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Blogger and Fox News contributer Erick Erickson has said so many infuriating things about women and their bodies. First, he disparagingly called the 2012 Democratic National Convention the “Vagina Monologues.” Then he said women working to support their families go against science, implying that men are genetically programmed to work outside the home and to play a “dominant role” in the family.  Clearly, he hasn’t learned from his mistakes, and his most recent comment makes me feel all icky inside. Read More
The Steubenville verdict was announced yesterday and Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond have been sentenced to at least a year in juvenile prison facility. Mays was sentenced to an additional year because he took a photo of the underage victim. The sentence was barely out before Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he was continuing his investigation to consider charges against anyone involved who hasn’t spoken up.  A grand jury trial is already in the works, with evidence “from dozens of interviews, including with the Steubenville football team's 27 coaches. Read More
Girl Rising is not a movie about oppression and victimhood. This is not to say that the nine girls that the movie stars have not faced staggering obstacles due to their gender, race, and class. These girls, who are representative of millions of girls worldwide, are survivors of natural disasters and national tragedies. They inhabit worlds where young girls are commoditized, over-worked, abused and silenced.  Suma, a young Nepalese woman, was sold into Kamaiya, a form of domestic slavery, at six years old. She was passed between masters, alternatively abused and ignored. Read More
I go freakin’ nuts for Soledad O’Brien. She is a journalistic force to be reckoned with, and is absolutely fearless about calling people (namely blustering, biased dudes) on their bullshit. Just last week, she took down the chest-beating Senator Ron Johnson for his incredibly sexist remarks about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and a couple months back, she simply laughed in the face of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus’ contradictory remarks about Mitt Romney’s stance on abortion. Read More
WTF. Yesterday, CNN published an article examining how women vote with their hormones, not with, you know, their brains. Titled “Study looks at voting and hormones: Hormones may influence female voting choices,” the article has since been taken down from CNN, but this is the Internet, and it still exists in its full form here and here. Read More
Girls in school uniforms in Haiti Happy International Day Of The Girl! If you haven’t heard, today is the UN’s first-ever International Day Of The Girl. Today, people around the world will come together to talk about girls: their rights, their lives, and what we can do to empower them. Read More
    During the Democratic National Convention, double-named CNN contributor Erick Erickson tweeted, "First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected." Apparently this guy doesn’t know the difference between Eve Ensler's blockbuster play and a convention full of well-spoken female politicians. (Here's a hint: the former involves a lot more mentions of clitoris and labia). Read More
Today is a historic date. June 28th, 2012, will go down not as the day that Obamacare was bolstered by the Supreme Court's supportive 5-4 vote, but as the day CNN and Fox reported that it wasn't. At around 7 AM, both networks reported and discussed the court's decision to shoot down Obama's healthcare plan, one of the most, if not the most, crucial pieces of legislation to come out of his presidency. It goes without saying that most Americans and all of the major news networks were on the edge of their seat about this. Read More
We all know what the basis of the popular restaurant Hooters is: boobs and beer. The chain is famous for hiring busty females to serve up their wings, and from what I've heard, extremely tasty fries. They are clearly unashamed by this marketing strategy, boasting a moniker that is clearly a reference to their employee's chests. But when does using women turn from Hooters to harassment? 23-year-old Courtney Scaramella thinks she knows where to draw the line. Read More
On Monday night, comedian/actress Jane Lynch tried her hand at celebrity-interviewing when she filled in on Piers Morgan Tonight. Aside from making me wish she hosted a talk show on CNN instead of panders-to-women Piers Morgan, she interviewed Joan Rivers, and together (after Rivers admitted, of politicians, that she “hates them all”) they touched on certain issues in politics today. Read More