South Carolina Votes 94-20 To Remove Confederate Flag

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2015

Early this morning, the South Carolina state House of Representatives voted in a landslide – 94 to 20 – to remove the Confederate battle flag from their public buildings. The bill will now go for approval to Governor Nikki Haley, who has previously expressed support for removing the flag and says she’ll sign the bill… More »

Most Irish Citizens Believe Abortion Should Be Decriminalized

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

And: Afghanistan’s first female Supreme Court nominee wasn’t approved by its Parliament, Facebook made a feminist tweak to the “Friends” icon, and Martha Washington used to be featured on American currency. More »

Google Shows Women Fewer Ads For High-Paying Jobs Than Men

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

A study from Carnegie Mellon found that women are less likely to be shown ads for high-paying jobs while conducting a Google search than men, which is not precisely surprising, but it still makes me want to pinch the bridge of my nose and sigh loudly.

The study used an “automated testing rig”… More »

“Real Vampires” Say They Avoid Doctors For Fear Of Being “Judged”

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 8, 2015

Everyone gets judged at the doctor, ok? More »

True Story: Adventures In Internet Racism & Body-Shaming

By: Elizabeth Blumberg / July 8, 2015

I know that there is a strong correlation between people who defend racism on the internet and people who, when challenged, will resort to misogynist attacks. Here is one such example. More »

The EACH Woman Act Will Make Reproductive Choice A Reality For All Women

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 8, 2015

Abortion rights for all, regardless of income, on demand and without apology. … More »

Is There A Nice Way To Say I Don’t Believe In Ghosts?

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 8, 2015

It’s hard to say you don’t believe people when they tell you they’ve experienced something supernatural. … More »

Miss USA Finds New Hosts Who Don’t Mind Donald Trump Being Terrible

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 8, 2015

We’ve literally never heard of any of them. … More »

Bill Cosby’s Role As “Public Moralist” Led To Release Of Documents

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 8, 2015

This week’s newest revelation about Bill Cosby is dark (as ever) but a little vindicating: The judge in the trial, U.S. District Court Judge Eduardo Robreno, wrote in his decision to release the documents from Andrea Constand’s 2005 civil suit against Cosby that the comedian’s stance as a “public moralist” tipped the scales in favor… More »

Cops Say Parents Banished Teen For Eating Pop-Tart

By: Newser / July 7, 2015

A 14-year-old girl who ate an unauthorized Pop-Tart found herself banished to the woods for a week with only a tent, a roll of toilet paper, a flashlight, and a watch, police say. James Driggers, 33, and Crystal Driggers, 36, of Dalzell, SC, were arrested Friday and have been charged with unlawful neglect for their… More »

The Soapbox: Protecting Affirmative Action Is A Feminist Issue

By: Tiffanie Drayton / July 7, 2015

Abigail Fisher’s lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin is an example of how white women are used as pawns in a war against people of color where both demographics lose to white male patriarchy. … More »

Someone Has To Talk To Paula Deen About Her Son’s Brownface

By: Megan Reynolds / July 7, 2015

Paula! Come get your son, he’s being an ass again. … More »

Jared From Subway Is Being Investigated For Child Pornography

By: Megan Reynolds / July 7, 2015

Insert tasteless joke about foot-longs. More »

America Wins The Women’s World Cup!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 6, 2015

America won against Japan 5-2 last night; in other news, Edomex is losing two women a day to violence and kidnappings, beer enthusiasts are waking up to craft beer’s sexism problem, and French erotica magazine L’imparfaite views sex sociopolitically. More »

Girl Fights “Boys Only” Robotics Program, Makes Her Library More Equitable

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 6, 2015

An Ontarian girl fought the biblio-patriarchal establishment and won! Cash Cayen, a girl from Timmins, Ontario who just wanted to make some gull-derned robots – because WHO DOESN’T, REALLY – was turned away from a “Special Boys [sic] Program” for robotics at Timmins Library because, alas, she is a girl. When she asked the assistant library director… More »

Sarah Palin Quits The Internet Teevee Game

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 6, 2015

Don’t bust out the Kleenex just yet — she promises free content on her Facebook page and website. … More »

Mantrum: Revenge Porn The Fault Of Feminism, Says Moron

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 6, 2015

And pretty much every other problem he has, duh. … More »

There’s A Cuss-, Porn- And Gay-Free Facebook That Sounds Just As Bad As Regular Facebook

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 6, 2015

Brazilian developers have created a social networking site called Faceglória for Christians that blocks erotic content of any kind whatsoever, and also swear words, and also gay stuff. It’s attracted 100,000 members in its first month.

The upside to not having sex and gay stuff and swear words on Faceglória is that instead… More »

Abby Wambach’s Post-World Cup Kiss Will Melt Your Heart

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 6, 2015

So, first of all: USA! USA! USA!

If you didn’t watch the Women’s World Cup final last night, America bested Japan 5-2 after scoring our first four goals in the first 15 minutes, which is insane. But to top it all off, and second of all, soccer fans got this adorable moment… More »

Hot Dog Shocker: Former 4th Of July Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Champ Loses To A Newbie

By: Katrin Higher / July 5, 2015

Ah yes, it wouldn’t be a sweaty, smelly and frightening display of debauched patriotism without the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest! But this year took a different turn for the first time in eight years.

Move over Joey Chestnut, there’s a new hot dog scarfing machine in town. Long live the “Megatoad.”… More »

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