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

New Thing I’m Terrified Of: The Capybara

What I love most about being a blogger is discovering new, scary things that keep me awake at night. The latest find that has me tossing and turning is the capybara, which is basically a 100-pound rat/pig hybrid. Cute! For those of you who live in California, you’ll be pleased to know that there was a homeless capybara found swimming in a sewage pond near the Salinas River. I hear that some people keep these rodents as pets, as they are known to be playful, loyal, and affectionate. They are also known to devour one another with their sharp teeth for no reason. Fun stuff! [Discovery] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Two Muslim Women Fined In Belgium For Wearing The Veil

  • Two Belgian teenage girls, ages 16 and 17, have been fined $200 each for wearing face-covering Muslim veils in public. It has been illegal to wear a niqab or burqa veil in public in Belgium since July. However, their fines have been paid off by a French businessman who believes the women should express their religion however they so choose. [Telegraph UK, International Business Times]
  • A former sheriff in Missouri has plead guilty to forcing women to expose their breasts to him during searches. [Christian Science Monitor]
  • Will the rumored “Sex and the City” prequel movie/TV show/whatever-it-is-going-to-be keep the characters’ abortions in the plotlines? On the TV series, in the episode when Miranda is initially considering having an abortion, Carrie confessed to terminating a pregnancy when she first moved to New York. Samantha confessed to having three abortions in the same episode. [Think Progress]

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That’s Not Sexism: Christine O’Donnell Claims Piers Morgan’s Interview Was Sexist

Accusing the courtly British interviewer Piers Morgan of being rude did not seem to work for Christine O’Donnell, so now she is claiming sexism is to blame. “If he was sitting there talking to Barack Obama or Joe Biden or any other male Senate candidates, talking about masturbation and all of this stuff, it would’ve been creepy,” she told the conservative website The Daily Caller. “He kept pressing and pressing and pressing.” Morgan was referring to her publicly-known views about masturbation being sinful, which she compared to adultery on a 1996 MTV special about sex. One would assume the president and vice president have never had to answer questions about masturbation because they have each been discreet enough to keep their opinions on the topic to themselves. If either man had crusaded against masturbation at any point in their careers, I’d bet my firstborn child that the mainstream media would be all over it. Keep reading »

The Vatican Is Offering Forgiveness For Abortions Until Sunday

Abortion is a big no-no in the Catholic church — but not from Tuesday until this Sunday. The Vatican is offering forgiveness to women who’ve had abortions during a six day-long World Youth Day prayer event in Madrid, which will bring 1.5 million pilgrims from all over the world. Catholic women who have had an abortion (and in the U.S., that will be four in 10 of us in our lifetime —UPDATE: to clarify, four out of 10 unintended pregnancies end in abortion while two in ten of all pregnancies end in abortion. Thanks to commenter @MrsG for pointing this out. I apologize for the error.) can confess and supposedly be spared excommunication; women who’ve been excommunicated for the sin of abortion will be welcomed back into the church. Keep reading »

NJ Bridal Salon Refuses To Sell Lesbian Bride A Gown

Every bride dreams about picking out her perfect wedding gown and then being told she is a sinner who will burn in the fire-y pits of hell. Oh, wait, she doesn’t? Then you fail, Here Comes the Bride of Somers Point, New Jersey. You fail big. Keep reading »

Anderson Cooper Cracks Up On Air Over Gerard Depardieu’s Urination Incident

This video combines four of my favorite things: silver fox Anderson Cooper, awesomely bad puns, the mocking of a celebrity who pissed themselves on a plane, and a newscaster cracking up on air. Last night, during a segment called “RidicuList,” Anderson just couldn’t contain his laughter after spouting out a long list of puns about Gerard Depardieu, who apparently peed all over himself on a plane from Paris to Dublin when a flight attendant told him he couldn’t get up to use the bathroom. “So Depardieu created his own little jet stream,” said Anderson, reading the script. “Or as the French say ‘oui oui.’ [Other passengers] saw a actual thespian actually thes peein’ … They should thank their lucky stars it wasn’t Depar-two.” Anderson then scrunched his face and dissolved into hysterics. “Sorry, this has actually never happened to me. You see this sort of thing on YouTube and you don’t think this kind of thing will happen to you.” No worries, Anderson, we like! [Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »

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