Lesbians, Immigrants, and Harvard Professors: Get to Know Your…

The 113th US Congress will have 20 women senators, the highest ever in the country's history. Put that in your binder and smoke it! (Or you could say all of their terms synced up, JUST LIKE PERIODS.) Here's a primer on who's new, who's sticking around, and who's making history. » 11/07/12 5:00pm 11/07/12 5:00pm

Elizabeth Warren Is Pulling Ahead of Scott Brown and Can Hardly Stop…

At least according to this gif Elizabeth Warren seems positively wracked with glee that she may very soon get to do victory donuts in front of Scott Brown's house with her Harley (I don't know if Elizabeth Warren rides a Harley, but if she did I can't imagine how else she'd use it). According to the Western New England … » 11/04/12 3:30pm 11/04/12 3:30pm

Watch Elizabeth Warren Kick Some Debate Ass

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan weren't the only famous politicos to engage in a high-stakes debate this week. In Massachusetts, incumbent Senator Scott "Cosmopolitan" Brown and Elizabeth "BUT SHE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A CHEROKEE" Warren duked it out onstage. While the race could go either way at this point, Warren won the night with … » 10/12/12 2:00pm 10/12/12 2:00pm

Elizabeth Warren Is Now Semi-Officially Winning the Massachusetts…

After a May poll had Scott Brown up two points over Elizabeth Warren in the Massachusetts Senate race, the latest exercise in guesstimation has Warren leading Brown 43 percent to 38 percent. Although the Boston Globe poll notes that about 18 percent of the electorate remains undecided (and so the race is still pretty… » 9/30/12 5:45pm 9/30/12 5:45pm

Want to Know What's in These Female Candidates' Bags? iPads, Meditation…

We women loooove getting a peek at what other women are carrying in their purses. I'm kidding around, because it's such a tried-and-true ladymag spread, but I'm also undeniably a sucker for a good "What's In Her Bag?" article, too. (I'm also still patiently waiting for the day when someone asks to photograph what's in… » 9/28/12 4:45pm 9/28/12 4:45pm

Elizabeth Warren Opposes Sex Reassignment Surgery for Transgendered…

Transgendered woman Michelle Kosilek, who was imprisoned for the murder of her wife as Robert Kosilek in 1990, was granted a sex-change operation by a US district court judge three days ago. In the 126-page ruling, Judge Mark Wolf "there is no less intrusive means to correct the prolonged violation of Kosilek's Eighth… » 9/08/12 2:00pm 9/08/12 2:00pm

Which Senate Candidates are Kicking Ass at Fundraising? The Women.

2012 has been a rough year for American women; it's hard (and depressing) to count the overwhelming number of ways Republicans have tried to cut our funding to crucial health care services and limit our control over our own bodies, from enacting increasingly prohibitive abortion laws to punishing women politicians for … » 8/17/12 10:30am 8/17/12 10:30am

Elizabeth Warren Becomes Undisputed Champion of Massachusetts Democrats

Despite controversy over her dubious Cherokee heritage, Elizabeth Warren secured more than 95 percent of the delegate vote Saturday at Massachusetts' Democratic Convention, all but assuring voters in the state's looming senatorial race that incumbent Scott Brown will prove himself a big jerk and resort to his old body… » 6/03/12 11:30am 6/03/12 11:30am

The Curious Case of Why We Give a Shit Whether Elizabeth Warren Is a…

Things in the tight race for Massachusetts Senate between incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown and his likely challenger, Democratic folk hero Elizabeth Warren, have taken a turn for the bizarre. Scott Brown has found himself in the unusual position of attacking Elizabeth Warren for claiming to be a Native American … » 5/01/12 10:50am 5/01/12 10:50am

It's Still Not Okay for Ladies to Get Angry

Every lady who has ever cried in the middle of an argument or been told to "calm down" after raising her voice knows that the best way to get other people to dismiss you as irrational is to get visibly upset. I'd say that the pervasive universal brush-off of female anger is fucking bullshit, but I don't want anyone to… » 1/27/12 6:30pm 1/27/12 6:30pm