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The War on Choice When Life is Chosen (Eight Times)

This week, an unnamed woman gave birth to eight children after recieving fertility treatment.  As details of her background surface, so does criticism and questions about her choice to raise a total of fourteen young children.

The Feminization of Medicine

A visit to two doctors - one female, one male - stirs up some interesting research on how women are changing the face of medicine.  Thank goodness.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch.

For all of us fans of the The State out here in cyberspace (and I know I'm not the only one who is jonesing to make a "dip my balls in it" joke right now), the show's cancellation left a hole in our little hearts that not even Reno 911! has been able to fill. But don't worry, State veteran (and the show's solo woman star) Kerry Kenney-Silver has a new web-based television show that is all...

In Sorta Good News, Tomb Raider is Returning to the Big Screen

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is developing a new film adaptation of the popular Tomb Raider video game.  In line with approach J.J. Abrams has taken for the new Star Trek movie, this new Tomb Raider picture would not be a sequel to the first two films in the Tomb Raider series starring Angelina Jolie, but a reboot featuring an all-new origin story for Lara Croft....

Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Disgust

Today started, like so many others, with criticism of a new American Apparel ad sweeping the feminist blogosphere.


 However, what looks like an almost too good to be true piece of proof of Dov Charney's excruciatingly high sleaze-rating turned out to be just that. Too good to be true.

More after the jump.

Chickipedia: It's where the Chicks are at!

From Frau Sally Benz comes the news of the latest "pedia" creation--Chickipedia!

What is Chickipedia you ask?

According to it's about page:

Chickipedia is the world's largest web-based, women-based, wiki-based database of hot chicks on the planet. It is entirely user generated, making it the first female-only encyclopedia of the people, by the people, and for the people...

Tool Spirit

“Terrible boyfriend? We can fix him. Complete tools transformed into knights in shining armor.” These are the promises of the opening credits of Tool Academy, VH1’s latest trash-tastic series in which women drag their truly terrible boyfriends through a relationship boot camp in hopes of turning them into nice guys. The tools agreed to come on the show thinking it was called Mr....

Push Gets a Big Win at Sundance, Still Trying to Win Over a Distributor

Big news from the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend: for only the third time in the festival's 25-year history, the Sundance jury and the audience awarded their top honors to the same film.  Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire (a title designed, no doubt, to distinguish the film from the sci-fi action film of the same name starring Dakota Fanning that hits theaters later this year) won...

Figuring Out Figure Skating

A Christmas gift sends me to the US Women's Figure Skating Championship and into a swirling confusion of how we raise our girl athletes.

(Re)Thinking Walking: A Collaboration

My really good friend and fellow Chicana blogger, brownfemipower, is hosting a collaboration at her blog, Flip Flopping Joy, with fellow amazing media maker, Jess Hoffman (of make/shift fame).

Their collaboration is called (Re)Thinking Walking and centers ways that we can build new worlds through the process of purposeful walking.

Some excerpts:


If we allow...