Newsweek Cover About Female Suicide Bombers Features Tampon Dynamite

Newsweek Pakistan's latest cover story is on the rise in female suicide bombers. And, so, naturally, this week's cover features the words LADY PARTS emblazoned over the image of tampons with lit fuses where the removal string would normally be. That's some TIME-level trolling, Newsweek. Kudos, I guess. » 9/25/13 4:40pm 9/25/13 4:40pm

Former Newsweek Revolutionary Lynn Povich Says That Workplace Gender…

Today, NPR is featuring an interview with Lynn Povich, who worked at Newsweek in the 1960s and recently published The Good Girls Revolt, a book about how the women at Newsweek — then mostly researchers, fact checkers or mail deliverers — sued their bosses in 1969 for greater workplace equality. Povitch told inquisitor… » 9/09/12 12:30pm 9/09/12 12:30pm

Newsweek Recycles Porny Stock Image Photo for This Week’s Cover

Does Newsweek's indecent asparagus cover photo seem a little familiar to you? If so, it means that you either have something to share with all of us about your relationship with asparagus, or you recognize this picture of two slimy asparagus spears dangling over the sexualized maw of a hungry and anonymous woman from… » 8/07/12 9:15pm 8/07/12 9:15pm

Newsweek Declares Barack Obama Gay

In a harried effort to outdo TIME's "breastfeeding toddler" cover, Newsweek unveiled the cover of this week's issue: the President on a backdrop of what appears to be outer space, head encircled by a rainbow halo. Underneath that, the headline "The First Gay President." Barack Obama's wife and daughters are going to… » 5/14/12 11:50am 5/14/12 11:50am

This Woman's Tale Of Ordering Abortion Drugs On The Internet Is The…

Last Christmas Eve, a 32 year old Idaho woman took RU-486 in an attempt to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. This January, police found the fetal remains on her property and charged her with inducing her own abortion, a crime in the state. The case was dismissed due to lack of evidence, but not before everyone in town… » 12/12/11 4:15pm 12/12/11 4:15pm

Coincidentally, The Best Countries For Women Are A Bit Chilly


A new ranking by Newsweek/Daily Beast reveals which countries are the best and worst places for women to live. Using data from 165 countries, they based their rankings on five categories: "treatment under the law, workforce participation, political power, and access to education and health care." And without further… » 9/27/11 5:25pm 9/27/11 5:25pm

Jon Stewart Shames Newsweek For Their Crazy-Eyed Bachmann Cover

On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart laid into Newsweek's Editor-In-Chief Tina Brown for their recent cover of Bachmann looking like she was a deer in headlights (Brown, of course, defended the image). You see, Stewart believes that Michele Bachmann is a many number of things, but she is absolutely photogenic,… » 8/10/11 2:05pm 8/10/11 2:05pm

Undead Princess Diana Strolls With Kate Middleton On Ridiculous Newsweek

Shudder-inducing fanfic of the week: The new issue of Newsweek features a story called "Diana At 50: If She Were Here Now," by none other than Tina Brown. The digital artwork on the cover reanimates Diana so that she is walking alongside daughter-in-law Kate Middleton, who is gazing adoringly at the People's Princess… » 6/28/11 12:50pm 6/28/11 12:50pm