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Not This Crap Again: London Mayor Boris Johnson Thinks Educated Women Need Still To Find Husbands

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... says "Princeton Mom" Susan Patton, who just got divorced. Read More »
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During the launch of the World Islamic Economic Forum, the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, spoke with Malaysian Prime Minister about the role of women in education. After the the PM  noted that 68 percent of college graduates in Malaysia are now women, Johnson just had to add that “they’ve got to find men to marry.” What Johnson therefore implied with his comment is that women aspire to nothing more than marriage, even with their degrees. Keep reading »

Ellen Page Says Feminism Should Be Considered “A Radical Movement”

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Ellen Page Gets Hot And Bothered For Feminist Porn
Ellen Page says "feminist porn is crucial." Read More »
Ellen On Abortion Rights
"I want women to be able to choose," the actress says. Read More »
Beyonce's A Feminist
Beyonce calls herself a modern day feminist! Read More »
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  • Leave it to Ellen Page to say exactly what I wish every celeb woman who identifies as a feminist would say: “Feminism always gets associated with being a radical movement — good. It should be. A lot of what that radical feminists [of the past] were saying, I don’t disagree with it.” Hells yeah! [After Ellen]
  • Last week, Duke Energy named Lynn Good as its CEO, meaning a total of 22 women are now heads of Fortune 500 companies. [Think Progress]
  • On the sexual violence female workers face in the U.S. agriculture industry. [Center For Investigative Reporting]
  • Why the Eliot Spitzer/Mark Sanford/Anthony Weiner comeback would never fly for a female politician. [Cosmopolitan] Keep reading »

Woman Ejected From A Water Park For Her Skimpy Bikini

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We freak out over too many things each swimsuit season. Read More »
Bikini Body Truths
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Six "bikini body" truths to remember this summer. Read More »
Bikinis Not Allowed!
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No bikinis allowed at the Miss World pageant in Indonesia this year. Read More »
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Last week, Madelyn Sheaffer went to Adventure Oasis Water Park in Independence, Missouri with her teenage daughter. Sheaffer, who recently lost 100 pounds, was proud to be wearing a bikini for the outing. The park officials, however, did not feel the same way.

While she was cooling off in the pool, two teenage employees approached her and asked her to put on some shorts or she would be asked to leave the park. She refused and continued to enjoy the day with her family. Sheaffer was then approached by a supervisor at the park who told her she had to put on both shorts and a shirt or leave because he found her attire too offensive for a family-friendly park. Sheaffer looked around the park only to see that there were plenty of other women wearing similar bikinis, yet she was the only one that was asked to cover up. Therefore, she again refused to leave. The supervisor called the police to escort Sheaffer out of the park. According to a post on Sheaffer’s Facebook page, even the police officers found the situation to be questionable. She wrote:

“We can’t actually say anything,” they said as we walked outside (as it is a city owned park) “… but I hope from the expressions on our face you can tell how we feel.” They were compassionate. They too, thought it was ridiculous.

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Wimbledon Winner Marion Bartoli Trashed By Sexist BBC Host: “You’re Never Going To Be A Looker”

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Some old sexist dude is concerned lady athletes are not feminine. Read More »
Sexist Golf Club Boycott
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Scottish politician boycotts sexist golf tournament . Read More »
Sexism Vs. Iranian Swimmer
iran won't recognize woman swimmer elhan asgahri
Iranian swimmer can't get her time recorded by officials. Read More »
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“Do you think [Marion] Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little: ‘You’re never going to be a looker, you’ll never be a [Maria] Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight’?

Yeah, BBC’s Radio 5 Live host John Inverdale actually said this after Marion Bartoli defeated Sabine Lisicki to win the woman’s Grand Slam title this weekend at Wimbledon, managing to be offensive on multiple levels. One, it’s just plain rude! Two, there’s the suggestion that a hot blonde female tennis player doesn’t have to play as hard. Sure, attractiveness may have something to do with scoring endorsement deals off the court, but on the court, appearance has absolutely no bearing on skill.  Keep reading »

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Autism Awareness Advocate Carly Fleischmann

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Miss Montana Alexis Wineman could be the first Miss America with autism. Read More »
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Conviction was overturned for a man who raped a mentally disabled woman. Read More »
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Carly's Cafe

Carly Fleischmann has co-authored a book with her father, starred in a film, has 97,000 followers on Facebook, and will attend the University of Toronto in the fall.

