Oh, what a shock, Congress is being useless once again when it comes to securing rights for women. And let’s all direct our middle fingers in the general direction of the Women Against Feminism Tumblr. Sigh. At least Thor’s a lady now? I’ll take whatever good news I can get. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Has a Black Belt in Gender Judo
Is Hillary Clinton responsible for the Boko Haram kidnappings (and is she hiding brain damage from us)? Why did the New York Times fire Jill Abramson? Are you smarter than the average American? Let’s see if we can answer these questions and more. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Not a Terrorist
So many people were truly terrible this week, but we’ve got a few awesome people to try to balance them out. And if you somehow missed the worst Photoshop ever, you’re gonna love this week’s TWiM! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Has Leadership Skills
Michele Bachmann recently told us she was not going to run for re-election in 2014. While some people greeted her announcement with either relief (no more being confused by Minnesota having both legal gay marriage and Bachmann as a representative) or snickers (instead of a press conference, she posted a gauzy, underscored video that bore an eerie resemblance to those short films airplanes use to show you how to buckle a seatbelt). But there were also many people who were distraught that she would be leaving public life, especially since Fox News is denying rumors that she would simply be moving there. Read More Farewell, Michele!
Oh, poodles and kittens. Welcome back, you wacky, wacky masochistic kids. Read More News Appetizers: Lord, I Can’t Even
On Monday night we had yet another Republican presidential debate. CNN wanted their own debate, so they called it the “Tea Party Republican Debate” to drum up viewers who usually leave the TV set on Fox News. Read More Monday’s Republican Tea Party Debates on CNN: Did You Watch?
This week, Michele Bachmann (R, MN) went on Meet the Press to discuss healthcare reform funding, the crisis in Libya, how John Boehner has fared as Speaker of the House, and whether or not she still believes we are operating under a “gangster government” (a phrase she famously originated in 2009). Read More Michele Bachmann Still Considers Obama Administration a “Gangster Government”
It’s unsurprising that, in the oversexed, testosterone-infused, male-dominated political subset of already patriarchal U.S. culture, women might feel the need to one up the boys in order to get ahead. Bits and pieces of Sarah Palin’s weirdness and seeming loss of control over her public image are starting to coalesce and even explain, to a point, why she’s been so hot-to-trot for violent imagery and boastful, remorseless rhetoric. Read More Sarah Palin, “Blood Libel” and Misunderstanding Leadership