February 22, 2011


What Do The Revolutions Mean For Women?

Qaddafi’s public rambling today has told us nothing about what will happen in Libya, nor whether the bloody reprisals against protesters will end. But as the dust settles on Tunisia and Egypt’s unusually peaceful revolutions, women inside and outside of those countries are asking what’s next for them. Read more »

Anti-Woman Legislation Mad Libs, Now In Handy Printout Form!

Republicans have regained legislative power across America, and they’re doing everything they can to follow through on their very important campaign promises to rein in spending and shrink the government and really help our children’s children’s children live out the American dream in a country free of international debt. Just kidding! They’re spending all of their energy and political capital trying to pass laws that treat 51% of the population as subhumans incapable of making decisions for themselves. Why, just the other day, they helpfully voted to defund Planned Parenthood! Thanks, guys! Read more »

A Graphical Analysis Of Lady-Hating Online Trolls

I’m an interactive media and video games producer from the Boston area, and I want to talk about my blog comments from the week of Jan 25 – Feb 1st – and the differences between regular online discussion and trolling comments. Read more »

Shattering Voices From The Military Rape Lawsuit, Verbatim

Last week, a group of women and men sued Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, for creating a culture that enabled and protected their rapists. The words in this video are taken directly from their complaint. Read more »

4 Things Aaron Sorkin Puts In Every Show

The indefatigable Aaron Sorkin has inked a deal with HBO to write a show set in the world of cable news. It’s tentatively titled “More As the Story Develops,” which is not only boring, but loaded with self-important, unironic metaphor. Nevertheless, Sorkin is a skilled writer and HBO seems to know what they’re doing what with “The Sopranos” and “The Wire,” and all. Whether it turns out to be a hit or a miss, it will likely contain some of Sorkin’s favorite things (which are not as fun as Oprah’s). Read more »

Jessica Hahn Was High On Something On The View

Perhaps the producers of The View knew they had something very special on their hands when Jessica Hahn-known for a sex scandal involving televangelist Jim Bakker in the ’80s-sat down at the table and launched into a story for a full three minutes before anyone else could get a word in edgewise that wasn’t even about the Bakker scandal at all, but rather, how she started dating her dead boyfriend’s best friend. She stayed on for a (seemingly) pilled-up 10-minute segment in which she rambled, stuttered, incited a bitchy comment from Barbara Walters, implied then denied she was raped, and finally, stiffly twirled around to show off her body. I was scared (and kind of hoping?) for a moment that she would tumble over. Read more »

Amanda Knox Movie Is An Uncomfortable Watch

The Lifetime original movie Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial has been highly controversial, with both Amanda Knox and Meredith Kercher’s families protesting the ripped-from-the-headlines account. So, were their concerns justified? Read more »

Why There Aren’t More Female Comics At SXSW

After booking one female comic-–one–-out of 30 comics for its Austin showcase, SXSW has said it’s “disappointed” there aren’t more female comics on the line-up. To this I say: horse shit. Read more »

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