Harvard economics professor Claudia Goldin wanted to know why only 29 percent of bachelor’s degrees in economics in the United States are awarded to women. So she started studying the academic records of students at one anonymous research...Show More Summary
Mike Huckabee has some important ideas about how to run against female candidates, which is very different from running against ordinary human people candidates, and he thought he'd share them in an interview with Nora Caplan-Bricker of the New Republic. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Discussion of sexual violence. Spoilers from the series True Detective.] So, I wasn't really invested in a lot of the fan theories during the eight-episode run of True Detective, although I enjoyed reading them. Me, IShow More Summary
Cute ad for Honey Maid graham crackers featuring diverse “wholesome” families. (h/t Shakesville) The sex selective abortion ban in South Dakota that we covered previously is headed to the Governor’s desk. Tell him to veto it by tweeting @SDGovDaugaard using #ShameOnSDLeg and #NoRacismInSD. Show More Summary
If you like French food, we've got some bad news: Snails could go extinct throughout Europe.
The pro-life movement raised the alarm during the health care debate that adopting Obamacare would lead to rationing of health care in a way that could cost patients their very lives. That’s just what happened to Lenny Hubbs. Hubbs lost his health insurance due to Obamacare and is now facing over $100,000 in medical bills […]
It's safe to say these are times of decline for the Tea Party. They can't muster any more government shutdowns. The public's view of them is decidedly negative. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, far from being cowed by the ultra...Show More Summary
The pro-life group Priests for Life was one of the earliest organizations to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its HHS mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control drugs and drugs like ella that can cause very early abortions. Priests for Life national director Father Frank Pavone released the […]
Tue March 11, 2014 Military Sexual Assault: Farewell to the 'Good Soldier' Defense By VITAMIN W Staff A "good soldier" can no longer escape a rape charge in the military. Legislation passed by the Senate late Monday puts an end to a defense commonly used in military sexual assault cases. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Fat hatred; weight loss talk.]Last week, Ana Mardoll tweeted some very nice and humbling things at me, which I am sharing with her permission: [View the story "Ana's Sweet Tweets" on Storify] Afterwards, we were talking about the narratives that discourage many fat women from wearing colorful or form-fitting or revealing clothes. Show More Summary
The number of Syrian children who need humanitarian assistance has more than doubled in a year — according to a new report published today by UNICEF. The most hard hit: up to a million children trapped in areas of Syria that are under siege or are hard to reach because of violence. Under Siege – […]
Tar sands has been leaking at the Alberta site for about 10 months now. The post Company In Charge Of Ongoing Tar Sands Leaks Wants To Try Again At The Same Site appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Last month, a doctor from Northern Alberta asked a group of U.S. Senators to "keep up the pressure" on the Canadian government about an "ongoing tragedy" he has witnessed firsthand: a health crisis provoked by tar sands development. Dr. Show More Summary
Some animals are born as ones we advocate on behalf of: dogs and cats for example. Others are born as ones we view as mere objects, as food- like cows.
One of the top women’s colleges in the nation thinks the CEO of America’s biggest abortion business is the best candidate to give the commencement address to this Spring to graduating students. Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will deliver the keynote address at Barnard […]
Thanks a Million+, American Airlines employees and customers for supporting UNICEF! Today at the Chicago International Airport we celebrated a great achievement: the employees and customers of American Airlines helped raise over $1Show More Summary
Olivia Twist. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
In a legal ethics case that has been heavily tainted by the abortion debate, former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has petitioned the United States Supreme Court to review and overturn a Kansas Supreme Court decision suspending his law license. This punishment was levied as a result of his legal actions against Kansas abortion clinics. […]
Bad news: Our CO2 will warm the planet even more than previously thought. (Now go look at some cute animals or something, OK?)
Maya: Let’s discuss Lean In’s latest project to “ban bossy.” My first thought is that Beyonce is obviously the best part of the whole thing. Jos: This clearly seems like a highly impactful campaign for a well-funded feminist org to invest in that will make concrete change in people’s lives. I know the word “bossy” [...]