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Zoe Saldana Is the Real Hero of Guardians of the Galaxy

In the wake of Guardians of the Galaxy, a genuinely fresh-feeling Marvel space opera that's getting great reviews and making tons of cash, many critics and fans are clamoring for Marvel to finally make a female-led action movie. I kinda think Marvel already did, by accident. It's called Guardians of the Galaxy.

Fox News Calls Ruth Bader Ginsburg An Ignorant Misandrist

Katie Couric interviewed Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Yahoo! News this week, and naturally, much of the interview covered Ginsburg's strongly dissenting opinion on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. Couric noted that the justices who supported the decision—which...Show More Summary

Can Undercover Cops End Sexual Assault on Public Transportation?

For women around the world, public transportation can pose a nightmare scenario: In packed buses and train cars, women have reported being trapped in the crowd, sexually assault by strangers, then left with little recourse for reporting the crime to police. Show More Summary

The Problem With Dad Feminism

This article originally appeared in The Cut.

I Didn’t Need A Double Mastectomy to Save My Life. Here’s Why I Did It Anyway.

Last week, the New York Times published an op-ed by Peggy Orenstein under the unfortunate headline “The Wrong Approach to Breast Cancer.” In her essay, Orenstein—a journalist and breast cancer survivor—joins the handwringing about the...Show More Summary

The Christian Compassion of Dr. Willie Parker, the Doctor at Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic

Stern scolding about the consequences of sex, and maudlin paeans equating embryos with babies, failed to get the anti-abortion movement very far in the decades after Roe v. Wade. So in recent years, conservatives have shifted tactics towards arguing that legal abortion must be ended for women's own sake. Show More Summary

Putting More Restrictions on Abortions Doesn't Magically Inspire Women to Embrace Their Pregnancies

New regulations requiring Texas abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges forced more than half of the clinics in that state to stop offering abortion services. This was expected, by both pro- and anti-choicers, to cause a significant drop in the abortion rate in the state. Show More Summary

When Bachelors Talk About Sex, The Bachelorette Gets Blamed

Some relationships formed on The Bachelor do not last as long as the brouhaha that erupted Monday night after the season finale of The Bachelorette. During the After the Final Rose special, mumbly, heartbroken, nervous, jilted runner-up...Show More Summary

Couples Who Share Housework Don't Actually Have Less Sex

Today, the Council on Contemporary Families released a big report assessing the state of American attitudes about marriage and women’s equality within it. Its researchers found that despite “a seeming stall in markers of progress toward...Show More Summary

One Reason Women Fare Worse in Negotiations? People Lie to Them.

When my 1998 Volvo finally broke down last year, my first worry was not about being carless, but about my impending trip to a car repair shop. It’s a common stereotype that women don’t know much about cars, and while there are plenty of car-savvy women, I’m not one of them. Show More Summary

Moms Leave the Workforce Because They're Rational Actors, Not Maternal Softies

There’s an insidious undercurrent of thought in the American corporate world: Mothers just don’t make good workers. Their brains get hormonally addled when they have children, and they take their eyes off the prize and onto their newborns. Show More Summary

A Female Candidate In Michigan Won't Help Republicans Win Women Voters

Republicans have organized game plans and boot camps in an attempt to battle the "war on women" narrative. But in practice, their strategy has boiled down to one major initiative: Ladies to the front. Put some female faces on the conservative...Show More Summary

Gender Role Reversal in Music Videos Can Only Be Achieved By Objectifying Women

The video for “Girl In A Country Song,” Maddie & Tae’s catchy critique of female objectification in country music, begins with a shot of two lithe young women in cowboy boots, cut-off jean shorts, and bikini tops, tousling their hair as they strut down a country road. Show More Summary

The Anti-Vaccination Movement Has Become an Anti-Vitamin Movement, and Babies Are Suffering

It’s hard to believe it was possible, but anti-vaccination fanaticism has taken a darker turn, as Chris Mooney reports for Mother Jones: Now, it's not just vaccines that parents are foolishly rejecting for their children, but also a simple injection of vitamin K that has been a standard part of newborn care since the 1960s. Show More Summary

Sarah Palin to Sell Her Real American Lifestyle For $10 A Month

On Sunday, Sarah Palin announced on YouTube that she is starting a new venture for those who can't get enough right-wing misinformation packaged in a chirpy Midwestern accent. (See also: Glenn Beck’s The Blaze). For a mere $10 a month,...Show More Summary

Keith Olbermann Wonders Why the NFL Doesn't Think Women Are Worthy of “Basic Human Respect”

On Thursday night, ESPN’s Keith Olbermann delivered an on-point condemnation of the NFL’s pathetic sanctions against the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice. Rice was charged with assault after being caught on video dragging his unconscious fiancée from a casino elevator. Show More Summary

Republican Congressional Nominee: Women Can Run for Office With Husband's Permission

Just because Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel lost to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi doesn't mean that conservatives are done using the primary system to drive the Republican party further to the right. Finding someone more right wing than the Rep. Show More Summary

Republican Strategy on Women: "Rape Is a Four-Letter Word. Purge It From Your Lexicon."

In the New York Times, Jeremy Peters covers the next chapter of the continuing saga of Republican efforts to appeal to women without having to give up warring on women. This time it’s about conservative strategists' efforts to help Republican politicians talk about abortion.

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