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The “pro-life” coalition is getting preposterously creative with its legislation. In Iowa, a new bill would allow women to sue their doctors for malpractice up to 10 years after their abortion—not because they suffered physical injury (those rare cases are already covered under existing malpractice law), but because they experienced regret.
Matthew Hill, a Tennessee state representative who ran for office with an image of a fetus on his campaign fliers, has entertained that Barack Obama was not born in the United States, and previously proposed legislation to force Tennesseans to exclusively speak English while at work, has got another bright idea. Show More Summary
Edward-Isaac Dovere has a piece up at Politico examining the Democrats "war on women" messaging, ramping up for the 2014 mid-terms, and the Republican response. As Dovere reports, Democrats are thinking beyond reproductive rights toShow More Summary
I’m 30 years old and haven’t lived in the same city as my parents for nearly 12 years. But my mother still checks on me. She doesn’t constantly email or call. She doesn’t text me all that often. My mother is a weather watcher.
On Monday, VIDA released its annual count of male and female bylines in major literary magazines, and found that while some magazines have made huge strides toward gender equality over the past year (the Paris Review overcame a dismal...Show More Summary
The Internet happiness lobby is really stressing me out. In the course of researching something completely unrelated, I’ve blundered into a cotton-candy whorl of insipidly blithe articles on how to paste a permanent smile on my face....Show More Summary
When Kate White became editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan in 1998, she worried that she’d quickly run out of ideas to fill the magazine’s monthly quota of blissfully sinful secrets that will blow your man’s mind. In White’s 14 years atShow More Summary
Drama has erupted in the land of prime-time talent competition: Host Brooke Burke was abruptly fired from Dancing with the Stars and replaced with Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews. Now US Weekly is reporting that an inside source claims that a major reason for the change is that DWTS producers think they can get more of those all-important male eyeballs.
Whenever a new fertility procedure is introduced, some medical ethicists and commentators will conjure up a Gattaca-style eugenic future in which all embryos are presorted to look like Uma Thurman and think like Bill Gates. So it goes...Show More Summary
Earlier this week, Pacific Standard reported on a study published in the journal Social Influence that found that holding doors for men can make them unhappy (the men, not the doors). In two preliminary experiments, psychologists from...Show More Summary
It's an upsetting story that's burning up the feminist blogosphere: A woman in Cowlitz County, Washington, who was allegedly kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend and forced by him to perform oral sex on another man, has been subject to arrest and detainment by prosecutors who were worried she would keep missing meetings and basically destroy the case. According to the local paper:
Last week, Claire Dederer took a break from writing her memoir about her teenage sexual experiences in the 1980s to publish an essay about why the book has proven so difficult to write. “I get frightened every time I sit down to write about something I did, or had done to me,” she writes. Show More Summary
A standard American testimonial must have a happy ending. Once lost, the subject has to be found. The messy details have to be shoehorned into a tidy narrative arc that dips before soaring greatly. Failure—sometimes spectacular failure—is...Show More Summary
Virginia Republicans just don't know how to avoid being wildly offensive. The latest in a long line of Virginia politicians offering weird and unsettling opinions regarding women is state senator Steve Martin, Perturbed that he got a...Show More Summary
In 2012, 79.8 percent of the authors of books chosen for review in the New York Review of Books—and the critics tapped to review them—were men. “We certainly hope to publish more women writers,” editor Robert Silvers insisted last year. Show More Summary
Should sexy women get to be doctors? It appears that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker thinks not. Among the various revelations that have come out of a nascent political scandal regarding the misuse of government resources by Walker's staff...Show More Summary
First BuzzFeed came for our leggings. Now they’re back for our tights. On Thursday staff writer Diana Bruk fabricated a list of 21 reasons tights are “the most evil form of clothing.” It is stuffed with lies and weird metaphysical claims about how tights constrict our souls along with our bodies. Show More Summary
Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic is worried about the moral barometer of feminist writers, at least those who write about the Claire Underwood storyline on House of Cards. Citing a post by Tracie Egan Morrissey at Jezebel and my own...Show More Summary
Danielle Lei of San Francisco is one smart kid. According to Mashable, the 13-year-old and her mom chose a diabolically brilliant spot to vend Girl Scout cookies: outside the green-painted walls of a medical marijuana clinic. Unsurprisingly,...Show More Summary
Since Barbie first entered the workforce modeling her iconic black-and-white swimsuit in 1959, she’s gone on to pursue meaningful employment as a police officer, yoga instructor, dolphin trainer, football coach, paleontologist, paratrooper, surgeon, and Canadian Mountie. Show More Summary