She also has autism and is nonverbal. But what she can do is use technology to communicate; she’s been communicating using computers since she was 10 years old.  “Carly was diagnosed at age two with severe autism and cognitive delay and oral motor apraxia, which is a neurological disorder preventing speech,” her father explained in an interview with Simon & Schuster. “We can’t speak to her because we don’t know what she understands, and she can’t speak to us because she’s unable to speak. … Technology has really been the key to unlocking Carly’s voice.” Keep reading »

Scottish Politician Boycotts Golf Tournament Because Club Doesn’t Admit Women

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Condi Rice was invited to join the all-male Augusta National Golf Club. Read More »
5-Year-Old Golf Prodigy
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Meet Bella Dovhey, a pint-sized ace in the hole. Read More »
"Unfeminine" Athletes
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Some old sexist dude is concerned lady athletes are not feminine. Read More »
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Last week, Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, announced that he will be sending a junior minister to the British Open, a prestigious golf tournament,  instead of attending it himself. He’s an avid golfer and is not forgoing the event out of disinterest. Rather on a matter of principle: the club hosting the event does not admit women as members. In about a month, the tournament will be held at Muirfield, a privately-owend club that is run by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which only allows male members. Salmond feels the male-only membership rule of the club sends the message that women are “second-class citizens” and that Muirfield should have been made to change its membership rules before it was considered for the honor of hosting the tournament. Alas, discrimination against women in golf is nothing new. The Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, just admitted its first female members last year after a long, long time of feminists protesting this injustice. For some reason, golf clubs have gotten away with not admitting women for an unreasonable amount of time. What’s up with that?!  [Telegraph UK] [Photo of a woman golfing via Shutterstock]

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Iranian Swimmer Elham Asghari Can’t Get Time Recorded Because Her Swimsuit Is “Too Revealing”

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Bahar on the time she went to a gynecologist in Iran. Read More »
Banned From Classes
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Iran bans women from 77 college courses. Read More »
Iran Bans Female Fans
Iran to ban female soccer fans from live broadcasts. Read More »
iran won't recognize woman swimmer elhan asgahri

Imagine being an athlete at the top of your field and not being recognized by the authorities for your accomplishments simply because you are a woman. This is the problem faced by Elham Asghari, a 32-year-old swimmer in Iran, who isn’t having her records recorded by the country’s sports ministry. In fact, just last month, Iran refused to acknowledge Asghari’s recent 20 kilometer swim in the Caspian Sea. Why? Because when she emerged from the water after the swim on a women-only beach, her figure was still “visible” underneath her six kilos-worth of body-covering swimsuit paraphernalia. Keep reading »

A True Account From Monday’s “Stand For Texas Women” Rally

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Stand With Texas Women: Photos & Videos From Today’s Rally As Rick Perry Calls Special Session To Vote On SB5
Photos and videos from the pro-choice rally against SB5 in Texas. Read More »
About The TX Abortion Bills
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...And the feminist army that's fighting them! Read More »
Why Men Need Abortion
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This is not just a women's issue. Read More »
SB5 Is Defeated!
Thanks To Senator Wendy Davis And Texas's Feminist Army, #SB5 Is Dead
Thanks to Wendy Davis and the TX feminist army. Read More »

After attending the “Stand With Texas Women”  rally in Austin on Monday, I think I have to reconsider my aversion to calling myself a Texas woman. The pro-choice rally, which brought together over 5,000 women, men and children to speak out against the SB5 anti-abortion bill which would shut most abortion clinics in the state, was the first I have ever attended. It will definitely  not be the last. Keep reading »

Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer” Employing Comedy Writer Kurt Metzger Who Talks On Facebook About Choking An Ex

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  • Why is Comedy Central still employing “Inside Amy Schumer” staff writer Kurt Metzger given his disturbing behavior towards women on Twitter and his admission on Facebook that he once choked an ex-girlfriend? The comic, who has been vocal about defending any and all rape jokes, has been accused by Jezebel blogger Lindy West and Tiger Beatdown blogger Sady Doyle of making impersonator social media accounts of them. (Turns out he has a loooong history of acting crazy online.) Along with sexualized namecalling and claiming that statistics about rape are “bullshit,”  Metzger also wrote on Facebook about a time he choked a woman: “I had an ex smash all my shit with a hammer because she was insane and I choked her. Not really hard, but definitely criminally.” Eeek. I’m no lawyer, but this guy not only sounds like a douchebag but also a liability. What gives, Comedy Central? [Daily Dot] Keep reading »

North Carolina’s State Senate Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

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North Carolina Mad Men protest
Women don '60s "Mad Men" costumes to protect NC birth control bill. Read More »
NC Wants Parental Consent
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... for STD testing? Are you serious? Read More »
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North Carolina's ultrasound-before-abortion law challenged. Read More »
north carolina advances anti-abortion bill

This morning, North Carolina’s state senate advanced a bill to further restrict abortion rights in the state. The bill the Senate voted on was supposed to be about prohibiting Islamic sharia law in the state, but ended up having unrelated anti-abortion legislation tacked onto it on Tuesday. The bill would require that abortion providers be present for all abortions, regardless of whether the pregnancy termination is surgicial (a surgery) or medical (pill form). Additionally, the bill would require clinics that provide abortions to have the same engineering standards as ambulatory surgical centers, which would require additional, expensive updates. Anti-abortion activists have been pushing for such bills around the country because they know clinics will be out of commission while seeking to meet the new requirements.

The Senators approved House Bill 695 by 29 to 12, prompting abortion rights supporters to shout “shame, shame, shame!”; the bill now heads back to the state House of Representatives for the changes to be approved. It is not known whether NC Governor Pat McCrory will veto the bill. [WRAL]

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