Month: February 2010

Live-Tweeting Abortion

Angie Jackson is live-tweeting her abortion this week, and it seems to have brought a lot of woman-haters out of the woodwork. She has, predictably, been accused of everything from trivializing the procedure to baby-killing. But it seems to me…

Thursday LOST Roundtable: Lighthouse

Spoilers below! This week on LOST, sideways Jack dealt with a new kind of daddy issue, regular Jack and Hurley visited (and destroyed!) a magical lighthouse, and Claire turned out to be a whole lot scarier than we’d predicted. We…

Vajazzled

So, um, this is interesting. I suppose if you want to decorate your pubic area with little crystals, go for it. I can’t even begin to imagine the ingrown hair situation there (or the totally disturbed look you’ll get when…

Taylor Swift Flame

Is Taylor Swift bad for women? The F-Bomb says she is not a feminist dream! Because, well, she is maybe not so talented and she writes pretty much just about boys and she relies pretty heavily on the virgin/whore thing…

Seen and Not Heard

From the LA Times: Women may make up 51% of the population, but actresses nabbed only 29.9% of the 4,379 speaking parts in the 100 top-grossing films of 2007, or so says a new study released by University of Southern…

But Women Don’t Rape

*Trigger warning on the post and the comments* A guest post by writer and social researcher Rachel Hills, of Musings of an Inappropriate Woman. We’ve all heard the “but he’s such a nice guy” defence trotted out to explain away…

Utah bill would criminalize miscarriage

You know, if they were really pro-life, they would also criminalize masturbation and menstruation. Every sperm is sacred! Every egg is a potential baby! Snark aside, I do think it’s interesting that anti-choicers will put significant effort into a bill…

Next Step Launch Party

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about these organizations geared toward creating an “old girls network” or groups that aim to train women to run for office, negotiate a promotion, manage finances, get ahead at work, that sort of thing.…