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Megyn Kelly Opens A Can Of Whoop-Ass On Judgy-Wudgy Fox News Guest

Stay At Home Dads
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Do they really parent that differently from stay-at-home moms? Read More »
Feminist & SAHM?
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Breaking news: you can be a feminist and a stay-at-home-mom. Read More »
Frisky Parenting!
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All the posts The Frisky has ever done about parenting! Read More »
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Preach It, Sister
  • Watch Fox News’ Megyn Kelly decimate her pompous blowhard guest, who is judgmentally arguing that stay-at-home-moms are “better” for all kids. Erick Erickson is the editor of a conservative website who wrote a piece — in response to a Pew report this week that 40 percent of moms are family breadwinners [second item] — which Kelly rightfully found “offensive.” Erickson argued that moms working outside the home are against science and harmful to kids; a full report on the sexist drivel is here at Media Matters.  The way Kelly hands him his classist, sexist ass on a silver platter is glorious. [Huffington Post]
  • Three US Navy football players are under investigation for alleged sexual assault. [US News & World Reports]
  • NYMag.com’s Ann Friedman on why powerful women make the greatest friends. [NYmag.com] Keep reading »

Does This Pregnant 70-Year-Old Make You Uncomfortable?

Freezing My Eggs
My friends have a lot of opinions on whether I should. Read More »
We Want Grandkids!
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Parents are paying to freeze their adult daughters' eggs. Read More »
Eggs On Ice
Would you ever freeze your eggs? Read More »

Because that seems to be the point.

This isn’t a real pregnant 70-year-old, though. She’s a British TV host, Kate Garraway, who is 46 and warning young women through the First Response Early Result Pregnancy campaign to MAKE BABIES NOW. Like, right now. Garraway got involved in the campaign because she had her two children at ages 38 and 42 and now is unable to have more. So to scare women about the terrors of old mommies, Garraway got done up in prosthetics to look like a 70-year-old who is heavily pregnant.

Except … no.   Keep reading »

El Salvador Will Allow Beatriz An Emergency Abortion After All

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El Salvador will not allow for lifesaving abortion for young mother. Read More »
El Salvador Delays
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El Salvador delays on lifesaving abortion for 22-year-old mom. Read More »
Supreme Court Refusal
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El Salvador Supreme Court refuses abortion for sick pregnant woman. Read More »

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of El Salavador refused an appeal by a 22-year-old woman with serious health issues to have a lifesaving abortion. Beatriz is 26 weeks pregnant with a fetus missing parts of its brain and skull; it is not expected to live for more than a few hours after birth. Her doctors said Beatriz needed to terminate her pregnancy, however, because of complications with her ailing kidneys and lupus. The court ruled this week that since Beatriz’s death was not “imminent,” it would not allow doctors to give her an abortion.

But yesterday, following an international outcry, the Health Minister of El Salvador approved a Cesarean section for Beatriz, which will effectively terminate the pregnancy, “in the event of an emergency.” Keep reading »

Japanese Court Rules Against Keeping One’s “Maiden Name”

Kept My Maiden Name
Andrea Grimes is still Andrea Grimes, thank you very much. Read More »
Combined Last Names
Chris O'Dowd and Dawn Porter
Chris O'Dowd's new wife combined their last names together. Read More »
I Took Her Last Name
Bucking tradition, this husband took his wife's last name. Read More »
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  • A Japanese court has upheld a law that married couples must both use the last name of one of the partners. However, nearly 96 percent of the time, it is the woman who takes her husband’s surname. A recent lawsuit filed by five people sought to allow newlyweds to keep their “maiden” names if they so choose, but the court said no. Lame, Japan, lame. [Salon]
  • A Utah gun lobbyist was arrested for domestic violence and trespassing after driving his Army surplus vehicle on his ex-wife’s front lawn and blasting an air horn. The man’s lawyer defended him by saying he was “having fun in his big boy toy.” Intimidating your ex-wife and family is “having fun”? Okay. [Raw Story]
  • Young mothers are pushing back against PSAs by the Candies Foundation that were seen as shaming teen motherhood. [Feministing]
  • A Republican state rep from Oklahoma, who is a practicing physician, is criticizing his own party for restricting access to abortion and birth control. Rep. Doug Cox penned an op-ed for NewsOK stating, “In the world I work and live in, an unplanned pregnancy can throw up a real roadblock on a woman’s path to escaping the shackles of poverty.” [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

El Salvador’s Supreme Court Refuses To Allow Sick Pregnant Woman Beatriz A Lifesaving Abortion

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El Salvador will not allow for lifesaving abortion for young mother. Read More »
El Salvador Delays
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El Salvador delays on lifesaving abortion for 22-year-old mom. Read More »
Coat Hanger Abortions
A Mississippi pol doesn't think coat hanger abortions are a problem. Read More »
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Beatriz, a 22-year-old woman in El Salvador with severe health problems, was refused a lifesaving abortion of a fetus with severe birth defects by the Supreme Court of El Salvador yesterday. The country has a strict ban on all abortions, regardless of any threat to the health or life of the mother. Beatriz, who has a malfunctioning kidney, lupus and other health-related issues, appealed to the court to terminate her pregnancy. The fetus, in its 26th week, has a severe birth defect in which parts of its brain are missing. It is not expected to live more than a few hours after birth.

