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Anita Sarkeesian’s “Tropes Vs. Women In Video Games” Is Here!

Remember last summer when blogger Anita Sarkeesian of FeministFrequency.org started raising money on Kickstarter to fund an in-depth video exploring tropes of women in video games? Misogynist trolls lost

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2013 - 6:00 pm

“Girls Don’t Play Football” & Other BS Gender Stereotypes

Something nice for a change: here’s a clever new video from the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault about “breaking the box” of society-prescribed gender stereotypes. Boys can cry. Girls can…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Judge Strikes Down Idaho’s Ban On Abortions After 20 Weeks

In 2011, Idaho banned abortions after 20 weeks based on the medically unproven claim that at that point in gestation a fetus can feel pain. Back in December 2010, Jennie…

Jessica Wakeman | March 8, 2013 - 1:20 pm

British Government Goes Up Against Female Genital Mutilation

British Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce a huge foreign aid plan to eradicate female genital mutilation across the world. FGM has been performed on roughly 140…

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Fallon Fox Comes Out As Trans

After six years of competitive MMA (mixed martial arts) fighting as a woman, Fallon Fox has come out of the closet — against her wishes — as trans.

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Mommie Dearest: Pregnant Women Shouldn’t Lose Their Jobs

For all intents and purposes, I had a pretty textbook pregnancy. Nothing out of the ordinary occurred, but that also didn’t mean it was all rainbows and unicorns.I’ve always wondered…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm

6 Things To Know About The UN’s Commission On The Status Of Women

March is Women’s History Month, and this Friday is International Women’s Day. (And March is  my birth month — so many reasons to celebrate!) Fitting then that this week  kicked off…

Sarah Gray | March 7, 2013 - 10:20 am

Creepy Politician “Doesn’t Want” Female Interns Because Sexism Keeps Him “Good”

Last week Connecticut State Rep. Ernest Hewett (D) creeped out America with his lewd and inappropriate comment to a 17-year-old girl about the “snake” under his desk. (He meant his dick.)…

Sarah Gray | March 7, 2013 - 9:00 am

Today’s Lady News: New Teen Pregnancy PSAs Pissing Everyone Off

New York City’s Human Resources Administration has introduced new PSAs about teen pregnancy which serve up a dose of “real talk” to teens with statistics about teen parents. The…

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

A Pill You Only Take When You Know You’re Getting Laid?

While there are many positive side effects from taking a once-daily birth control pill — no more heavy periods, no more acne, less intense menstrual cramps — the main purpose, as the name…

Sarah Gray | March 6, 2013 - 9:40 am

Minnesota Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

Minnesota’s House of Representatives advanced a bill that would end access state insurance covered abortions unless it was necessary to save the mother’s life, or if the pregnancy was caused by a…

Sarah Gray | March 5, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Texas Legislators Introduce Anti-Abortion “Fetal Pain” Bill

Texas State Representatives Jodie Laubenberg (D R) and Jeff Leach (R) have introduced a so-called “fetal pain” bill called The Preborn Pain Act, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks,…

Sarah Gray | March 5, 2013 - 4:20 pm
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