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Congressman Joe Walsh Says “Life Of The Mother” Never An Issue

Looks like Joe Walsh won’t be getting off Jon Stewart’s list of the craziest guys in Congress any time soon: Last night in a debate with his opponent, Democrat Tammy Duckworth, the Illinois rep…

Newser | October 19, 2012 - 4:10 pm

RIP Society: Lady Senatorial Candidates Asked, “Have You Read ’50 Shades Of Grey’?”

I’m as disinterested in whether Joe Biden waxes his undercarriage as I am in whether Kirsten Gillibrand reads 50 Shades Of Grey. But someone — hopefully someone currently hiding under…

Jessica Wakeman | October 19, 2012 - 9:20 am

Hillary Clinton: Stop “Whining” About Not Having It All

“I can’t stand whining. I can’t stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they’re not happy with the choices they made. You live in a time…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2012 - 5:40 pm

An Account Of Sexual Assault At Amherst College

Angie Epifano is a former student of the class of 2014 at Amherst College. This piece is cross-posted with permission from The Amherst Student.

When you’re being raped time…

Angie Epifano | October 18, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Australian Dictionary Fiddles With The Definition Of “Misogyny”

Last week Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard publicly criticized the leader of the opposition party for his use of sexist language and dismissive attitude towards women, accusing him of…

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

Bitch Magazine Kills Caitlin Moran Interview Over “Girls”/Race Tweet

If you haven’t fallen in love with Caitlin Moran, there is something wrong with your head. Earlier this year, the Times Of London columnist published a brilliant modern-day feminist screed called

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Angelina Jolie On Malala Yousafzai, 14-Year-Old Girl Shot By Taliban

Angelina Jolie has written a piece for The Daily Beast about Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girls’ education activist in Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban, and how she…

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

Irish Politician To Swap Lives With Single Mother For A Week

Like an episode of “Wife Swap” with feminist underpinnings and adorable accents,  an Irish politician plans to swap lives for a week with a single mother of three.

Jessica Wakeman | October 16, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Study Finds No Link Between HPV Vaccine And Promiscuity In Girls

Pay attention, concern trolls: there is zero link between the HPV vaccine and increased promiscuity in vaccinated girls, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers…

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

How To Get On The Front Page Of UK Newspapers: Be A Male Writer Or One Of The Middleton Sisters

A British watchdog group called Women In Journalism has carried out a four-week study of UK newspapers and had these dismayingly sexist findings about who ends up on the front…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Malala Yousafzai, 14-Year-Old Shot By Taliban, Airlifted Out Of Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban because of her activism on girls’ rights, has been airlifted out of the country in an air ambulance and is…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Argentina Allows Woman Trapped In Sex Slavery To Have Abortion

Argentina has allowed a woman who was forced into sex slavery to have an abortion. The 32-year-old woman had been kidnapped and forced into a prostitution ring, which got…

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