Posts tagged "elections"

Psychotic Polish Presidential Candidate Is A Monster

We thought our crazy Republicans like Rand Paul and Jeb Bush were bad, but Poland is on a whole other level together.

Brace yourselves for Janusz Korwin-Mikke, a presidential candidate for Poland’s next election who plans to get rid all benefits, legalise child pornography (???) and stop women from voting, as Poland vote…

By: Katrin Higher / May 10, 2015

White Women Failed Wendy Davis (And Texas In General)

White women in Texas failed Wendy Davis and the whole rest of the state. [RH Reality Check]
Read this interview with intersex people to find out what life is like for them. [Cosmopolitan]
Here are the five worst states for black people. [The Root]
Read about Harry Potter’s lessons about bullying.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014

Wendy Davis Lost The Election, But She Changed The Game

Wendy Davis, kickass American hero, has lost the Texas gubernatorial election. I know I shouldn’t be surprised. For starters, she’s a Democrat, and Texas hasn’t had a Democratic governor in almost twenty years. To top it off, she’s a female, and a mother, and one of the thousands of women in this country who’ve had

By: Claire Hannum / November 5, 2014

Many Polling Places Still Aren’t Accessible To Voters With Disabilities

Decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act, we still have polling places that are restrictive to disabled voters. [VICE]
Read this fantastic piece about why street harassment shouldn’t be criminalized in the context of an unjust criminal justice system. [The Intercept]
Oklahoma’s Supreme Court has delayed some abortion restrictions in the state.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 4, 2014

Fox Anchor: Young Women Serving On Juries Is A Bad Idea Because They “Don’t Get It”

Kimberly Guilfoyle and her co-hosts on “The Five” decided on Tuesday’s edition of the show that young women are just too out of it to be functional members of society. They argued that most people become conservatives as they get older, and that young women start as liberals until they marry and gain enough “life experience”…

By: Claire Hannum / October 23, 2014

Men In Pakistan Village Decide Women Are Not Allowed To Vote

Welcome to Pakistan! Home to the second largest gender gap in the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Global Gender Gap Report. Many women in Pakistan face violence, intimidation and sometimes death for wanting to receive an education. Sounds like a recipe for repression.

The AP reports that in 564 of 64,000…

By: Sarah Gray / May 8, 2013

Snooki For President?

When I was at the Rally to Restore Sanity, I saw a sign that read “Palin and Snooki 2012″ and thought it was really funny. Until a survey landed in my inbox over the weekend that revealed that young Americans would actually like to see Snooki in the Oval Office. MocoSpace.com asked 3,000 of it…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 8, 2010

This Month In The Lady Mags: It’s All Political In The November Issues

Not sure if you want to spend $3.99 on this month’s Elle? Don’t worry, we’ve got Wendy Felton, editor of GlossedOver.com, here to tell you exactly what’s up on the sex, love, and relationships front in each month’s crop of lady mags.

Next month’s presidential election has totally saturated cable news, the internet,…

By: Wendy Felton / October 13, 2008

Quick Pic: Presidential (A)Dress

We’re going to take a wild guess and say that if French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac could vote in the U.S. presidential election, he’d put a check mark next to Barack Obama’s name. [Jean-Charles de Castelbajac fashion show; Paris Fashion Week; 10/3/2008]…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 3, 2008

Presidential Candidates’ Spouses Participate In Cookie Bake-Off

Every year, Family Circle magazine has a cookie-off among the potential first spouses’ recipes, and the vote often goes the same way as general election. In 2004, Teresa Heinz Kerry’s pumpkin spice cookies lost to Laura Bush’s oatmeal chocolate chunk cookies; in 2000, Laura’s Texas Governor’s Mansion Cowboy cookies beat Tipper Gore’s ginger snaps; and…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 16, 2008

Women Writing More Checks For Presidential Candidates

This election is special, and not just because a woman and a black man are serious contenders. Us girls are donating more than we have in past elections! So far, women have given nearly half of the $100 million that Hillary Clinton has raised from individuals who have given large-dollar contributions, according to the Center…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 7, 2008