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Democrats! Don’t Get Lured Into Marsha Blackburn’s Trap.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn garnered some "are you kidding" headlines this week when she tossed out this little bit of misdirection on Sunday's Face the Nation: "It is Republicans that have led the fight for women’s equality," she argued. "Go back through history, and look at who was the first woman to ever vote, elected to office, go to Congress, four out of five governors."

Adult Recreational Kickball Has a Woman Problem

Today in hard truths that must nonetheless be spoken: Kickball has a woman problem. Are woman kickballers underrepresented in the kickballing population? No. Is there a kickball glass ceiling or a kickball glass cliff? Not that I'm aware of. Show More Summary

It's No Longer Legal to Sexually Harass Unpaid Interns in New York City

Last year, when an unpaid intern in New York sued a Chinese news company, Phoenix Satellite Television, because, she said, a supervisor had groped and assaulted her, a federal judge dismissed her case. As someone who didn’t receive traditional...Show More Summary

Female CEO Shares Story of Being Sexually Harassed By Potential Hires

Yunha Kim, the CEO of the tech start-up Locket, recently published a post at Medium chronicling the good and bad parts of being a female boss in such a heavily masculine environment. It's mostly an upbeat, go-get-'em tale, but she makes...Show More Summary

Women Don't Freeze Their Eggs for Their Careers. They Do It Because They Don’t Have Partners.

Most articles about the increasing number of American women who have children in their late 30s or 40s manage to shame and blame them. They are told they are selfish, caring too much about their careers to press pause for a baby, or too little about their child to have had him at a sprightlier age. Show More Summary

New Fox News Show Outnumbered Will Have Four Female Hosts and One Man. Get It?

Roger Ailes is an evil genius. In the midst of a nationwide debate over whether or not Republicans are waging a war on women, Fox News is launching a new show called Outnumbered at the end of April. "Outnumbered" because the show will feature four female and one male host. Show More Summary

What Happens When Esquire and Elle Swap Writers for One Issue

It’s official: Elle and Esquire are totally hooking up. Esquire, an 82-year-old American men’s magazine, has sparked a spring fling with Elle, a 69-year-old French expat. (Scandalously, both are members of the Hearst family.) Elle’sShow More Summary

New York Times Reveals That Basically No One Investigated the Jameis Winston Rape Allegations

Thank you, Walt Bogdanich of the New York Times, for getting to the bottom of what went so horribly wrong in the investigation of the sexual assault accusation against Jameis Winston, Florida State University’s star quarterback. I’ve been writing about this case since news of it broke last November. Show More Summary

Not Wearing Makeup: Is It Feminism, Laziness, or the Rise of Cosmetic Normcore?

Is makeup going away? Is it the End of Makeup? We’ve seen hordes of #nomakeupselfies—all pale, chapped lips and hooded eyes—on Twitter and Instagram and, oddly, as part of a cancer awareness campaign; we’ve seen New York runways drowned in “raw beauty”; and now, ABC reports, brides are forgoing blush and shadow to achieve a “more natural look” on their wedding day.

Republican Gov. Susana Martinez Has a Foul Mouth and Isn't Big on Facts. She Could Be President.

While most of the media coverage of 2016 GOP presidential contenders has been focused on Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and, lately, Jeb Bush, Gov. Susana Martinez is a sleeper candidate to watch. After all, she had enough charm and politicalShow More Summary

Finally, a Training Bra for the 21st Century

When a girl becomes a woman, she embarks on a wondrous journey of growth, self-discovery, and horrific training bras. The first bra-buying outing is a tweeny shop of horrors: Behold, the dull cotton bralet with a seam down your nonexistent...Show More Summary

Woman Sues Christian Right Leader Douglas Phillips for Alleged Sexual, Mental Abuse

Late last year, Douglas Phillips, then president of the extreme Christian right group Vision Forum Ministries, admitted to, in his words, having "a lengthy, inappropriate relationship with a woman." This was a bombshell in ChristianShow More Summary

Latest Publishing Trend: Books That Teach Women to Be Overconfident Blowhards, Just Like Men

In 2009, Cameron Anderson, a psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business, decided to run an experiment on his students. He gave them a “list of historical names and events, and asked them to tick off...Show More Summary

It's April 15! Women, We Are Very Tax Compliant.

Happy April 15! Have you paid your taxes yet? If you are a woman, I’m going to bet the answer’s yes. Researchers haven’t found a way to track what portion of the yearly $170 billion tax gap (the icy tundra separating how much tax money...Show More Summary

I Am a Mom. I Am a Myth. I Am a Legend.

Everyone is getting all the good feelings today from this viral video, in which a middle manager type interviews a bunch of job applicants for the “most important job” he is hiring for. He calls this job “director of operations.” Job...Show More Summary

Five Ways to Make Him Scream, and Not Get Pregnant When You Do: Cosmo Gets Serious About Repro Rights

Cosmopolitan, long considered one of the fluffier offerings to women on the magazine rack, has been quietly remaking itself into a powerhouse of reproductive rights coverage. Tara Culp-Ressler at Think Progress reports on a new era at the sex tip-centric rag, with recent articles on abortion rights, abortion stigma, and contraception access. Show More Summary

How Do I Teach My Kid to Be Good? By Telling Him He Is Good.

That parents should praise a kid’s actions rather than her innate qualities is parenting gospel. Studies find that children who are lauded for their intelligence develop weaker work ethics than those who get cheered on for their persistence. Show More Summary

Virginia Deals with a Teen Sexting Ring by Educating Teens, Not Prosecuting Them

When Rusty McGuire travels to Virginia schools to talk to teenagers about the dangers of social media, he asks all of the girls in the audience to close their eyes. Then, he speaks plainly with the men in the room. “Boys,” he says, “if...Show More Summary

Republicans Are Quietly Trying to Kill No-Fault Divorce

Republicans have decided to start waging war on a ubiquitous and generally non-controversial part of American life: no-fault divorce. Scott Keyes, writing for the Washington Post, reports on this alarming trend, one that has largelyShow More Summary

No, She’s Not Really Wearing That. The Sext You Just Got Is Probably a Lie.

The thing that you always suspected about sexting has been scientifically confirmed: Much of that meticulously described lingerie and ecstatic stroking is a lie. A new study in the April issue of the journal Computers in Human Behavior...Show More Summary

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