That Time a Bunch of Republicans Rated Hillary Clinton's Hotness

Oh, the shit that passed for humor in the 90s! As old scans of a 1995 issue of Spy magazine remind us, this includes taking on the name of the gay character from Melrose Place (comedy gold!) and tricking Republican congressmen into assessing the First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's hotness in detail. » 6/21/14 4:30pm 6/21/14 4:30pm

Congress Won't Be 50 Percent Female Until 2121, Study Finds

A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research research finds that Congress will not achieve gender parity until 2121 if nothing changes about how female candidates are pipelined. (According to my Day After Tomorrow-informed projections, by 2121 Congress will just consist of two women, a man, and a male… » 6/19/14 6:00pm 6/19/14 6:00pm

The Pay Gap Could Be Getting Worse for Millennial Women

Climate change, the future of social security, the return of crop tops — life just keeps getting better and better for millennials, doesn't it? And now in even more GREAT news, it looks as though working women in their 20s and 30s are continuing to earn far less than their male counterparts. This is the dawning of the… » 6/12/14 5:20pm 6/12/14 5:20pm

GOP Candidate Speaks Against Sexism in Room Covered in Sexist Graffiti

Fed up with sexist online abuse, conservative South Dakota Senate candidate Annette Bosworth gave a press conference in a room covered in sexist graffiti to make a point about how sexism is awful. On one hand, good. We can all fight sexism together no matter who we vote for straight ticket in the polls. On the other… » 5/27/14 5:40pm 5/27/14 5:40pm

​What It's Like When Your Job Actually Treats You Like an Adult

I've worked a fast food drive-thru, waited tables, baked bread, slogged it out in corporate copyediting, worked at an alt-weekly, juggled freelance, and this one time I worked at a Ponderosa for three days. Looking back, only two of those jobs offered adult-like working conditions: Produce results, and we won't hassle… » 5/16/14 12:40pm 5/16/14 12:40pm

Air Force to Allow Three Years Off to Start Families

What a topsy turvy week it's been. Perfect couple Beyonce and Jay Z are now models of dysfunction. The flagship indoctrination station of the left wing liberal media fires its first female executive editor. Cats are attacking dogs. And now, the US Military takes the lead on an important issue of women's rights. Is… » 5/15/14 5:15pm 5/15/14 5:15pm

No, Fox News. Female Breadwinners Are Not 'A Problem.'

Folks, society has A Problem. The Problem is that women are winning too much bread versus the men, who themselves wish to win the most bread. In the contest of the winning of the bread, women sometimes win. This might lead to divorce because cavemen but also maybe not because social progress. There. I just summarized… » 5/05/14 5:40pm 5/05/14 5:40pm

Solve Sexism With Overconfidence, Hope and Changing Your Brain

Even the best thinking on how to achieve economic/political parity with men always comes back to this conundrum: Women should act more like men to get ahead, but when they do, they are often penalized. So let's teach women how to act more confident, yet deferential, so as not to offend men. Then let's cross our… » 4/17/14 5:20pm 4/17/14 5:20pm

Hot New Having It All Tip: Just Be Rich Enough to Freeze Your Eggs!

This cover of this week's Bloomberg Businessweek features a confident-looking white woman in her thirties and the seductive headline FREEZE YOUR EGGS FREE YOUR CAREER. Is it already that time during the year when magazines invite America to comment on reproductive and parenting choices that are only available to a… » 4/17/14 1:50pm 4/17/14 1:50pm

Phyllis Schlafly Has Really Outdone Herself This Time

Phyllis Schlafly, a woman who has built a highly successful career out of telling other women that they should not have highly successful careers, is known for reciting mushy half-microwaved sexism casserole from the 1950's and calling it conservative philosophy. Normally, she's someone I ignore unless I want to laugh… » 4/15/14 5:00pm 4/15/14 5:00pm

Sen. Barbara Mikulski: Of Course I'm 'Emotional' About Gender Pay Gap

Moments after Senate Republicans unanimously voted to block the advancement of the Paycheck Fairness Act — a bill that would have held employers accountable for wage discrimination against women — the bill's lead sponsor, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, unleashed a barrage of scathing criticism against her good-for-nothing… » 4/10/14 3:10pm 4/10/14 3:10pm