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Men Had a Terrible Time on Ashley Madison. They Deserve Our Pity, Not Scorn.

Here’s a safe bet: If your husband’s name turned up in the Ashley Madison data released by the hacker group Impact Team, he probably isn’t cheating on you.

No, Porn Addiction Is Not Really a Thing

Josh Duggar has reached the "checked into rehab" station of the celebrity-scandal cross. What does Josh need to recover from? It's unclear from his family's statement, but Josh's claim that he has "been viewing pornography on the Internet and this became a secret addiction" gives us a hint.

Teens Don’t Oughta Know

At a recent concert, Taylor Swift pulled Alanis Morissette on stage with her and they sang "You Oughta Know," Morissette's 1995 anthem about being that embarrassing person that makes drunken, angry calls to your ex who then inevitably tells his or her partner that it was just a telemarketer. Many Swift fans in the audience were not aware of who Morrissette is.

The Duke Student Who Doesn’t Want To Read Fun Home Explains Himself

Earlier this week, we learned that a group of college freshmen are refusing to read Fun Home, Alison Bechdel’s memoir about her father, because the book is dirty and has boobies in it. Now one of the complainers, Brian Grasso, has an op-ed in the Washington Post in which he explains that his refusal to do his homework has more complicated moral—Biblical!—underpinnings.

The Weather Channel’s New Show for Geeks Has an Unsung Hero, and She's Stuck Behind a Bar

This week the Weather Channel, mainstay of bored insomniacs and families on vacation in Florida, debuted a new weekday prime-time live show about the weather. Problem is, the show, Weather Underground, is set in what appears to be aShow More Summary

Josh Duggar’s Brother-in-Law Speaks Out Against Him

Not everyone in the Christian right, it seems, is cool with straying husbands who pop off a "My bad!" without questioning his role as head of the family—one who expects his wife "to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband," as per conservative Christian teachings. Show More Summary

Scott Walker Has a Lady Shirt for Lady Patriots Designed Just for Ladies  

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker—who has framed the fight for equal pay as "pit[ting] one group of Americans versus another," who has called abortions performed to save a woman's life the result of a "false choice," who has indicatedShow More Summary

This 13-Year-Old Proves That Intersectional Feminism Just Isn’t That Hard

Teen actress Rowan Blanchard, best known for starring in the Disney channel reboot Girl Meets World, just proved once and for all that intersectional feminism isn’t really all that difficult to grasp.

The Link Between Sad Puppies and Donald Trump

They've seen the world they knew and loved crumble under their feet, undone by diversity, feminism, and "political correctness." Over the weekend, they tried to hold an event intended to celebrate the populist everyman. Instead, they watched in horror yet again as democratizing mobs stole away their privilege.

The Ashley Madison Hack Is a Peephole Into “Traditional” Christian Marriage

When Christian conservatives talk about "traditional" marriage, they often don't just mean a man-woman marriage, but one in which each spouse has different and supposedly complementary roles. "Male and female were created by God as equal...Show More Summary

First Female Soldiers Graduate From Ranger School. Now They’re Waiting for the Army to Catch Up.

On Friday, Capt. Kristen Griest and 1 st Lt. Shaye Haver became the first female graduates of the U.S. Army Ranger School. Beyond the dozens of pounds of weight expected to be carried by the course’s grads, these women shouldered an extra burden as they struggled to change gender expectations and break the “camo” ceiling.

Calling Their Children “Anchor Babies” Is Just One More Way We Dehumanize Poor Women

The term “anchor babies” has once again reared its ugly head this election season, spouting from the mouths of not just say-whatever Donald Trump but also I’m-my-own-man Jeb Bush and son-of-immigrants Bobby Jindal.

Josh Duggar’s Apology Shows He’s Learned Nothing

Josh Duggar, the eldest son of the Duggar clan of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, was outed to the nation as a potential adulterer Wednesday, after Gawker found his name on a database of Ashley Madison users that hackers posted online. By...Show More Summary

Missouri Legislature Rejects Idea to Respond to Sexual Misconduct With an Intern Dress Code

Earlier this year, Missouri state House Speaker John Diehl, a Republican, resigned after it was revealed that he was sexting with a legislative intern. Diehl, who held himself out as an anti-gay and anti-choice family values conservative,...Show More Summary

Astronomer Celebrates Female Scientists’ “Special Natural Gift for Caring and Educating”  

At the closing ceremony of last week’s general assembly in Honolulu, the International Astronomical Union (you know, the people who demoted Pluto to dwarf planet status) announced three new female members to its board, in a series of long, somewhat boring speeches.

Fox News Guest Says That the Owen Labrie Case May Be a Matter of “Regret Sex”

The trial of Owen Labrie, a Harvard-bound student who is accused of raping a younger student at the famous St. Paul’s boarding school, is getting a lot of media coverage because of the elite nature of the school and because the alleged rape was part of a school tradition of senior boys competing to have sex with younger girls. Show More Summary

Americans Still Back Family Planning Services at Planned Parenthood, New Poll Shows

A majority of Americans, including Republicans, support the current federal funding system for Planned Parenthood, according to a new poll conducted by Reuters/Ipsos. That’s despite relentless efforts from anti-choice activists this summer to demonize the organization. Show More Summary

Teen Girls Love Video Games, but They’re Really Quiet About It

Chris Suellentrop at Kotaku has posted an in-depth analysis of one of the more interesting findings from a recent Pew Research Center report on teens and technology: Despite sexist stereotypes that cast video games as a male hobby, teen girls love to play them. Show More Summary

Ben Carson Attacks Reproductive Health Care Access for Women of Color and Rape Victims

Last week, it was revealed that Ben Carson had done research on fetuses obtained from the very abortions he would like to ban women from accessing. But being a known hypocrite hasn't slowed the retired neurosurgeon and current GOP presidential candidate down one bit when it comes to casting judgment on women. Show More Summary

Gendering Toys Isn’t About Nature or Tradition. It’s About Ideology.

Last week, in response to customer feedback, Target announced their decision to reduce the amount of gender-based signage for kids' products in their stores. "For example, in the kids’ Bedding area, signs will no longer feature suggestions for boys or girls, just kids," reads the Target press release. Show More Summary

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