This week’s dispatches has the secret to biking in a skirt without flashing the world.
Feminism is a complicated, messy topic, and if you ask three women about it, you’re likely to get four different answers. Some women don’t want to define themselves as feminist because it sounds anti-male, others disagree about how much sexism and discrimination exists, and you can always count on folks like Rush Limbaugh to disparage “feminazis” as freeloading sluts who want Uncle Sugar to provide unlimited birth control and abortion on demand. Read More Backwards And In High Heels
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
No, this isn’t dating advice. (Although if the title piqued your interest, at least maybe you’ll read the article; much along the same lines as my advice to a friend writing a dissertation she hoped she’d eventually publish as a book, to whom I suggested the title “Heroic Themes In 18th Century French Literature, or Thinner Thighs In Thirty Days.” But I digress… ) Read More How to Appeal to Women 101
I thought the GOP hit bottom with women voters in 2012, thanks to “legitimate rape,” “binders full of women,” etc., and I was looking forward to the “new and improved” party after its public autopsy and rebranding.
With the election wrapping up (cue simultaneous sighs of relief!), I will need to channel my opinionated sense of humor into other areas. Read More Last Call For Opinionated Political Humor
Tomorrow is election day. So vote! Your ladyparts depend on it. And vote the entire ballot! Those judges make a difference, probably more so than the bigger names because judges interpret the Constitution, and the Constitution gives rights to thinks like choice, access to birth control, voting rights, and more. The League of Women Voters is a great resource, as is your local party headquarters. But while you wait in line at the polls on Tuesday, read these gems.
Most of you are aware by now of the comments made by Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri. But just in case you haven’t heard or read his statement, let me share it with you. (For those of you who have heard it and, like me, have it memorized, I think we can all agree that it needs to be repeated and shared so as not to be forgotten.) Read More The Politics of Rape and Abortion