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Adventures in Feministory: Emily Warren Roebling

Hey there all you Brooklyn hipsters! Did you know that the Brooklyn Bridge is not only useful when one wishes to imply quirkiness (I’m talking to you, Gossip Girl), its completion was also overseen by the first ever woman field engineer?

Emily Warren Roebling was born in New York state in 1843, and became the chief engineer on the Brooklyn Bridge by default when...

Lies and the Lying Feminists Who Tell Them: the latest from Christina Hoff Sommers

“Feminist misinformation is pervasive,” Christina Hoff Sommers writes in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education.“Persistent Myths in Feminist Scholarship” is the latest from the author of Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Betrayed Women and The War on Boys: How Misguided Feminisim is Harming our Young Men, adding to her legacy of anti-feminist feminism and raising a stink over the...

Finally! Scientific Proof that Women are Gossips!

Stop the presses! Science has released a groundbreaking study! According to new research at the University of Michigan, bonding with friends makes women feel good.

Okay, so definitely not hot news, right? But what IS interesting is the way newspapers and websites reported on the study. The U of M researchers found that after emotional conversations, women release progestrone, a...

And Tango goes to the Pride Parade

Nettelhorst Elementary School has become the first school to march in Chicago's Pride Parade. Parents of this magnet school located in the middle of Boystown, the heart of Chicago's gay community, decided that it would be a good idea to have the kids and the school show solidarity with the community.

As one might expect, some were not happy with this all:

Children at...

I Can Has Feminizm?

Is there a better way to spend a summer weekend than by kicking back with a good book? This week’s feminizt LOLz don’t think so!

These two kittehs recommend Sisterhood is Powerful by Robin Morgan. An anthology of writings from the women’s liberation movement, it’s a must-read for any feminist bookworm (bookkitteh?).

When Virgina Woolf said that in...

Douchebag Decree (Dis)Honorable Mention: Burger King just keeps on pissing me off


For the love of god, what will it be next? This is not Burger King's first rodeo, in terms of terrible, sexist advertising, but it might be the raunchiest and therefore the most abhor-able. There is no reading between the lines here, no smoke and mirrors as far as the imagery and message are concerned. So who the hell keeps getting this smut on their desk and signing off on it? In...

Dubai is Hot, but Paris is Not!

How many cultural competency experts does it take to educate Paris Hilton? More than even she can afford!

BitchTapes: Critters & Crawlers

A city kid by nature, I am oddly fascinated by animals and bugs (as long as they aren't in my house). Plus, it seems particularly appropriate to dedicate my mix to critters during the season of camping and hikes.

Check out my tribute to all things wild after the jump!

Douchebag Decree: The Vengeful Douche Edition


 "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Danielle Staub seems to be on the receiving end of a whole slew of attacks from whiny exes these days. Whether she's being dragged through the mud as a "coke whore" by her ex-husband Kevin Maher or being exposed Rick Salomon style by her gripey, attention-crazy ex-boyfriend Stephen Zalewski, this crap is all over the internets lately....

Tenderness and everyday

When I first saw Bethany Hays's work at a student show, it was the work that stood engraved in my mind out of many talented students work. Maybe it was because of the innocent, playfulness that I could relate to as a mom who spends her fair share of time with kids books, or maybe it was the form of the painting–rich colors, light patterns and shapes that teased me. In any case I was...