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I’ve never visited England. As with so many things in life, this is not from lack of desire as much as lack of funds. Usually, my interest in British currency extends only to the current exchange rate, but last week I found myself signing a Change.org petition to the… Read full post »
Anderson Cooper devoted a large portion of Monday’s AC360 to defending the network against State Department broadsides for the use of portions of a document written by U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, discovered in the wreckage of the mostly unsecured diplomatic compound in… Read full post »
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A Russian court yesterday ruled that three members of the feminist punk rock collective known as Pussy Riot will remain in jail - a crushing end to a day of rumors, reportedly out of the Kremlin, that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich be released on bail.
The th… Read full post »
"Mindy Bizzell decided to have her second son at home partly because of money and partly because of faith...."
This is the start of all home birth horror stories: pseudo-hippy or upper-class white mom-to-be wants to have an orgasmic birth experience and maybe save a little cash in… Read full post »
It's been an amazing couple of weeks at Mr. Jefferson's University.
The usual summer somnolence of the University of Virginia's historic Grounds was broken on the afternoon of June 10, when Helen Dragas, a Virginia Beach real estate developer and current Rector of the U-Va's gov… Read full post »
One of the tricky parts about Blogging While Feminist is deciding which issues are worth tackling. Some days, it's far too tempting to be sidetracked by outrage...or the outrageous.
Other times, it's not so hard at all.
Submitted for your examination: Jesse Lee Peterson.
He’s a minister of… Read full post »
If you need proof to confirm campaign silly season is already in full flower, look no further than the Massachusetts Senate race.
"We might as
well own it, right?"
This is the new battle cry of Sluts Across America, a crowdsourcing website that wants to take the steaming cowpies dropped by Rush Limbaugh and his fellow travelers and form a "collective voice of the women and men in this country/… Read full post »
The trial of confessed mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik had barely gotten underway in Oslo when debate erupted over the media's coverage of the event.
In late February, Helen Thomas wrote a letter to the board of the White House Correspondents Association.
"As the first woman president to preside over the WHCA, and one of a few women who were instrumental in successfully convincing President Kennedy to boycott the dinner, it is very import… Read full post »
For days, he was nameless. Staff Sargent X.
Without a name, he was an abstraction: A rogue U.S. soldier who walked out of his base in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, March 11 and, it is alleged, systematically gunned down 16 Afghan civilians, the majority of them women and small… Read full post »
After weeks of debate over personhood, Planned Parenthood funding, transvaginal ultrasounds, fetal pain, Fluke-fest, aspirin-between-the-knees, and the little matter of 130,000 economically disadvantaged Texas women losing access to basic health care starting today, discussions about the accessibilit… Read full post »
Just as Rush Limbaugh has his many detractors, he has his many supporters, and almost in a chorus, those supporters have spent the last couple of days arguing that the other side says horrible things about women, too, but never seem to face this kind of tidal wave of public criticism./… Read full post »
Until his advertisers began departing in droves over the weekend, one imagines that Rush Limbaugh was having the time of his life.
His verbal attacks on Georgetown University law student and reproductive rights activist Sandra Fluke brought him the sort of attention he loves, the kind of ou… Read full post »
With the presidential race looking like an un-dramatic Obama-Romney plod to November, the most memorable thing about Election 2012 may turn out to be anything but the candidates.
Instead, it seems poised to go down as The Year of the Super PAC.
Look the figures: Through last week, independent… Read full post »
When all the ballots were counted on Saturday, the Stephen Colbert-Herman Cain Train walked away with 6,324 votes, giving them a fifth place finish with about 1.1% of the total vote. While that is forty times the votes for Cain over his non-Colbert affiliated New Hampshire tally (according to Ba… Read full post »
The 2012 legislative season is barely out of the gate, but New Hampshire has sprinted to the lead in crazy, potentially destructive lawmaking.
On Wednesday, the state's Tea Party-dominated House voted 255-112 and the Senate 17-5 to override Governor John Lynch's July veto of H.B. 542, a law wh… Read full post »
In the countdown to the Iowa caucus, the Associated Press has pulled Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann over for campaigning while female.
In an article that in hundreds of print and online outlets yesterday, it accuses the year's only female presidential candidate of, es… Read full post »
Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign and again during the bruising battle for health insurance reform, one of Barack Obama’s oft-told anecdotes was of his dying mother’s struggle with insurance in the final months of her life.
It was a story that came up in almost every… Read full post »
Rumor has it that New York City prosecutors are preparing to drop the charges against the now-former IMF chief, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Last week, officials went to court to loosen the tight restrictions placed on Strauss-Kahn during a bail proceeding last month, citing new evidence that his accuser,… Read full post »
“What if nutritionists came up with a miracle cure for childhood malnutrition? A protein-rich substance that doesn’t require refrigeration? One that is free and is available even in remote towns like this one in Niger w… Read full post »
In the spring of 1865, assassin John Wilkes Booth was cornered by Union troops in a Virginia tobacco barn and shot dead. His body was loaded onto a ship and taken back to Washington, autopsied and incontrovertibly identified on the basis of a ragged neck scar and a… Read full post »