Day: November 19, 2007

Two Words: Shut Up.

This article, and the comments in response, make me want to throw something. The (white, male) author bemoans the frequency of teen pregnancy amongst the low-income, mostly non-white girls he teaches. He writes: It happens too often. A female student…

Women receive less care in Canadian ICUs

There’s a disturbing disparity in death rates between critically ill men and women: Older women with heart failure and other critical conditions receive less life support and die more than men in intensive care units, according to a disturbing new…

Help the Pretty Bird Woman House

The Pretty Bird Woman House on the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota provides emergency shelter, aid, counseling, and a variety of other services to women in need. Unfortunately, it’s in dire financial straits after a series of attacks. South…

Mistress Hillary

God Maureen Dowd is an asshole sometimes. We get it: Sen. Clinton is one aggressive bitch. But do we have to go for the obvious Dominatrix joke? And are we seriously evaluating candidates on how well they’ll stand up to…

I knew I hated Angie Harmon

I’m not a smart, I just play one on TV. I love me some Law & Order re-runs, but Angie Harmon always made me want to punch something. Turns out my instincts were right: I really don’t know how I…

Good repro rights news out of Mass

The governor there has expanded the clinic buffer zone to 35 feet, giving women easier access to reproductive health care without harassment. Unsurprisingly, anti-choicers are upset that the buffer zone gets in their way of “counseling” women by screaming, finger-wagging,…

Miss Landmine Angola

(Updated) The Miss Landmine Angola competition is a pageant that seeks to celebrate female empowerment and expand definitions of beauty. I’m no huge fan of pageants, and I can understand arguments against adopting regressive practices like beauty contests even in…