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Ad Depicting Lesbian Couple Rejected, Then Welcomed, By Weddings Unveiled Magazine

Oh, hurray!  A story with a not-horrible ending!

Here goes: photographer Anne Almasy purchased a print advertisement for a magazine called Weddings Unveiled. It was the first-ever print…

Jessica Wakeman | February 19, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Duke University Is Training Feminist Bloggers

Duke University has suffered some blows over the years as an academically prestigious school with a bad rep towards women. There was the infamous Duke lacrosse rape accusation of 2006…

Jessica Wakeman | February 19, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Sports Illustrated’s Kate Upton Cover Is Straight-Up Sadistic

Sports Illustrated thinks it is no biggie that Kate Upton nearly got hypothermia posing in a bikini in Antarctica (yes, seriously), BECAUSE BOOBS. [Slate]
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Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Woman Dies After Late-Term Abortion, Anti-Choice Protesters Leak Her Name & Private Medical Info

I’m warning you, it’s hard not to read this story without getting enraged.

Last week, a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher from New York went down to Germantown, Pennsylvania Maryland, to…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Why Are People Shocked That A Pretty, Blonde, 16-Year-Old Girl Is A Genius?

There’s a plot for a romantic comedy in here somewhere: a 16-year-old British girl named Lauren Marbe has scored 161 on a MENSA test, ranking her intelligence higher than Stephen…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Pregnant Mexican Girl Is Older Than Previously Thought, Outfitted With Birth Control From Doctors

Recently it was reported that a nine-year-old girl had given birth in Mexico. Now her parents are claiming she is 12- or 13-years-old, which is still horrific, and that…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Howard University Med Students Petition Bravo To Cancel “Married To Medicine”

Med students from Howard University College Of Medicine started a Change.org petition to urge Bravo to cancel a new reality show, “Married To Medicine.” The reality TV program set to…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Bill Introduced To Help Military Sexual Assault Survivors Get Disability Benefits

Yesterday afternoon, two Democratic politicians introduced the Ruth Moore Act, a bill to support former service members who survived sexual assault in the military. Veterans Affairs has long rejected disability…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2013 - 2:20 pm

“One Billion Rising” Today To End Violence Against Women And Girls

If you’re not into the commercial cutesiness of Valentine’s Day, there’s an alternate, empowering holiday to celebrate on February 14th: V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.

Sarah Gray | February 14, 2013 - 8:30 am

Rosa Parks Getting A Statue On Capitol Hill

Rosa Parks will be the first African-American woman to have a statue on the Capitol, which will be dedicated to the civil rights activist on February 27th. [Clutch Magazine]…

Jessica Wakeman | February 13, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Good News: The Senate Passed The Violence Against Women Act (Again)

The Senate passed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act by a wide majority of 78-22 yet again.  The measure first  passed in 1994 was up for reauthorization…

Sarah Gray | February 12, 2013 - 5:40 pm

What To Watch For In Tonight’s State Of The Union Address

Attention party people, tonight is a pretty big night!  No, I’m not talking about Mardi Gras.  I’m referring to another excuse to drink on a Tuesday: President Obama’s first State…

Sarah Gray | February 12, 2013 - 5:00 pm
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