Gloria Steinem at 80: She Looks Good and Everyone Wants Her to Know It

Gloria Steinem turns 80 today. She makes 80 look good, logistically speaking: her schedule is just as jam-packed as it ever was. She also makes 80 look good physically speaking: to the amazement of her fans, she appears far too young to have spent eight decades on Earth. But for all her accolades and accomplishments,… » 3/25/14 3:00pm 3/25/14 3:00pm

Today in Do Not Want: Pix of Justin Bieber Naked With a Guitar

While the last bastion between us and Justin Bieber's ass has been little more than thin cotton boxers for awhile now, it's all over. I have seen Culo del Beebo, and so will you. These photos were taken at Thanksgiving at his grandma's house in Toronto, where he serenaded her, naked, with an acoustic guitar. Because… » 8/12/13 9:00am 8/12/13 9:00am

One Million NYC Workers Will Finally Get Paid Sick Leave

New York City is on track to order thousands of companies to give paid time off for sick employees, despite the best efforts of business leaders and City Council speaker/mayoral hopeful Christine C. Quinn. The agreement isn't perfect, but it'll allow around one million workers to earn paid time off to recover from… » 3/29/13 2:20pm 3/29/13 2:20pm

Gloria Steinem Doesn’t Care for Real Housewives, Seems Mildly…

On Friday, Gloria Steinem spoke at Simmons College in Boston 40 years after the school gave her a doctorate in human justice. Mostly, Steinem talked about feminism and how more people should avail themselves of a dictionary before they profess themselves to not be feminists, but, as fancy speaking engagements usually… » 3/24/13 5:30pm 3/24/13 5:30pm

Major Newspapers Don't Particularly Care When Notable Women Die

Hey, did any notable women die this year? Eh, not that many, according to our major national newspapers, most of which release lists of significant deaths every year. Countless women (sorry, we can't tell you who, since we don't know who they are) are rolling in their graves thanks to Mother Jones' in-depth look at… » 12/12/12 2:10pm 12/12/12 2:10pm

Democratic National Convention Accused of Discriminating Against Mothers

Thanks to the lack of liberal politicians who make outrageously horrible and nonsensical statements about rape, abortion, and the wage gap, Democrats have a pretty good lock on the women's vote. Is that why they're not too concerned about recent accusations that they're disenfranchising mothers who want to attend the… » 8/27/12 3:50pm 8/27/12 3:50pm

In 65 Years of the Cannes Film Festival, Only One Woman Has Been…

The 65th Cannes Film Festival is kicking off as we speak, and some 30,000 people gather in the sunny South of France — directors, producers, glamourous stars — in the name of cinema. Films from all over the world are screened. Often, good buzz at Cannes can launch a small film into a global sensation (last year's The… » 5/17/12 1:10pm 5/17/12 1:10pm

Madonna Wants Adele to Join Her Onstage For the Best Concert Ever

Madonna has always made it pretty clear that she thinks Adele is the bee's knees – most recently evidenced by the fact that she tore Karl Lagerfeld a new asshole when he commented on the English songstress's weight – and now she wants to make her love official, and bankable, by asking her to join her onstage for the… » 4/20/12 9:00am 4/20/12 9:00am

Gloria Steinem Urges Us to Get Off Our Asses and Vote for Obama

As Republicans in all levels of government have been so busy waging their War on Women on a gazillion different fronts, Barack Obama's team has been equally busy trying to craft a message that appeals to all of the disenchanted women on the right and in the center but that also reminds women on the left that they… » 3/25/12 8:00pm 3/25/12 8:00pm

10 Badass Moments in Girl Scout History

On March 12, 1912, eighteen girls from Savannah, Georgia gathered for what would be the first meeting of Girl Scouts. One hundred years later, the small organization founded by Juliette Low has included more than 50 million girls and women, sold hundreds of millions of boxes of cookies, and given us some incredibly… » 3/12/12 3:30pm 3/12/12 3:30pm