Tue June 18, 2013 NASA has picked eight Americans, a mix of scientists and military pilots, to begin training for future space missions that may one day launch them all the way to Mars. The new class includes four men and four womenShow More Summary
Tue June 18, 2013 Jessie Evans-Whinery, homesteader, with her wife Edith Evans-Whinery and their baby, YEAR. From the series My Pie Town. Archival pigment print. ©Debbie Grossman, Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, New York Ranging from archetypal...Show More Summary
Mon June 17, 2013 These days, the masses are standing up to a not-so-woman friendly culprit--Photoshop. From U.K. department store Debenhams' no photoshopping pledge to the recent backlash from Roberto Cavalli's photoshopped picture of Beyonce, women and our allies are fed up. Show More Summary
In what's actually a pretty reasonable and thoughtful piece, one woman says no: That abortion rights given women an out from being parents, and we shouldn't tell men that having sex means taking on the responsibility to have a child...
Sepper on “Doctoring Discrimination in the Same-Sex Marriage Debates” Elizabeth Sepper (Washington University St. Louis) has posted to SSRN her working paper Doctoring Discrimination in the Same-Sex Marriage Debates, Indiana L.J. (forthcoming...Show More Summary
From an actual text conversation this weekend. Which, for the record, ended with my saying, "I am angry this show exists," to which Deeky replied, "LOLOLOL my work here is done."
[Content Note: Racist imagery; Christian supremacy.]"I know you are hearing a lot recently about whether or not these 11 million individuals become legal, that these are 11 million voters that automatically vote for a democrat or a liberal. Show More Summary
Mon June 17, 2013 by Maggie Freleng Navigating our way within the workplace is no easy task and this year's buzz-phrase "Lean In" had us all evaluating ourselves or critiquing the women who chose to reveal their views on getting to the top. Now there's another "bible" advising women in the workplace. Show More Summary
Auto shops tend to overcharge women. A firefighter arrested after trying to rape an incapacitated woman at a party claims the victim “had been making eyes at” him. How the Center for Reproductive Rights is fighting back against 20-week abortion bans. Can women’s magazines do serious journalism? Our own Katie on Russia’s new anti-gay law. On the unspoken [...]
[Content Note: Rape culture; rape-related "humor."]Everyone in the multiverse (and thanks to each and every one of you) has emailed me about comedian Patton Oswalt's "reversal" on rape jokes, which he published Friday, buried at the end of a long post about professional thievery, heckling, and rape jokes. Show More Summary
Grab your hankies: To help kids coping with a parent in prison, Sesame Street created a Muppet whose father can't play with him because he's in jail.
This blogaround brought to you by catnip.Recommended Reading:Declan: NSA Spying Flap Extends to Contents of U.S. Phone Calls [Via Susie.] Ian: Al Gore: NSA Surveillance Programs Violate the ConstitutionGrace: When Dudebros Protest Too Much [Content Note: The post at this link contains discussion of racism and misogyny.]Dr. Show More Summary
Mon June 17, 2013 by Maggie Freleng We still need feminism in the workplace. With women being 51 percent of the U.S. population and 47 percent of the work force, yet only 4 percent are CEOs and 17 percent board members, according to market researcher Catalyst, it is hard to ignore and sit idly by. Show More Summary
Mon June 17, 2013 by Maggie Freleng When making a public proclamation of support for the women in our lives the most conventional way is to don pink ribbons and buy pink iPhone cases in October. Supporting breast cancer -- despite all...Show More Summary
For the last three months, I’ve been participating in a Lean In circle, a small monthly meeting with a group of female peers in New York City who are all interested in professional support and advancement. We’re following the curriculum...Show More Summary
Adrian Zmed & The T-Birds: "Prowlin"
Trigger warning: This piece discusses sexual assault and victim blaming. Two off-duty firemen in Chicago were arrested after attempting to rape an unconscious woman at a party according to Shakesville. The assault happened after the woman had had too much to drink and was taken upstairs to lie down by her partner. Her partner, going back [...]
All your faces belong to us:The faces of more than 120 million people are in searchable photo databases that state officials assembled to prevent driver's-license fraud but that increasingly are used by police to identify suspects, accomplices...Show More Summary
[Content note: Racism, homophobia, misogyny] Adrian Zmed Wants You To Know All About This Stuff:A study has revealed that gay marriage has no impact on opposite-sex marriage rates. Whut? This needed to be studied? Okay!Pakistan ranks...Show More Summary
The Australian army is currently investigating a ring of officers and NCOs accused of distributing explicit photos and videos denigrating women. Calling themselves the "Jedi Council," the men e-mailed among themselves thousands of degrading videos and photos of sexual encounters with women, military and civilian, without their knowledge. Show More Summary