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Young Democrats Of America Elect Atima Omara As Their First Black Woman President

The Young Democrats of America have elected their first-ever black president and first-ever woman: Atima Omara of Virginia. [Feministing]
Here’s seven tried and true ways that colleges ignore sexual assault…

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

Why Are Women Hiding Spoons In Their Underwear?

Women’s rights charities in the UK are warning women and girls who are being trafficked into forced marriages to hide spoons inside their underwear at airports to set off metal…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2013 - 5:30 pm

The Exceptional Rise Of “I” And “Me”

According to a study published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, in an analysis of literature published between 1960 and 2008, the use of first person singular pronouns (I, me)…

Ami Angelowicz | August 16, 2013 - 3:00 pm

News Station Parodies “Blurred Lines” With Song About San Diego’s Creepy Mayor Bob Filner

Hands down, the best part about pop songs is the inevitable parodies that follow. It’s undeniable that “Blurred Lines” is the song of the summer, so it’s without question that…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 14-Year-Old Rachel Parent Puts Talk Show Pundit In His Place

Fourteen-year-old Rachel Parent founded the organization The Kids Right To Know, which advocates for mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods. The Canadian teen’s group and mission were lambasted on…

Julie Gerstein | August 16, 2013 - 9:39 am

New Measures To Prevent Military Sexual Assault Are Released

Today the Defense Department released its new measures to prevent military sexual assault and to better aid survivors. [USA TodayGuardian UK]
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s lady-centric organization Lean…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2013 - 7:30 pm

London Taxi Ad Depicts Woman Who Was Either Just Raped Or Caught In A Rainstorm

There are less obtuse ways of explaining the concept of a “rainstorm” in an advertisement, Data Cars. Because this one is looking a liiiiitle rapey, according to some anti-rape activists.

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Australian Female Politician First Called “Sexy” By One Man Is Now Called Ugly By Another

Earlier this week, the leader of Australia’s conservative party, Tony Abbott, was asked about two female politicians, Fiona Scott and Jackie Kelly.  Shoving his head far, far up his…

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Kenyan Women May Be Forced To Ride Sidesaddle On Motorbikes

Because women who straddled a motorcycle were “distracting” men from driving safely, a county in Kenya is proposing a law that could force women to sit sidesaddle while a man…

Daley Quinn | August 14, 2013 - 9:44 am

“Assume A Rape Victim Is Lying” & Other Tips From The Norfolk, VA Police Dept

The police department in Norfolk, Virginia, just last week updated their classifications of sexual assaults, changing such claims from “unfounded” by default to acknowledging how they might be valid.

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: Laverne Cox From “Orange Is The New Black”

A show about women in prison could have easily devolved into mindless titillation or stereotypical boredom. But Netflix’s breakout hit “Orange Is The New Black” has skillfully avoided either trapping.

Avital Norman Nathman | August 13, 2013 - 1:00 pm

California Governor Signs Transgender Student Rights Bill

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a landmark transgender student rights bill guaranteeing schools respect students’ gender identity in facilities, sports teams and programs … [LGBTQ Nation]
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Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2013 - 7:30 pm
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