Listening to all the moralistic rhetoric surrounding Texas anti-choice bill SB-5, it’s easy to wonder if these people are for real. Does governor Rick Perry actually believe all that superstitious bullshit about how life begins at conception, or is the real story something more cynical? More
So, I know that we are all probably tired of anything patriotic, so this is the last thing, I promise. You’ll like it! It will make you like America more than you otherwise might! It is former First Lady Abigail Adams being excellent. More
The Department of Justice is trying to take a more serious stance on Title IX violations. Those are the provisions that prevent students from being sexually assaulted or harassed at university. More
One step forward, five steps back. More
You knew this was coming. More
Ken Cuccinelli really likes this law that would make felons of most adult Americans. More
As many have pointed out already, the political story behind Wendy Davis‘ heroic filibuster is way, way more important than the sneakers she was wearing on her feet. I mean, who cares? An archaic feat of strength on Davis’ part was all that kept America’s largest state from taking away a woman’s right to choose in this, the 21st century, but hey, what kind of shoes was she wearing? More
Throughout the American right wing’s “war on women,” we have heard many horrifying statements revealing just how little certain legislators understand about science, “legitimate rape,” and a woman’s anatomy. Here’s another one for the books. More
Today, in generational fear mongering! The PR firm Zeno Group has released a study that suggests not a lot of millennial women want society’s “top jobs,” which this study has chosen to define as a position where you tell other people what to do within “a large or prominent organization.” Oh no. More
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At the G8 Summit this year, Michelle Obama made people angry — with her hair, because that is totally logical at a political event. More
Much has been made of the terrible answer Miss Utah (a.k.a. Marissa Powell) gave to a question about the wage gap between women and men during the “deep thoughts” portion of the Miss USA pageant over the weekend. But don’t let that distract you from the fact that many other contestants gave terrible answers too, and not just because they had brain farts when put on the spot. More
Why does the GOP keep doing this to me? Don’t they know I love capitalism? I probably would have voted for McCain. I mean, I did not, but I considered it until Palin. But every time they throw something up like, “Let’s make abortion funny” I realize I will never be able to align myself with this party, ever. WHY ARE THEY DESTROYING THEMSELVES FOR ME, PERSONALLY? More
Every time a lawmaker says they think that rape will not result in pregnancy (remember Todd Akin?) I am absolutely baffled. And, of course, with Trent Franks, it’s happened again. More
So a lot has been written on this here website about marriage: imaginary weddings, real weddings, marriage equality for gay people, desire to marry, pressure for to marry, etc. I have even puzzled out my own unexpected case of wedding fever. Hell, Ashley and Jennifer take a moment out of each week to decide which fictional character/animal/wheat product they would marry, given the opportunity.
But one position that’s been underrepresented is that oft-caricatured hallmark of second-wave feminism: skepticism. Believe it or not, there are plenty of reasons for a person, male or female, to be reluctant to participate in this storied institution, and they don’t all have to do with hating men or burning our bras. More