Politics

Adventures in Feministory: Lois Jenson and sexual harassment

The success of Senator Al Franken’s anti-rape amendment is one step towards greater culpability for sexual assault and sexual harassment on the job. This week’s Feministory is another case involving labor, sexual harassment... Read more »

Law & Order to air episode based on Dr. Tiller's murder

Tonight’s Law & Order episode will be based on the murder of Dr. George Tiller: a late-term abortion provider is murdered while attending church. The episode, titled “Dignity,”... Read more »

The Body Electric: "Naturally Procreative Relationships" or Policing Bodies Goes Straight!

Uh oh. Those pro-h8ers got themselves in a pickle last week in San Francisco with U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn, who questioned laywer Charles Cooper about his dumb assertion that Prop 8 is important to the state because it enourages "naturally procreative relationships." The judge, bypassing... Read more »

New ad campaign equates unprotected sex with eating pistachios. Thanks, Levi Johnston!

You know that feeling you get when you have unprotected sex with the Governor’s daughter, the two of you have a baby, and you become a national punchline? Well, next time you find yourself in that awkward situation, take a cue from teen dad Levi Johnston and turn your regrets into something... Read more »

On The Map: Something Special for the Ladies

The New York Times and BBC report that eight women-only trains were recently introduced in urban Indian cities. Some may question this form of sex-... Read more »

How did you celebrate Pro-Life Cupcake Day?

Here's how I spent mine: - Being disappointed upon discovering it wasn't Pro-Cupcake Life Day - Eating leftover cupcakes from Bitch's clothing swap/supporting a woman's right to choose - WONDERING WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE The Cupcakes for Life... Read more »

On The Map: Capitalism + Feminism = True Luv 4Eva

Is capitalism helping feminism or is feminism helping capitalism–or both? Photo credit: Glamour Read more »

I Can Has Feminizm?

Ah, the weekend. A time to unwind and have some fun. This particular weekend, I am in New York for my friends’ wedding . And you know what the best way to celebrate a wedding (or any special occasion, really) is, don’t you? With LOLz, of course!!! The first special occasion we’re... Read more »

New short film is cute, quirky, and candid. And it's about abortion.

Quiz: Is this still from... a) Jenny Slate's new short Eff-You you Effing Eff-wad? b) a promo from the 2009 Quirkfest Filmfest? or c) Juno II: All Grown Up? It's actually from Obvious Child, a short film by Gillian Robespierre which combines a little of all of the above, but with one... Read more »

Going Rogue: An American Turd

To the three or so people out there who did not dress as Sarah Palin for Halloween last year: Fear not. This year you can go as Sarah Palin, bestselling author! That’s right, the former governor of Alaska... Read more »

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Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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Valuable Resources: The Ableist Fight Over Plastic Straws

Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »