Anti Abortion Laws Mean Erosion of Rights for Pregnant Women

In 1987, hospital administrators at George Washington University Hospital in D.C. went to court to force 27-year-old Angela Carder, six months pregnant and ill with a rapidly metastasizing tumor in her lung, to undergo a C-section against her will. The goal was to "rescue" her fetus, they argued in court filings,… » 11/10/14 11:10am 11/10/14 11:10am

British Spies Shocked People Use Webcams to Send Pics of Their Junk

Officials in the British spy program responsible for collecting and batching images from Yahoo users' webcams were shocked — SHOCKED! — to discover that people often use webcams to transmit pictures of their naughties to other denizens of cyber space. This only goes to further prove that governments are about as… » 2/27/14 3:45pm 2/27/14 3:45pm

White Dude Trying to Shut Down Government Compares Self to Rosa Parks

I can totally understand a person consciously trying to not pay attention to Congress lately; everyone knows that the best way to deal with a child throwing a tantrum is to refuse to reward them with attention. But we've gotten to the point where the Congressional toddler is holding his breath and threatening to pass… » 9/20/13 4:20pm 9/20/13 4:20pm

The March on Washington Had a Major Sexism Issue

August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, inarguably one of the greatest occasions in human and civil rights history. It was during this monumental political rally in 1963 that upwards of 300,000 people took to Washington, D.C. to march for the rights of the United States' non-white citizens… » 8/22/13 6:20pm 8/22/13 6:20pm

Pete Campbell Is Basically a Civil Rights Pioneer, Says Pete Campbell

Pete Campbell’s chronic inability to have one single, unsullied good thing happen to him basically functions as a Mad Men running joke. A freak hunting accident drops the Chevy account in Pete’s lap, but he’s forced to share it with the mysterious gay man who knee-nuzzled him an episode earlier. He doesn’t get fired… » 6/23/13 5:00pm 6/23/13 5:00pm

Alaska Republicans Actually Laugh at the Mention of Civil Unions

If you ever wondered just where all that Republican derision for same-sex marriage comes from, this video of Alaska's Republican-led House Majority Caucus giggling at the mere suggestion that they consider domestic partnerships for same-sex couples will pretty much answer that question: the GOP is crammed full of… » 2/17/13 5:00pm 2/17/13 5:00pm

POTUS Would Very Much Appreciate It If Illinois Legalized Same-Sex…

President Barack Obama has very publicly entered the fight for same-sex marriage in Illinois. Possibly just days before the Illinois General Assembly wrangles over the issue of same-sex marriage, POTUS urged lawmakers in his home state to legalize same-sex marriage because, in so many words, it'd be really shitty of… » 12/30/12 1:45pm 12/30/12 1:45pm

Could These 4 Kickass Young Women Change the Face of Congress?

Washington DC's biggest export is bullshit, but not all news out of the Beltway is of or relating to said bullshit. In fact, sometimes, political news can be downright encouraging. Take, for example, the news that these four women — all 36 years old or younger — are running for Congress. Whether they can rattle cages… » 5/30/12 1:15pm 5/30/12 1:15pm

Buttsex-Obsessed Lawmaker Claims Being Gay Will Kill You

The bottomless well of WTF that is the Virginia GOP has vomited forth yet another ridiculous sound bite. This time, Delegate Robert G. Marshall, who just last week justified his anti-gay marriage stance by asserting with a straight face that "sodomy is not a civil right" has informed attendees at a Central Virginia… » 5/25/12 2:00pm 5/25/12 2:00pm

Turns Out Being Born a Woman Is a Major Financial Mistake

As if being a woman wasn't difficult enough—what with all the not having control over important decisions about our own bodies, making less money than our male colleagues, and, yes, let's play the childbirth card—we are also routinely hit with financial penalties just for having the balls to be born with a vagina.… » 3/20/12 1:35pm 3/20/12 1:35pm