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Goldie Hawn Recalls Sexual Harassment On The Casting Couch

“I go to this big Park Avenue apartment; I’ve never been in so much wealth … He [writer Al Capp] thunders through the door … and he said, ‘Well I’m…

Jessica Wakeman | January 18, 2012 - 9:20 am

Is Jay-Z Giving Up The Word “Bitch”?

Over the weekend, the feminist blogosphere was all a-titter with the “news” that Jay-Z has sworn off using the word “bitch” in his rap lyrics after the birth of his…

Jessica Wakeman | January 16, 2012 - 1:20 pm

NJ Gov. Chris Christie Makes Sexist Blowjob Joke Campaigning For Mitt Romney

When I heard yesterday that New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie made a blowjob joke while campaigning for Mitt Romney, I thought it just sounded, at worst, crude. (And embarrassing for…

Jessica Wakeman | January 10, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Au Revoir, “Mademoiselle”: French Town Ditches “Sexist Title”

A French town has decided it is sexist to refer to women by their marital status and will no longer be using the word “mademoiselle” — which means unmarried woman…

Jessica Wakeman | January 9, 2012 - 2:40 pm

George Clooney Is Worried About Women In Hollywood

“There’s this strange thing that’s happened over the last 25 or 30 years where there’s this decision being made that women aren’t able to carry the box office. Now, ‘Bridesmaids’ has…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 5, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Michele Bachmann Drops Out Of The GOP Race

Rep. Michele Bachmann dropped out of the GOP presidential race this morning, after placing nearly last place in yesterday’s Iowa caucus. Bachmann will return to focusing her energies in Congress,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 4, 2012 - 12:20 pm

The Soapbox: On Chris Brown & Why We Must Take Domestic Violence More Seriously

A recent segment on NPR about the rehabilitation of Chris Brown’s career is cause for alarm.  No, not because we should care about Chris Brown’s career as a pop singer…

Zerlina Maxwell | January 4, 2012 - 11:00 am

Today’s Lady News: Dennis Rodman Launching Topless Women’s Basketball Team

Dennis Rodman says he’s launching a “topless women’s basketball team” for the Headquarter’s Gentlemen’s Club in New York. “You don’t have to have too much experience,” Rodman told the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 3, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Saudi Arabian Women Can Vote Or Run For Office Without Male Approval In 2015

Saudi women will be able to vote and run for office without a male guardian’s approval in 2015, an official has announced. Women in Saudi Arabia require a male…

Jessica Wakeman | December 29, 2011 - 5:30 pm

The Soapbox: Let’s Take The “Man” Out Of Mani/Pedi

I boldly venture into sexist territory. I move we take the “man” out of mani/pedi. Why? Because sitting next to someone of the opposite sex in my nail salon is…

Lorraine Duffy Merkl | December 29, 2011 - 1:00 pm

The BBC’s Women Of The Year Include A Princess And A Panda, But No CEOs

It’s almost 2012, but you wouldn’t know it from the BBC’s bafflingly retro new list of 12 women who it calls the “Faces of the Year.” Who made the cut? Christine LaGarde? Jill Abramson?

The Grindstone | December 29, 2011 - 12:20 pm

Does This Equinox Ad Offend You?

I’m on the fence about this ad for Equinox, an upscale gym with locations in Los Angeles, New York City, and elsewhere. On the one hand,  I’m not keen on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2011 - 4:20 pm
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