Official candidate of the sisterhood?

In case you’ve been in hiding for the past two weeks, you should know that everyone is running for president. And they’re starting now. I’m pretty sure Dem Hill staffers are still hung-over from all the celebrating, but even though winter came late, spring is coming early in Washington. Joe Biden has already stepped in it (again), and he only officially announced his candidacy yesterday. Nice.
While Congressional leadership is trying to get work done, it seems everyone else is starting to take sides. As women sign up to work with anyone but Senator Clinton, of course, they’re being asked why. That’s the bad news. The good news is they’re all giving the same answer. ...

In case you’ve been in hiding for the past two weeks, you should know that everyone is running for president. And they’re starting now. I’m pretty sure Dem Hill staffers are still hung-over from all ...

Fun with Feminist Flickr (beating cancer/beating women edition)


Several people have sent me this breast cancer awareness ad, put out by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. When I first saw the picture, I wasn’t so sure it was totally offensive. And as Ann said to me via IM not so long ago, perhaps it’s the group trying to counter the criticism of their “girlie pink ribbons” image.
But then I was driving and saw the ad on a bus shelter, and all you can really make out from far away is a picture of a woman’s torso with the words, “Punch it, Strangle it, Kick it,” etc. So, ugh. Plus, the headless woman is yet another example of how the ...

Several people have sent me this breast cancer awareness ad, put out by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. When I first saw the picture, I wasn’t so sure it was totally ...

You can’t make this stuff up


Because what’s more fun than some old fashioned racism shrouded in pro-woman rhetoric?

Immigrants wishing to live in the small Canadian town of Herouxville, Quebec, must not stone women to death in public, burn them alive or throw acid on them, according to an extraordinary set of rules released by the local council.
The declaration, published on the town’s Web site, has deepened tensions in the predominantly French-speaking province over how tolerant Quebecers should be toward the customs and traditions of immigrants.
“We wish to inform these new arrivals that the way of life which they abandoned when they left their countries of origin cannot be recreated here,” said the declaration, which makes clear women are allowed to drive, ...


Because what’s more fun than some old fashioned racism shrouded in pro-woman rhetoric?

Immigrants wishing to live in the small Canadian town of Herouxville, Quebec, must not stone women to death in public, burn them alive ...

It’s ba-ack….


South Dakota is at it again. A new abortion ban bill is expected to be revealed today at the state Capitol–and this time around it will have exceptions for rape, incest and the health of the woman. (So generous, I know.)

“Legislators in the House and Senate who did not vote in favor of the bill that was passed last year say that they would support such a bill that had exceptions for rape and incest and clearly defined health exceptions,� [Rep. Don Van Etten, R-Rapid City] said.
…Kate Looby, state director for Planned Parenthood in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota, also was in the Capitol on Monday. She said the lawmakers were “ignoring South Dakota ...


South Dakota is at it again. A new abortion ban bill is expected to be revealed today at the state Capitol–and this time around it will have exceptions for rape, incest and the health ...

Would you like a frappuccino with your baby?

Recent research has shown that pregnant women going full-term can drink coffee without the fear of health risks.
While studies have alleviated the perception that drinking coffee while pregnant can lead to miscarriages or birth defects, it was just this most recent study which found that women can get their caffeine fix without fear of premature birth or an underweight baby.

Recent research has shown that pregnant women going full-term can drink coffee without the fear of health risks.
While studies have alleviated the perception that drinking coffee while pregnant can lead to miscarriages or birth ...

Fox News lies about Feministing

I just found this and I’m pissed the fuck off.
“iFeminist” Wendy McElroy has written a piece for Fox News, Continuing to Defame the ‘Duke 3’ as Rapists, where we’re misquoted:

Even the popular gender feminist site Feministing had conceded “it probably isn’t appropriate to continue calling this the ‘Duke rape case’.”

That’s funny, because I’m pretty sure it was a commenter that wrote this–not us. Congrats, noname: Fox News loves you!
I’d like to think this was a mistake (despite the fact that it’s pretty damn clear who is blogging and who is commenting) so I’ve emailed McElroy about a retraction. But still–ugh.
UPDATE: I’ve had a series of emails with McElroy which ...

I just found this and I’m pissed the fuck off.
“iFeminist” Wendy McElroy has written a piece for Fox News, Continuing to Defame the ‘Duke 3’ as Rapists, where we’re misquoted:

Even the popular ...

Japan’s “rent-a-fling” service.

There will be no sex with the male escort. Or so they say at Precious a “rent -a-fling” service employing 1,500 male escorts.

“Our customers are mainly women working in the adult entertainment business, but following them are housewives and office ladies in their 30s. Recently, we’ve also noticed an increase in housewives in their 40s and 50s,” Haruki Kamisato, the head of Precious, tells Shukan Post.
Women pay a basic fee of 10,000 yen for a two-hour session, but some women will also pay more to have the escort give them a sensuous massage.

Um, yeah I am SURE they are only getting massages. But what is more interesting than this? The claim that women do this for more philosophical reasons.

Unlike ...

There will be no sex with the male escort. Or so they say at Precious a “rent -a-fling” service employing 1,500 male escorts.

“Our customers are mainly women working in the adult entertainment business, but following them are ...

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