Maureen Dowd Misquotes Candidate's Wife to Make Her Sound Homophobic

Today, the New York Times ran an opinion piece by Maureen Dowd that quoted New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray as saying some kinda anti-lesbian stuff about candidate (and lesbian) Christine Quinn's ability to relate to other women. But it turns out that what Dowd said McCray said… » 8/21/13 4:30pm 8/21/13 4:30pm

New Dumb Theory: Huma Stays With Anthony Weiner Because Islam

There sure have been a lot of newly minted Islam experts popping up in the past week — and in the places you'd least expect them. Fox News, the woman at the New York Times whose classical Greek references have devolved from incisive to dodderingly inscrutable, and several typically myopic conservative news outlets are… » 7/29/13 3:10pm 7/29/13 3:10pm

Jennifer Aniston Advised To Make Mad Dash For Brad Pitt’s Sperm

They've been divorced for longer than Justin Bieber has been alive (or so it seems) but the besmirched union of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt still has the ability to tickle us in that spot like no ruined marriage has been able to since. So of course when we hear a story about poor ol' "baby-mad" Jen being advised to… » 12/23/11 9:00am 12/23/11 9:00am

Stop Telling Men To "Man Up"

Politicians, especially women, apparently missed the memo yesterday that the phrase is "human the fuck up." Telling your male opponent to "man up" just has a better ring to it, apparently, judging from its overuse lately. » 10/15/10 5:20pm 10/15/10 5:20pm

Maureen Dowd, Sports, & The Perils Of Slamming Sexism

Yesterday we noted that female bloggers are frequently subject to comments about their sex lives. Of course, this happens to women in old media as well — as evinced by one conservative writer's vicious and lame takedown of Maureen Dowd. » 10/29/09 1:40pm 10/29/09 1:40pm