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Republican Staffer Tries To Get “Hot” Lady Democrat An Internship On The Hill

To: Tour Coordinators
Subject: Hot D Intern Prospect

One of my friends from college, [sic] just graduated and is trying to intern on the Hill this summer.

Jessica Wakeman | May 29, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Republican Lawmaker Says Women “Don’t Even Understand Themselves”

“Biggest mystery? Women. No one understands them. They don’t even understand themselves. Books and books and books have been written about it, and no one understands it. Men are very easy…

Jessica Wakeman | May 29, 2013 - 11:20 am

The Soapbox: On Black Women, Exercise And Our Hair

One day in college, during track practice, I wore a bandanna to my work out. I was having a spectacularly bad hair day and that thin piece of printed cloth…

Shanelle Matthews | May 29, 2013 - 11:00 am

Rep. Michele Bachmann Won’t Be Seeking Reelection

Crazypants  Tea Party queen Rep. Michele Bachmann won’t be seeking reelection. Before you break out the champagne — and I know it’s tempting — remember this means she’s probably

Jessica Wakeman | May 29, 2013 - 10:20 am

Facebook Vows To Revisit Policy On Violence Against Women Following Feminist Campaign

Facebook has vowed to update its policy on gender-based hate speech following a successful campaign by feminist media group WAM, in which 15 companies and counting pulled their advertising from…

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Roman Polanski Gripes The Birth Control Pill Has “Masculinized” Women

I know you care about the opinions of a man who, in 1977, gave a Quaalude and champagne to a 13-year-old girl before he raped her. This weekend, filmmaker Roman

Jessica Wakeman | May 28, 2013 - 11:20 am

Set Your DVR: “Outlawed In Pakistan” Airs Tuesday Night On PBS

On Sunday and Monday you’re binge-watching “Arrested Development,” I get it. But set your DVRs now for Tuesday night at 10 p.m. for “Outlawed In Pakistan,” a new documentary airing…

Jessica Wakeman | May 26, 2013 - 10:00 am

This Is A Photo Of Eight Men Discussing A Ban On Women’s Reproductive Health

Huffington Post reporter Laura Bassett snapped this photo Wednesday at a House of Representatives hearing regarding a proposed nationwide 20-week abortion ban spearheaded by Republican Rep. Trent Franks. If you…

Jessica Wakeman | May 25, 2013 - 2:00 pm

12-Year-Old Commits Suicide After Being Called “Slut,” “Whore” Online

A 12-year-old girl named Gabrielle Molina in Queens, New York, committed suicide this week because cyberbullies called her a “slut” and a “whore.” Molina had also recently gotten into…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Republican Politician Shames Woman For Abortion, Said She Should Have Delivered Severely Disabled Baby

Yesterday, a woman named Christy Zink testifed before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcomittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice to discuss a bill proposed by Rep. Trent Franks to ban…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Jerry Lewis On Women Comedians: “I Cannot Sit And Watch A Lady Diminish Her Qualities”

Comedian Jerry Lewis does not like any dainty little flowers, I mean women, who perform comedy, because it’s just so crass and unladylike. “I don’t have any,” he said…

Jessica Wakeman | May 23, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Arkansas Ban On Abortions After 12 Weeks Temporarily Blocked

A ban on abortions after 12 weeks in Arkansas — the earliest abortion ban in the country — has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge. [Politico]

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