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“Cold Beer And Titties”: Sexism At A Texas Boys Civics Conference

I guess the good ol’ boys of Texas get started early.

The progressive Texas politics blog Burnt Orange Report reported on Friday that nearly 1,000 high school-aged boys…

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Supreme Court Rules Employers With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception

The Supreme Court ruled today [PDF] that employers with religious objections to birth control are not required to cover contraception in health insurance plans for women under the Affordable Care Act.

Jessica Wakeman | June 30, 2014 - 10:40 am

GOP Senator Susan Collins Supports Gay Marriage

Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine has come out publicly in support of same-sex marriage, making her the fourth GOP senator to do so. Hooray! [Bangor Daily News]

Jessica Wakeman | June 27, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Let’s Reclaim The Phrase “Like A Girl”

Growing up, I played a lot of catch in the backyard with my dad and male cousins. Every time I missed the ball was a golden opportunity to remind me…

Claire Hannum | June 26, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Matt Lauer Asks General Motors’ Mary Barra If She Can Be Both CEO And A Good Mom

“Today Show” host Matt Lauer interviewed General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra this morning and asked about her leadership of a struggling company as a woman and the fact that…

Jessica Wakeman | June 26, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Diane Sawyer Leaves ABC’s “World News” Anchor Desk

Diane Sawyer is leaving the anchor desk of ABC’s “World News” and will be replaced by David Muir. This means that all three major nightly news shows will be…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm

President Obama Speaks Out In Support Of Paid Maternity Leave

President Obama spoke out yesterday in support of paid maternity leave and paid family leave. “There is only one developed country in the world that does not offer paid…

Jessica Wakeman | June 24, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The Soapbox: Pharrell Curates Women As Objects In Parisian Art Show

Yoko Ono’s breasts, a model’s ass, and a vagina are front in center at an art show in Paris. It would be just another day in the art world if…

Lyneka Little | June 24, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Sudan Frees Woman Sentenced To Death For Refusing To Renounce Christianity

Sudan has freed Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging for not renouncing her Christian faith. Ibrahim was born to a…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Iranians Break Taboo To Watch World Cup Together In Public

Breaking a cultural taboo, men and women in Iran have been watching the World Cup together in public. The genders are not supposed to mingle in public (and women…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Women In The Workplace Is “A Problem,” Says Morocco’s Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Morocco recently spoke out against advancements for women, bemoaning how us ladies aren’t embracing the “sacred status that God gave to women” by finding “time…

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2014 - 5:30 pm

James Madison University Punished Students For Sexual Assault With Ban From Campus After Graduation

James Madison University in Virginia allowed three frat boys found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman and distributing video of it to stay on campus until graduation, even for years.

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm
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