If 'Choreplay' Is Real, It Is Also Real Gross

Choreplay is the idea that you can get a man to do more around the house by gifting him a little 'tang for his trouble—and I don't mean the juice product beloved by astronauts. Let me be clear: no matter if this idea is effective, it's nonetheless pretty gross. » 3/10/15 2:15pm 3/10/15 2:15pm

America Loves Political 'Bad Boys,' Can't Guarantee Fair Pay for Women

In a move that surprised absolutely no one and still managed to be disappointing, America's deadbeat dad the GOP once again voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act—the bill that aims to protect women from gender-based wage discrimination. And yet, all around the country, we are voting to give disgraced lawmakers… » 9/16/14 2:20pm 9/16/14 2:20pm

Same-Sex Marriages Have Been Blocked in Virginia

All same-sex marriages have been stopped in Virginia as of today. The supreme court is now deciding whether to hear the state's appeal against same-sex marriage and is also considering the question of whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide. CONFIDENTIAL TO SUPREME COURT: HELL YES, IT SHOULD BE. » 8/20/14 8:30pm 8/20/14 8:30pm

Gay Marriage Ban Can Officially Sniff the Government's Dong, Says Court

A federal appeals court ruled today that same-sex couples must be allowed to wed in the state of Oklahoma, echoing the June 25 decision that found that—since the defeat of DOMA—same-sex marriage is protected by the United States constitution. » 7/18/14 3:15pm 7/18/14 3:15pm

Advocacy Group Dares Theater Companies to Produce More Plays By Women

The Kilroys, a self-described gang of lady playwrights and producers who are done talking about gender parity in the theater and are ready to do something about it, have just released a list of 46 highly recommended plays by female-identified authors. This list can now be shoved in the face of theater industry leaders… » 6/16/14 11:30pm 6/16/14 11:30pm

Pakistan’s Largest City Appoints First Female Police Station Head

With an estimated population of 23.5 million people, Karachi is Pakistan's most populated city and the third largest city in the world (by population within city limits), trailing Shanghai and Beijing. It boasts a very intimidating level of crime as the most dangerous mega-city with a murder rate of 12.3 per 100,00… » 6/15/14 1:05pm 6/15/14 1:05pm

Attorney General Criticizes Boy Scouts' Ban on Gay Adult Leaders

Attorney General Eric Holder came down hard on the Boy Scouts' ban on gay troop leaders, declaring their policy promotes "the worst kind of stereotypes" about the LGBT community. » 6/11/14 12:40pm 6/11/14 12:40pm

Two Women Make History By Getting Married in Arkansas

The state of Arkansas issued the first same-sex marriage license to two women on Saturday, the day after a judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage. » 5/10/14 5:30pm 5/10/14 5:30pm

What if Equality Is the Biggest Bonerkiller of All?

What if you found out that too much respect was hurting your orgasms? Being regarded as an equal in a marriage is great and everything, but would you give it all up if only it meant your partner still wanted to bang you? Or that you still wanted to bang him/her? Because marriages may be more equal than ever, but the… » 2/09/14 3:00pm 2/09/14 3:00pm

New Federal Benefits to Be Extended to All Married Same-Sex Couples

On Monday, the Justice Department will extend federal benefits to all legally married same-sex couples regardless of whether they are living in a state that recognizes the marriage or not. » 2/08/14 4:09pm 2/08/14 4:09pm

Transgender Woman Invites Councilman to Stone Her, Even Brings Stone

In December, the city council of Shreveport, Louisiana passed an ordinance banning housing and employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. What great news! Everyone in Shreveport must be throwing dance parties in the name of progress and RuPaul's Supermodel (You Better Work) » 1/18/14 12:00pm 1/18/14 12:00pm

Gay Equality Bill About to Be Passed By the Senate, Killed By House

For the first time since 1996, the US Senate is poised to actually vote on the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, a piece of legislation that aims to make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees based on their sexuality or gender identification. It's all very inspiring, and a testament to how far… » 11/04/13 7:40pm 11/04/13 7:40pm

San Jose State Names Its First Black Homecoming King and Queen Duo

For the first time in its history, San Jose State University, California’s oldest state university, has a black homecoming queen AND king: seniors Daniel Harris-Lucas, 23, and Diana Busaka, 22, who received their crowns and sashes this Thursday. » 10/26/13 12:00pm 10/26/13 12:00pm

Women Are Doing the Man Things But Men Won't Do the Lady Things

Women are doing all the "man things" they can these days. Wars. Heavy lifting. Dangerous jobs. Cigars. Heart attacks. And men are doing more "lady things" than ever before, like expressing identifiable emotion and caring about children. They are really picking up the slack and the slacks. Get it? From off the floor?… » 9/09/13 1:20pm 9/09/13 1:20pm

Hypothetically, Hillary Clinton Is For Sure Running for President

Speaking at a women’s lecture series in Toronto, noted HGTV enthusiast Hillary Clinton dropped a bombshell. An atomic bombshell. No, fuck that — she terraformed the political landscape with a new and shocking statement. Clinton told the unsuspecting crowd that she’d like to see a woman become president of the… » 6/23/13 12:30pm 6/23/13 12:30pm

The Church of England May Allow Female Bishops...in Two Years

In the great race towards the 21st century, the Church of England’s time machine may be several decades ahead of the time machines of the other big Christian institutions (I imagine them to be racing Mario Kart style, but of course everyone’s free to make use of their own whimsy). On Friday, the Church of England… » 5/26/13 6:00pm 5/26/13 6:00pm

Animator Scott Benson Eviscerates MRA Arguments with Clever Cartoon

An intrepid tipster, as intrepid tipsters are liable to do, has sent us a pretty cool link to a cartoon created by animator Scott Benson. It’s called “But I’m a Nice Guy,” and sums up the fallacy lurking behind MRA screeds about rampant misandry and feminist conspiracies with a simple ice cream analogy that even the… » 4/28/13 10:35pm 4/28/13 10:35pm