Year: 2010

Time to invest in tampons and Chardonnay.

image via Tampon Crafts. Women will recover faster from the recession than men, which leads economists to suggest investing in female-centered companies like Ann Taylor and Lululemon. Women will rebound from the U.S. recession faster than men because females didn’t…

Monday Reads

A few things to get your week started right: 150 Years of Vassar: A photo spread. Thanks, Lauren, for the link. I know a lot of us are WikiLeaks-ed out, but there are two more pieces worth checking out: This…

Colombia ensures free access to contraceptives

Way to go. The Colombian Government recently passed a law which guarantees access to free contraceptives, including surgical procedures such as vasectomy and tubal ligation. The law was proposed several years ago, but received the push into legislation from new…

Whore Stigma Makes No Sense

This is a guest post by Clarisse Thorn, who blogs at Pro-Sex Outreach, Open-Minded Feminism. (The above image is a slide from a presentation by Marlise Richter, a researcher at the AIDS Law Project, Centre for Applied Legal Studies, University…

And… she’s Muslim

So this article by Nick Kristof isn’t actually as bad as it could be. He honors Dr. Hawa Abdi, who is a pretty amazing woman. He points out that it’s totally fucked up that there are going to be Congressional…

Man-Repelling

Maybe I will have something more intelligent to say about this later, but: I appreciate women who are able to have a sense of humor about fashion, and who recognize that for a lot of us, clothing is wearable art…