Teens Are Literally Crawling on the Floor For the New Snapchat

The level of interest app-makers can command for adding new features is usually limited to a dutiful parroting of the press release on tech blogs. Maybe a mass privacy freakout, if you're lucky. (Sucks, but at least you know they care!) The bros at Snapchat, however, have lived a pretty blessed life. » 5/02/14 1:36pm 5/02/14 1:36pm

Kathleen Sebelius Might Be Running For Senator in Kansas

When Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius resigned last week, it was seen as an inevitable attempt by the Obama Administration to blame someone for their embarrassingly "botched" roll-out of the Affordable Care Act's healthcare.gov. But Sebelius isn't done yet: she could be considering a run for… » 4/16/14 11:40am 4/16/14 11:40am

Federal Appeals Court Says Kansas Can Defund Planned Parenthood

On Tuesday a federal appeals court ruled that Kansas can strip its two Planned Parenthood clinics of federal funding, in a move that's fairly obviously a retaliation for the organization's support of abortion rights. What a stunning victory for misogynists who oppose women's access to basic reproductive healthcare… » 3/26/14 9:30pm 3/26/14 9:30pm

Kansas Governor Signs Sweeping, Shitty Anti-Abortion Law

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a massive anti-abortion omnibus bill today that blocks tax breaks for abortion providers, forces doctors to tell lie about a "link" between abortion and breast cancer that every legit medical institution has repeatedly disputed, and includes problematic language about the "legal… » 4/19/13 3:40pm 4/19/13 3:40pm

This Kansas Bill to Quarantine HIV-Positive People Is Beyond Fucking…

I've been trying for a couple of days to figure out how to even talk about this without throwing my computer out the window and then burrowing my body into some soft mud underneath my back porch and just hiding there forever. I hope this approach doesn't seem trivializing, but I'm simply speechless. So here are some… » 3/29/13 9:30am 3/29/13 9:30am

Alt-Weekly Says Women Get Raped When They Act Like Boys

The Hype Weekly, the self-described "sexiest alt weekly newspaper in Manhattan, Kansas," recently exposed the real problem with Fake Patty's Day, the college town's annual and very drunken St. Patrick's Day celebration: rampant violence and sexual assault brought on by women who act like boys and are therefore… » 3/12/13 1:00pm 3/12/13 1:00pm

Kansas Residents Disapprove of ‘Sexting’ Statue

After a group of Chinese artists donated (probably, in retrospect, for a good laugh) a sculpture of a headless, jointless woman taking a picture of her exposed breasts called "Accept or Reject" to the Overland Park Arboretum in Kansas, residents in the area expressed all of the feelings. The statue was obscene! It… » 9/07/12 10:00am 9/07/12 10:00am

Planned Parenthood Fends Off Its First Criminal Case in Kansas

The first-ever criminal case against Planned Parenthood sputtered to a halt on Friday when prosecutors in Kansas dropped 32 remaining charges accusing a clinic of performing late-term abortions. Noted penis-face as well as former Kansas attorney general Phill Kline had originally accused Planned Parenthood of Kansas… » 8/18/12 4:30pm 8/18/12 4:30pm

What Do You Mean States Can't Force the Federal Government to Defund…

When Tennessee's state legislature voted to defund Planned Parenthood, anti-contraception lawmakers thought that their long statewide nightmare of affordable birth control and low-income women's access to nonjudgmental sexual health care was over. Good riddance to bad rubbish, that's what I say! But then, the Obama… » 7/06/12 3:00pm 7/06/12 3:00pm

Badass Bride and Groom Totally Unfazed by Ruinous Acts of God

Right before Caleb and Candra Pence's outdoor Kansas wedding was set to begin, an ominous wall cloud formed on the horizon. During the ceremony, a tornado snaked toward the ground. But rather than interrupting their nuptials, retreating to the basement, and playing mildewed board games by candlelight for the next… » 5/25/12 12:40pm 5/25/12 12:40pm

If You're Knocked Up in Kansas and Don't Want to Be, You Better Hope…

Oh, great. Another law that gives medical professionals the right let their superstitious beliefs trump the needs of their patients. Earlier this week, Kansas governor Sam Brownback signed into law a measure that would strengthen so-called "conscience rights" of pharmacists in the state, giving them the right to… » 5/16/12 1:20pm 5/16/12 1:20pm

Exactly How Much Money Have 'Fiscal Conservatives' Wasted Defending…

Last week, a judge in Oklahoma permanently blocked the enforcement of a law that banned medicinal abortions (RU-486, or "the abortion pill") on the grounds that the law places undue burden on women seeking medical care. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a nearly identical bill into law earlier this year. The… » 5/15/12 6:20pm 5/15/12 6:20pm

The Ten Scariest Places to Have Ladyparts in America

With states governments from coast to coast working tirelessly to make sure no woman has sex for pleasure without suffering the consequences of blessed, precious motherhood, it may be tempting to believe that if you have a uterus, the entire country has become hostile territory. Well, we've got good news and bad news:… » 4/18/12 1:20pm 4/18/12 1:20pm

Trolling Politicians' Facebook Pages With Vaginal News is Hot New Trend

It started with a single post to Virginia Delegate Ryan McDougle's facebook wall. Now, it's become a trend that's sweeping the nation, like Silly Bandz or Brazilian waxes, and there's no sign of it letting up: women are flooding the Facebook walls of politicians who have attempted to legislate their way into women's… » 3/20/12 5:00pm 3/20/12 5:00pm