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This Mother's Day brought with it the usual onslaught of treacly admonitions to remember mom...as if we could forget. "Having power over someone is not the same as having power to confer," laughs Susan Faludi when she explains her latest theory. She's been looking at the emergence and disappearance of feminism from the national landscape and come up with the idea that "feminism has a mother/daughter problem." Since her first book, Backlash: The Undeclared War ... Read More
Leave it to the talented cast of Glee to put a pop icon back at the top of the music charts (The Power of Madonna Soundtrack from their tribute episode was able to knock out Justin Bieber at No. 1 its debut week).  In an article today in The Guardian, author Wendy Shanker chronicles her obsession with the Material Girl and explains the profound influence she has had on her life. Unlike most of us, Wendy has been fortunate enough to actually meet her ... Read More
Calling all women, liberals, and supporters of Gay Rights— Shhhh! Obama is sneaking you into the club. Solicitor General, Elena Kagan, has been selected to fill the seat of Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. She would be only the fourth woman since Sandra Day O’Connor in 1981 to serve on the High Court, and breaking new ground in the US as one of three Justices that are women serving concurrently. We gals have never before enjoyed such a ... Read More
Kevin Rios, age 23, was convicted of raping two women. Kudos to Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Thomas Farber for doing the right thing and realizing the laws about rape apply to everyone -- no matter how you make your living.  Kevin Rios raped two women. That’s the fact. According to the NY Daily News, however, Rios was convicted of raping a babysitter and a hooker, iconic figures rather than flesh and blood women. The NY Post refers to a babysitter ... Read More
Many news outlets are poking fun at an outdated 1799 France law that prohibits women from wearing pants, which has been overlooked and is technically still legal.  France president Nicolas Sarkozy has asked the parliament to go through old French laws like this one and rework them as needed, and a bill has been submitted to repeal the ban on pants for women.  This small, light-hearted milestone, however, comes on the heels of France's proposed ban on ... Read More
Yesterday the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the 2010 Webbys Awards, celebrating various Internet achievements.   Amy Poehler won “Best Actress” as host of her web series, Smart Girls at the Party. “Using her series to reach smart and passionate young girls, Poehler’s show demonstrates that branded content can be creative, entertaining and even inspirational,”  it states ... Read More
According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald: “During the trial the jury sent a note to the judge asking for more information about 'how exactly [the accused] took off her jeans’. 'I doubt those kind of jeans can be removed without any sort of collaboration,’ the note read.” That is, apparently, all it took for the jury to acquit. Even after testimony from the victim stating that she had no trouble getting her jeans off herself, the ... Read More
Okay, we probably shouldn't be derogatory towards any genitalia regardless of its gender.....however....OMG, have y'all read Savage Love today?  (For those who may not have discovered Savage Love yet, it is the best and most hilarious sex advice column of all time.  Start reading it immediately.)  Anyway, for all those who call people "pussies" like it's a bad thing, behold the genius of Dan Savage. Letter to Dan Savage:  "Wah wah wah my ... Read More
The UN has launched a campaign to raise awareness about and prevent rape all around the globe. The campaign, called Stop Rape Now, focuses on rape as a part of conflicts. The website, StopRapeNow.org, is filled with news and ways to get involved. It also features a novel idea: you can, with your webcam, take a picture of yourself holding your arms in front of you in the shape of an X, which is then uploaded and added to a map to show the supporters of the ... Read More
An NPD Group market research survey reports an increase in tween (8-12) girls' regular use of mascara, eye liner, and lipstick compared to 2007, while overall use of beauty products by teens (13-17) and young women (18-24) is declining. In the past two years mascara use among tweens has almost doubled, from 10% to 18%, as well as eye liner, from 9% to 15%.  Notably, the study defined "regular usage" as at least once a month, which isn't very often. So luckily ... Read More
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