Happy Friday, Unicorns! Time once again to catch up on some of the news stories catching my eye this week.
It’s not too often that I have much to say on the subject of sports, but we’ve got a few stories of note this week, as well as some new hurdles to LGBT equality. Throw in some medical/science-y bits, and we’ve got ourselves a newsy roundup. Let’s get to it:
One of the Steubenville rapists got to walk free this week, the pay gap may be even screwier than we thought, and Katie Couric is basically terrible. But 2013 was a big year for the Bechdel Test, and we’re starting 2014 with the first woman to run the Fed. So that’s something. As usual, trigger […]
Nice Guys™ and MRAs! “Fake” geek girls and cosplayers! Lesbian cookies! There’s something for everyone this week. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
I think my favorite article this week was about how institutionalized feminism prevents assholes from winning.
I took last week off from recapping the misogynistic crap in the news because, for once, I couldn’t find that much to report on! But then this week happened, and it’s like the world decided to make up for lost time. I should have known.
What’s been happening in your world? I’m settling into fall, and the world is falling into…well, the spiral it has always been in.
Welcome to another edition of News in Asia; same great column, different time slot. This week we have some cool news coming out of South Asia involving women, including a new female Pakistani superhero and your other assortment of news both awesome and not-so-awesome from Asia.
Even before Little Juniper arrived, I was faced with questions about my contraceptive choices. Come to think of it, my GP asked me about my contraceptive choices when I went there to say those wonderful words, “I think I’m pregnant.”
Compared to last week, the news today is downright cheerful. And that’s not saying much, because it still makes me want to find an island populated entirely by kittens.
So the other day, I had a crisis of faith. Not necessarily the easiest feat for a Humanist to pull off, but I did my best. I was sitting in the pharmacy waiting for the pharmacist to make up a couple of Mr. Juniper’s prescriptions, and wondering whether or not to get the morning after […]
Around 19 years old, I decided to go on the pill. It might have been for acne. It might also have been because my boyfriend at the time wanted to go all the way and I was ready to do it like in a Katy Perry song. Either way, since swallowing my first dose of […]
I never wanted to be someone’s mother. In fact, until a few years ago, the very thought of pregnancy made me collapse with anxious dry-heaves. I was happy to have my dogs and to enjoy my niece and nephew. But giving birth and having babies myself straight up grossed me out and made me panic. […]
Once, a very long time ago, in a faraway kingdom called Jolly Olde England, there lived a newly crowned queen by the name of Elizabeth I. Now Elizabeth wasn’t just any queen. She was the result of a revolutionary break with the established church just because her dad wanted to divorce his first wife in […]
Q: Okay, so I’m about to make a serious decision about consummating my relationship, but I am super sensitive to anything latex and was wondering if there was such a type of thing as a cloth condom? Thanks!