Media Continues to Be Dominated by White Dudes, Says Depressing Report

The Women's Media Center released their 2014 Status of Women in U.S. Media Report yesterday, and the findings are, disappointingly, pretty much what you'd expect. Over the past three years, women's visibility in media has remained largely the same (i.e. disproportionately low), with women—particularly women of… » 2/20/14 2:00pm 2/20/14 2:00pm

This Map of America’s Female Mortality Rates Isn't Pretty

Mortality rates are rising in 43% of U.S. counties, as illustrated by this map from health researcher Bill Gardner. It's part of a research article by David Kindig and Erika Cheng, recently published in the journal Health Affairs — as Gardner notes, it "depicts a shocking pattern of female hardship, primarily in the… » 4/05/13 5:15pm 4/05/13 5:15pm

Sad Sacks Rejoice as McDonald's Launches In-Restaurant TV Channel

America is suffering from a current lack of screens on every possible fucking surface, says no one. So it's no surprise that McDonalds is getting in on the action by launching its own in-restaurant TV channel, so its patrons taking comfort in their sandwiches made of chemicals designed to approximate meat and… » 10/18/11 12:20pm 10/18/11 12:20pm