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Fullback Bruce Miller Arrested for Domestic Violence. How Will the NFL and 49ers Respond?

After enduring months of controversy and criticism after the release of a video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée in an elevator, the NFL finally released updated policies regarding the handling of players accused of domestic violence in December. Show More Summary

The Clinton Foundation Accepts Money from Countries That Mistreat Women. Is That Bad?  

Anyone who writes about feminist issues has likely encountered what I like to call the "Islam gotcha." "How can you be focused on equal pay or reproductive rights," the line from conservative critics tends to go, "when women in Saudi...Show More Summary

Two Moody Bitches Discuss Moody Bitches

“As women, we learn from an early age that our moods are a problem,” writes psychiatrist Julie Holland in her new book, Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy. Show More Summary

On Wikipedia, Gamergate Refuses to Die

As a media phenomenon, Gamergate may have died out a few months ago, but that doesn’t mean the die-hard Gamergaters have gone away. Lauren Williams at ThinkProgress has written an in-depth investigation of how Gamergaters have managed...Show More Summary

Catholic Bishops Want to Deny Raped Migrant Girls Access to Health Care

ThinkProgress reports that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is demanding, in the name of religious freedom, the right to keep underage migrants who have been raped from accessing medical care to prevent them from becoming pregnant. Show More Summary

Ellen Pao Trial Reveals the Subtle Sexism of Silicon Valley

Ellen Pao, now serving as the interim CEO of Reddit, is suing her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, of gender discrimination because they failed to promote her during her time there and fired her when she complained in 2012. Show More Summary

Two-Thirds of Unintended Births Are Paid for By the Government

As I wrote on Monday, unintended pregnancy is increasingly concentrated among lower income women. That suggests a lot of the costs for those pregnancies will be covered by public health care systems such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Show More Summary

There Are More Men Named John Running Large Companies Than Women

More large companies in the United States are run by men named "John" than by women. Not by women named anything specific. Just, women. That's what the Upshot discovered after creating a cheeky analytical measure they call the GlassShow More Summary

CPS Finds "Free-Range" Parents Responsible for Unsubstantiated Child Neglect. Now What?

Remember that Maryland family that let their two kids walk home from a park alone, and then had to deal with the police and child protective services? They heard from the state today. The couple was found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect, a confusing charge that resolved nothing and left the couple possibly more nervous and paranoid than ever.

How Barbara Mikulski Transformed the Senate  

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski is retiring. Mikulski may stand less than five feet tall, but she casts a long shadow as the person who has probably done more than any other in Congress to redefine the role of women in the legislature. Show More Summary

Why Do Poor Women Have More Abortions? 

Richard Reeves and Joanna Ventor of the Brookings Institution have a new paper out examining the impact income level has on unintended childbearing among single women. They found that women have about the same amount of sex regardless of class, but poorer women are five times as likely to have unintended births than more affluent women. Show More Summary

Todd Akin Is Thinking About Running for Senate. Legitimately.  

After he published a book and did some disastrous press coverage to support it, it's no big surprise that Todd Akin is taking the next step in his attempted comeback: floating the possibility of running for office. The Hill reports that...Show More Summary

This Drug for Binge-Eating Disorder May Be Shady. That Doesn’t Mean It’s Not a Real Disease.

The New York Times has an excellent article this week about how pharmaceutical companies bypass doctors to market drugs directly to consumers. The company Shire got FDA approval to sell Vyvanse—an addictive amphetamine that was already...Show More Summary

Why Do Women Vote Republican?

A new poll from Public Policy Polling is making headlines this week because it reveals that 57 percent of Republican primary voters want to make Christianity the national religion, even though doing so would require removing the First Amendment from the Constitution. Show More Summary

Women May Not Seek Help for Heart Attacks Because They Fear Being Seen as Hypochondriacs

Women under 55 who are hospitalized for heart attacks are twice as likely to die as hospitalized men of the same age group, resulting in a whopping 15,000 women under 55 dying of heart disease every year. One big reason for that giant discrepency is that women are less likely to seek help when they first start experiencing symptoms. Show More Summary

Kim Gordon on Kurt Cobain, Breast Milk, and Discovering Thurston Moore’s Affair

Foxy perpetual girl crush Kim Gordon has a new memoir out Tuesday, called, tongue-deeply-in-cheek, Girl in a Band. For about three decades, Gordon was Sonic Youth’s bass player and one of its singers, until her husband and band-mate, Thurston Moore, had an affair that tore both the band and their marriage apart. Show More Summary

Idaho Lawmaker Who Doesn't Understand Female Anatomy Knows What's Good for Women

Another day, another Republican legislator showing the world how painfully ignorant he is when it comes to the female anatomy he's so interested in regulating. This time it's Idaho state representative Vito Barbieri who, when hearing...Show More Summary

The Gender Wage Gap Is Especially Terrible in Hollywood

For many of the female Oscar attendees who jumped for joy when Patricia Arquette brought up the gender wage gap Sunday night, the delight might have been personal.

The Three Most Popular Images in Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In Stock Photo Collection  

It's been one year since Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization partnered with Getty Images to create the Lean In Collection, which hoped to replace the tired, often sexist stock imagery used by countless media outlets (including this one) with photos that are more diverse, more modern, and less stereotyped. The New York Times described it at the launch:

Patricia Arquette’s Feminism: Only for White Women

It's easy to laugh at the timid way that celebrities frequently wade into feminism, offering pat statements scripted by a team of public relations experts to be as nonoffensive as possible. But Patricia Arquette's performance at Sunday night's Oscars shows exactly why that's the best way to go.

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