6:15 pm, February 1st | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s EOD roundup, a study published in the American Sociological Review concluded that men who performed “traditionally female” household chores had less sex than those who didn’t. Now, I have the upmost respect for science but I just can’t believe this — I mean, who thinks that a man cooking dinner isn’t’ sexy? Anyone? Anyone? I rest my case. Keep on washing them dishes, sexy men!
5:30 pm, January 4th | by Colette McIntyre
On Monday, a Texas district judge refused to grant Planned Parenthood’s request for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented the state from excluding the clinics from the new Texas Women’s Health Program.
2:45 pm, August 27th | by Sarah Devlin
Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is a little miffed that her party has been characterized as hostile to women lately, thanks in large part to boneheads like Todd Akin.She lays out her case in an op-ed for CNN.
Planned Parenthood Takes High Road Amid Women’s Issues Controversies, Starts Breast Health Initiative
6:30 pm, August 21st | by Laura Donovan
We’ve witnessed a handful of unforgettable women-related controversies this year. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh lashed out at a law student for supporting low-cost birth control, political commentator Hilary Rosen questioned whether mother of five Ann Romney has ever really worked before, and the latest offense comes from Rep. Todd Akin, who made the egregious mistake of suggesting that rape victims do not get pregnant because the body shuts down when sexually assaulted. I can’t decide whether Limbaugh or Akin was worse, but rather than stew in resentment over the idiocy going on right now, I’m going to applaud Planned Parenthood’s new Breast Health Initiative, which “will give more women access to lifesaving screenings, diagnostic services, and educational resources.”
Elizabeth Banks’s Planned Parenthood Endorsement And ‘Heavy Flow’ Admission The Best Thing You’ll See All Day
1:45 pm, August 8th | by Laura Donovan
It’s annoying to have to remind people that birth control pills are not just for pregnancy prevention, and actress Elizabeth Banks presents this nicely in a new ad for Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.
12:45 pm, July 27th | by Amy Tennery
A South Dakota Court of Appeals yesterday ruled that abortion providers must inform their patients of an “increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide,” among the other possible side effects of pregnancy termination. Of course, this ruling would make a lot more sense if an “increased risk of suicide ideation and suicide” among women who receive abortions were medically proven. Whoops.
1:45 pm, April 3rd | by Laura Donovan
If you ever doubted that “Assholes Finish First” author Tucker Max is the worst person in the world, his March tweet about Planned Parenthood will remind you that he’s still the abominable, entitled brotastic misogynist who once punched a woman in the crotch because he found her unattractive (according to his book).
As screen captured Tuesday by Washington Post health policy reporter Sarah Kliff, Max tweeted last month, “In South Florida. This place is awful. Shitty design, slutty whores & no culture, like a giant Planned Parenthood waiting room.” The tweet has since been removed.
11:15 am, February 16th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Oh my gawdddd, it’s a man in a horrible tie talking about ”sex balloons, penis-shaped balloons, penis cupcakes, vagina cakes, vagina macaroons, vagina fruit roll ups”…and so on. Our translators say he’s attempting to communicate something about how Planned Parenthood is evil.
6:09 pm, February 2nd | by Amy Tennery
It makes sense that different news outlets cover similar stories in different ways. Everyone has a different audience (well, more or less). And even the most objective outlets often succumb to an editorial slant from time-to-time. In theory, most papers would try to avoid this, but it remains an inevitability for most.
And the recent coverage of the Susan G. Komen Foundation controversy is no different.