What the Human Barbie Really Says About Us

By: Thursday April 10, 2014 6:48 pm

In a society broadly based on little besides the need for a small number of wealthy people to create continued demand for consumer goods among a much larger group of people, it is required to make people feel bad.

The United Face in Palms of America

By: Friday March 7, 2014 1:30 am

Well, it’s not like sexual assault issues are a problem in the military or anything.

Late Night: What a Girl is For

By: Monday January 13, 2014 8:00 pm

I haven’t seen all of Girls, because I’m about 20 years past the target market, because squick humor generally isn’t my thing, and because Lord God I watch enough TV already. But something about Lena Dunham and/or her work makes people who are not otherwise unintelligent start spouting the most ridiculously sexist bullshit*, and I dig that about her, hard.

“Separate but Equal” Shuts Down Women’s Health Care

By: Sunday December 1, 2013 5:20 pm

This week has a certain nostalgia for me. I am working the last four shifts in my home, Humboldt County. Nestled between pristine redwoods and dramatic cliffs overlooking the west coast of California, I want to stay here, but cannot. I am feeling the full force of the United States health care crisis. In the four years I have worked here eight of ten obstetricians in the southern half of the county have left, and now I find I am one of them.

Late Night: Pity the Rich Man’s Man

By: Monday September 16, 2013 8:00 pm

Poor Larry. Now he’ll just have to go home and cry into his GIANT PILE OF MONEY. I get that it sucks you don’t get a job you want, no matter how rich you are, but can we please start differentiating between people with real problems and people whose resumés are just a line short of their desires?

Defined Lines: Blurred Lines Parody Goes Viral

By: Wednesday September 4, 2013 11:20 am

You have likely heard a lot about Robin Thicke and his summer hit Blurred Lines. Famous for its funky bass line and for being “sort of rapey” – the song has been in headlines as of late for taking center stage at the MTV VMAs and being the subject of a copyright dispute with Marvin Gaye’s estate. The song has repeatedly been taken to task for its problematic lyrics and now a parody courtesy of Law Revue girls has hit YouTube that lyrically addresses what’s so wrong.

The Desperate, Outnumbered Neo-Confederacy Continues Its Fantasy of Rising Again

By: Sunday January 6, 2013 11:50 am

s we’ve seen with the war on women (womb-controlling legislative efforts around the country, rape apologists, and media blowhards like Rush Limbaugh), the desperate gay-bashing by professional anti-LGBTs even as losses mount as civil equality advances — the Right’s efforts are nearly bunker-mentality, and the neo-Confederacy has leaned heavily on misogyny and racism (and guns) as its teddy bear, a security blanket. They are in full emotional meltdown, and that is when these movements are probably the most toxic — and dangerous.

Matalin: Gays Aren’t the Downfall of Society, It’s Unwed Moms; Coulter Says It’s Lazy Latinos

By: Sunday December 9, 2012 4:00 pm

Good grief, can the right wing advocate for any ideas that don’t involve dissing some demographic outright? While it’s about time that conservatives like Mary Matalin feel they can safely (as in, don’t feel intimidated about pissing off Rush) take marriage equality out of the sure-fire rallying cry, it’s interesting how easily she shifts blame for the ills of society on all of you heterosexuals out there fornicating and procreating out of wedlock.

Yay, I Guess?

By: Thursday November 8, 2012 8:21 am

So yeah, the Democrats had a pretty good election on Tuesday: Electoral vote landslide for Obama, wins for progressives like Liz Warren, Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown and Alan Grayson, and losses for misogynistic Tea Party buffoons like Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, Allen West and Joe Walsh. Better yet, as the minority and youth votes grow, it looks like these kinds of results could be the new normal.

But…

Top Romney Mouthpiece Marco Rubio: Ensuring Gender Pay Equity Is Just a Windfall for Trial Lawyers

By: Sunday October 21, 2012 11:30 am

Possessing the privilege in this country that comes with owning a penis, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) tells women of America that ensuring pay equity is just a legal headache.

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