NEWSFLASH: Bill Cosby’s Latest Admission Is a “Game-Changer”


The Bill Cosby sexual-assault scandal took an eye-opening turn this week when it was revealed that Cosby once admitted to acquiring quaaludes, a popular ’70s recreational drug, with the intent of giving the pills to young women he hoped to have sex with. In a 2005 court deposition obtained by the Associated Press, Cosby replied “yes” when asked if […]

No Comment: “Skinny People Eat Skinny Pasta”

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If you live in Los Angeles, you’re probably used to seeing billboards featuring barely dressed, thin, gorgeous models all over town. And if you’ve been paying attention recently, you may have seen those same models being used to advertise pasta—yes, pasta. With billboards now up in the L.A. area, new food brand skinnypasta has moved its marketing campaign out of […]

We Spleen: Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner


Last week at the Aspen Ideas Festival, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner said that women who are beautiful and funny are almost impossible to find. While speaking on stage with Goldie Hawn, Eisner graced the audience with his theory on why Hawn’s Hollywood career had been so successful: “From my position, the hardest artist to […]

Feminism Helped Pave the Way for Marriage Equality


The Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality is, as President Obama declared in his remarks following the ruling, “a victory for America.” It’s also a major win for feminism. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy recounted the history of marriage in brief, emphasizing  that even though the institution has existed for millennia and across civilizations, “it […]

We Spleen: Blaming Sexual Assault on “Biological Wiring”


In March, retired Canadian Supreme Court Justice Marie Deschamps published a report detailing the cultural factors that contribute to the high levels of harassment, date rape and other forms of assault in the Canadian military. Earlier this month, CBC news released an interview with Canadian Chief of Defense Staff General Tom Lawson, who had something […]

Stonewall Inn Designated NYC Landmark


New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted to grant the Stonewall Inn, the site of the 1969 Stonewall riots that sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement, city landmark status Tuesday. This is the first time the city has primarily recognized a landmark for its contribution to LGBTQ history. Police raided the Stonewall Inn, a […]

NEWSFLASH: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Obamacare


Millions of Americans woke up on Thursday morning to discover that a key provision of the Affordable Care Act had been upheld by the Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision. Plaintiffs in the King vs. Burwell case had challenged the constitutionality of federal insurance subsidies written into the president’s health care law. By ruling in favor of the Department […]

NEWSFLASH: Feminist Majority Joins Protest Against the TPP

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Earlier today, protesters gathered in front of the Los Angeles office of  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to protest legislation to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping trade deal that would endanger women’s rights and workers’ rights. The Senate will take a final vote on the legislation tomorrow. Although the Senate approved fast-tracking the TPP […]

We Spleen: “Sexing Up” Women’s Soccer


Marco Aurelio Cunha, a Brazilian’s women soccer official, has a lot to say about the Women’s World Cup currently underway in Canada. Brazil has the potential to win the tournament, but Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail recently reported that Brazilian media has shown little coverage of the games so far because Brazilian fans just aren’t […]

10 Women Who Should Grace the New $10 Bill


In 2020, Alexander Hamilton will have to scoot over a bit on that $10 bill to make way for a powerful and inspiring woman’s portrait. While we’re still not sure who the woman might be—Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt are frequent bets—we can’t wait for the historic change. Hamilton has been on the $10 bill […]