On Louie, an interaction between comic Louis C.K. and Vanessa shines a light on the systematic shaming and punishment of fat women, and the misogynistic implications that can be drawn about men’s “standards” of women’s physical appearance in dating. [via Jezebel]
Feminist writer and author Jessica Valenti, Democratic strategist Tara Dowdell, filmmaker Byron Hurt, and McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed join Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss former President Bill Clinton’s scandalous relationship with former secretary Monica Lewinsky, and what it has exposed about American society’s treatment of women when it comes to sex. [via Melissa Harris-Perry]
On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to a researcher at Guttmacher about why teen pregnancy rates are down. In another segment, I discuss how right-wing media tries to discredit a woman who films her abortion. Also, Fox News is all upset because women might be making money of their own.
After Google removed deceptive ads from anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers, the pro-choice groups UltraViolet and NARAL Pro-Choice America successfully petitioned Yahoo to do the same.
NARAL Pro-Choice America announced Monday that it has worked with Google to remove deceptive advertising by crisis pregnancy centers from Google’s search engine.
Porn stars aren’t typically labeled as feminists or women’s studies majors, but Belle Knox, a Duke freshman who made headlines recently after she was outed by her classmate, is both. Whatever you make of Knox, her story offers a lot to think about.
The latest cover of Bloomberg Businessweek features a well-dressed white woman standing with her hand on her hip, underneath the words
“FREEZE YOUR EGGS, FREE YOUR CAREER.” But it’s plain fallacy to believe that an individual woman can outsmart a racist, sexist job market by freezing her eggs.
Fattitude is a feature-length documentary by Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman that exposes how popular culture fosters fat prejudice and then offers an alternative way of thinking.
Unlike other televised representations of abortion experiences, House of Cards pulls back the curtain on the complex internal processes and external actions taken by many who have had abortions.
The OpEd Project has released a dismaying report showing that female op-ed writers still mostly write about “pink” topics such as women-specific health care. But those stories are critically important, and if women “break out” and write about other things, who’s left to cover them?