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Women In Science Screwed By Sexism

Men applying to science positions at research universities were deemed more competent than women applicants, according to a new study. Or as blogger Kay Steiger put it, “Science documents…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2012 - 5:00 pm

The Soapbox: Why Choosing Your Baby’s Sex Is Gambling On Gender Stereotypes

There are many in Western society that seem to band together anytime the subject of sex-selective abortion in foreign countries comes up. It’s a tricky topic, especially for those of…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Vogue Excludes Women Novelists From Edith Wharton Spread

Why were there no women novelists in Vogue’s Edith Wharton spread? [Slate] [Photo: Slate/Vogue]
Female voters nationwide favor President Obama by 10 points, according to a poll released…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2012 - 5:40 pm

The Soapbox: On Wishing Rape Upon Rapists

I was horrified to read this week that a 73-year-old woman was raped in broad daylight in Central Park.

Read that again, let it sink in: a 73-year-old woman

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2012 - 11:00 am

Michelle Malkin “Probably Needs To Get Laid,” Says Fox News Commentator

I am not Michelle Malkin fan, either, but the Fox News commentator who said the conservative wackjob is angry because she’s “probably needs to get laid” was inappropriate. You…

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Volkwagen India Put A Vibrator Inside A Newspaper, Then Tweeted Women Are Dumb And Can’t Drive

Putting vibrators in the pages is a clever way to get more horny women reading the papers and perhaps save the dying newspaper industry. But when Volkswagen India put a…

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2012 - 3:40 pm

“Don’t Get Raped”: New Tumblr Collects Handy Dandy Victim-Blaming Tips

Don’t go near football players. Don’t trust police officers. Don’t be in or around your own home. Don’t go to Harvard. Don’t drink or go to school dances. And never, never change your mind about…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Attorney General Lisa Madigan Fires Back Against Sexist Questions

This week at the National Democratic Convention, sexism seeped out of the mouths of three Chicago Sun-Times reporters when asking Attorney General Lisa Madigan about her potential run for governor.

Daley Quinn | September 7, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Facepalm Republican Tom Smith Assumes Women Are Talking About Shoes

Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle! Tom Smith, the Senate candidate from Pennsylvania who last week compared pregnancy from rape to having a baby out of wedlock, has verbal diarrhea again.

Jessica Wakeman | August 31, 2012 - 1:30 pm

“BIC For Her” Pens Are A Product That Actually Exists

Girls need girlish “BIC For Her” pens for girly girls, amirite? (Yes, I wrote the word “pens.” PENS!) You have to read some of the snarky comments that reviewers…

Jessica Wakeman | August 28, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Republican Tom Smith Compares Rape To Sex Out Of Wedlock

Alright, Republicans, you can go home now. Tom Smith of Pennsylvania wins for the most absurdly offensive thing that could be said about rape and ladies who be havin’

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Find Out If You Were “Legitimately” Raped With This Helpful Song

God bless singer Taylor Ferrera!  This song, “Legitimate Rape,” is so kickass: “I was a little drunk / illegitimate rape! / I know the rapist well / illegitimate rape!

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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