Topic: Politics

Company That Makes Wendy Davis’ Pink Sneakers Declines To Comment On Political Fervor Surrounding Them

Company That Makes Wendy Davis' Pink Sneakers Declines To Comment On Political Fervor Surrounding Them

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 »

Miss USA Contestant Says She’s Totally Comfy With Big Brother Spying On Everyone

Miss USA Contestant Says She's Totally Comfy With Big Brother Spying On Everyone

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 »

GOP Plans To Appeal To Millennials By Making Unplanned Pregnancy Funny

GOP Plans To Appeal To Millennials By Making Unplanned Pregnancy Funny

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 »

Why I’m Still Skeptical Of Marriage

Why I'm Still Skeptical Of Marriage

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 »

American Woman Drinks, Shops Through Turkey’s Political Upheaval

American Woman Drinks, Shops Through Turkey's Political Upheaval

As you may know, the country of Turkey is currently going through a period of unrest that may yet reach revolutionary levels. Fed up with the government’s oppressive policies, thousands of people are taking to the streets to do battle with a brutal police force as they agitate for change. A few people have died already, and hundreds more have been injured. Sounds like a perfect climate in which to get drunk and go shopping, right? More »