1:45 pm, August 1st | by Grace Rasmus
In probably the quaintest description of sexting there ever was, activist Gloria Steinem theorizes that a female Anthony Weiner wouldn’t be able to bounce back from sending lewd texts.
3:00 pm, July 30th | by Grace Rasmus
Many experts are having a hard time figuring out how Larry Summers could reasonably be favored over Janet Yellen for Fed chair. A new editorial in the New York Times endorsing Yellen implies that the Obama administration has a problem with women.
1:24 pm, July 26th | by Colette McIntyre
Georgetown Law Professor Nina Pillard, one of Obama’s picks for D.C. circuit court judge, had her Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday morning and boy, did things get real sexist real fast. While Pillard is incredibly qualified for the position — she is co-director of Georgetown Law’s Supreme Court Institute, a former lawyer at the ACLU and the Justice Department, and a successful Supreme Court litigator — conservatives managed to condemn her and her nomination by dropping two words: “radical feminist”.
3:00 pm, July 22nd | by Colette McIntyre
Although President Obama’s second-term administration is still male-dominated, for the first time in history, white men aren’t the majority among top Obama administration officials.
1:45 pm, July 19th | by Colette McIntyre
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) announced in a press meeting on Thursday that they will be launching a campaign built around economic issues that are important to women.
3:09 pm, July 18th | by Colette McIntyre
Service workers at Washington D.C.’s Union Station staged a walk out Thursday morning, demanding that the federal government start paying livable wages through its private-sector contractors.
12:30 pm, July 18th | by Grace Rasmus
The decision, which will reportedly decrease the deficit by $715 million over the next decade, will offer students better rates on their loans this fall, but probably assign higher rates in coming years. The deal will officially be voted on as early as Thursday and is predicated to pass.
1:45 pm, July 17th | by Colette McIntyre
A feminist always pays her/his debts.
3:00 pm, July 15th | by Colette McIntyre
After an all-night debate, Ireland passed a landmark exception to its stringent abortion ban on Thursday, allowing women to obtain the procedure if their lives are at risk. Sure, the legislation is limited and the fight isn’t over, but we’re willing to look past that (for now) and celebrate the deeply Catholic country’s step forward. [...]
4:15 pm, July 11th | by Colette McIntyre
The time has come,” the Jane Dough said, “To talk of many things: Of choice—and rights—and healthcare—/ of abortions—and the right wing—/ and why men in Senate think they can have opinions on what women do with their own bodies—/and whether Wendy Davis can be our Queen and King.”