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Turkey’s President Says Women Should Stick to Making Babies

Speaking to a conference on women and justice Sunday, possibly having teleported from the 1930s, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said women are simply not equal to men.

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 READ MORE



What the Isla Vista Killings Have to Do With ‘Misogynist Extremism’

When violent eruptions like the killings in Santa Barbara on May 23 happen, discussions in the news often—as they have in this case—focus on individual culpability as well as the assumed (and often substantiated) mental illness of the perpetrator.

Posted on May 25, 2014 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert, the Unlikely Feminist

In honor of Women’s History Month, the pundit went on a rant about the beauty industry that will leave misogynists’ heads spinning till April.

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 READ MORE



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Fox News Touts Ridiculous ‘War on Men’

Ladies—especially you, feminists—listen up: If you want to know the real reason men don’t want to get married these days, you have only yourselves to blame. That’s according to anti-feminist and ardent Michele Bachmann defender Suzanne Venker.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 READ MORE


Limbaugh Makes Outrageous New Claim About ‘Feminazis’

An Italian study found a man’s penis size, on average, is 10 percent smaller than it was 50 years ago. According to Rush Limbaugh, the shrinkage must be because of feminism. Obviously.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 READ MORE



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Activists Strip Down to Mark Opening Up of Paris Office

Radical feminist group FEMEN on Tuesday christened its new European headquarters with a topless march through Paris’ 18th Arrondissement, a predominantly Muslim neighborhood.

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 READ MORE


Obama’s Feminist Touch

The Kagan nomination reminds us that Barack Obama is the first president raised on feminist principles.

Posted on May 12, 2010 READ MORE


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Iceland: ‘The World’s Most Feminist Country’?

What does it mean to be a “female-friendly country”? According to the Guardian, banning prostitution and stripping, as Iceland has now done, makes it the clear winner in the global feminist sweepstakes.

Posted on Mar 26, 2010 READ MORE


Clinton Plays the Rescuer Card

Politicians almost always exploit gender.  What Sen. Clinton is doing now is auditioning for the role of rescuer on a feminist frontier.

Posted on Nov 8, 2007 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Bustiers and Niqabs

Whether they’re donning a slutty Halloween costume or a full-body Islamic veil, many modern women believe they are making their own choices of self-representation—but they’re actually caught in a cultural vise.

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


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So a Militant Feminist and a Pro-Lifer Walk Into a Bar…

Well, not a bar, actually—a house. On this week’s episode of his FX network series “Thirty Days,” Morgan Spurlock, the documentarian behind “Super Size Me,” is putting two women with radically different worldviews in the same house for 30 days.

Posted on Aug 22, 2006 READ MORE


Feminist Blogs Afire Over Oral Sex Debate

Salon wittily wades through a debate raging in the feminist blogosphere over whether the act of a woman performing oral sex on a man is inherently demeaning. It’s reg req’d for Salon, but Pandagon sums up most of the argument on her free site.

Posted on Jun 20, 2006 READ MORE


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Nicole Holofcener: The Truthdig Interview

The director who has been called the “Woody Allen of the West Coast” talks about her new ensemble film, Friends With Money,Ӕ starring Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand, Catherine Keener and Joan Cusack, which opened last week.

Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


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