In North Carolina, lawmakers are pushing a bill that would allow any boss to decide if employees can access affordable birth control, rolling back the clock on decades of progress. So women’s health advocates showed up to protest the bill dressed in retro attire. Their mantra? “We like watching Mad Men but we don’t want [...]
For my birthday, my friend Ari surprised me with my first ever manicure. It was a lovely treat to have some hand-pampering, since typing the equivalent of a novel every week does a number on my hands.Anyway! When we arrived at the salon,...Show More Summary
By Vania Leveille, ACLU Washington Legislative Office & Lenora M. Lapidus, ACLU Women’s Rights Project Women make up almost half the workforce today, and, if they become pregnant, most will work throughout their pregnancy. Given this reality, you probably think the stories below are works of a bygone era. Well, you’d be wrong. A woman [...]
Doesn't that title just imbue dread? Fear not! This is A Good Thing™! luceo non uro Yesterday I got my first tattoo! I've been wanting one for years upon years but the timing was never quite right in the past. I've always liked tattoos,...Show More Summary
Weezer: "Buddy Holly"
[Content Note: Abuse.]While the reprobates and miscreants known as the Republican Congressional delegation obsess about Ben Gazzara's tax returns or whatever, rotating between cable news shows who devotedly indulge their alarmist declarations...Show More Summary
May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, which basically means it’s the season for teen mom shaming. And damn if the Candie’s Foundation doesn’t deliver! On May 1 they revealed their new celebrity-endorsed PSAs, which include lots of messages that provide the super useful combo of shame and no actual helpful information whatsoever. I want [...]
Tils, probably thinking about Tony again. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
Rep. Michele Bachmann is always happy to spread whatever garbled rightwing conspiracy theory is trending. Her ravings are often a wall of meaningless paranoid noise, better ignored than engaged with. Still, her latest rant, reportedShow More Summary
[Content Note: Misogyny; victim-blaming; gender essentialism.]"Touch his face. Hold his hand. Look into his eyes. Talk to him.... Make a home so wonderful that he doesn't wanna wander."—Pat Robertson, offering some TERRIFIC advice to...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Guns, gun violence, gun culture, homophobia]It's Thursday and Where Were YOU Last Night?:56 percent of Virginia voters support same-sex marriage, up from 46 percent just two years ago.This new anti-Monsanto app might be...Show More Summary
On May 31, 2009, Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider in Wichita, Kansas was at church, serving as an usher during the Sunday morning service. Anti-choice zealot Scott Roeder shot Tiller through the eye and killed him. Roeder, who publicly confessed to the crime, was convicted of murder. Now Roeder is accused of threatening Julie Burkhart, executive director of the [...]
David Beckham has announced his retirement from football: "I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level." Becks and his current club,...Show More Summary
This Saturday is the fourth annual "Take Our Children to the Park...and Leave Them There Day."
Last week, I wrote about the expulsion and arrest of Kiera Wilmot, the 16-year-old Florida high school student who was arrested and charged with possession/discharge of a weapon on school property and discharging a destructive device after mixing chemicals in an unauthorized science experiment that caused a small explosion in which no one was hurt. Show More Summary
Last week, a top general in the U.S. Air Force chocked up the military’s sexual assault epidemic to a “hook up” mentality. This week, Hong Kong’s security minister attributed rape to alcohol, saying that women should avoid drinking too much if they don’t want to get raped. It’s really touching to see how a culture of [...]
So, the President asked for the resignation of the acting IRS Commissioner last night, in what will be probably be a futile attempt to extinguish the "IRS Scandal" that conservatives are calling worse than Watergate and which consists...Show More Summary
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Upset about Abercrombie and Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries recent explanation that his brand refuses to cater to plus-size people and would rather burn its returned clothes than donate them, an LA video producer named Greg Karber got a bigShow More Summary
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