Monthly Archives: January 2011

The smaller the body size, the bigger the paycheck?

TweetThat’s right, folks. A new study published in the fall issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology found not only that skinny women make more money than women with larger body sizes, but they make a helluva lot more — in fact, a whopping $16,000 more a year on average: The study found that thin [...]
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The Feministing Five: Stephanie Coontz

TweetStephanie Coontz is a social historian who teaches history and family studies at Evergreen State College, and the author of half a dozen books including Marriage: A History, The Way We Never Were and The Way We Really Are. Her new book, A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Woman at the Dawn of [...]
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Quick Hit: Protests continue in Egypt.

TweetI am sifting through the mountains of coverage on protests in Egypt right now and came across this picture and had to share. And appropriately captioned by Jamia Wilson on Facebook with a Jimi Hendrix quote, “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.” via the Atlantic tumblr. [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet This is a picture posted by Joe.My.God from a store in Arkansas. It’s a “family shield” covering up the cover of US Weekly which featured Elton John, his husband and their child. In response to protests by Joe. My. God readers, the store issued this response and took down the shield. Violence erupted at [...]
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White House responds to murder of Ugandan LGBT rights activist

TweetAs Vanessa reported yesterday, Ugandan LGBT rights activist David Kato was killed on Wednesday, just a few months after the Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone published his photo under the headline “Hang them.” The New York Times has audio of Kato talking about his experience as a gay man in Uganda and about the homophobic climate [...]
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