Posts tagged "women news"

The Soapbox: On Ann Romney & Women “Marrying Up”

Another day, another bombastically link-baity piece on the Internet to get everyone’s feathers ruffled!

Today’s linkbait comes courtesy of The New York Daily News op-ed page, in which…

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Extra-Large Condom Ad Zeroes In On Ladies Scared Of Big Penises

Big penises have us running to lock ourselves in the bathroom, don’t they, ladies? That’s what the ad agency behind a (real?) ad for Prudence Extra-Large Condoms wants to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Rick Santorum Should Have 72-Hour Waiting Period Before He Can Abort His Campaign

Not that I wanted Sen. Rick Santorum to continue his presidential campaign of caveman asshattery. But it doesn’t seem fair that he should get to just, you know, choose that…

Jessica Wakeman | April 17, 2012 - 3:20 pm

The Soapbox: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me Not Puke

A few weeks ago, an article in the Orthodox Jewish newspaper The Jewish Press began to make waves in the religious community. Yitta Halberstam, a well-known Jewish author, wrote about

Lilit Marcus | April 17, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: 24-Year-Old Sara Ganim Wins Pulitzer Prize

Sara Ganim, a 24-year-old reporter at the Patriot News, won a Pulitzer Prize in local reporting for breaking the story about former Coach Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Anti-Abortion Michele Bachmann Claims Republicans “Want Women To Have Their Own Choices”

Senator Kristen Gillibrand gets the Girl, You’ve Got Bigger Stones Than Me Award of the week for going head-to-head on “Meet The Press” yesterday with none other than Rep. Michele…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2012 - 3:40 pm

The Soapbox: Actually, Katie Roiphe, Feminists Are Not Perplexed About Submissive Sex

Bondage/dominance/sadomasochism (BDSM) erotica novel Fifty Shades Of Grey has swept the nation, landing itself on many a Kindle and launching a feeding frenzy for the movie rights. More digital ink…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Einstein’s Advice To A Little Girl Who Wants To Be A Scientist

As per the book Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein’s Letters to and from Children, this is a 1946 letter written by a little girl to Einstein:
I forgot to tell…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Arizona Bans Abortions After 20 Weeks

Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer signed a law yesterday which bans abortions after 20 weeks (rare to begin with), except in cases which risk of death or serious injury. The…

Jessica Wakeman | April 13, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Ann Romney Gets An Apology

Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, whose remark about Ann Romney “not working” recently blew up, has apologized. “As a mom I know that raising children is the hardest job there…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2012 - 5:40 pm

On Ann Romney, Hilary Rosen & Women In The 2012 Election

Election year silliness is in full swing.

Two days ago, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen appeared on “Anderson Cooper 360″ to discuss the Republicans’ problems with women and Mitt…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Dude Lawmaker: How Dare Government Try To Control Men’s Bodies!

Nothing is quite so entertaining as people who don’t recognize their own hypocrisy, huh? Recently, our hero, Oklahoma State Sen. Constance Johnson (D), introduced an “Every Sperm Is Sacred” law to try…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Elizabeth Banks Thanks Birth Control Pills For Her Son

Just over a year ago, my son Felix was born via gestational surrogacy. He came out of me nine months early and because of my broken belly, his babycake was…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2012 - 9:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Texas Teacher Fired For Unwed Pregnancy

Cathy Samford, a teacher and coach at a private Christian school in Rockwell, Texas, was fired for getting pregnant out of wedlock. Samford, who is 29, tells ABC News…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Suspends Campaign, Anti-Woman Asshattery Probably Still Forthcoming

Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign today after an interminably long campaign riddled with the most horrendous, anti-woman, bigoted of comments. I look forward to what Santorum will be able…

Jessica Wakeman | April 10, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Suggests You Marry A Woman

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg advises young women that if you want a career and a marriage with someone who will share equally in parenting and household chores, you should…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Meet Lila Rose, Anti-Abortion Crusader & Co-Opter Of Feminism

Lila Rose, a twentysomething anti-abortion activist who conducts “sting” operations on Planned Parenthood, penned a piece last week for the news site Politico about the voice she says has been…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Model Commits Suicide After Internet Trolls Attack

Bullying: it’s not just for kids. Claudia Boerner, 32, British model from a competitive cooking TV show, committed suicide recently, apparently because she being viciously attacked by Internet trolls. Trolls trashed…

Jessica Wakeman | April 9, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: Our Drinks Were Roofied

“We have a ride to the club tonight,” my friend announced. We left our dormitory and headed into the vehicle of a man my friend met a party.


Lyneka Little | April 9, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Today’s Lady News: Curbing Reproductive Rights Raises Taxpayer Costs, Duh

Curbing reproductive rights raises taxpayer costs, duh. I’m pretty sure women’s rights activists have been saying this, oh, forever. [Bloomberg]
This is how much it costs to own…

Jessica Wakeman | April 6, 2012 - 5:40 pm
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