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Tag Archive | "Politics"

Naked News: The Agony and Ecstasy of Charlize Theron

Friday, April 6, 2012

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photo via Flickr The ladies got a rough deal this week, what with never being taken outside to play as little girls, being left behind by the Right, being told they don’t care about contraception, and getting spit on yet again by Tucker Max and PETA. Fortunately, Charlize Theron got some aggression out (on video) [...]

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Anthony Peeper, and Other Political Scandals in Peep Form

Thursday, April 5, 2012

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Anthony Peeper The Washington Post already announced the official winner (plus finalists and semi-finalists) for their sixth annual Spring Peeps Diorama Contest¬†– a recreation of an occupied McPherson square complete with D.C. rats and “V for Vendetta” masks called “OccuPeep D.C.” — but with so many excellent entries they put together¬†a bonus gallery of purely [...]

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My Rose-Wet Cave: The Great Love Lines of Adrienne Rich

Monday, April 2, 2012

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photo of a page from Rich’s “An Atlas of a Difficult World” via Flickr Last Wednesday, the great American poet Adrienne Rich died (1929-2012). If you ever took a “Contemporary American Poetry” class in college, then she surely holds a special place in your artistic heart. In her influential poetry and essays, she explored her [...]

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Naked News: The Right’s War on Women/Porn/Ethics

Friday, March 23, 2012

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photo via Flickr Santorum’s final nail in his own coffin:¬†his promised war on porn… …Because the¬†only thing the Bible Belt loves more than God might be straight and gay porn. Another anti-choice male Republican politician who really gets women:¬†Pennsylvania Governor Tim “Just Close Your Eyes” Corbett. Yes, there really is¬†a bill in Kansas that would [...]

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Doonesbury Takes on State-Rape

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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This week’s Doonesbury comic¬†(in five installments over the course of the week) is taking a harsh, satirical look at how Republican legislation all across America (specifically in Texas) is undermining women’s reproductive rights — and many papers are either refusing to run it at all or else moving it to their editorial pages. The strip [...]

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“Personhood of Semen” and Other Hilarious Sex Laws

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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photo via flickr Some people hear about all the ridiculous uterus-related legislation being sponsored by Republican lawmakers and they join a protest or they blog about it or they¬†post inspiring images on their Tumblr blogs. Other people — other awesome people — are using their position as lawmakers to go one step further: they’re proposing [...]

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Comment of the Week: Another Great Argument for Contraception Coverage

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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Dave, in response to the recent post “It Shouldn’t Matter WHY You Use Contraception, Damn It“: Here is the argument that feels strongest to me. The US Constitution says that the government cannot force religious beliefs on US citizens. Pretty much all hospitals in the US get 50% or more of their money from the [...]

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Confession: It Shouldn’t Matter WHY You Use Contraception, Damn It

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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photo via Flickr Our new intern, Vanessa Martini, a senior at Bard College, has a confession to make. Well, it’s more of a rant really than a confession, but we’re with her!: Though the furor around this electoral season‚Äôs contraception debate has quieted somewhat in mainstream media, the topic continues to rumble around feminist spaces [...]

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Rush Limbaugh Says He Was Just Joking – Bwa Ha Ha Ha

Monday, March 5, 2012

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Rush Limbaugh is the master of the non-apology (remember his wishy-washy apologies to Michael J. Fox and Chelsea Clinton, amongst others?). And his way-too-late-to-even-count apology to Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke is no exception. Let us count the ways that his apology does not count: He’s only apologizing now because he’s lost seven major advertisers [...]

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Response of the Week: Behold, Our New Twitter Feed!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

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A little less than three weeks ago, we received the following letter of complaint. Our official response is posted below it: Dear Em & Lo, I want to express my disappointment in this website for not giving space to any of the major sex and sexual health-related news stories this week.  While I visit your [...]

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