Get Pissed: You're Still Paying More Than Men Do for Deodorant

Dear Faceless Overcharged Everywoman: Did you know you are still paying as much as 30 cents more per stick of deodorant than a man "version" for no good reason, when, if anything, a dude's deodorant needs more of the anti-pit stink stuff in it? Seems fair, huh? And don't get me started on what you're squandering on… » 8/12/14 11:10am 8/12/14 11:10am

Men Dominate Tampon and Cosmetics Industries

In the world of female-oriented products like tampons and cosmetics, one would think that a woman's touch is necessary. Apparently, that's not really the case. We already know that in top companies, the numbers of women absolutely dwindle as they rise through the tanks (although the pay gap does not affect those women… » 7/21/14 4:45pm 7/21/14 4:45pm

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