The latest and last installment of the MAKERS documentary series, “Women in Politics,” airs tonight at 9/8c on PBS. Narrated by Alfre Woodard, the continuing struggle for female representation in politics is personified in the stories of Shirley Chisholm, Olympia Snowe, and Hillary Clinton, among others.
Just in time to make us feel really satisfied about voting today, right? (Go vote.)
MAKERS rewrites women into history -- ... Read More
BY Dre Grigoropol
on Jul 05, 2013
Ever want to meet a Parasaurolophus, Sauropoda, or a Triceratops? Satirical site The Daily Current, portrayed former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin claiming that dinosaurs could very well be in our future. The “logic” is that as global warming bakes our planet, we should be expecting encounters with these “friends.” The article joked that she stated, "Personally, I can't wait to see what a triceratops looks like in real ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
in Boob Tube
on Mar 21, 2013
Recovering 30 Rock addicts who tuned in to watch Tina Fey on Inside the Actors’ Studio on Wednesday received an extra, maverick-sized surprise. Responding to host James Lipton’s request to interview Sarah Palin, Fey reprised her famous Palin impression and busted out a series of gems such as “you know, I believe that if everybody had guns, then there would be fewer guns in the stores.” I never imagined I’d miss the conservative ... Read More
Its probably no surprise that rapper Snoop Dogg (Lion, whatever) wants to legalize marijuana. But he along with over 600 hundred other celebrities and politicians have joined together on the new website Marijuana Majority with the common goal of legalizing weed.
The website focuses on three important poll results showing Americans agree with the celebrities:
Post/ABC found 81% support for allowing medical marijuana
Time/CNN found 72% support for ... Read More
BY Intern Lilly
on Oct 04, 2012
The GOP has been incredibly disconnected from women lately, but there’s one area where that could be a good thing: the vice presidential debates.
Vice President Joe Biden is a sassy bitch. When someone says something stupid, he chuckles and shakes his head in a way that makes me want to hang my head in vicarious shame for the offender, or point and laugh, depending on who we’re talking about.
And bless his sassy bitch heart, but Biden didn’t ... Read More
To me, feminism is an all-encompassing word. It’s about inclusion. But it seems not everyone agrees.
In a piece on The Christian Post’s website, Sarah Hamaker declares that there’s a new feminist out there. One who “embraces Christianity” and has “a calling in politics.” It’s no surprise that she references Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin as ... Read More
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is credited with the famous quote, “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” which is a phrase that has since become a slogan of just about everyone and their grandma. (There’s even a coffee mug floating around the BUST office with the quote.) But at 92nd Street Y’s recent talk on Women in Politics moderator Alison Stewart, host of PBS’s Need to Know, asked authors Nora Ephron and Rebecca Traister how this quote ... Read More
BY Katie Oldaker
on Aug 30, 2010
The Republicans made a good choice with Sarah Palin. That’s the point Anna Holmes (editor of Jezebel.com) and Rebecca Traister (author of the forthcoming Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women) consider in their op-ed in the New York Times this past Sunday. And it’s an interesting one to consider: what ladies do the Democrats have? For the group that is supposed to be more liberal and open, their main player ... Read More
So it seems that Sarah Palin has her "Mama Grizzlies" all riled up. I've really tried as of late to just tune her out because if I don't, my blood tends to boil and my eyes get blurry and I can't think or speak clearly or intelligently. Which is why I say thank heavens for the blog, or else I'd actually have to think before I spoke as opposed to easily reading over what I type.
In any case, not sure if you have seen this, but here is the "Mama Grizzlies" video ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner
on Jul 08, 2010
Lady blog Jezebel has really gone off the rails on this one. After writing a piece about the supposed female oppression in the workplace at The Daily Show, bloggers and finally the women of the Daily Show themselves disagreed. But it was an article in Slate that set off this headline: Jealous Bitches Start Face-Clawing Catfight! This could've been funny if the rest of the article was, but it wasn't. Instead it was a litany of whiny complaints written by a writer ... Read More