, which is located in a largely Catholic community. When girls came multiple times to the school clinic for pregnancy tests and seemed more upset if they weren’t pregnant than if they were, the school started asking questions. A girl in the class above the pregnancy pactmakers said she thinks they wanted to have babies because of the unconditional love they believed would come with having a child. “I try to explain it’s hard to feel loved when an infant is screaming to be fed at 3 a.m.,” she said. We smell a Lifetime movie coming out of this. [Time] Keep reading »

    Diamonds From Tequila

    Diamonds can be made out of many materials, even your dead dog’s ashes, and now booze-hounds may be able to get bling made from their alcohol of choice: tequila. Now, technically the diamonds a team of researchers in Mexico have made from 80-proof tequila blanco are diamond films, used in machinery that operates at high temperatures or in harsh conditions, but maybe someday, someone will put a ring on my finger made from Patron. [New Scientist] Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Pink Bark, Menstrual Emails, And Narcissistic Men

  • Pine bark extract supposedly reduces menstrual pain. [Medical News Today]
  • Keep reading »

    • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

    • HowAboutWe

    • Popular