Republicans Pose With Ladymags, Claim They Now Understand Women

This afternoon, a reporter who covers the Michigan politics snapped a photo of what Tina Fey would describe as "grey faced men with $2 haircuts" glowering over women's fashion magazines. Accompanying the photo was the caption, "@MIHouseGOP members Victory, Pettalia, and Glardon: 'Don't say we don't understand women.'"… » 6/05/14 6:30pm 6/05/14 6:30pm

Teacher Removed From Classroom For Showing Blackface Videos

Administrators at Monroe Middle School in Michigan have placed retiring teacher Alan Barron "on leave" after they decided that his way of teaching history was offensive. Barron was removed from the classroom when he showed archival footage of whites in blackface to illustrate his lesson on Jim Crow laws. The assistant… » 6/01/14 12:49pm 6/01/14 12:49pm

3 Reasons Affirmative Action Will Be Okay Despite Supreme Decision

The Supreme Court just ruled that Michigan's ban on government affirmative-action was constitutional. The ruling was 6-2. Yes, there are nine Supreme Court Justices, but Elena Kagan had to recuse herself because she was involved with the case while she was Solicitor General. » 4/22/14 11:18am 4/22/14 11:18am

Michigan Passes Bill Requiring Women to Purchase 'Rape Insurance'

Lifehack for ladies: planning ahead saves both time and money. For example, planning a week's meals in advance prevents late night Seamless binges. Investing in a 401K can feather the nest for a comfortable retirement. And buying rape insurance can save tons of money at the abortion clinic when you become pregnant… » 12/12/13 12:30pm 12/12/13 12:30pm

Bishops Sued Over Catholic Hospitals' Policy Of Making Women Suffer

After badgering the government to write women's health care policy around its specific beliefs, the US Council of Catholic Bishops has finally gotten itself sued over the harm those beliefs cause when put into action. Behind the first-of-its-kind suit is the American Civil Liberties Union (you know, the one that… » 12/03/13 7:00pm 12/03/13 7:00pm

Michigan Legislator Supports Mandatory Ultrasounds Because Women Aren't…

Rep. Joel Johnson, one of the Michigan legislators behind a proposed mandatory ultrasound bill (HB 4187), recently said that the reason he feels so strongly that all women should be forced to look at photos of fetal cells they don't want to see is because ladies don't know best when it comes to making decisions about… » 2/12/13 6:10pm 2/12/13 6:10pm

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Signs Extensive Anti-Choice Bill Into Law

Urghhhhh. Fancy meeting you here, HB5711. No big surprise, as it had already been predicted that this would come to pass, but yesterday Gov. Rick Snyder signed a severe abortion bill passed by the Michigan House earlier this month, which involves an OCD-level regulation of abortion facilities (e.g., if a clinic's… » 12/29/12 5:15pm 12/29/12 5:15pm

Michigan Senate Passes Gigantic Monster Anti-Choice Bill

The Michigan Senate just voted to pass HB 5711 — one of the country's most extreme and wide-reaching anti-choice measures, which is really saying a lot — by a 27-10 vote, with immediate effect. They added some revisions, which means the bill has to return to the House (which will probably approve it quicker than you… » 12/12/12 5:30pm 12/12/12 5:30pm

Michigan Senate Just Passed a Bunch of Bills Prohibiting All Insurance…

Legislators in the Michigan Senate were hard at work yesterday, fighting for your right to not receive any insurance coverage for abortion unless you are literally dying. Because who needs to rebuild the economy when there are greedy women out there who need insurance coverage for expensive medical procedures? » 12/07/12 1:15pm 12/07/12 1:15pm

Batshit Michigan Lawmakers Eliminate Tax Credit for Children, Prefer…

Michigan's lawmaking prodigies have proposed an amendment to the state's income tax code that would allow pregnant women to claim their 12-week or older fetuses as dependents. Which is sort of a cool idea, until you consider the fact 1- this is just another not-super-under-the-radar attempt to redefine what a person… » 11/21/12 12:30pm 11/21/12 12:30pm

Asshole Teens Vote Girl to Homecoming Court as a Joke, Proving We've…

A Michigan town is warming the heart-cockles of light news readers everywhere today, as the citizenry of Saginaw rally around a 16-year-old girl who was voted to homecoming court as a joke by the dick salad that is her high school student body. "It's like Carrie, but with a happy ending!" says the Detroit News. Like … » 9/25/12 5:30pm 9/25/12 5:30pm

Ohio State Fans Kick Off Football Season With Horrible Shirt Mocking…

Listen: I'm a Michigan alum and a card-carrying member of the cult of Big House football. And I've talked plenty of shit about Ohio State for no real reason other than that's just what you do. I can't intellectually defend any of it; it's just silly and a long-standing but ultimately meaningless tradition. Point is, I… » 8/28/12 7:00pm 8/28/12 7:00pm