Posts tagged "women news"

Texas To Cut Off Funding For Poor Women’s Health Care At Planned Parenthood

A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that Texas is now allowed to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that participate in Texas’ Women’s Health Program. Planned Parenthood performs abortions,…

Daley Quinn | August 22, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Paul Ryan Backpedals On His Politically Inconvenient Views Regarding “Forcible Rape”

Poor anti-abortion Republicans. It must be so hard having the general public pay attention to your extremist views. Case in point: Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is against…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2012 - 2:20 pm

“Hands Off, Crazy”: The “Call Me Maybe” Cover About Your Vagina

Rachel Maddow apparently tweeted this “Call Me Maybe” cover the other night and I’m loving it: it’s called “Hands Off, Crazy” and it’s all about the politicians trying to take…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2012 - 11:40 am

The Soapbox: An Open Letter To All Breweries About Women, Beer & Branding

This post is cross-posted with permission from the blog A Girl’s Guide To Beer.

Dear Brewers, Brewsters, Marketing People and Art Departments,

I love our industry, I…

Melissa Cole | August 22, 2012 - 11:00 am

Iran Bans Women From 77 College Courses

This coming academic year, 36 universities in Iran have announced that 77 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences courses will now be “single gender” and therefore only available to…

Daley Quinn | August 22, 2012 - 9:20 am

Republican Party Platform Drafting Anti-Abortion Amendment

As the Republican Party pieces together its official platform to present at the Republican National Convention, a draft has been seen by CNN. It allegedly includes “a human life…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Planned Parenthood Launches Breast Health Initiative

Did you know that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime?

This astonishingly high statistic is one of the many things I…

Daley Quinn | August 21, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Headless Pair Of Boobs Romanced By Cousin Itt: An Axe Commercial

Axe hits a new low in advertising with this commercial starring a headless pair of boobs on legs, supposedly representing the office crush. Yup, the love interest in this commercial…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Rep. Steve King Says He’s Never Heard Of A Girl Getting Pregnant From Rape Or Incest

Today in our regularly scheduled segment “Old White Male Politicians Revealing Themselves To Be Ignorant About Reproductive Rights”: Rep. Steve King (R-IA), when asked about a minor being impregnated from…

Jessica Wakeman | August 21, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Republicans Asking Rep. Todd Akin To Drop Out Of Race

Republicans are calling on poorly informed Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of his Senatorial race in Missouri.  Like, begging him: Seriously, please, dude. You are making us look terrible.

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

Condi Rice Invited To Join All-Male Augusta National Golf Club

Breaking news! The He-Man Woman Hater’s Club has finally realized girls do not have cooties.
Okay, I am being glib. But it’s friggin’ 2012, Augusta National Golf Club — it

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Everyone Thinks Rep. Todd Akin Is A Moron, Except For Those Who Don’t

Amelia is still down on the floor of her bathroom with her hand mirror, trying to find that anti-pregnancy rape mechanism thingamajig [APRMT] inside that will keep her from getting

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2012 - 11:40 am

Longtime Tennessee Abortion Clinic Forced To Close

A longtime abortion clinic in Tennessee is shutting down as the result of a new law called the Life Defense Act, which requires doctors have admitting privileges at local…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Help Support “It Was Rape,” Jennifer Baumgardner’s New Documentary!

Every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, each year, 207,754 men and women are victims of sexual…

Daley Quinn | August 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Pussy Riot Issues Statement On Eve Of Court Verdict

Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has written a letter, passed through her lawyers, on the night before her court verdict is read. Pussy Riot has been on trial

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Pimp’s List Of 10 Rules Is The Most Depressing Thing Ever

Not that I was under any illusions that pimps were good people as a general demographic, but this just makes me want to take a bath after reading it. On…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2012 - 9:40 am

Remembering Julia Child

Today would have been the 100th birthday of chef extraordinaire Julia Child, who some of us remember from her cookbooks, some of us remember from her TV shows, and…

Jessica Wakeman | August 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Judge Not Sure “Pregnant Man” Is A Man

An Arizona judge is delaying the divorce of “the pregnant man” Tom Beatie, a trans man who was biologically born a woman, from his wife. The judge says he…

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Former Susan G. Komen Exec Karen Handel Writes Anti-Planned Parenthood Book

God bless America, the land where you can resign from your job in shame after doing something douchey and then turn around and blame it on the victim of your…

Jessica Wakeman | August 14, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Saudi Arabia Plans “Women-Only” Cities

Saudi Arabia plans to build several all-female industrial cities as a way for 5,000 businesswomen to be “separate but equal” alongside the country’s men without needing to intermigle. The…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm
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