By: Mia Bencivenga

In my ever present quest for insanity within popular culture to comment on (it’s not a quest so much as I wake up every morning, turn on the news and go “oh, well that works”) I have come across a story that, surprisingly, gives me… Read full post »

This really brought tears to my is truly a greater force then we realize...

Can you imagine for just a moment, sleeping in your bed, only to hear the sounds of soldiers’ boots kicking in your doors, dragging you out of your home by your hair, beating you,… Read full post »

Is violence ever justifiable?

Rihanna’s new video ‘Man Down’ is getting a lot of negative attention. The video shows Rihanna shooting the man who sexually assaults her. It is violent, yes, but should it be censored?

According to the Parents Television Council, this video… Read full post »

I know I sound like a broken record. I admit it. It seems as though every other day I am talking about a woman’s right to choose and birth control. But, with all the distractions in the media, Arnold, Weinergate, Kim Kardashian, Donald is easy to push aside issues that… Read full post »

We’ve heard this song and dance before when it comes to adults. Women are told not to dress like “sluts” or “provocatively” to keep rapists at bay. This thinking, of course, puts the responsibility on the woman in order to keep herself from become a… Read full post »

An interesting look as to who requests this legal medical service...

Think you know who gets abortions in the United States? There seems to be a lot of prejudice surrounding abortions and who actually receives one. The Guttmacher Institute is committed to ensuring that the debate that rages… Read full post »

Follow up to recent story of a woman who was sexually assaulted after meeting a man from

Recently, I blogged about a woman who asked that be shut down until they imposed a screening process to check for any sex offenders that may sign up to this… Read full post »

Prevention or Overreaction?

Little Samantha Shaw is a friendly-faced, adorable, red haired, freckly 7 year old who seems to light up any room she enters. Inquisitive and playful, she seems like any other happy, healthy young girl.

Except for one issue, Samantha’s ears stick out, and her right… Read full post »

Last Saturday, April 9, Fox & Friends co-hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade were discussing the debate over federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Their argument suggested that Planned Parenthood was not very important and thereby does not need properly funded. Their argument rested on a c… Read full post »

Because, no one actually reads books, anyway...

In the Chinatown Branch Library in Los Angeles, children and adults alike sit and read a variety of books, magazines and newspapers. Some people lounge on the couches, others study at tables, while some surf the internet.

Aw, yes, the internet.… Read full post »


Chinese scientists have recently created genetically modified cows that can produce “human” breast milk. These scientists were able to introduce human genes into 200 dairy cows that went on to produce milk with many of the same specific proteins as human breast milk, as wel… Read full post »

Because being drunk is an excuse for everything...

Now, don’t get me wrong. I know parenting is the hardest job in the world, but come on. Even I, as someone who has no children, knows that it is just plain wrong to tattoo your three-year-old kid.… Read full post »

A new study suggests it only harms female self-esteem that much more...

Ladies, let’s face it. Even if you are a super skinny size negative zero, you succumb to the communal pressures of “fat talk”. Don’t play dumb. You know what I mean. Conversation usually goes as follows:… Read full post »

Why Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) Is Making a Comback During Childbirth...

Being a single woman with no children, I have heard plenty of stories from women who have gone through child birth. Some try to entice you into having a baby, telling you the “magic” of the process, the… Read full post »

“One Child” Policy Causes Problems for Women’s Rights...

Here in the United States, it seems as though we are always fighting for women to have the right to utilize and access birth control or abortion. In China, however, the opposite occurs. One woman in particular, Mei Fun Wong,… Read full post »

How would you like it if someone called you “worthless” because you were pregnant?

Jessica Russell was being considered for the school board as a legislative liaison, and there was a unanimous vote to approve her. But, board member and former state senator, Herb Rozell, thought it was… Read full post »

To some in Arkansas, the answer is ‘yes’...

A grocery store in Mountain Home, Arkansas believes that in order to protect the children who shop there, they must shield their innocent eyes from a photo of two men and a

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Who knew?

According to a new study conducted by researchers at Ohio State University and Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, discovered that college students rank receiving compliments (or doing well on an exam) above all other pleasurable activities, including seeing a friend, eati… Read full post »

Apparently there is something in the water in Frayser High School in Memphis Tennessee. Or better yet, they’d be smart to put birth control in the water at this high school where over 90 students have gotten pregnant this year alone. Considering there are 978 students that attend… Read full post »

Back in May, Afshan Azad, 22, the actress who played Padma Patil in the Harry Potter movies, claimed that her brother, Ashraf, and father tried to kill her. The actress later recanted her claim, amongst whisperings that she was fearing for her life.

However,… Read full post »

...That must really put a cramp on dating!

A study recently released states that more young American adults (ages 18-24) are living with their parents due to a lack of jobs and the bad economy in a phenomenon known as “full nest syndrome.”

To show… Read full post »

3,770 heterosexual participants (about half women, half men) were asked about their background, level of financial independences as well as their personal situation by a team of psychologists from Scotland. They were asked to rank a series of criteria that included financial prospects, sense of h… Read full post »

DECEMBER 11, 2010 12:27PM

"Everyone Knows John Travolta is Gay"

The rumors have really been heating up lately circling around actor John Travolta’s sexuality. While the gay rumors have followed him for years, a new book coming out has raised more questions surrounded Travolta’s orientation and why he feels the need to hide who he really is.

Carrie Fi… Read full post »

DECEMBER 7, 2010 2:31PM

Are Teens Getting Pregnant for Fame?

Another sign that the world is ending...

Well, it was really only a matter of time. With MTV’s shows like 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, what could have been used as a vehicle to document the struggles of being a teenage parent, has instead turned… Read full post »

DECEMBER 3, 2010 4:37PM

Why "Purity Rings" Don't Ward Off STDs

There seems to be a trend lately amongst teens to decide to “wait until marriage” or at least until college before having sex. Teens are wearing “abstinence rings” or “purity rings” to help remind them that their thoughts should be on other things besides their… Read full post »