Merciless McElroy

Wendy McElroy was obnoxious enough two weeks ago. (Personally, I’ve been all set on the McElroy tip ever since reading: “the alarmism of mainstream feminism often blows problems way out of proportion and reports them out of context”.) But lately, she’s officially gone too far.
First, there was her lovely FoxNews.com article on domestic violence. Check this:
“The underlying ideology of domestic violence is politically-correct feminism which considers women to be oppressed by male power and the institutions of society, including traditional marriage. Accordingly, domestic violence has been subjected to a black-and-white analysis that rests upon stereotypes…The inadequacy of the stereotypes became clear to me through one question. ‘Why did ...

Wendy McElroy was obnoxious enough two weeks ago. (Personally, I’ve been all set on the McElroy tip ever since reading: “the alarmism of mainstream feminism often blows problems way out of proportion and ...

Congress makes it easier for providers to refuse women abortions

According to the AP, a provision in a $388 billion spending bill passed on Saturday blocks any of the money “from going to federal, state or local agencies that act against health care providers and insurers because they don’t provide abortions, make abortion referrals or cover them.”
This policy is just another another step in the fight against choice, following the lead of the conscience clause laws that states have begun to pass.
Democrats have complained that the provision was slipped into the bill without any discussion in the Senate or the House. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said, “Now any business entity can decide to tell doctors working for it they can’t give information to ...

According to the AP, a provision in a $388 billion spending bill passed on Saturday blocks any of the money “from going to federal, state or local agencies that act against health care providers and ...

I Heart NY: Downtown restaurant denies Bush twins


Best piece of gossip I’ve heard in while…via Gawker:
Freemans, tuesday night the 16th of nov. the bush twins , along with 2 massive secret service men, tried to have dinner. they were told by the maitre’d that they were full and would be for the next 4 years. upon hearing, the entire restaurant cheered and did a round of shots… it was amazing!!! [Ed: We're hearing that this is actually true.]
Ha! Awesome…


Best piece of gossip I’ve heard in while…via Gawker:
Freemans, tuesday night the 16th of nov. the bush twins , along with 2 massive secret service men, tried to have dinner. they were ...

Big Ups To The Simpsons


Are you a die-hard fan of The Simpsons like myself? If so, you have may checked out last night’s episode, which grappled an ongoing feminist issue.
Little Lisa gets made fun of by the twins for having a big ass, so she responds by becoming immersed in the current social beauty trend of being “thin” — in other words, looking starved. Lisa’s reaction — by constantly working out, reading “Thin By Third Grade” magazine, and eventually binging on a cake in the middle of the night — approaches the numerous problems that begin for girls as young as herself due to society’s obsession with weight.
It was interesting how although Nelson succeeded in getting revenge on ...


Are you a die-hard fan of The Simpsons like myself? If so, you have may checked out last night’s episode, which grappled an ongoing feminist issue.
Little Lisa gets made fun of by ...

Check it out…

Make sure to read Katha Pollitt’s Earthly Rewards for the Christian Voter, which outlines how Bush has been paying back the Christian Right for the past four years, and what we might lose in the next four years as he continues to appease his base.
Just a (scary) few examples:
The fact is, anyone who thinks the GOP is stiffing its “moral values” backers hasn’t been paying attention: George Bush, for one, has been paying them back for the past four years. He’s promoted a raft of anti-choice legislation–including the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act and a law making it easier for health professionals to deny women abortions and even birth control for “reasons ...

Make sure to read Katha Pollitt’s Earthly Rewards for the Christian Voter, which outlines how Bush has been paying back the Christian Right for the past four years, and what we might lose in the ...

Landmark Decision from Vermont

In our increasingly homophobic society, a Vermont family court judge has issued some good news–both members of a same-sex civil union are legal parents of a child.
Four years ago Janet Miller-Jenkins and Lisa Miller-Jenkins entered into a civil union in Vermont. Two years later, after undergoing artificial insemination, Lisa Miller-Jenkins gave birth to a daughter. The couple then moved from Virginia to Vermont. When the couple split up earlier this year, a custody battle ensued. A Virginia trial court judge gave full custody to Lisa Miller-Jenkins, claiming that Janet Miller-Jenkins was “no more than a friend.” Using Vermont law, Judge William Cohen reached a *much* different conclusion.
Parties to a civil union ...

In our increasingly homophobic society, a Vermont family court judge has issued some good news–both members of a same-sex civil union are legal parents of a child.
Four years ago Janet Miller-Jenkins and Lisa Miller-Jenkins ...

Sorry Everybody: We Think His Anti-Woman Policies are Scary Too…


I’m sure I’m probably a cultural step behind, but I just found out about SorryEverybody.com, and I’m obsessed. The site invites you to submit a picture that captures your dismay & depression over the election–so far they’ve uploaded more than 5000 pics–and it’s amazing.
Mark Morford provides this narration for the website…
Dear world: We are so very, very sorry. For Bush. For our bitterly divided and confused nation. For what’s to come. Please know that tens of millions of us did not vote for him. Please do not hate us. Not all of us, anyway. OK, maybe Utah. Do you know where Utah is? Never mind.
See, not only is half of America ...


I’m sure I’m probably a cultural step behind, but I just found out about SorryEverybody.com, and I’m obsessed. The site invites you to submit a picture that captures your dismay & depression over ...

Bad News for Predatory Matchmakers

A Maryland jury awarded Nataliya Fox more than $430,000 yesterday in a negligence claim against Encounters International (EI). EI is a US online marriage service that pairs American men with Russian women. “Encounters International has more than 400 carefully chosen, currently available Russian women….As wives, they desire to build a loving home, follow their husband’s lead, and stick with the marriage, even when times get tough and things stop being fun. UGGGH.
In the case of Fox, the marriage stopped being “fun” when her husband began beating her. Fox sued EI for negligence in their background check of her future spouse.
Leslye Orloff, the director of Legal Momentum’s Immigrant Women Program, heralded ...

A Maryland jury awarded Nataliya Fox more than $430,000 yesterday in a negligence claim against Encounters International (EI). EI is a US online marriage service that pairs American men with Russian women. “Encounters ...

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