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Twitter Scoops Media On Osama Bin Laden’s Death

Last night, at around 10 p.m. EST, I was lamenting the lack of incestuous sex on this week’s episode of “Game of Thrones” on my Twitter, when I saw something interesting come across my feed. A retweet of a message from the White House’s press secretary, saying the President would be making a statement at around 10:30 p.m. EST. No information was given on the subject matter, and further investigation on the various news outlets online showed that not only did the press not know what the Prez was going to discuss, but they hadn’t even updated their sites to indicate he would be giving a televised statement. Clearly, this was unplanned and the press got as much of a heads up about it as the rest of us. Keep reading »

Breaking News: President Obama To Announce Osama Bin Laden Has Been Killed By U.S. Forces


I’ll keep this brief. At any moment now, President Obama, in a unplanned, last minute statement broadcast to the world, will announce that U.S. forces have killed Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 attacks. The White House has confirmed that bin Laden has been killed. His body is in U.S. custody. Once the President gives his statement and the video is available online, I’ll post it here. [NY Times]

UPDATE: The President’s address is above. Keep reading »

Seth Meyers And President Obama Roast Donald Trump At The White House Correspondents Dinner


Last night, the White House Correspondents Dinner was held in Washington, hosted by “Saturday Night Live”‘s Seth Meyers. In attendance was Donald Trump, who spent the last month establishing himself at the forefront of the idiotic birther movement. He likely regretted his RSVP after he was brilliantly roasted by both Meyers (above) and President Obama (after the jump). My two favorite Meyers’ jokes:

“Donald Trump said he had a great relationship with the Blacks. Though unless the Blacks are a family of White people, I bet he’s mistaken.”

“Donald Trump has been saying he will run as a Republican which is funny since I just assumed he was running as a joke.”

According to those who sat near him at the event, Trump’s “mood shifted from playing along to unvarnished anger.” Can we all agree this guy is, to use his favorite insult, “a loser” and move on? Great! Keep reading »

Surprise! There’s An Alligator In Your Bathroom!


You hear these stories from time to time about supremely unlucky people who find creatures camping out in their bathrooms. Didn’t someone find a python in their toilet? I like to tell myself that it’s an urban legend in order to self-soothe. But this news item, I cannot ignore. Florida woman, Alexis Dunbar, was beside herself when she discovered a 7-foot alligator had taken up residence in her guest bathroom. Apparently, the alligator had been stalking her cats as a possible food source and entered the house through the doggie door. She came home to find the gator hissing and hungry. NOT OK. Help me forget … please! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Kate Middleton Removed “Obey” From Her Vows

We’ve got a quickie Today’s Lady News column today because Amelia and I were up at — yaaaawn — 4:45 a.m. liveblogging the royal wedding and we’re both pooped. Feel free to include your own news articles and blog posts for Today’s Lady News in the comments!

  • Kate Middleton removed the word “obey” from her marriage vows today. Feministing’s Samhita Mukhopadhyay explains why — surprise! — that doesn’t really matter. [Guardian UK]
  • The U.S. Department of Labor has included gender identity and pregnancy as protections under the department’s “equal opportunity” policy. [Pams House Blend]
  • Are black women actually more likely than white women to be bulimics — despite the stereotypes of what we think a bulimic “looks like”? [The Root]
  • Women would be held in handcuffs or otherwise restrained while giving birth in prison or jail, the Florida’s state Senate has decided. Jailed women can only be physically restrained if they pose a security risk. [Miami Herald]
  • Women filmmakers and screenwriters took home big prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival! [Indie Wire]

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Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kern: “Women Don’t Want To Work As Hard As A Man”

“Women usually don’t want to work as hard as a man. Women tend to think a little bit more about their family, wanting to be at home more time, wanting to have a little more leisure time. I’m not saying women don’t work hard. Women like … to have a moderate work life with plenty of time for spouse and children and other things like that. They work very hard, but sometimes they aren’t willing to commit their whole life to their job like a lot of men do.”

Wow. These are the comments made by Oklahoma State Rep. Sally Kern during a debate on affirmative action. I would love for Kern to have the ovaries to say this in the face of a single mom who is working three jobs to keep herself and her kids housed, clothed and fed.

Oh, but wait! There’s more! Rep. Kern also had the racist idiocy to explain why black people deserve be on unequal footing in society, too. Keep reading »

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