BY Katharine Ernst
on Jun 11, 2013
Living in the United States, it is hard to imagine what it would be like to have your rights strictly limited. We can’t fathom how it would feel if, during a peaceful protest, all forms of communication were disassembled and we were sprayed down with tear gas. We must try to place ourselves in that situation, or at least realize injustice when it is staring at us in the face.
But it’s not.
The human rights violations that are occurring in Istanbul, ... Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
in Boob Tube
on Mar 05, 2013
For the past few months, my Facebook and Twitter feeds have been rife with enthusiastic praise for the Netflix political drama, House of Cards. I have no shame in admitting that I devoured the show’s entire first season in a single weekend. The show is run-through with amazing performances from Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Kate Mara (among others), brilliant writing, and bonkers plot twists that, fair warning, I might touch on in this post.
One of my ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jan 16, 2013
I never thought I’d have to say this, but … does President Obama need to borrow one of Mitt Romney’s binders full of women? Recent appointments for Obama’s second-term cabinet shows a staggering lack of diversity. A now infamous photograph showing the President with his senior advisors – a room full of white men, lounging around in their best business casual – could just as well be a photo of poker night at the Hamptons, as at ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jan 03, 2013
We all rung in the bright, new year some hours ago, and 2013 is still aglow with newfangled optimism and determined resolutions. It certainly started out on a precarious but positive note for Americans – as we survived two years in a row of apocalyptic predictions and, perhaps more importantly, narrowly averted the fiscal cliff, this year isn’t lookin’ too bad.
Therefore, I have a proposition for a New Year’s Resolution that we should all ... Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Dec 06, 2012
A study at Northwestern University looks at the way we judge politicians to help explain the gender gap in politics. The study denies that people rationally consider candidates, and instead states, “research indicates that people use shallow decision heuristics, such as impressions of competence made solely from facial appearance when deciding whom to vote for.”
73 students (38 women and 35 men) looked at facial photos of prospective ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Nov 06, 2012
It's Election Day! And everyone is really, really tense. I'm no exception: just the other day, an acquaintance mentioned that she really doesn't care who wins, and instead of engaging said person in thoughtful dialogue, I yelled ROE VERSUS WADE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD and burst into tears.
So ANYWAY! Supreme Crafty Lady Callie discovered this gem yesterday and it had us all ROFLcoptering around the office. I don't know how to explain it, and to be honest, I don't even ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Nov 05, 2012
You probably (hopefully) know this already, but tomorrow is Election Day. Lotsa people will be hitting the polls to cast their vote for President, and we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should most definitely be one of them.
1. Voting is a super easy way to make your voice heard--cliche, yes, but true--and feel like you’re contributing to our country’s future.
2. It’s an important thing to do, as the POTUS obviously has a lot ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 23, 2012
Women’s issues have been an intense topic in this election, and our rights are important, especially considering we make up more than half of the population. In this awesome new PSA, entitled “You Don’t Own Me,” a multitude of women stand up for--and lip synch!--to Lesley Gore’s song of the same name (Lesley herself appears at the beginning to 'approve this message'!). As the vid’s description states,
“Women, ... Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Oct 17, 2012
Watching the debate last night, we couldn't help but notice a lot of similarities between the Presidential/Vice-Presidential debates and the always-entertaining Real Housewives of New Jersey reunions.
1. They get in each other's faces. Who would even want to watch a Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion in which they don't get in each other's faces?!
2. They call each other liars. Even Candy Crowley backed Obama up when Romney was spewing ... Read More
Whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, somewhere in the middle, or just someone who likes to poke fun at politics, Fab's collection of political items seems to have something for everyone.
Two of the items are Romney and Obama candy dispensers, cleverly named Political Poopers. If you have a dog, you can buy eco-friendly biodegradable poop bags to show your preference or “smear the rival” (eww). There’s also a cool ... Read More