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Knocked Up? Your Job Might be on the Line.

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On March 27, 2008
The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that discrimination against pregnant women is on the rise. Up14% in the past year, to be exact. And yet, pregnant women have very little recourse. Jezebel (linked above) explains pregnant women’s legal bind: “Employers can fire, lay off and refuse to hire knocked up ladies, but they have […]

They Write Letters

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On March 5, 2008

Katha Pollitt on John Pomfret’s Misogyny Clearinghouse: Linda Hirshman [“For Hillary’s Campaign, It’s Been a Class Struggle,” Outlook, March 2] explains that women, inclu

The Tampon Police

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On February 26, 2008

Mike Huckabee (who, yes, is apparently still in the presidential race) today endorsed the Colorado “Human Life Amendment,” which would recognize human life in Colorado from “the mome

Faux News…or Fox Porn?

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On February 26, 2008
Via Feminist Law Profs comes this interesting website/advertisement for “Outfoxed,” a documentary about how Fox News is dragging down the entire television medium. The website “Fox News Porn” exposes how Fox News consistently relies on images of scantily clad and gyrating women to titillate its conservative audience (puns intended). All of the images on the […]
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More on Axe

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On February 12, 2008
Following up on D, Axe has perhaps taken it to a new misogynistic low with their newest add (and here you didn’t think they could go any lower). Behold: As Jezebel says, the ad “stinks worse than their crappy cologne.” Anyone else think Barack Obama could sue for defamation simply because the company implies that […]
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Taking Back Marriage

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On November 27, 2007

People are talking about Stephanie Coontz‘s NY Times Opinion column today, in which she advocates that we take back marriage from the control of the states. Here’s the nub of Coontz’

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