BBC Broadcasts Live From an Abortion Clinic, And No One Gets Hurt

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This Wednesday, May 23 marked a first for broadcasting (and for feminism): BBC Radio news anchor Victoria Derbyshire (left) aired her mid-morning show live from an abortion clinic. Her goal was refreshingly straightforward, as explained in her introduction, “What we’d like to do is tell you what happens when a woman considers an abortion and […]

Where Are All the Sitcom Lesbians?

Where are the Sitcom Lesbians

News broke last week that Portia de Rossi will star in a sitcom produced by her wife, Ellen DeGeneres. NBC has signed on for a “put pilot”, which means they’ve committed to screening the first episode (and thus, hopefully the whole first season). So far, all we know is that the show is about two […]

What Would Make “Whitney” Worth Watching?

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I’m not familiar with Whitney Cummings’ stand-up, so I watched the pilot of her eponymous sitcom with an open mind. In fact, after reading a New York Times interview in which she was asked if she’d slept her way to the top, I was willing it to be fantastic. Turns out, my willing skills are […]

Missouri Schoolgirl Is Not Alone

Missouri Schoolgirl is Not Alone

Last week we covered the disturbing story of a 12 year-old girl in Missouri who was allegedly forced to write a letter of apology to the classmate she said raped her on school grounds. When he raped her again (and both his own confession and physical evidence corroborated the new allegation), she was suspended. She’s […]