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The Biotic Woman: Talking to Ruby Roth

You don't have to be a full time animal rights activist to spread the good word about healthy food, climate change, and women's and children's rights. Ruby Roth, author and illustrator of the recently released That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things, recently spoke to me about her woman-friendly artwork and why children are smarter than people...

Screenshot: Start your engines for Drag Race

In a genre where dressing up contrived circumstances as "reality" is an accepted practice, a competition between people who are deliberately subverting realism is a delightful twist.

Douchebag Decree: Lori Gottlieb *IS* all the single ladies

Have you been wondering what would be the perfect metaphor for being single in your forties? Well now, just in time for Valentine's Day, Lori Gottlieb and her godsend of a new book (Marry Him: a case for settling for Mr. Good Enough) have answered it: it's like irresponsibly drinking before driving, and then causing serious bodily harm to yourself or someone else in a horrific accident. No...

Bibliobitch: The 2010 Amelia Bloomer List

The Amelia Bloomer Project just released their 2010 list of "recommended feminist literature for birth through 18" and they've included what look like some great selections!

Race Card: If Successful White Women Can Find Love, Then So Can Successful Black Women

The Pew Research Center's report about the rising number of women who make more money and have more education than their husbands is everywhere—from the Guardian to CBS News to the New York Times. The Times, in particular, stresses that an increase in the rate of female "breadwinners" actually benefits marriages.

In an article called "She Works. They're Happy," Times reporter Tara...

The Biotic Woman: Strays and Breeders Edition

Andre Bauer, South Carolina's Lt. Governor, conflated the suffering of people and animals, threatened those on government assistance with unnecessary and unrelated stipulations to receiving their benefits, and used sexual shaming tactics and mocked decision-making abilities that he conflated with willpower, age and intelligence in an unusually insensitive speech on Friday.

Sapphic Salon: Rosie on Oprah

When Rosie O'Donnell was on The Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday, one of the main topic of conversations (and probably reasons for Rosie's appearance in the first place) was the demise of her relationship with Kelli Carpenter. Kelli and Rosie have been one of the most famous lesbian couples of the last decade, as Kelli has been Rosie's partner since she...

2028: Apparently the best way to educate teens about pregnancy is to dupe and terrify them.

Teens in Milwaukee, WI were treated to an elaborate hoax recently in the form of 2028, an alleged horror film that turned out to be a PSA about teen pregnancy. Here's the trailer, though it's not for the faint of heart:

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Farewell, Sarah Haskins. We hardly knew ye.

We heard it through the internet vine yesterday that Sarah Haskins is leaving Target Women. Nooo! Though it's great that Haskins is on her way to what seem like equally green if not greener pastures (penning scripts for Amy Poehler and Natalie Portman) she will be sorely missed. Sure, Target Women may get a new host, but who else could make us laugh about number two the way Sarah did?


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