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Tag Archive | "Scandals"

People “Lean In” to Facebook’s Policies on Gender-Based Hate Speech

Friday, May 31, 2013

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This is an update of last week’s post (see below): Our book group just read “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. According to its Amazon descrip, she (and let’s be honest, her writing and research team)¬†examine “why women‚Äôs progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the [...]

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Poll: Is This Shit For Real?

Monday, December 3, 2012

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We got the following letter of enquiry via our site this past weekend, from a guy claiming to be in a long distance relationship with the love of his life, who’s now trying to crowdfund a trip to see her so he can propose. We’re suckers for a good love story, but we ain’t buying [...]

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Top 10 Sexual Extremes in Film

Friday, October 19, 2012

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This list originally ran here on the SUNDANCE CHANNEL. Some things to keep in mind about our list: To make the cut, the films actually had to have some redeeming qualities (so, sorry¬†BOXING HELENA¬†and¬†HUMAN CENTIPEDE!). We tried to pick films that represented ten different extremes — after all, variety is the spice of (sex) life! [...]

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Top 10 American Sex Scandals

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Sex scandals are as American as (sticking your wiener in an) apple pie. (Or should we say your Anthony Weiner?) The really unforgettable scandals leave us with a particular phrase or image burned into our brains. We could be a hundred years old and senile and we will still be able to recall Lorena Bobbitt [...]

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Just How Stupid Is That Homophobic Pastor’s Plan to Round Up Gays?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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This¬†video of a North Carolinian pastor spewing homophobic hate¬†has been making the rounds. Made “pukin’ sick” by the thought of men kissing men, Pastor Charles Worley comes up with a big idea to get rid of homosexuality once and for all — a “final solution,” if you will: Build a great big large fence, 150 [...]

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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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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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Poll: Is Newt’s Romantic Past Relevant to His Run?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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photo via Flickr Is Newt Gingrich’s romantic history relevant to his presidential run?

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Question of the Week: When, If Ever, Is Nursing in Public Too In-Your-Face?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

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After a woman was recently asked to move to the changing rooms at a Texas Target to nurse her child, she and other breastfeeding advocates organized a national nurse-in at Target stores across the country last week on December 28th. A writer-friend of ours, Amy Keyishian, went to her local store and took a, shall [...]

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Top 10 Sex Scandals of 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

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photo of DSK graffiti via Flickr It’s the most top-10-list time of year! And we’re not even going to try to resist its allure. 2011 was no stranger to sex scandals (is any year?). Most were political and/or not really all that surprising. And so, without further ado….(click on the link for a summary of [...]

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