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French Director Francois Ozon Says Lots Of Women Fantasize About Being Prostitutes

Francois Ozon: I think women understand the film more than men. … I think women can really be connected with this girl because it’s a fantasy of many women to do…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Jose Canseco Tweets Rape Accuser’s Name, Phone Number, Photo

This afternoon, former baseball player Jose Canseco livetweeted the police arriving at his house to allegedly charge him with drugging and raping a fitness model — and then he tweeted…

Jessica Wakeman | May 22, 2013 - 3:13 pm

Women, Action & The Media Calls On Facebook To Address Gender-Based Hate Speech

Feminist media group Women, Action & The Media (WAM) has called upon Facebook to address gender-based hate speech on the site, in particular groups and pages that condone rape…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Lesbian Parents In Texas May Be Forced To Move Apart Because They Can’t Legally Marry

Page Price and Carolyn Compton are a pair of moms living in Texas. They have been together for three years and are raising two children that Compton had with her…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2013 - 6:00 pm

RIP Society: 3 Teens Post Rape Of A 12-Year-Old Girl On Facebook

Three Chicago teenagers are facing sexual assault charges after they allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and posted a video of that attack on Facebook.

In December,…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Iowa Senate Republican Staffer Says She Was Fired After Reporting Sexual Harrassment

Kirsten Anderson, a former staffer for Iowa Senate Republicans, said she was fired hours after reporting and providing documentation of sexual harassment. According to WHO TV,  Anderson said “male…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Florida Teen Kaitlyn Hunt Battling Expulsion, “Lewd” Charges For Consensual Same-Sex Relationship

An 18-year-old Florida high school senior has been expelled from school and is facing charges of “lewd and lascivious battery” for her consensual same-sex relationship with a 15-year-old from her…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Beyoncé On The Cover Of Ms. Causes Controversy

Ms. magazine is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, feminist magazines in America. The mag has occasionally featured celebrities on the cover; Wonder Woman was its very first…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Radio Host Says Hillary Clinton Should Be “Shot In The Vagina,” Calls Her The C-Word

This weekend, Internet right-wing radio host Pete Santilli said he wants to shoot Hillary Clinton in the vagina and watch her die. Oh, and he called her a “C U…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2013 - 1:40 pm

False Alarm: Disney Still Keeping Sexualized Version Of “Brave”‘s Princess Merida

Last week, I wrote about how bummed I was that the heroine of Disney’s “Brave” is undergoing a makeover before she becomes an official Disney Princess. Her unruly hair is tamed,…

Sarah Gray | May 19, 2013 - 2:00 pm

High School Bans Pregnant Teens From Showing Bellies In The Yearbook

A school district in Michigan has banned two pregnant teen girls from showing their bellies in the high school yearbook, claiming it goes against the school district’s abstinence-only sex ed…

Jessica Wakeman | May 18, 2013 - 11:00 am

Comedian Loses Gig After Confronting Staff Over Their Lack Of Response To Sexual Heckling

Comedian Christina Walkinshaw was performing as an opening act at Yuk Yuk’s in Casino Niagra in September 2012 when guys in the audience started yelling at her “Show us…

Jessica Wakeman | May 17, 2013 - 5:40 pm
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