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The Soapbox: “Smug” Is Just A More Polite Way To Say “Bitch”

Gwyneth Paltrow, who loves juice cleanses and is responsible for bringing the term “conscious uncoupling” to the mainstream, is no stranger to insults. The skinny, rich, blonde Hollywood star gets…

Lilit Marcus | September 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm

CVS, Walgreens Illegally Charged Women For Birth Control

CVS and Walgreens are under fire for illegally charging 11,000 women a co-pay for their birth control prescriptions at their pharmacies. Under the Affordable Care Act, forms of preventative…

Jessica Wakeman | September 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Chelsea Manning Sues Government For Treatment For Gender Dysphoria

Chelsea Manning, the army private who was convicted of leaking documents to Wikileaks, is suing the federal government for medical treatment for gender dysphoria. Manning, who previously went by…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

#BringBackOurGirls Could Actually Happen Soon

The Islamic fundamentalist group Boko Haram allegedly held numerous negotiations in August with the Red Cross and the Nigerian government to swap prisoners for the over 200 school girls…

Jessica Wakeman | September 23, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Hackers Threaten To Release Nude Photos Of Emma Watson After Her Feminist Speech At The UN

Emma Watson may be the latest celebrity to have nude photos leaked on the Internet — in her case as retribution for a kickass speech she gave at the

Jessica Wakeman | September 22, 2014 - 6:21 pm

This Woman’s Spoken Word Poem About Her Abortion Is Incredible

This is Leyla Josephine, a spoken word and performance artist based in Glasgow, Scotland, and the video above is her incredible spoken word poem about her abortion. Or rather, the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Roger Goodell On NFL’s Handling Of Ray Rice: “I Made A Mistake”

In a press conference today NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he is not considering a resignation of the league’s handling of Ray Rice’s assault on his then-fiancée, which has…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2014 - 6:30 pm

TKE Frat Suspended At University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee As Police Investigate Date Rape Drug Party Claims

Frat boys from Tau Kappa Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee have been accused of slipping date rape drugs to young women at an off-campus party on Friday night…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Labor Organizer Ai-Jen Poo Is Another MacArthur “Genius” Grant Winner

Ai-Jen Poo, a labor leader with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which organizes immigrant women workers, was one of the recipients of a MacArthur “genius” grant this week. [Colorlines;…

Jessica Wakeman | September 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

FSU Suspends Jameis Winston For Half A Game For Yelling “Fuck Her Right In The Pussy” On Campus

Florida State University suspended star quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of an upcoming game on Saturday after he stood up on a table on campus and yelled…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: We Need To Talk About Criminalizing Pregnancy

A new Tennessee law makes it legal to charge a woman with child abuse and assault if she takes illegal narcotic substances while pregnant. The first woman who was arrested under this…

Deborah Jiang-Stein | September 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The Paycheck Fairness Act Fails In Congress (Again)

The Senate failed yet again to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, which would have strengthened an employee’s ability to fight pay inequality and prohibited them from retaliation by…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2014 - 6:00 pm
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