Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Blog Profile / DoubleX

Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Feminism
Posts on Regator:8318
Posts / Week:25
Archived Since:June 9, 2008

Blog Post Archive

When Domestic Violence Victims Are Imprisoned for Their Abusers' Crimes

On October 13, 2006, Alonzo Turner murdered his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, Titches. Over the course of that day, according to court records reported by BuzzFeed’s Alex Campbell, Turner whipped Titches with a belt, threw him against...Show More Summary

Court Ruling Destroys Abortion Access in Texas, Shutting Down All But Eight Clinics in the State  

In a devastating move Thursday night, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals removed a district court judge's stay on a new Texas law that will dramatically reduce abortion access for women in the state, particularly for poor, young, or rural women. Show More Summary

GamerGate Fights Corruption in Journalism By Encouraging Corruption in Journalism

The Benghazi of the video game world, the GamerGate movement is a baffling mess of accusations and anger that started over the summer when a man named Eron Gjoni, angry about his failed relationship with an indie video game developer named Zoe Quinn, created a webpage and used it to accuse Quinn of infidelity. Show More Summary

St. Louis Study Confirms That IUDs Are the Key to Lowering Teen Pregnancy Rates

Right on the heels of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending the IUD for teenage girls comes a new study that confirms that long-lasting contraception really is the key to reducing teen pregnancy dramatically. St. Louis has,...Show More Summary

Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness

Last year, actress Ellen Page expressed disappointment that many of her fellow actresses have disavowed the feminist label. “How could it be any more obvious that we still live in a patriarchal world when feminism is a bad word?" she told Guardian reporter Hadley Freedman. Show More Summary

The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans  

Tuesday, my colleague Will Saletan chronicled the various ways that Republican candidates are running away from "culture war" issues like gay marriage and reproductive rights. "Republicans are mumbling, cringing, and ducking," he notes, before providing a number of examples. "They don’t want the election to be about these issues, even in red states."

Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

At this point, it's hard not to wonder if the people being hired to do outreach to women on behalf of Republican candidates aren't all a bunch of Democratic moles. The College Republican National Committee created this ad for Rick Scott,...Show More Summary

We Need to Talk: Terrible Name, Good Show

Midway through last night’s premiere of We Need to Talk—CBS Sports Network’s new hour-long weekly talk show that’s produced and directed by women, and exclusively stars female athletes, journalists, and commentators—WNBA player Swin Cash sat on the set’s couch and offered her opinions on domestic violence in the NFL. Show More Summary

Can Activists Save Reyhaneh Jabbari?  

In an unexpected move by Iran’s justice system, the country has allowed for a 10-day delay in the execution of a 26-year-old woman, accused of murdering her alleged rapist seven years ago, who has become a cause for human rights activists and Iranian citizens alike.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

There are many things that get blamed for teen pregnancy, from rap music to kids liking 16 and Pregnant a little too much, but the main cause is not actually that exciting: poor contraception use. Teenagers, even more than adults, need...Show More Summary

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can't Even Say Her Name.

Last week, a 20-year-old Nova Scotia man pled guilty to one count of manufacturing child pornography. In an agreed statement of facts read in court, the man acknowledged that nearly three years ago, when he was 17, he threw a small, booze-fueled party at his house with three other teenage boys and a 15-year-old girl. Show More Summary

Do Not Fear California's New Affirmative Consent Law

On a classic episode of the sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dennis, the most sociopathic character of the bunch, explained to another character why he wanted to buy a boat. "The whole purpose of buying a boat in the first place...Show More Summary

Consensual Sex: There's an App for That

Last June, Reason’s Robby Soave called for an iPhone app that would clear up pesky he-said, she-said rape cases by recording two parties’ “mutual consent” to engaging in sexual activity before they do the deed: “Maybe they would have to input a password and then touch phones, or something?” he proposed. Show More Summary

In Louisiana, Rape Victims Are Billed Thousands of Dollars for Hospital Exams

In 2005, the Violence Against Women Act was amended to provide free medical forensic exams to sexual assault victims who go to the hospital—whether or not they choose to file a police report. These exams—often known as SANE exams, or...Show More Summary

Why the Pot-Smoking Gender Gap Matters

Feminist writers are too obsessed with gender gaps, argues Alice Robb in her New Republic piece, "Not Every Gender Gap Needs to Be Closed." "It’s possible that in a totally gender-equal society, every activity—from gardening and crocheting...Show More Summary

Pennsylvania Republicans Compare a Pro-Choice Democrat to Kermit Gosnell

Republican governor of Pennsylvania Tom Corbett has fallen 21 points behind his Democratic challenger Tom Wolf in the polls. So with a little more than a month left before the gubernatorial election, Republicans are getting desperat...

Should Domestic Abusers Be Banned From the NFL Forever?

Yesterday, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison re-signed with the team (just three weeks after announcing his retirement from the NFL), sparking yet another case study in how the league ought to deal with players accused of domestic abuse, post-Ray Rice. Show More Summary

“Ruthless” Gabby Giffords Gets Results

As I noted yesterday, Politico has been scolding former congresswoman Gabby Giffords for her political action committee's pro-gun control ads, which show the human cost to our nation's lax gun laws. Politico's Alex Isenstadt called Giffords...Show More Summary

Fox Host Reaction to Female Fighter Pilot: “Boobs on the Ground”

Kimberly Guilfoyle of The Five on Fox News rolled out a story on Wednesday about Major Mariam Al Mansouri, the first female fighter pilot for the United Arab Emirates. Mansouri led the UAE strikes against ISIS on Monday and will reportedly be leading future strikes. Show More Summary

Recent Posting Activity


Posts per Week
Posts on Regator

Related Blogs

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC