Posts tagged "women news"

Oklahoma Cuts Funding For Planned Parenthood

Oklahoma’s Department of Health has cut funding to three Planned Parenthood clinics in the state which have received funding for 18 years. The department did not provide a reason…

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

Conviction Overturned For Man Who Raped Mentally Disabled Woman (Or: Today, I’m Ashamed To Be From Connecticut)

Connecticut’s state Supreme Court has thrown out the conviction of a man who was found guilty of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman because there was no evidence that…

Jessica Wakeman | October 3, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Australia Enacts Paid Parental Leave For Dads, Gay Couples

In America, we don’t have even have nationwide paid maternal leave. We just have the Family And Medical Leave Act, which ensures three months of unpaid job-protected leave for a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 3, 2012 - 9:40 am

New Invention Everpurse Lets You Charge Your Phone On The Go

I don’t know about y’all, but ever since I upgraded my iPhone 4S to the new iOS 6 update, the battery has been hastily dying with every iHoroscope and Instagram…

Daley Quinn | October 3, 2012 - 9:20 am

Walmart Sued (Again) For Sex Discrimination

Three women in Tennessee filed a sex discrimination class action lawsuit against Walmart today — a li’l something the company is intimately familiar with — because they claim they…

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

Mom Defends “Pizza Boy Rapist,” Suggesting Alleged Victim Was Drunk

 Victim Blaming 101: Of course she wasn’t raped — she’s just lying! Or drunk! Or both!
Sadly, victim blaming is in full swing with the “pizza boy rapist,” a…

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

IKEA Photoshops Women Out Of Saudi Arabian Catalog

Photoshop, you beast! Look at all the problems you cause.

I kid, I kid. The real problem here is Saudi Arabia’s backwards attitude towards women, which is the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 2, 2012 - 8:30 am

Wait, What? Housework Equality Can Lead To Higher Divorce Rate

Couples who divvy up washing dishes, cleaning the laundry, and other house chores are more likely to get divorced than couples where the woman does the homemaking by herself, according…

Daley Quinn | October 2, 2012 - 8:00 am

Todd Akin Makes Dumb Comments About Equal Pay: “It’s About Freedom”

Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican’s gift that keeps on giving, has now bungled comments about equal pay and why he voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (You…

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

Guess Who Was Once Arrested For Blocking An Abortion Clinic Entrance?

This guessing game isn’t too hard: GOP pain-in-the-neck Rep. Todd Akin, of course. Akin has admitted he was once arrested for blocking an abortion clinic entrance. Aw, come on,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 28, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Feeling Unsafe On The Street? There’s An App For That!

StreetSafe, a relatively new app for smartphones, claims that for a minimum of $12.50 a month, it will coach you with safety advice in frightening areas on your way to…

Daley Quinn | September 28, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Hyundai Netherlands’ “Upskirt” Commercial Is Very Lazy/European

Oh, Europeans. Here’s a new commercial from Hyundai Netherlands for their Sante Fe vehicle. The ad is creepily called “Upskirt” and definitely pushes the boundaries of what you can do…

Jessica Wakeman | September 28, 2012 - 8:30 am

Sikh Woman Stands Up To Online Bullying About Her Facial Hair (And Gets Apology)

Recently, a Sikh woman named Balpreet Kaur learned a photo of herself  had been posted on the “Funny” section of the website Reddit, where users mocked her facial hair,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 27, 2012 - 5:40 pm

“Edit-a-thon” On Wikipedia Targets Crappy Entries About Women In Science

The Royal Society, a prestigious science group in the UK, will host a Wikipedia “edit-a-thon” on October 19 and encourages smart peeps to contribute to Wiki pages about women…

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

Some NYC Schools Administer Birth Control, Morning-After Pill To Students — So What?

Earlier this week, The New York Post dropped the “exclusive” that nurses at 13 New York City public schools can dispense the morning-after pill and provide oral and injectable birth…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2012 - 12:40 pm

President Demands Gov’t Contractors Beef Up Prevention Of Human Trafficking

President Obama issued an executive order today which will compel government contractors to assure they are not contributing to human trafficking, including sex trafficking, in the course of their…

Jessica Wakeman | September 25, 2012 - 5:45 pm

IKEA Pulls Pussy Riot Photo From Web Site

IKEA has pulled a photo depicting four people dressed like Pussy Riot, sitting on their couches wearing brightly-colored face covering balaclava masks.  The image — which appears to be…

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

Women In Science Screwed By Sexism

Men applying to science positions at research universities were deemed more competent than women applicants, according to a new study. Or as blogger Kay Steiger put it, “Science documents…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2012 - 5:00 pm

British Soldier Gives Birth At Afghan Base Had No Idea She Was Pregnant

I’ve had a couple false alarms when my period has been poky and I’ve been freaked for a few days that I might be pregnant. So it boggles my mind…

Jessica Wakeman | September 21, 2012 - 9:40 am

Vogue Excludes Women Novelists From Edith Wharton Spread

Why were there no women novelists in Vogue’s Edith Wharton spread? [Slate] [Photo: Slate/Vogue]
Female voters nationwide favor President Obama by 10 points, according to a poll released…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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