Working Women Vote: Now Let’s Get Them Elected

Electing Working Women

-+*Sophie Rane: The moment a woman announces a bid for office, the media starts questioning whether she is fit for the role. Who will care for her children? Will she be able to focus her attention on governance?

Photoshopped Model Feels Pinch

Photoshopped Model Feels Pinch

-+*Tara Culp-Ressler: An Australian model is speaking out against a company that altered a photo of her body to appear several sizes smaller, saying she was “extremely shocked” to see the photoshopped image online after agreeing to participate in a photoshoot for the swimwear brand Fella Swim.

Getting on Up: Cult of the Charismatic Black Man

James Brown Get On Up

-+*Sikivu Hutchinson: Charismatic black men slapping black women around are funny. This was the takeaway conveyed by some audience members at a screening I attended of the new James Brown biopic Get On Up at a predominantly black theater in Los Angeles.

Conservatives’ Women Troubles

Conservative War on Women

-+*Tina Dupuy: Some have pointed out (myself included) that if you are truly against abortion, you should be FOR what counters the need for abortion—reliable, cheap and widely available birth control.

Freedom for Hobby Lobby’s Religion

Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Ruling

-+*Tina Dupuy: Hobby Lobby, the store that is to birth control what Citizens United is to campaign finance, also wants to teach your children about the merits of the Protestant Bible.

Supreme Court Backs Anti-Choice Zealots

Anti-Choice Zealots

-+*Larry Wines: How long before someone who is already emotionally distraught feels threatened by some screaming zealot whose tonsils are coming out of his mouth, and she pulls out her .38 and splatters his head all over the sidewalk?