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The Soapbox: Yes, Women Writers Without Kids “Understand Human Emotions”

The death of Irish novelist Maeve Binchy earlier this week has inspired a lot of articles, most of them warm tributes to her kind heart, quick wit, and writing ability.

Diane Shipley | August 3, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin Described As A “Mean Girl”

Today, The Washington Post ran a column praising 17-year-old Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin as a tenacious athlete. In fact, you could describe columinist Sally Jenkins’ piece as gushing. So…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Olivia Munn Addresses That Long Ago Controversy About Her Being On “The Daily Show”

“With ‘The Daily Show,’ I felt like [people criticizing her] were only satisfied when everyone fit into a certain box. “Pretty and stupid” — one box. “Smart and funny” —…

Jessica Wakeman | July 30, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Male Veterans Get Job Training, Female Veterans Get Knitting Class

A North Carolina ministry has been hit with a sex-discrimination complaint after it was found that it provides job training services in fields like truck driving and culinary arts…

Jessica Wakeman | July 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Grocery Store Launches “Man Aisle” In Dopey Publicity Stunt

Great publicity stunt, Westside Market NYC! You’ve launched a thousand feminist blogs into a tizzy about the “man aisle” in your grovery store, which is stocked with everything a dudely…

Jessica Wakeman | July 26, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Theme Park Gives Discount To Women In Miniskirts

A theme park in Guilin, China is giving a discount to women if they wear a skirt shorter than 38 centimeters. Merryland Resort’s Love Miniskirts discount runs for the next two…

Daley Quinn | July 21, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Some Jerk Is Making A List Of The Ugliest Women In Politics

Today in Stuff I Almost Don’t Want To Write About Because It Just Gives Them More Attention news:

Eric Golub, a “neoconservative comedian” and blogger for the conservative…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Women Don’t Suck At Parking — In Fact, We’re Kinda Good At It

I’m sure many women were experiencing road rage last week when word broke out that a German mayor designated various parking spots for only men, and others for only women.

Daley Quinn | July 19, 2012 - 9:20 am

We’re Breaking Up: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Says Pretty Girls Can’t Be Funny

“She’s funny …  and let’s face it, most pretty girls aren’t funny.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, about his “Looper” co-star Emily Blunt. Blunt allegedly “bristled” at the comment, but JGL was…

Julie Gerstein | July 17, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Women On Hill Receive Significantly Less Than Their Male Counterparts

Today in BS: female Republican House staffers make a whopping $10,093.09 less than the male Republican House staff. Yes, you should read that number again: $10,093.09!

The Democrats…

Daley Quinn | July 15, 2012 - 10:30 am

The Soapbox: Daniel Tosh Apologizes For Rape Comment, But Is Still A Lazy, Sexist Jerk

Over the weekend, a blogger on “Cookies For Breakfast” wrote about a friend’s experience at a Daniel Tosh comedy show — highlighting how the comedian had made several rape jokes…

Julie Gerstein | July 11, 2012 - 2:00 pm

German Mayor Helpfully Allocates Parking Spaces Just For Dudes. You Know, The Hard-To-Park Ones.

A sexist asshat German mayor has designated the “more challenging” parking spaces in the municipal garage for male drivers, because parking a car is so haaaard for us little-wittle-ladies. The…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2012 - 3:20 pm
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