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Budweiser Gets Pornographic. Problematic?

Belinda Luscombe over at Time Magazine sparked an online debate yesterday regarding an internet-only Budweiser commercial that makes light of pornography purchasing. Says Luscombe, because it [the commercial] comes from a... Read more »

WIN Some, Lose Some

These days, the ham-fisted methods used by professional sports teams to recruit women into their fan base (and thus their customer base) are not particularly hard to spot—just... Read more »

It's Feminism's Fault!: PJ O'Rourke Edition

“I blame feminism and Facebook for the death of the American automobile.” So said NPR’s PJ O’Rourke on NPR’s Morning Edition earlier today. According to O’Rourke, feminists are to blame for the... Read more »

Sound Bites

Music in short! • If you haven’t seen the Gossip’s infomercial for their upcoming album Music for Men, it’s time! (And if you haven’t seen Bitch’s infomercial, you... Read more »

Golf: The Sin, and Zen, of the Pin

Just when my pie-in-the-sky, baseball-is-good-for-you, sports-loving feminist self was starting to make a tenuous peace with some of the downside of pro sports, the PGA came to town... Read more »

The Bitch in Black: Ladies...Firsts

  Nancy Drew-loving Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is joined this month by two other recent notable First…Ladies. Ursula Burns (left) has become the first black female CEO of a major U. S. corporation.  According to Business Week: Within days of being named chief executive of... Read more »

Bee Up, Y'all

Did anyone else catch any of this week's Scripps National Spelling Bee coverage, most of which took place on…ESPN, of all places? Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Chuck Norris doesn't have the facts

"Chuck Norris" has become a household name again thanks to the Napolean Dynamite-meets-machismo of Chuck Norris facts and his campaigning for Mike Huckabee, but if he's going to have a... Read more »

5 Totally Random Things I'd Like a Moratorium On...Forever

Read on for 5 things I don’t want to read about anymore: 1. Stories about and video clips of Britney Spears’ public menses-related mishaps. This keeps happening (if the reports are even true) because she’s mentally ill, very forgetful, or terribly overwhelmed. Either way, give her... Read more »

A Buffy Movie Without Joss Whedon? WTF is the Point of That?

Did anyone else see that a new Buffy The Vampire Slayer film is being made, but that Joss Whedon won't be involved? WTF is the point... Read more »

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She-Hulk, Attorney at Law: She's Mean, She's Green, and She Believes in Due Process

Avenger. Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Member of the Fantastic Four. Read more »

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »