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‘He Said/She Said’ Journalism: A Growing Threat to Public Health

Jenny McCarthy talks to CNN about her son's autism.

Actress Jenny McCarthy got more pushback for her anti-science statements on morning TV than most politicians do for making similarly discredited statements about reproductive health care.

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The Difference Between Anthony Weiner and a Flasher? Not Much

Without a smartphone and social media, the New York City mayoral candidate might well be riding the subway wearing nothing but a trench coat.

Without a smartphone and social media, the New York City mayoral candidate might well be riding the subway wearing nothing but a trench coat.

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Helen Thomas: A Lifetime of ‘Firsts’

President Gerald Ford talks with reporters, including Helen Thomas (right), as White House Chief of Staff Richard Cheney looks on, during a press conference at the White House on September 30, 1976.

The mind of the legendary “dean” of the White House press corps was never much of a mystery. The woman said what she thought—even when you might wish she wouldn’t.

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Young Love Goes Anonymous Online

While online confessions of love from teens can be cute, sappy, and oddly entertaining—though sometimes veering into lewd harassment—they have left me to wonder why young adults must hide behind anonymous forums to tell each other how they feel.

While online declarations of love from teens can be cute, sappy, and oddly entertaining—though sometimes veering into lewd harassment—I do wonder why young adults must hide behind anonymous forums to tell each other how they feel.

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Memo to Trojan: Non-Married People Have Sex. Get Over It

Trojan has sexy new ads for its condoms, but they only show married couples. Why are we still afraid of talking about non-married sex, even though sex between non-married people is a near-universal behavior in America?

Trojan has sexy new ads for its condoms, but they only show married couples. Why are we still afraid of talking about non-married sex, even though sex between non-married people is a near-universal behavior in America?

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The Grassroots Advocates Behind Wendy Davis’ Epic Filibuster

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis achieved an unexpected victory for the reproductive health movement last Wednesday, but she didn’t do it alone.

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis achieved an unexpected victory for the reproductive health movement last Wednesday, but she didn’t do it alone.

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Texas Journalists: Lt. Gov’s Threat to Arrest Reporters ‘Worrisome’

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The Texas lieutenant governor’s recent threat that statehouse reporters could potentially be arrested and jailed if their behavior is deemed “not respectful” of the legislature is being called “worrisome” and “absurd” by Texas journalists.

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The Essential Make-Up Tutorial for Anyone Who Has ‘Ever Wanted to Single-Handedly Dismantle the Patriarchy’

This hilarious feminist make-up tutorial (parody) will instruct you on how to “set [your] foundation with the powdered ashes of Susan B. Anthony” and “still look cute while you’re covered in the blood of a thousand men.”

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Dear Matthew Weiner: Please Kill Off Don Draper

It's time to let the female characters shine.

And let the show’s female characters shine.

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Some *Classic* Quotes About Women From Politicians This Week

Via Emily’s List: “You know how sometimes Republicans forget that they aren’t very good at talking about women? Well, this has been one of those weeks. They’ve been talking up a storm — and it’s not pretty. [These are] just a few examples.”

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