Americans Are More Likely to Vote for Adulterers Than Atheists

A new poll by the Pew Research Center has all the info on what Americans will be looking for in a candidate for the 2016 presidential elections. The good news: The vast majority of people polled said they would have no problem voting for a woman. The bad: Everyone is still refusing to vote for atheists. » 5/20/14 6:45pm 5/20/14 6:45pm

Republicans Plan to Reach Out to Women By Avoiding Facts

During this election year, you can expect to see a change in tone in many political ads. If you're wondering if this means that they'll finally be less dumb, I'm sorry to disappoint; they are, unfortunately, going to get even more dumb, because conservative strategists have decided that the best way to reach ladies is… » 5/12/14 6:15pm 5/12/14 6:15pm

Suffragette Cats Are the Original Cat Ladies

Cats and dogs are gendered in contemporary American culture, such that dogs are thought to be the proper pet for men and cats for women (especially lesbians). This, it turns out, is an old stereotype. In fact, cats were a common symbol in suffragette imagery. Cats represented the domestic sphere, and anti-suffrage… » 12/06/13 7:15pm 12/06/13 7:15pm

Sorry, Republicans. Young Women Will Never Vote For You.

Stop me if you've heard this one: the Republican party can't help but notice that women don't like them much. Thankfully, they've got a fancy new consulting firm ON THE CASE. They've got pamphlets. They've got a polished message and nice fingernails. They've got pretty much the same plan they had after 2008, and, uh,… » 11/12/13 1:20pm 11/12/13 1:20pm

This 12-Year-Old Girl Is Already President In An Alternate Universe

North Carolinian Madison Kimrey is 12 years old and already more articulate and fabulous than 95% of the members of the United States Congress. Case in point: this speech she gave on Monday in protest of the state's idiotic new voting restrictions. And her outfit! If I wasn't so damn impressed by her poise, I'd be… » 10/30/13 3:20pm 10/30/13 3:20pm

Oopsie! GOP Voter Suppression Might Keep Republican Women From Voting

After the Supreme Court's decision to strike down key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act this year, some states hit the ground running with new laws that would make it much more difficult for women and minorities to cast their ballots. Unfortunately, it now seems like this could bite them in the ass, as one of… » 10/25/13 3:40pm 10/25/13 3:40pm

Ironically-Named City of Sistersville Still Bans Women from Voting

West Virginia (unfairly most of the time) seems to be the go-to backwoods state in America. Incest, murderous hillbillies, haunted coal-mining towns straddling the cave mouth to Hell, illiteracy, and prescription drug abuse are often mentioned in connection with West Virginia, as if the Appalachian squiggle-blob state… » 9/14/13 4:30pm 9/14/13 4:30pm

Pakistan's Female Voters Struggle To Make It To The Polls Today

Today is Pakistan's Parliament voting day, and many of the 37 million registered female voters are defying militant groups' death threats and social ostracism to get their say on paper. Recent research as the voting day neared found that 564 out of the 64,000 polling districts hadn't seen a single female vote in the… » 5/11/13 4:00pm 5/11/13 4:00pm

Apparently Romney Lost the All-Important 'Slut Vote'

When not busy whining via various social media platforms, conservatives have spent the past few days trying to figure out how two really wholesome-looking Ken dolls lost out to a black guy. Now, the head of the Christian Men's Defense Network has some groundbreaking analysis: Romney failed to capitalize on the "Slut… » 11/08/12 10:25am 11/08/12 10:25am

Missed Opportunities: Craigslist Rife With Election Night Hook Ups

Did you look for someone to stuff your ballot on election night? You're not alone. During stressful times, many people relieve the anxiety with intimate relations. It's actually a pretty healthy way to get out all the craziness inside, right? Just bring all that election angst into the bedroom and work those sexxxxy… » 11/07/12 12:40pm 11/07/12 12:40pm

Let's Send Pizza to People Waiting in Long Lines to Vote

There are people — Americans! — who are currently attempting to vote for President. Unfortunately, the lines are DMV long, there aren't enough voting machines in Ohio (thanks, John Husted, ya jagoff!), and it's very cold and boring to stand in line. To remedy this and keep people's spirits up, why not send those on… » 11/06/12 7:15pm 11/06/12 7:15pm