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Famous Lady Thinkers Actually Holding A Debate On Whether Men Are Obsolete

The wage gap. Rape culture. Marriage equality. Racism. Violence against women and girls. Creepshots. Labor rights. So many important topics worthy of mainstream feminism’s attention today. Instead, the Munk Debates,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 18, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Labor Department: Minimum Wage For Home Care Workers — But Not Mary Poppins!

The Labor Department announced it will expand protections for home care workers, a predominantly female and woman of color workforce that includes eldercare aides. These types of “companionship” domestic…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Cher Refuses To Attend Russia’s 2014 Olympics Over Anti-Gay Bigotry

First Andy Cohen, then Wentworth Miller, now Cher — everyone is telling Russia where to stuff it. (Well, not President Obama. Oh, Syria.) Cher revealed that she refused an…

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2013 - 7:30 pm

The Top 10 Clueless Moments From Bustle’s Bryan Goldberg In His New Yorker Profile

If you were on summer vacation when Bustle.com launched this summer, allow me to catch you up on the startup community’s version of a shitshow: in a piece on the

Jessica Wakeman | September 16, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Illinois Pizzeria Offers Free Slices To Women Who Flash Their Boobs

A pizzeria in Illinois is under fire for offering free pizza to women who flash their boobs to the staff.  Drew’s Pizza near the University of Illinois-Champaign have since…

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2013 - 6:30 pm

University Of Edinburgh Bans “Blurred Lines” From Campus

It was bound to happen sooner or later: a college banned “Blurred Lines” from campus for being too rapey-sounding.

The student union of  University of Edinburgh banned the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Texas Company Apologizes, Burns Tied-Up Woman Decal

The Texas business that made that gross truck decal featuring a woman tied up has apologized, burned the remaining decal, and donated $2,500 to a domestic violence charity. [Huffington Post]…

Jessica Wakeman | September 12, 2013 - 7:30 pm

8-Year-Old “Child Bride” Dies On Wedding Night

An eight-year-old girl in Yemen, who was married to a 40-year-old man, died from rape-related injuries on her wedding night. The girl, who was called Rawan, died from severe…

Jessica Wakeman | September 11, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Sudanese Woman Faces Flogging For Not Covering Her Hair

Amira Osman Hamed of Sudan will go to trial on September 19 and face a possible flogging sentence for refusing to cover her hair in public. Hamed, 35, is…

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Four Men Found Guilty Of Brutal Gang Rape, Murder In India

A court in India found four men guilty of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old New Delhi woman on December 16 last year. The victim, whose father identified

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2013 - 1:40 pm

The Soapbox: Why Do We Feel Ashamed For Being Sexually Harassed?

It ended as quickly as it started. I felt his hand squeeze my butt, heard him shout “Nice!” and caught a glimpse of his back as he bolted off the…

Lauren Rankin | September 10, 2013 - 11:00 am

New Mexico To Consider Legalizing Marriage Equality

The New Mexico Supreme Court will hold a hearing on October 23 regarding the legalization of same-sex marriage. Woo hoo! [Talking Points Memo]
Read MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry’s…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2013 - 7:30 pm
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