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Minnesota’s Rep. Peggy Scott Says “My Heart Breaks” Over Marriage Equality Win

Minnesota’s state House has advanced a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage … [Feminist.org]
… which has one Minnesota Republican named Rep. Peggy Scott very upset. “My heart…

Jessica Wakeman | May 10, 2013 - 5:40 pm

North Carolina Pols Actually Thought Requiring Parental Consent For STD Testing Was A Good Idea

Thank God somebody in North Carolina’s state legislature has some sense: the Health and Human Services Committee has pulled a bill that would require teens get parental consent for STD…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Identical Twins Kirstie & Kristie Bronner Are Co-Valedictorians Of Spelman

Here’s a hard sister act to follow: identical twins Kirstie and Kristie Bronner (yes, those are their names) have been named co-valedictorians of Spelman College, a historically Black college in…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2013 - 4:40 pm

SlutWalk Protest Gets Student Teacher Theresa Illgen Removed From Job

Theresa Illgen, 23, a student teacher, was asked not to return to the high school where she was teaching after she participated in a SlutWalk protest on the New…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Lawyer Wants Age Of Consent Lowered To 13 To Stop “Persecution Of Old Men”

Yup, you read that headline right: a British lawyer has called for the age of consent to be lowered to 13 because a dirty old man touching 8th graders’ boobs…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2013 - 2:40 pm

Facebook Page Run By Active Marines Mocks Violence Against Female Troops

A Facebook page run by active Marines mocking violence against female troops has been taken down after it was publicly outed by a Congresswoman. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) penned a…

Jessica Wakeman | May 9, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Democratic Republic Of Congo Worst Place On Earth For Mothers

The Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst country in the world for mothers, according to the annual report on motherhood from Save The Children. The best place on…

Jessica Wakeman | May 8, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Men In Pakistan Village Decide Women Are Not Allowed To Vote

Welcome to Pakistan! Home to the second largest gender gap in the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Global Gender Gap Report. Many women in Pakistan face violence,…

Sarah Gray | May 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Donald Trump Helpfully Reminds Us All Men Are Rapists, Always

Just in case you thought that men should be expected to obtain consent from women before engaging in sexual behavior with them, bigoted blowhard Donald Trump is here to remind…

Jessica Wakeman | May 8, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Turkish Airlines Bans Crew From Wearing Red Lipstick, Nail Polish

Turkish Airlines has banned stewardesses from wearing red lipstick and nail polish, claiming bright makeup “impairs visual integrity.” Critics say the restriction is a sign the moderate Islamic country…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2013 - 6:40 pm

Some Feminists Are Upset About The Onion’s Piece On Chris Brown Beating Rihanna To Death

Yesterday, we, and many, many others, breathed a sigh of relief when Chris Brown told a radio station that he and Rihanna had once again broken up. (They’re both too…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Rhode Island Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage!

Rhode Island became the 10th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage last week! The state House and Senate both approved marriage equality and the governor signed it…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2013 - 5:40 pm
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