Posts tagged "women news"

Video Of Steubenville Rape Witnesses Released

ABC News aired new video of teen partygoers in Steubenville, Ohio, being questioned by police regarding the sexual assault of “Jane Doe,” the then 15-year-old girl whose story has entranced…

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Ford India Ads Show Kardashians & Other Women Bound, Gagged & Locked In Car Trunks

Looking at pictures of women with cartoonishly large breasts, bound and gagged in the backseat of the trunk of a car, you might think you’re looking at bondage porn.

Jessica Wakeman | March 25, 2013 - 12:20 pm

#IAskedPolitely And Was Told I Was Overreacting To Sexual Harassment

There’s a new Twitter hashtag #IAskedPolitely chronicling all the times that women have spoken up about sexual harassment/sexual situations in the workplace and not a single thing changed. It’s come…

Jessica Wakeman | March 24, 2013 - 2:00 pm

North Dakota Passes Anti-Abortion Law Saying Life Begins At Conception

North Dakota passed the nation’s most restrictive ban on abortion today: the ND House of Representatives advanced a “fetal personhood” measure which declares a fertilized egg a human, thereby…

Jessica Wakeman | March 22, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Feminist Blogger Reveals Eating Disorder, Apologizes To Readers

Living one’s values are difficult for any human. Living one’s values when those values are idealistic, compassionate, and come from a deep and open heart can be extremely difficult. Life…

Jessica Wakeman | March 22, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Sexist Job Listing Only Wants You If You’re Female, Attractive & Under 25

Sexism in the workplace is manifested in a slew of ways: pay inequality, dress code regulations, getting hit on by your boss. In this case, on the site Australia InfoMine,…

Sarah Gray | March 22, 2013 - 9:20 am

Starbucks CEO Shuts Down Marriage Equality Complainer

At a recent shareholders meeting, a shareholder complained to Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz that sales dipped after the company publicly announced support for marriage equality. “You can sell your…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Can Drop And Give You 20

Happy belated birthday to Supreme Court Justice Bader Ginsburg!  There are so many reasons to love the two-time cancer survivor Justice: from her stance on reproductive rights, to holding it…

Sarah Gray | March 21, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Study: Single Mothers The Reason For The Decline Of Men?

Nerd alert!  I feel very “Lord of the Rings” whenever I read about the “fall” of men: dramatic, old fashioned, and spoken in Cate Blanchett’s voice.  And the conversation (like…

Sarah Gray | March 21, 2013 - 11:20 am

Rush Limbaugh Thinks Beyoncé’s Song “Bow Down” Is About Submitting To Jay-Z

Today in Things Rush Limbaugh Grossly Misunderstands About America in 2013: he raved on his show about how Beyoncé’s new song “Bow Down” is an ode to wifely submission,…

Jessica Wakeman | March 20, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Mommie Dearest: NYC Failed On Its Teen Pregnancy Campaign

New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) has recently launched a new ad campaign aimed at teen pregnancy that has caused quite a stir — and rightfully so. The campaign…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 20, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Feministing’s Zerlina Maxwell Challenges Sean Hannity About Teaching Men Not To Rape

Feministing blogger Zerlina Maxwell is a survivor of rape. Last week, Maxwell appeared with Sean Hannity on Fox News and what she said on the show generated some racist, misogynist comments…

Sarah Gray | March 20, 2013 - 8:30 am

UFC Host Slams Trans Fighter Fallon Fox, Says She’s Not Really A Woman

Joe Rogan, the voice of the UFC fighting league, says that Fallon Fox, the MMA fighter who recently came out as a trans woman, should not be allowed to…

Jessica Wakeman | March 19, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Breaking News: You Can Be A Feminist And A Stay-At-Home Mom

I expected the worst when I heard that that New York magazine would be writing an article about “The Retro Wife,” about how some liberal feminists are embracing retro lifestyles…

Jessica Wakeman | March 19, 2013 - 8:00 am

3,000 Saudis Want Women To Be Allowed To Drive

Three thousand Saudis have signed a petition asking a conservative Muslim council to consider allowing women to legally drive. The council is said to be consideribg a debate on…

Jessica Wakeman | March 18, 2013 - 5:31 pm

Hillary Clinton Comes Out In Support Of Marriage Equality

As if you needed another reason to love former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton!

Clinton just released a PSA for the Human Rights Campaign in which she comes…

Jessica Wakeman | March 18, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Chanel Iman Talks Racism In Modeling Industry: “We Already Found One Black Girl”

Just in case you thought racism was over and solved forever, here’s model Chanel Iman talking about how the fashion industry is not immune to the “one is enough”…

Jessica Wakeman | March 15, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Porn Star Traci Lords Releases Song “Stupidville” About Steubenville Rape

***Trigger warning in video for simulated rape***

This week began the trial of Trenton Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, two teenaged boys in Steubenville, Ohio, who were charged with the

Jessica Wakeman | March 15, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Frisky Q&A: Authors Jennifer Armstrong & Heather Wood Rudulph Discuss “Sexy Feminism”

It’s no big secret that one of the many battles the feminist movement fights against is its own poor PR. Many see feminism as the other “F-word” due to  stereotypes…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 15, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Conservative Wackadoo Advises Society “Shame” And “Punish” People For Pre-Marital Sex

If you’re wondering where society went wrong, the uber-conservative, anti-gay Family Research Council has an idea: it was when the Supreme Court overturned a law that banned the sale of…

Sarah Gray | March 15, 2013 - 9:40 am
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