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.
12:32 pm, May 23rd | by Colette McIntyre
By now you’ve probably realized that we here at the Jane Dough have a ton of feels about prom. We’ve investigated why prom expenses have skyrocketed, we’ve reflected on our own prom anxieties, and we’ve even tried to figure out just what in the hell prom is meant to signify (femininity? tradition? social stratum? we still don’t know!), but, at the end of the day, prom is just one incredibly potent night of sentimentality, ceremony, and gangly teens in grown-up dresses, sweating, smiling, and trying to figure out what is making their backs itch.
4:30 pm, March 1st | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s #watwc, it’s Justin Bieber’s birthday! In celebration, enlist your own legion of preteen girls and have them attack everyone you associate with who isn’t them! Elsewhere: the truth about Taco Bell, Obama’s “Jedi mind-meld,” and more!
1:45 pm, February 14th | by Colette McIntyre
One of the more interesting proposals that President Obama laid out in his State of the Union address was an argument to increase the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour and index it to inflation. In a speech that garnered a loud ovation in the House chamber, Obama declared a higher minimum wage vital to “a rising, thriving middle class.” You might not expect it, but the question of what minimum wage ought to be is actually a specifically feminist issue.
12:30 pm, January 25th | by Colette McIntyre
She’s a smart woman as well the SEC’s first former prosecutor — most SEC chairman have been plucked directly from Wall Street or the pools of private securities lawyers. But she also has experience defending the architects of the 2008 financial crisis. Whose interests will she serve at the SEC?
9:30 am, January 9th | by Colette McIntyre
Sure, we think ensuring that the government doesn’t enter an economy-destroying default is important and all, but if we had our hands on a trillion-dollar coin, we would turn into regular ol’ Scrooge McDucks: polishing the coin, biting on the coin, getting the coin changed into $1 coins and diving in and out of the resulting money piles. On the off-chance that you happen to come across a trillion-dollar coin, perhaps in your coin binder between New Hampshire’s and Virginia’s state quarters, we have come up with a few options for how to spend your money.
9:30 am, January 2nd | by Laura Donovan
Anne Hathaway continues to receive praise for her performance in “Les Miserable,” but the acting feedback she’s most excited about comes from none other than President Barack Obama, who she endorsed last year.
12:00 pm, December 20th | by Colette McIntyre
We have something in common with Sarah Palin: after we admitted yesterday that we had been rooting for someone other than President Obama to be TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year”, the former Alaskan governor took to Fox News to bash Obama’s selection herself.
6:30 pm, December 19th | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s EOD roundup, try looking through these “adorable and heartbreaking” photos of President Obama from 2012 and not getting filled with warm-and-fuzzies. It’s scientifically impossible.