Watch Azealia Banks' Great New Video for 'Chasing Time'

Azealia Banks' debut album Broke With Expensive Taste, which she surprise-released last week after easing out from under her Universal deal, is excellent—so much better than skeptics might have assumed, considering the hit that landed her the deal in the first place dropped a billion years ago. ("212," and it was… » 11/13/14 3:30pm 11/13/14 3:30pm

New Slow Jam Video Alert: Maxine Ashley's 'Between You & I'

It's a good time to be a 21-year-old R&B artist, probably: you can pay homage to those that came before you, but you grew up without the sort of rigid genre distinctions that defined the classic '90s era. Thinking that there was ever a time in which we fought about whether R&B and hip-hop could be fused as one is a… » 10/17/14 6:30pm 10/17/14 6:30pm

Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced, Can it Pass the Infamously…

You, a sane person, might think the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act — something that's a proven saver of lives — would be an easy, bipartisan pass in Congress. Well, the two other times the 1994 legislation came up for reauthorization, it was. However, during the 2012 reauthorization, which slid… » 1/23/13 9:15pm 1/23/13 9:15pm

Kirsten Gillibrand Really Must Insist that More Women Run for Office

On Tuesday, the Washington Post featured a profile on Democratic New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who is taking time out of her reelection bid (she's expected to win by a 2 to 1 margin, so it's nbd) to personally ensure that, after the next election cycle, she can look forward to seeing more women waiting… » 8/02/12 10:35pm 8/02/12 10:35pm

Introducing Your New Big-Name Lesbian Super PAC

A new, first of its kind super PAC backed by big names like Jane Lynch and Billie Jean King will provide financial backing to pro-lesbian candidates of all shapes and sizes: Democrat or Republican, male or female, gay or straight, federal or state. The only bottom line is that all candidates they support must… » 7/11/12 1:10pm 7/11/12 1:10pm

Michigan Will Not Rest Until Everyone Is Offended, Pushes New Effort to…

Most of the attention Michigan has been getting recently has to do with the word "Vagina." Eek, am I going to get in big trouble for using that bad, bad word in public? The Michigan House is busy shooting for the stars when it comes to being unfriendly to uteruses. (You know, the things that can be found at the end of… » 6/19/12 10:25am 6/19/12 10:25am

Catholic Health Association Surprisingly Rejects White House’s Birth…

After intimating that it would be amenable to proposals the White House made to ease the divisiveness of its birth-control mandate, the Catholic Health Association released a statement on Friday rejecting those proposals and insisting that the administration concoct yet another compromise. » 6/17/12 4:00pm 6/17/12 4:00pm

Even a Proposed Sex Boycott Couldn't Stop the Michigan House from…

Today Michigan moved one step closer to being deemed the most lady-hostile state in the nation as their House passed a massive and crazily restrictive anti-abortion law. While passage was widely expected, the vote was preceded by an hour of heated debate, which included Democratic Rep. Lisa Brown uttering the words,… » 6/13/12 11:15pm 6/13/12 11:15pm

Michigan's Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill Leads the Nation in Batshittery

It must be hard to be a state these days. Everyone around you is always doing crazy stuff to get attention, and you really have to compete to get noticed. Well, not content to be a nice midwestern state any longer, Michigan is now gunning to become one of the cool kids by passing an insanely restrictive abortion law.… » 6/08/12 12:00pm 6/08/12 12:00pm

Mean Bed Bugs Are Determined to Ruin Your Vacation and Probably Your…

Oh, hey there. Had you managed to forget about the constant threat of bed bugs for even one second? Hahaha, of course not. You are always aware that your home could be invaded at any time, turning what was once your comfort zone into your own personal nightmare mansion. Well, you should continue to be paranoid about… » 6/04/12 11:55pm 6/04/12 11:55pm

Fearing that Congress Has Become a Giant Circle Jerk, Women Withhold…

Women will turn out at the polls on election day and even volunteer for political campaigns, but they won't donate to just any old campaign and especially won't spend money making sure that even more men are elected to the House and Senate. During the 2010 election cycle, women's campaign contributions dipped to just… » 4/24/12 12:35pm 4/24/12 12:35pm

Turns Out Being Born a Woman Is a Major Financial Mistake

As if being a woman wasn't difficult enough—what with all the not having control over important decisions about our own bodies, making less money than our male colleagues, and, yes, let's play the childbirth card—we are also routinely hit with financial penalties just for having the balls to be born with a vagina.… » 3/20/12 1:35pm 3/20/12 1:35pm

Wyoming Will Have the Last Laugh When Doomsday Comes and We're All…

With so many states rushing to pass terrifyingly backwards anti-woman legislation, it feels a little bit like the apocalypse is right around the corner. Oh, and then there's the whole Mayan calendar mess too. So perhaps it's not the worst idea to begin preparations for a worldwide meltdown. Luckily for residents of… » 2/27/12 10:20am 2/27/12 10:20am

Utah Will Be Damned if Sex Ed Classes Teach About Anything Sex-y

The Utah House has passed a bill that would allow schools to stop teaching sex education classes altogether, and prohibit those rogue schools that do teach it from giving any instruction on the use of contraception. The bill is the work of Rep. Bill Wright, a Republican, and you'll never guess what inspired him to… » 2/24/12 11:30am 2/24/12 11:30am