As quoted in The New York Times, one of Beatriz’ lawyers said, “The court placed the life of the anencephalic baby over Beatriz’s life. Justice here does not respect the rights of women.” Keep reading »

Lean In Asks, What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

On "Leaning In"
Why feminism must be about more than careerism and the glass ceiling. Read More »
Soapbox: Having It All
This "having it all" crap needs to stop. Read More »
"Leaning In" While Black
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Is "leaning in" the same when it applies to women of color? Read More »
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Lean In

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? That’s what LeanIn.org, the organization established by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In: Women, Work And The Will To Lead, wants you to ask yourself. Would it be calling yourself a writer or a musician? Would it be asking for more money? Would it be standing up to men who sexually harass you? In this touching video and accompanying essay by Sandberg herself, Lean In challenges women to face our fear and stop being afraid to take risks. The ode to ambition is not an all-encompassing solution, but it’s a great start — just the encouragement a lot of us need. What would you do if you weren’t afraid? [LeanIn.org, IfUWerentAfraid.Tumblr.com]

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

Calling Women "Vaginas"
Rep. Peter Hansen
"Vaginas" is an appropriate euphemism for "women." Read More »
Sexy Shoe Shines
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Because everything has to be sexy now. Absolutely everything. Read More »
"Bitch" Slur
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New Mexico Republican calls 19-year-old labor advocate a "bitch." Read More »

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. She is a smoke show from FSU, but she happens to be a Dem so I’m having trouble finding her a spot. She’s a smart girl and has worked for FEMA. She’s real cool and gets along with everyone. If one your interns falls through or you can squeeze another in, give her a shot.

Florida ties, from Tampa.

This is an email sent from a House Republican staffer to a congressional email group. I’m not sure whether I should be more offended by the misused comma or the fact this person trumpets his prospective intern candidate is “hot” and a “smoke show” (which also means hot). Just kidding, it’s not the comma. Sigh. Yes, we all know that’s the most important about a summer intern: whether she’s pretty to look at. [Roll Call]

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

Middle Aged Men
7 things we're qualified to teach middle aged men. Read More »
Politicians On Rape
A handy guide to what various old white conservatives have said. Read More »
Men On Naked Women
A Danish show offers men's opinions on naked women. Read More »

“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 to  understand. Very basic, very simple.”

– One of your elected officials, folks! This is Republican State Senator Bill Kintner speaking with Lincoln, Nebraska’s Journal Star in what should have been a puff piece …. buuuut ends up with him sounding like a doof. LADIES! THEY’RE SO CONFUSING! Kintner also revealed that he was single for 47 years before he married his wife. Let me repeat that, 47 years. I hate to break it to you, sir, but it might just be you who doesn’t understand women. And now you’re governing us. Sigh.  [JournalStar.com] [Confused woman photo via Shutterstock]

The Soapbox: On Black Women, Exercise And Our Hair

Good Hair Vs. White Hair
The ladies of Madame Noire chat with The Frisky about hair. Read More »
Know About Black Women
10 things every non-black person should know about black women. Read More »
Magazine Racism
Psychology Today asked "why are black women less attractive?" Read More »
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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 made me feel safe from criticism. My coach, who was a hard ass, wasn’t having it and ordered me to take it off immediately. I ran back to the locker room, did my best to make my mane look presentable but still, I cringed as I walked back to the track, embarrassed of what my teammates would think.

Like many black women I know, I have always had a tumultuous relationship with my hair. If it didn’t look good, I didn’t feel good and often it dictated whether I would have a good or bad day. But my own criticism of my hair wasn’t something I could have ever controlled; it was something that started with my ancestors, long before I was born. Keep reading »

Rep. Michele Bachmann Won’t Be Seeking Reelection

Bachmann Stupidity
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Sorry, Michele, "the morning-after abortion pill" doesn't exist. Read More »
Bachmann Urges Warfare
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Rep. Michele Bachmann urges "spiritual warfare" against liberalism. Read More »
Michele Serves The Men
Michele Bachmann poured water for all her male contenders. Read More »
  • 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 going to get a billion dollar contract on Fox News. [NYmag.com]
  • Justin Bieber’s neighbors whined to TMZ he’s been cruising around his Calabasas neighborhood on a Segway while smoking pot. Sigh. [TMZ]
  • Sad: Andre 3000′s mom, Sharon Benjamin Hodo, was allegedly found dead in Atlanta. [Madame Noire]
  • Mayim Bialik from “The Big Bang Theory” is officially back on the market, nerds! Her divorce has been finalized. [People] Keep reading »
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