Posts tagged "women news"

Fox News Anchor Calls Rachel Maddow “An Angry Young Man”

A Fox TV anchor in Cincinatti, Ohio, named Tricia Macke has apologized for calling MSNBC talk show host Rachel Maddow “an angry young man.” Gurl, you do not mess…

Jessica Wakeman | November 12, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Businessweek Helpfully Tries To Rank B-Schools On Hotness Of Female Students

Of the many important qualities one considers when choosing a business school in which to sink tens of thousands of dollars, BusinessWeek magazine knows “Which one has the hottest broads?”

Jessica Wakeman | November 12, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Rep. Tammy Baldwin Responds To Male Colleague’s Offer To Explain Budget “Facts” To Her

“I was a double major in college in mathematics and political science, and I served for six years on the House Budget Committee in my first six years in the…

Jessica Wakeman | November 10, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Douchey Ads For New York Knicks Removed

Whoever does advertising for the New York Knicks must have thought this ad about bagging “sixes” and “sevens” was a 10, when it’s really a zero. People are people,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Ways In Which We Fail At Being Feminists

Some people might look at a title like “5 Ways I Failed At Being A Feminist” and turn up their noses. It’s a listicle by a woman of ways that…

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2012 - 11:00 am

What Do You Do To Avoid Sexual Assault And Harassment?

Wow, everyone: Project Unspoken at Emory University put together this amazing video in which it asked both men and women on camera what actions they take on a daily…

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Male Miami University Student Who Posted “Get Away With Rape” Flier Pleads Guilty

Earlier this autumn, we felt a coldness in the pits of our stomachs when we heard that a flier was discovered inside a dorm at Miami University in Ohio listing “10…

Jessica Wakeman | November 8, 2012 - 1:40 pm

L.A. County Votes To Require Condoms In Porn

Porn actors are now required to wear condoms during porn shoots, voters in Los Angeles County decided yesterday. Proposition B will also make it easier for the county’s Department…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Children Of Lesbian Mothers Have Higher Grades And Happier Lives

Bad news for those who believe homosexual parents can negatively affect their children: a study of 17-year-olds who were raised by lesbian mothers found that they did well in school,…

Daley Quinn | November 7, 2012 - 4:40 pm

It Turns Out Declaring War On Women Is Not Such A Successful Election Strategy

Who’d’ve thunk?! Suggesting that pregnancy from rape is “God’s will,” that some rape is “legitimate” while other rape is not, and saying a woman’s body has “a way of shutting…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2012 - 1:20 pm

10 Famous Women In History Wearing Flags In Their Hair

You know, President Obama may have won the election, but during his victory speech last night in Chicago, all eyes were on the woman in the crowd behind him, who…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 7, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Meet All The Pro-Choice Women Victorious In Last Night’s Election!

Oh my God, you guys. I didn’t realize just how BIG us pro-choice feminists won last night’s election until compiling this list. It’s not just that we have more four…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Illinois Woman In Labor Votes Before Going To Hospital

Now that’s dedication! Illinois mama-to-be Galacia Malone stopped at her local voting station to vote while her contractions were still five minutes apart. Once she voted, she dashed off…

Jessica Wakeman | November 6, 2012 - 5:20 pm

10 Reminders From Olde Time-y Suffragettes That You Should Vote!

Once upon a time, women were not legally allowed to vote. Some people believed that there was no need for women to vote, because a wife’s political position should always…

Jessica Wakeman | November 6, 2012 - 9:00 am

VA Candidate’s Campaign HQ Vandalized With “Baby Killer”

The campaign headquarters of Wayne Powell, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Eric Cantor, was vandalized with the words “baby killer” and “n***er lover.” Ugh, what is wrong with…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2012 - 5:40 pm

School District Calls Tween Rape Victim “Careless,” “Responsible” In Her Own Sexual Abuse

A California school district is defending itself in the sleaziest way possible from a lawsuit by a former student who was allegedly sexually abused by two of its…

Jessica Wakeman | November 5, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Roe Vs. Wade Is Not As Safe As You Think

Think Roe vs. Wade, which effectively legalized abortion in the U.S., is safe? Think again. [Ms. Magazine]
Blogger Kelsey Wallace disagrees with me about “hipster sexism” — here’s…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Todd Akin Political Ad Features Woman Who Was Raped & Had Abortion

Three months ago, Missouri’s Senate candidate Todd Akin said that “pregnancy from rape is really rare” and “if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to shut the…

Jessica Wakeman | November 2, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Study: Children With Lesbian Parents Are Not Screwed Up

Lesbians are great parents whose children are happy with life and academically successful, according to the findings of a study conducted by the Williams Institute. [Queerty]
A cultural…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2012 - 5:40 pm

D.L. Hughley On Black Women: “Angry All The Time”

Actor D.L. Hughley said some offensive shit on NPR about women, especially black women, in a recent interview. Regarding women, he criticized our ability to reason and said, “If…

Jessica Wakeman | October 31, 2012 - 5:20 pm
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