Category Archives: News

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

Today’s Lady News: More Birth Control Pills Recalled

  • Birth control pills made by Glenmark Generics are being recalled because some of the active/non-active pills have been placed in the wrong order. Check at the link to see if one of your packets of pills has been recalled and use another form of birth control in the meantime! [MSNBC]
  • An Alabama lawmaker is backing off his support for an anti-abortion “transvaginal ultrasound” bill, which is similar to the one which caused an uproar recently in Virginia. [Talking Points Memo]
  • Virginia’s state Senate has advanced a bill mandating women receive an ultrasound before an abortion. (Previously the language of this bill would have required women to have an invasive “transvaginal ultrasound,” but that has since been dropped.) A Democratic state senator proposed an amendment that would require the state to pay for the exam if she cannot afford it, that insurance be required to cover it, and that a woman not be required to have an ultrasound if her doctor tells her the fetus has severe abnormalities. The Republican majority rejected all those suggestions, but did add an exception for rape and incest claims that have been reported to police. [MSNBC] Keep reading »

The Connection Between Wealth And Wanton

Christian Bale's Inspiration
Patrick Bateman, Tom Cruise, same thing. Read More »
Luxury Sex Toys
Don't you wish you had a 14k gold vibrator? Read More »
Skinny And Rich
Women who weigh less make more money, says a study. Read More »

The term “classy” winks at, well, the upper class. When we say someone has “class,” we mean to say that such a person is refined or even elegant in their behavior and the way they carry themselves, in a manner that’s typical of a higher caste. It suggests that people who are born into, or climb into, a higher social echelon are better-behaved, have better taste, and are all-around better.

As anyone who’s ever read an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel or grown up in a wealthy setting can attest, that belief is downright laughable. Keep reading »

Women Rule When It Comes To Words

2010's Worst Words
The most annoying words and phrases from 2010. Read More »
Worst Words of 2009
The phrases we couldn't stand in 2009. Read More »
That's Dirty Talk?
Romantic dirty talk has no place in the bedroom. Read More »

Women! Our strange vocal tics and annoying upspeak patterns are actually groundbreaking and important, so says science. Linguists now say that a lot of the vocal embellishments women and girls use are actually a lot more sophisticated and refined than previously thought. Take that, Valley Girl doubters!

Keep reading »

“Linsanity” & Our Squicky Relationship With Asian-American Male Sexuality

ESPN's Lin Headline
Jeremy Lin photo
An xoJane blogger defended the ESPN journalist who got fired. Read More »
Topless Basketball?
Dennis Rodman is launching a topless women's b-ball team. Read More »
An $1,800 Sports Bra
You probably don't need it. Read More »
Jeremy Lin photo

Jeremy Lin is not just the basketball player who has launched a thousand bad “Lin” puns — and prompted a refresher course on why the word “chink” is unacceptable for an ESPN headline.

His sudden emergence in pop culture has also underscored how strangely acceptable it is in America to make make racial comments about Asians, whether they are considered complimentary (like “all Asians are good at math” or “all Asian women are hot”) or insulting (like “Asian men are not sexy.”)

The thing is, if you’ve never seen an attractive, sexy Asian man, you probably ought to check either your eyes or your prejudices — like all hot men, they’ve been all around us all along.
Keep reading »

Hank For Senate: Cat Runs For Office In Virginia

The race for a Senate seat from Virginia may evolve into a cat fight now that one Springfield resident has tossed his collar into the ring.

Hank may not be the typical political animal: he has spent time on the streets; he’s never voted; and he really doesn’t seem to like wearing clothes to do his best work.

That’s right, former Virginia Govs. George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D) now face a feline foe. Hank’s a former street cat and political independent who advocates a job creation platform and “milk in every bowl.”According to his Twitter account, Hank is also passionate about the creation of a Privacy Bill of Rights and the protection of consumer data. Read more…

Today’s Lady News: WA Pharmacies Don’t Have To Sell Plan B, Judge Rules

  • Pharmacies in Washington state are no longer required to carry the morning-after pill/Plan B following a ruling by a district judge. Two pharmacies had claimed that being forced to provide the morning-after pill infringed on their freedom of religion. [Nerve]
  • Jan Berenstain, the children’s book author who co-wrote The Berenstain Bears series with her husband, died on Friday at the age of 88. Jan and Stan Berenstein wrote over 300 Berenstain Bears books, starting all the way back in 1962. [TMZ]
  • Utah’s House of Representatives advanced a bill that bars sexual education from being taught unless it is abstinence-only. [Newser]
  • Pennsylvania may have struck down the rape-y “transvaginal ultrasound” requirement from one of the anti-abortion bills working its way through the state legislature. But there’s an even scarier anti-abortion bill in Pennsylvania that we should be worried about as well. [Raw Story] Keep reading »
  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular