Monthly Archives: February 2010

Quick Hit: Obama’s Healthcare Summit Leads to More Partisan Wrangling

TweetExhibit A, according to CNN: 12:30 p.m.: Sen. John McCain slams the special deals inserted in the Senate health care bill, saying those should be removed so that the American people will know “that geography does not dictate what kind of health care they will receive.” Obama shoots back, “Let me just make this point, [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Girl Power

TweetI haven’t had a chance to read Marisa Meltzer’s awesome sounding new book, Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music, but you know shit is promising when Viva la Feminista’s six-year-old daughter is trying to catch a sneak peek. She wrote: What I found most intriguing about the book was how Meltzer outlines how a [...]
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Thank You Thursdays: Groundbreaking Legislation on Rape Kit Testing Proposed in Illinois

TweetWe’ve covered the tragedy of untested rape kits at some length. Well, Human Rights Watch investigator Sarah Tofte, who spearheaded the initial work in LA, is currently leading comprehensive research in Illinois. Good news: she may not have to deal with the same disappointing reaction from the police department. Chicago Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced [...]
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Lady Gaga sports a strap-on

Tweet Lady Gaga says of her strap-on attire on the cover of UK’s Q magazine: “We all know that one of the biggest talking points of the year was that I have a dick, so why not give them what they want?” Even better: “When a guy says, ‘Oh I fucked all these chicks this [...]
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New Research Shows that Women are Disproportionately Vulnerable to Eviction

TweetThe New York Times reports: New research is showing that eviction is a particular burden on low-income black women, often single mothers, who have an easier time renting apartments than their male counterparts, but are vulnerable to losing them because their wages or public benefits have not kept up with the cost of housing. This [...]
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