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Joe Francis is headed to prison for the second time. May he rot there. The founder of Girls Gone Wild was convicted Monday on misdemeanor charges of assault and false imprisonment. The allegations: In 2011, Francis met three women who...Show More Summary
Despite running one of the most dazzlingly creepy campaigns since Newt Gingrich was a viable politician, Mark Sanford managed to pull out a win in the special election to determine the congressman for the 1st district in South Carolina. Show More Summary
The New York Times magazine recently published a long article about The Avenues, the brand new for-profit New York City school that costs $43,000 a year. The piece has juicy eat-the-rich tidbits in it like parents sending a 7-page email...Show More Summary
Where's Betty at? Where's the housewife, Weiner? Where's Betty? That's all I want to know.
Amanda, it’s been so long since I’ve seen a reference to the claim that abortions make up only 3 percent of the services that Planned Parenthood provides that I thought maybe they’d stopped trying. It might not be a technically incorrect number, but it is meaningless—to the point of being downright silly— for several reasons. Show More Summary
It happened for the first time a couple of years ago when I turned on the television and stumbled upon a nondescript sitcom on network TV. The actress, who appeared to be in her late 40’s, was playing the television mother of an actor who looked to be in his early 40’s. Show More Summary
Last spring, the scientific community dealt a devastating blow to bearded men and the women who love them. After assessing the facial hair preferences of 227 women, University of New South Wales researchers Barnaby Dixson and Robert Brooks released a study suggesting that straight women deem men more attractive when they are beardless. Show More Summary
Today is the final day of the special election for South Carolina's 1 st Congressional District, and Republican candidate Mark Sanford continues to reaffirm my theory that he's running a science experiment to see how weird a Republican has to be to lose. Show More Summary
When Obama spoke to Planned Parenthood recently for its national conference, he made the entirely rational decision to describe routine gynecological care as "women's health care." In Politico, Rich Lowry's response was a marvel of mendacity, a piece so thoroughly dishonest that the only accurate fact conveyed is that Obama spoke on a Friday. Show More Summary
In 2004, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her Salt Lake City home, held captive in the mountains, and raped repeatedly for nine months. Since her escape, she has emerged as an advocate for human trafficking victims—and recently, a critic of abstinence-only sex education. Show More Summary
There are many pleasures to be had from Iron Man 3, the third installment in the franchise that's the tent pole of the Marvel Universe. Among them, particularly for those of us in the audience who are nerds but not boys, is the factShow More Summary
This was a bad week for almost every woman playing the Game of Thrones, from Lady Olenna Redwyne, whose plotting with Varys was foiled, to Ros, whose attempts to triangulate Varys and Littlefinger ended with her shot through with arrows. But a down week doesn't mean that all of them are out, so here are this week's Game of Thrones Lady Power Rankings:
Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte and Obama's pick for the next Secretary of Transportation, issued two city proclamations yesterday. One of them recognized the National Day of Prayer; the other one declared the day to be a Day of Reason. Show More Summary
When The Americans (disclosure: the show was created by Slate founder Jacob Weisberg's brother Joe) debuted in January, it did so with an exemplary multi-generational ensemble of female characters. Anti-hero dramas have always had their fair share of female characters, but the women on The Americans aren't there to fill in space around male leads. Show More Summary
Stephanie Stewart, an honors student at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on an academic scholarship, was due to deliver her son before the end of the spring semester in 2012. She needed some accommodations because she would not be able to attend every session of her women’s studies class. Show More Summary
Mark Sanford's "weird your way to winning" campaign strategy comes replete with moves such as getting sued for harassing his ex-wife and "debating" (and still somehow losing to) a cardboard cutout of Nancy Pelosi. Sanford, a Republican,...Show More Summary
Fans of Lily James, otherwise known as Rose MacClare on Downton Abbey, should be happy: James has been cast as the title character in a live-action adaptation of Cinderella. Cate Blanchett will play her wicked stepmother. So how will the filmmakers reimagine the Cinderella story?
Late on Tuesday, the FDA announced a new development in the long, arduous journey to make Plan B easier to access for women of all ages. The agency has approved a request, made by Plan B's manufacturer, Teva, to drop the age restriction on the drug to 15. Show More Summary
Fans of feminist history rarely get gifts from the movie industry, much less ones gift-wrapped in really snazzy paper. But we got lucky: James Ponsoldt, who directed the tremendous indie romantic tragedy Smashed and this year's The Spectacular Now, will helm Rodham, a script from writer Young Il Kim, about Hillary Rodham's life and work in the early 70s.
Kevin Drum of Mother Jones has a fun and exciting hypothetical for pro-choicers, one that, clearly, no one has thought of before: