Posts tagged "feminist"

Chess Tournament Thoughtfully Bans Cleavage So Women Won’t Invite Rude Comments

An IM Conversation at Frisky HQ:

Jessica: Oh, Lord, a chess tournament has banned cleavage.

Amelia:  I love chess.

Jessica:  But do you…

Jessica Wakeman | March 12, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Hitched: I Love My Dad, But I Don’t Want Him To Give Me Away

I think I just got away with telling my dad he won’t be giving me away at my wedding — and the world didn’t fall apart.

I’d been…

Andrea Grimes | March 7, 2012 - 12:00 pm

President Obama Called Sandra Fluke Because He Wouldn’t Want Sasha & Malia Called “Horrible Names”

“I thought about Malia and Sasha, and one of the things I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about. Even ones…

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2012 - 11:20 am

Indonesia To Thoughtfully Ban Miniskirts So Female Lawmakers Don’t “Invite” Rape

Thank goodness female lawmakers in Indonesia have their male colleagues to look out for them. These silly women simply thought their outfits were a fashion statement, but little did they…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh After He Calls Woman “Slut” On Air

UPDATE, 3/3/12 at 6:30p.m: Rush Limbaugh issued an apology on his web site today to Sandra Fluke, a young woman he referred to earlier this week as a “slut” and…

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2012 - 6:30 pm

Sports Reporter Calls Danica Patrick A “Bitch”

This clip is all kinds of ew. Via the Women’s Media Center on February 20th, the Fox 5 San Diego sports reporter Ross Shimabuku called race car driver Danica Patrick…

Jessica Wakeman | February 24, 2012 - 3:30 pm

The Soapbox: Facts About Rihanna And Other Abused Women

With Chris Brown and Rihanna releasing two remixes together and rumors of them seeing each other flying, it’s understandable to feel disappointed in Rihanna. It’s hard watching anyone step into…

Amanda Marcotte | February 24, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Campus Confidential: A Feminist Rushes A Sorority

When I thought about what my college experience would be like as a high schooler, I never for a second even slightly entertained the faintest thought of joining a sorority.

Julie Zeilinger | February 23, 2012 - 1:00 pm

One Box Of “Roe Vs. Wafers,” Please

The best part about the Girl Scouts’ dramatic unmasking by a Republican lawmaker in Indiana as a “tactical arm of Planned Parenthood” is that the Scouts can now be honest…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2012 - 2:20 pm

UPDATE: Virginia’s Governor Backs Off “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Anti-Abortion Bill (And Even Meghan McCain Is Against It!)

UPDATE, 3:40: Governor McDonnell has released a statement regarding the bill, posted after the jump.

Virginia’s Republican Governor Robert McDonnell has come to his senses: he is dropping…

Jessica Wakeman | February 22, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Arizona Pol’s “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act” Would Allow Men, Parents To Stop Abortions

We’ve long been following the WTF-ery of the “Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenantal Nondiscrimination Act,” which will criminalize abortions based on race or gender of the fetus. The…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Fox News Lady Who Claimed Women Should “Expect” Rape In Military Blames Feminists, New York Times

Fox News contributer Liz Trotta would like to clear up a few things. First of all, when she spoke on the Pentagon’s decision to officially open up more combat positions…

Jessica Wakeman | February 20, 2012 - 4:20 pm

So Lame: Very Few 2012 Oscar Nominees Pass “The Bechdel Test”

Back in 1985, cartoonist Alison Bechdel drew a “Dykes To Watch Out For” cartoon describing the three rules that govern whether or not she will see a movie, which she called…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Michelle Duggar’s Tips For A Happy Marriage Include Being “Financially Dependent” On A Man

I won’t beat around the bush: “tips for a happy marriage” from Michelle Duggar are as bad as they sound.

In the season premiere of “19 Kids and…

Jessica Wakeman | February 17, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Former Marine To Fox News: Sexual Assault Should Not Be Part Of My Job

Violent sexual assaults in the military have increased by 64 percent since 2006, according to a recent Pentagon report. Let me repeat that number: 64 percent.

But few…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | February 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: BYU Jerk Slut-Shames Fellow Student For Her Dress On Valentine’s Day

Somebody has just cursed himself a lifetime of callused handjobs on Valentine’s Day: a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, received a handwritten message from a fellow…

Jessica Wakeman | February 16, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Feminist Pornographer Tristan Taormino On Being In The Male-Dominated Porn Industry

“There’s this experience I have repeatedly which is so symbolic. I work for this big company, Vivid Entertainment, and you walk in the second floor, the editing suite, and there…

Jessica Wakeman | February 16, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Women On Afghan TV Told To Wear “Less Makeup, More Veil”

Your daily reminder that as screwed up as our government’s attempts to control women’s bodies is sometimes, it could be worse: female TV presenters in Afghanistan have been warned by…

Jessica Wakeman | February 16, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Jon Stewart’s Send-Up To The “Holy Sausage Fest” Freaking Out Over Birth Control

Sean Hannity from Fox News had a whole bunch of dudes — white dudes, black dudes, all dudes — stop by for a big ol’ sausage-fest discussion of the birth control

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Ann Coulter Says Liberal Women Are Ugly, Wage Gap Is Fine If Women “Never Have To Pay For Dinner”

“I think all real females are right-wingers and I can tell you that based on experience — and my bodyguard will back me up on this — all pretty girls are…

Jessica Wakeman | February 13, 2012 - 1:40 pm
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