BY Intern Lauren
on Jun 08, 2012
The birds-and-the-bees conversation between parents and teens isn’t exactly the easiest topic to discuss at the dinner table, though we all know it's a vital rite of passage to growing up. But what about the teens with special needs? A new study reveals that not only do they have a limited knowledge of sex, but many have some alarming misconceptions regarding human sexuality.
The study's lead researcher Ruth Garbutt found that several students believed gay sex was illegal or weren’t aware that sexual abuse is an offense that’s investigated by police. Read More
If you've ever caught the tiny voice in the back of your head thinking to yourself that the 33 cent pay gap between women and men really isn’t all that big, first of all: you are the worst, and second of all: let’s see if you’re singing a different tune when you see all the cool things you could afford when those cents add up. The Center for American Progress plugged in the numbers and found some interesting results. In 2010 the median full-time working man took home $47,715 in earnings, while the median full-time working woman made only $36,931—77. Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Jun 07, 2012
Remember when the Vatican blasted the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (aka about 80 percent of American sisters) for focusing on the poor and hungry instead of railing against reproductive rights and gay people?
Well, those “radical feminist” gals haven’t taken the criticism lying down. Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Jun 06, 2012
There are a lot of people out there who don’t agree with my personal beliefs (I’m looking at you, conservative Republicans), and I admit I sometimes wish they’d get questioned by Anderson Cooper or be the subject of a hilarious skit on SNL.
But, along with the vast majority of people, I understand that sending a letter threatening to stalk and blow your opponent to smithereens is a no-no. Not only will it get you slapped with a big old lawsuit, but it is also one of the most effective ways to ensure public outrage. Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Jun 05, 2012
Calling all sluts! Need to register to vote? Look no further. You can Rock The Slut Vote right here.
This is a movement which was created to “fight the GOP effort to bully, subjugate and silence women,” and “wrest the power from the word slut and help women get informed, get involved, get registered and vote”.
The word slut was used publicly by Rush Limbaugh earlier this year to describe Sandra Fluke, who testified on behalf of women’s right to contraception at a Congressional hearing. Read More