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Rick Santorum Has A Big Problem With Pink Balls

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Wants Google to stop associating his name with "frothy" anal sex bi-product. Read More »
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Sometimes I think Rick Santorum is just a really elaborate Onion spoof. There is no better evidence of this theory than what Jezebel is referring to as Pink Ballgate. Yesterday, at a campaign event at a Wisconsin bowling alley, Santorum was heard advising a young man not to use a pink bowling ball when it was his turn. Especially not on camera. (Why? Because pink bowling balls cause gayness?) A Reuters reporter overheard Santorum tell the boy, ”You’re not gonna use the pink ball. We’re not gonna let you do that. Not on camera.” He also reportedly added, “Friends don’t let friends use pink balls.” I mean, c’mon. I know that Santorum isn’t a made-up politician designed to point out the ridiculousness of the extreme right; I know he’s a real man with a somewhat real shot at the nomination, but I just can’t handle quotes like this. If the facepalming continues, I am going to have welts. [Raw Story, Jezebel]

Woman Finds Mold On Her Tampon, Kotex Says It’s Nothing To Worry About

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Don't try this (probably urban legend) at home, kids! Read More »
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Feminine hygiene products should be hygienic, no? Well, that was not the case when Danielle Parr went to insert a Kotex tampon into her hoo-ha and discovered that the tampon popped out of the applicator covered in mold. Let me repeat that: MOLD. MOLLLLLLLLLD. Luckily for her, she was, for some reason, removing the tampon from the applicator before inserting it so she was able to spot the black and green fungus before it was injected into her lady business. Can you imagine? I’m dry heaving.  Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Rep. Gwen Moore Shares Her Own Rape Story Before Congress (NSFW)

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Adolescent girls and preteen boys are at the highest risk for sexual assault. Read More »
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  • While pushing for reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) recounted the story of her own sexual assault as a child and rape as a young woman. “Violence against women is as American as apple pie,” Rep. Moore said. “I know, not only as a legislator, but from personal experience. Domestic violence has been a thread throughout my personal life, up to and including being a child repeatedly sexually assaulted, up to and including being an adult who’s been raped.” Much respect to her for sharing her personal story in such a public way. [Huffington Post
  • Adrienne Rich, feminist poet and essayist, died yesterday at age 82. [L.A. Times]
  • Out students at West Point are filming the military school’s first Gay-Straight Alliance since the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal. [Queerty] Keep reading »

Beware The Gang Of Blondes!

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Brazilian police have finally made some headway in a case that will undoubtedly be turned into a movie starring Blake Lively. Apparently, a gang of six young, attractive women has been staking out upscale shopping mall parking lots, targeting well-to-do blond shoppers to kidnap and rob. Two members of the gang hold the hostage at gunpoint for a few hours while the others drain her bank accounts and use her credit cards to buy designer merchandise. The Blondes have allegedly carried out more than 50 of these crimes, but now half of the crew has been arrested, and police have identified the remaining members. I’m sure there’s a “How many blondes does it take to commit 50 robberies” joke in here somewhere, but I won’t go there because 1) blonde jokes are stupid, and 2) I’m scared of retaliation. [NY Daily News]

Open Letter To The Man Who Propositioned Me For Sex On The Subway

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How do you stop a pervert from rampant perv-ing? Read More »
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An app called Circle Of 6 contacts your friends if you're in distress. Read More »

Dear Man Who Propositioned Me For Sex On The Subway,

Why is it that after I respectfully responded “no, thanks” to your subway sex proposition, you found it necessary to call me a “bitch”? Have you not seen the movie “Shame”? Even an exceptionally fantastic looking guy like Michael Fassbender (who, might I add, was playing a sex addict) found it difficult to come on to a girl while riding the train because he feared rejection.

But you sir, wearing that hideous shirt, those skinny jeans which were obviously washed one time too many because they revealed your ankles, a pair of busted Converse, with a chip-toothed, yellow grin, thought that your offer to leave the train with you on 23rd street “to hang out at your house” should have been received with excitement. Keep reading »

Something Pleasant Happened, For Once: Jeremy Lin Met With Fired ESPN Headline Writer

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An xoJane blogger defended the ESPN journalist who got fired. Read More »
On Hot Asian Dudes
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Jeremy Lin reveals our weirdness with Asian-American male sexuality. Read More »
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Some racist "Hunger Games" fans are mad about its black actors. Read More »
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Last month, the world imploded (for a little while anyway) when ESPN writer Anthony Frederico penned a headline about Asian-American basketball player Jeremy Lin with the phrase “chink in the armor.” He said he simply meant that Lin had screwed up his winning streak for the Knicks, but was promptly fired amid cries of racism. Federico said he didn’t realize “chink” was a racist slur, certainly didn’t intend to use it that way, and had used the phrase “chink in the armor” a bunch of other times when referring to non-Asian players messing up their game. If you missed the giant-ass kerfluffle in the media, you must have been in a coma.  

This Tuesday, Jeremy Lin took Frederico out to lunch to chat. ”It went incredible,” Federico told Newsday. “The fact that he took the time to meet with me in his insanely busy schedule … He’s just a wonderful, humble person. He didn’t have to do that, especially after everything had kind of died down for the most part.” Keep reading »

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