What’s the Right Way to Be a Female Olympic Athlete?

Over the weekend Jeré Longman of the New York Times published this piece about female Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones. It is by all accounts pretty scathing. Alyssa Rosenberg calls it "one of the nastiest profiles" she's ever seen. David Roth calls the article "unfounded and unfair" and Isaac Rauch of Deadspin found it so… » 8/08/12 3:10pm 8/08/12 3:10pm

On Race, Gender, Michelle Obama, And The Politics Of Twitter

Another day, another roadtrip, as the Washington Independent's personal Attackerman, Spencer Ackerman, joins me live from the Netroots Nation conference in Austin, Texas. Topics discussed: Arianna Huffington's ability to channel the evil that is Karl Rove, race relations and the old-guard feminist movement in America,… » 7/18/08 10:00am 7/18/08 10:00am

Obama: Gotta Get That Dirt Off Your Shoulder

Another week, another Friday Crappy Hour in which the lesser-known Crappyist Megan (of Glamocracy) is forced to beg for someone to write it with her so that she can avoid talking to herself online like she does in real life. Luckily, Spencer Ackerman (of the Washington Independent and the newly-launched Attackerman)… » 4/18/08 10:00am 4/18/08 10:00am

Why Are Newspaper Newsrooms So Sexist? I Ask Veteran Newspaper Reporter…

Here's something we can all agree on: Boy's clubs = bad! An angry editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette just resigned with an awesome if not entirely coherent screed subject-headed "Fuck The Glass." Apparently Marilyn Mitchell had enough of their casual harmless N-world wielding and penis size comparing! Also, she… » 2/15/08 4:00pm 2/15/08 4:00pm

'Cosmo' Tells Me I Was 'Gray Raped'; Feministing Says It Was Rape. Are…

Language is a powerful thing. Like: when the Zionists first began settling in the holy city I just visited they named their newspaper the "Palestine Post", after the same group of people who would eventually gain fame for producing the deluded group of destructive (and yes, murderous) radicals Fox News would… » 8/28/07 4:00pm 8/28/07 4:00pm

'Cosmo' Wonders: Is It Rape If You Had Too Many Jaeger Shots To…

True story that I wrote in three minutes because that's exactly how much time I felt like dwelling on it: this one time about nine years ago I got locked out of my house and went home with some vaguely smarmy hair-product using type from my ex-boyfriend's frat. I had slept with maybe two or three guys prior to that —… » 8/27/07 3:00pm 8/27/07 3:00pm