Posts tagged "women news"

The Soapbox: Please, Can “Hipster Sexism” Not Be A Thing?

I have very mixed feelings about a piece on NYMag.com’s blog about “hipster sexism.” The authors Alissa Quart and Lauren Sandler author Alissa Quart described “hipster sexism” as:
Hipster Sexism…

Jessica Wakeman | October 31, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition

Hurricane Sandy has us all topsy turvy, which means Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified…

Jessica Wakeman | October 30, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Men Explain Why They Think Catcalling Works

“Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell” is a show I keep meaning to start watching, especially because of skits like this. Kamau hit the streets to talk to talk about…

Jessica Wakeman | October 30, 2012 - 12:20 pm

6 Accomplished Women Who Don’t Want To Be Called Feminists

Six accomplished women who don’t want to be called feminists. [The Jane Dough]
A feminist guide to horror movies (two different takes!). [Ms. Magazine, Bitch Magazine]

Jessica Wakeman | October 29, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Planned Parenthood Files New Lawsuit Against State Of Texas

Planned Parenthood in Texas filed a new lawsuit today regarding a federal appeals court decision to not reconsider a ruling that allows TX to exclude PP from its low-income…

Jessica Wakeman | October 26, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Richard Mourdock Says “Whoopsies,” Backtracks On Rape Comments

Indiana Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock has changed his tune a bit — you know, that “God intended” pregnancy resulting in rape to happen — and now wants y’all…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2012 - 5:40 pm

NYPD Officer Arrested For Plot To Kidnap, Rape & Cook Women

New York City Police Department officer Gilberto Valle was arrested today for a failed plot to kidnap, rape, torture, and cook women. COOK them. This is so disturbing and disgusting…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Romney Campaign Says It Still Supports Richard Mourdock

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign says it still supports the Tea Party’s Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who mind-bogglingly said that “God intended” pregnancies that result from rape. Mourdock is running…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Accused Rapist Blames It On Four Loko

Rapists will pretty much use any excuse to avoid taking responsibility for their rapes, usually by blaming it on their victim. She was wearing a short skirt. She was passed…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Police Say Sharmeka Moffitt Set Herself On Fire In Alleged KKK Attack

Yesterday. we were aghast to hear that a 20-year-old Louisiana woman named Sharmeka Moffitt claimed she had been attacked by three men and set on fire, burning the majority of…

Jessica Wakeman | October 24, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Madonna Strips Down In Support Of Malala

Madonna stripped off her and displayed a tribute to Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girl shot by the Taliban for being a girls education activist. I love how she’s throwing…

Jessica Wakeman | October 23, 2012 - 5:40 pm

UPDATE: Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, Set On Fire In Alleged KKK Attack In Louisiana

UPDATE: Police now say Sharmeka Moffitt set herself on fire and wrote “KKK” and a racial slur on her car herself. She is still in critical condition at a hospital…

Jessica Wakeman | October 23, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Pussy Riot Singers Sent To Russian Prison Colonies

The two jailed members of Pussy Riot, the feminist punk band who were found guilty of “hooliganism” for speaking out publicly against President Vladmir Putin, have been sent to…

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Taylor Swift Doesn’t Consider Herself A Feminist

The Daily Beast: Do you consider yourself a feminist?

Taylor Swift: I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by…

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Swiffer Thinks Men Should Get A Damn T-Shirt For Cleaning

Yes, men cleaning. Who’d’ve thunk, right?!  Just a T-shirt, Swiffer? Not a Boy Scout badge? Or the Nobel Prize, perhaps?  I mean, men cleaning is obviously such a rare and…

Jessica Wakeman | October 20, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Study: Female Genital Mutilation Ruins Sex Lives

Today in No Duh News: women who are forced to have their genitals cut as young girls have more sexual dysfunction as adults, according to a new study in…

Jessica Wakeman | October 19, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Paul Ryan: “War On Women” Like “War On Left-Handed Irishmen”

“Now it’s a war on women; tomorrow it’s going to be a war on left-handed Irishmen or something like that.”
— Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan in Florida yesterday…

Jessica Wakeman | October 19, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Congressman Joe Walsh Says “Life Of The Mother” Never An Issue

Looks like Joe Walsh won’t be getting off Jon Stewart’s list of the craziest guys in Congress any time soon: Last night in a debate with his opponent, Democrat Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois rep…

Newser | October 19, 2012 - 4:10 pm

RIP Society: Lady Senatorial Candidates Asked, “Have You Read ’50 Shades Of Grey’?”

I’m as disinterested in whether Joe Biden waxes his undercarriage as I am in whether Kirsten Gillibrand reads 50 Shades Of Grey. But someone — hopefully someone currently hiding under…

Jessica Wakeman | October 19, 2012 - 9:20 am

Hillary Clinton: Stop “Whining” About Not Having It All

“I can’t stand whining. I can’t stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they’re not happy with the choices they made. You live in a time…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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