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California Bill To Expand Porn’s Condom Usage Dies In Committee

A bill to increase pressure on the porn industry to comply with an existing law requiring adult performers to wear condoms during sex scenes filmed in Los Angeles County…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: “Women Are An Oppressed Category Of People”

“[People are coming out against the label [“feminist”]? Wow. I guess I’m not aware of that. What that means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2014 - 11:30 am

Man Assaulted, Knocked Unconscious After Defending Women From Catcallers

It’s not just women who are at risk of being hurt if they stand up to street harassment: a man in Philadelphia was attacked and knocked unconscious when he tried…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

Club Distributed T-Shirts Of Man Shoving “Problem” Woman

The Oberbayern nightclub on the Spanish island of Marjora distributed T-shirts over the summer that showed a man shoving a “problem” woman. In one panel, a man…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Ladies, Get A Pap Smear To Become A Teacher In Sao Paulo, Brazil

What does a woman’s past sexual experience have to do with her teaching skills? Just about everything! That’s why the education department in Sao Paolo, Brazil gets all up in…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Steubenville Assailant Is Back On His High School Football Team

Remember when two teenaged boys from Steubenville High School were sentenced for sexual assaulting a 16-year-old girl and all CNN could do was mourn about how these two boys’ lives…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Jezebel Staff Calls Out Gawker Media For Continually Ignoring Commenter Harassment

The staff of Jezebel.com posted a memo today calling out their employer, Gawker Media, for ignoring the constant harassment they face from trolls in their comments section. The staff…

Jessica Wakeman | August 11, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Lesbian City Council Member Gets Harassed By Her Constituents

“I’m going to keep coming up here and tell you how gays have no morality. … You’re filth. You’re dirt. Because I have the constitutional right to say it.” That’s…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Model Says She Was “Face Raped” By Burger King’s ‘Seven Incher’ Blowjob Ad

“Is this an ad for blow jobs or fast food?”

That’s a question posed by “Jane Doe,” the young model who appeared in that infamous, beej-inspired

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2014 - 1:30 pm

“Smile!” With The Smile Bitch Training Camp

You wouldn’t want to ruin a strange man’s day by not giving him a big toothy grin when he calls at you on the street, “SMILE!” With the Smile Bitch…

Jessica Wakeman | August 8, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Following Arrest, Tennessee To Send Drug Addicted New Mom To Rehab

Prosecutors in Tennessee made a deal with the first woman to be arrested under a new law that jails mothers whose offspring test positive for drugs. Mallory Loyola, 26,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Renisha McBride’s Killer, Theodore Wafer, Found Guilty

The jury has spoken: Theodore Wafer, the Michigan man who shot unarmed Black teenager Renisha McBride on his doorstep, is guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter, and one count of felony…

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Jury Deliberating In Renisha McBride’s Murder Trial

Jury deliberation has begun in the trial for Theodore Wafer, the Michigan man who shot and killed Renisha McBride, 19, after she knocked on his door late one night…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2014 - 6:01 pm

“Dream, Girl” Documentary Raising Kickstarter Funds For Film About Women Who Lead

Looking for something to do with a little bit of cash in your pocket? Consider contributing to the Kickstarter fundraiser for “Dream, Girl,” a documentary about boss-ladies. “Dream, Girl,” directed…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Deadline Hollywood Columnist Whines That “Ghostbusters 3″ Won’t Have Enough Testosterone

Some asshole is worried that “Ghostbusters 3” — rumored to be directed by “Bridesmaids“‘s Paul Feig — is going to suck because it’s said to focus on an all-female…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Blogger Fixes UK’s Victim-Blaming Alcohol/Rape PSA

Via Feministing, a British blogger has helped adjust some old PSAs from a National Health Service campaign to encourage safer drinking. The original poster, which shows a woman lying on…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2014 - 12:30 pm

New LEGO Set Features Three Women Scientists!

LEGO has received steady pressure to include more women figurines in more diverse roles. Well, good news: they have listened to their fans and a new LEGO play…

Jessica Wakeman | August 4, 2014 - 11:08 am

Pennsylvania Police Accused Of Discriminating Against Women In Physical Fitness Test

The Pennsylvania State Police are being sued by the Justice Department over the allegation that its physical fitness test discriminates against women. . [ [Huffington Post; CBS Local]

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Meet Mississippi’s Christian Abortion Provider

Meet Dr. Willie Parker, a Christian and one of the two providers who travels to Mississippi’s only abortion clinic to terminate unwanted pregnancies. He is, without a doubt, an…

Jessica Wakeman | July 31, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Turkish Politician Admonishes Women For Laughing In Public

The deputy prime minister of Turkey said women shouldn’t “laugh in public” because it’s “inviting in her attitudes” and unchaste. Look more miserable, ladies. [Huffington Post]
A former…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2014 - 6:00 pm
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