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NPR Asks If the Middle East or Latin America Is More Sexist. What a Dumb Question.

Which is worse, a burqa or a bikini? A scantily clad Samba contest or female genital mutilation? That is the earnest question NPR asked on Monday in its piece, “Which Place Is More Sexist: The Middle East Or Latin America?” Lourdes García-Navarro,...Show More Summary

Hobby Lobby Wants to Stop Doctors From Talking to Its Employees About Contraception

Arguments in front of the Supreme Court start next week in the Hobby Lobby case. Hobby Lobby is suing for a religious exemption from the HHS mandate requiring that employer-provided health insurance cover contraception. Most of the coverage...Show More Summary

If Women Ruled the World, Paris Metro Map Edition

French artist Silvia Radelli has transformed the Parisian Metro map into a female paradise. As part of her current Vies Magnifiques exposition, she’s created an alternative version of the Metro grid that renames some 100 stations for historic women and events, telling what she calls “another history of the world.”

Found It! A New Study Locates Your Self Inside Your Chest.

Your body is a big place, with lots of nooks and crannies in which to hide. Where in that skein of nerves and blood vessels and muscle fibers does the real you live? A new study in the journal Consciousness and Cognition investigates...Show More Summary

How Did I, a Woman, End Up in Women's Media?

Feministing highlights a chart about who writes what in newspapers and magazines, which uses data from the Op-Ed project. Its results are not especially surprising, even if they are dismaying: Women journalists continue to dominate coverage of family and gender issues; men continue to dominate coverage of everything else (save “style,” which has a 50/50 gender byline split).

Teen Mom Used Cocaine While Pregnant. Her Baby Died. Mississippi Charged Her with Murder.

In 2006, Mississippi teenager Rennie Gibbs gave birth to a little girl, Samiya. She was a month premature and arrived with an umbilical cord around her neck, stillborn. Shortly thereafter, Gibbs was indicted for murder—"depraved heart murder," to be exact—and has spent the past seven years fighting for her freedom. Show More Summary

Hey Anthony Lane, About That Scarlett Johansson Profile...

Scarlett Johansson’s eyelashes are like a camel’s. Her lush womanliness takes vibrant, palpable form. There is a beguiling, peppery charm to this irresistible screen siren, no lie. She begins to speak and, oh, what a voice!

Actually, Ralph Reed, It Should Be Harder to Fire Your Secretary Than Divorce Your Wife

This week in conservatives looking to blame anything but income inequality and unemployment for poverty: Ralph Reed went on Morning Joe Tuesday and laid the problem of poverty on the feet of men who toss their wives out the door once the crow's feet start coming in.

A Woman Reviews Her Husband's "Stupid" Record Collection. Is That Sexist, Funny, or Both?

NPR producer Alex Goldman has a collection of 1,500 LPs stacked in 15 boxes in the home he shares with writer Sarah O'Holla. In the Tumblr "My Husband's Stupid Record Collection," O'Holla sets out to listen to, and review, every single one. Show More Summary

RAINN Denounces, Doesn't Understand the Concept of "Rape Culture"

The Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is one of the most active and important organizations in the country fighting sexual violence, so it's quite the head-scratcher to read about them denying the cultural factors that allow sexual predators to evade justice.

Parents, Stop Panicking About Sexual Predators Online

In a recent New York Times profile, Danah Boyd was described by one of her colleagues at NYU as our first anthropologist “who comes from the tribe she’s studying,” meaning that the 36-year-old researcher is a digital native who grew up immersed in the same online culture as the teenagers she now studies. Show More Summary

Who Wants to Be the "Cool Girl" When You Can Have Respect Instead?

In all the discourse about the "toxic" culture of online feminism, it's really nice to get a ray of hope, courtesy of Sarah Ditum at the New Republic. In a piece titled "Feminism's Un-Celebrated Weapon: Kindness," Ditum writes about trying to be a "Cool Girl Feminist."

The Honest Version of the Strangers Kissing Video Is Diverse, Awkward, and a Little Creepy

Last week, the internet completed a full outrage cycle over the release of Tatia Pilieva’s “First Kiss,” a short video that convened 20 strangers to lock lips for the first time on camera. First came the gushing over the video's ability to spin passionate romantic connections out of thin air. Show More Summary

Negotiating While Female: Sometimes It Does Hurt to Ask

Job-searching women have long expected to make less money than their male counterparts (which firms know, so they offer us less). We also tend to flinch from haggling with our bosses once an offer hits the table. But Sheryl SandbergShow More Summary

Maria Shriver Found the Most Sympathetic Poor Woman in America

Tonight, the Maria Shriver-produced documentary Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert will premiere on HBO. (It will also be available to stream for free all week.) The film is the most visible component of the Shriver Report, Shriver’s campaign to draw attention to poverty’s outsized effect on American women. Show More Summary

Terry Richardson Responds to Sexual Harassment Accusations, Defends His "Provocative Work"

Over the past four years, accusations of fashion photographer Terry Richardson’s creepy sexual behavior toward his models—including claims that he gets naked, requests sexual favors, and in some cases, ejaculates onto young female subjects when they're not entirely jazzed about that situation—have mounted, without comment from Richardson himself. Show More Summary

New Study Reveals Secret to Romantic Success and It Doesn’t Sound So Hard to Achieve

Julie Beck at the Atlantic reports on a new study, published in Social Science Research, that tracked who was likeliest out of a group of teenagers to be married or cohabitating in early adulthood. Researchers followed 9,000 young people in middle and high school for 15 years, ending the study when the participants were ages ranging from 24 to 34. Show More Summary

“If They Saw Me as a Specialty Act, I’d Take It”: Talking to Carol Leifer, Woman in Comedy

Carol Leifer first hit the standup stage as a college student in the 1970s, at a time when a female comedian was a novelty act on par with ventriloquists and animal tricks. Over the next several decades, she became a writer on Seinfeld...Show More Summary

Move Over Glossy Magazines. Now Social Media Makes Young Girls Hate Themselves.

In case you were starting to feel OK about this newfangled Facebook thing, two recent studies show that the blue-and-white behemoth is ruining young girls’ self-esteem. Do you want to hear about the disordered eating first, or the increase...Show More Summary

Sadistic Girls Bully Autistic Boy. Boy Still Considers Them His Friends.

Any parent of an autistic kid will recognize this as their worst nightmare. Two Maryland teenage girls were charged this week with manipulating a teenage autistic boy to do unspeakable things. They allegedly asked him to masturbate and have sex with a family pet, and then recorded it on their cell phones. Show More Summary

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