Women’s issues

Shit Hits The Fan Over Gawker’s Tweet About Bristol Palin’s Pregnancy

Shit Hits The Fan Over Gawker’s Tweet About Bristol Palin’s Pregnancy

Noted celebrity and media industry gossip website Gawker published a deliberately inflammatory tweet about Bristol Palin’s pregnancy, and this isn’t the first time Gawker has gone after a member of the Palin family. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Gawker published screenshots of emails, photos and the address list from the hacked personal Yahoo email account1 […]

Thinking About Marrying A Cop? Better Think Twice!

Thinking About Marrying A Cop? Better Think Twice!

Controversy rages in America over the seemingly ceaseless killing and assault of unarmed individuals by police officers nationwide. An ongoing investigation by The Guardian shows that as of today, 116 of 5334 unarmed people have been killed so far this year by the police and that police agencies are killing people at twice the rate […]

Supreme Court Smacks Down North Carolina’s Ultrasound Law

Supreme Court Smacks Down North Carolina’s Ultrasound Law

This morning the United States Supreme Court rejected an appeal from North Carolina to reinstate a requirement that abortion providers show an ultrasound to a pregnant woman before she undergoes an abortion procedure. Justice Antonin Scalia had voted to hear the appeal. The justices left the former decision in place stating that the North Carolina […]

We’ve Started to Commodify Women’s Safety. Is This a Useful Trend?

We’ve Started to Commodify Women’s Safety. Is This a Useful Trend?

With the technology we already have, could we put a stop to sexual assault? In the past few years, with the spotlight of media attention, a number of “rape prevention” products have hit the shelves, offering women tools, tech, and clothing designed to discourage sexual assault, and promote healthier relationships to sex. Many of these “rape […]

How GOP Abortion Absolutism is All About Power Not Life

How GOP Abortion Absolutism is All About Power Not Life

The abortion issue has been carefully framed by the puppet masters of the Republican Party so that what comes out of the mouths of passionate politicians generates maximum effect–ensuring an ironclad base that feeds on enough hate to be completely free of logic or compassion. The paid wordsmiths, like Frank Luntz and Karl Rove, have […]

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