Posts tagged "women news"

The Soapbox: Tyler Perry Has A Rape Problem In “Temptation”

Usually movies like Tyler Perry’s “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” are right up my alley. You don’t see a Tyler Perry film because you’re under any illusions it will…

Nico Lang | April 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Beyoncé Is A Feminist

“I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label…

Jessica Wakeman | April 3, 2013 - 11:20 am

Gigi Chao Responds To Dad’s Million Dollar Offer To Marry His Lesbian Daughter & Make Her Straight

Remember Gigi Chao? She’s the lesbian daughter of Chinese billionaire Cecil Chao who offered millions to a man to marry her into heterosexuality?  While many offered, all were refused.

Sarah Gray | April 2, 2013 - 6:30 pm

France Will Now Reimburse The Cost Of Abortions, Provide Free Contraception To Teen Girls

Beginning yesterday, France will provide access to free birth control for teenaged girls ages 15 to 18 without parental notification, as well as reimburse the cost of abortions to all…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Saudi Women Allowed To Ride Bikes, But Only While Wearing An Abaya & Accompanied By A Male Relative

Guess what everyone?! Saudi Arabia will reportedly now permit women to ride a bicycle in public … but only in parks … and only while accompanied by a male…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Sexism Fail: NY Times Remembers NASA Jet Propulsion Scientist As “World’s Best Mom”

Yvonne Brill, 88, died last week in New Jersey. According to her New York Times obituary, which ran on Saturday, her standout accomplishments were the eight years she took off…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 3:40 pm

The Best Of The #SafetyTipsForLadies Hashtag

Last week, a woman named Hillary Bowman-Smart, of Melbourne, Australia, began the hashtag #SafetyTipsForWomen on Twitter in response to an article about victim-blaming on Australian website The Punch called “Advocating Risk Management Is…

Sarah Gray | March 30, 2013 - 9:00 am

Boston College Halts Condom Distribution

Boston College students are facing possible discipline for distributing condoms both on- and off-campus. The school, a Jesuit college, no longer wants birth control distributed on its campus because…

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Former Republican Senator Says Male Legislators “Shouldn’t Even Vote” On Abortion

Former three-term Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming is an equal opportunity critic, throwing judgement at both President Obama and his own Republican party.  He’s known to be blunt with his opinions…

Sarah Gray | March 29, 2013 - 2:20 pm

John Legend Says Men Should Care About Women’s Rights

“All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights the world will be a better place.”
John Legend totally gets it. We can’t expect real social change…

Julie Gerstein | March 29, 2013 - 11:20 am

Michigan Radio Station Won’t Play Rick Ross After Rape Reference In Rap Song

Radio station 103.7 The Beat in Michigan announced it won’t play Rick Ross or Lil Wayne music in their rotation because of their offensive lyrics. Wayne equated what he…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Teacher Murdered For Teaching At Pakistani Girls’ School

Two gunman murdered a teacher who taught at an all-girls elementary school in Pakistan this week in a drive-by shooting. Shahnaz Nazli was killed just 200 meters from where she taught,…

Sarah Gray | March 28, 2013 - 2:40 pm

NYPD Sued By Woman For Sexual Assault, Harassment By Cop

The New York City Police Department is infamous for the controversial “stop and frisk” program, critiqued for how it is used for racial profiling.  This story, however, is more like…

Sarah Gray | March 28, 2013 - 1:40 pm

NBC’s Jenna Wolfe & Stephanie Gosk Come Out As Lesbians

NBC newscaster Jenna Wolfe came out of the closet today by announcing she’s in a relationship with Stephanie Gosk, an NBC foreign correspondent, and they are expecting a baby…

Jessica Wakeman | March 27, 2013 - 5:40 pm

WSJ’s “Office Mom” Piece Has Some Problems

The New York Times is getting a run for its money in the dubiously-credible lifestyle articles department. Today’s contender: the Wall Street Journal’s “Who’s Your Office Mom?” which continues on another…

Jessica Wakeman | March 27, 2013 - 2:40 pm

North Dakota Governor Signs “Fetal Heartbeat” Abortion Bill

Abortions are banned in North Dakota as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks, after Governor Jack Dalrymple signed the…

Jessica Wakeman | March 26, 2013 - 5:40 pm

What To Do To A Drunk Girl

Hey, bro, want to know what we should do this drunk girl passed out of the couch? Here are some crazy ideas. [UpWorthy] …

Jessica Wakeman | March 26, 2013 - 4:40 pm

The Soapbox: Should White Women Be On The Cover Of ‘Black Magazines’?

The always-inquisitive Jada Pinkett-Smith recently posed a question that has many people scratching their heads and some folks outright upset. In short, she’s wondering if black women ask to be…

Shanelle Matthews | March 26, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Amina, 19, Posts Topless Pic On Facebook, Threatened With Death By Stoning

Amina, a 19-year-old FEMEN feminist activist in Tunisia, posted a topless picture of herself on Facebook with the words “Fuck your morals” written across her chest. She’s since been…

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2013 - 5:40 pm

15 Things To Know About Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem

Happy 79th birthday, Gloria Steinem! Journalist, feminist icon, and one of the founding members of Ms. magazine, Steinem is the woman I wanted to be when I was 17 …

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2013 - 3:00 pm
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