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 »
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 »
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 »
Everyone gets judged at the doctor, ok? More »
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 »
Abortion rights for all, regardless of income, on demand and without apology. … More »
It’s hard to say you don’t believe people when they tell you they’ve experienced something supernatural. … More »
We’ve literally never heard of any of them. … More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Paula! Come get your son, he’s being an ass again. … More »
Insert tasteless joke about foot-longs. More »
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 »
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 »
Don’t bust out the Kleenex just yet — she promises free content on her Facebook page and website. … More »
And pretty much every other problem he has, duh. … More »
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 »
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 »
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 »