Finally, Someone Has Implicated Feminism in the Illuminati Conspiracy

As an ardent fan of post-awards show Illuminati conspiracy ramblings and as a human who loved Beyoncé's feminist bat signal at the VMAs, I was disappointed — TO SAY THE LEAST — at the paucity of results when I Googled "illuminati feminist conspiracy" in the aftermath of her performance. » 8/26/14 6:30pm Tuesday 6:30pm

All the Sparkly, Slinky and Ridiculous Looks at the Emmys Red Carpet

Last night, the 66th annual Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles. On the red carpet, there were a variety of sartorial approaches: some went minimalistic and understated; some were sequin-encrusted; others wore voluminous gowns. At least one look made me exclaim so loudly in confusion that my pet bunny fell over. » 8/26/14 10:30am Tuesday 10:30am

White House Has a Plan to Keep Your Boss' Hands Off Your Birth Control

Some American corporation-people (and religious non-profits!) believe that their sincere God-related prudery trumps women's right to affordable contraception. The Supreme Court agrees with them. And so the White House has been forced to make two major changes to the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate in order… » 8/22/14 6:00pm Friday 6:00pm

Some constructive criticism, thehunchbackofnotredwayne, since I see you are interested in pursuing a path in sexist trolling: you need to commit (I would suggest you fact-check, too, put that's probably beyond you — Maddie is a staff writer here, just FYI! That is a full-time position, and also a vagina is not… » 8/22/14 4:40pm Friday 4:40pm

The Rapid Decline in the Teen Birth Rate Remains a Giant Mystery

America's teen birth rate has been falling at an unprecedented rate for the past five years, which is great news; frustratingly, though, no one really knows why this is happening. (We do know that Teen Mom has yet to be ruled out as a contributing factor.) » 8/21/14 5:00pm 8/21/14 5:00pm

Another Clinic Closes, Thanks to Ohio's Shitty Abortion Laws

Ohio's unnecessarily severe abortion restrictions have forced yet another clinic to close its doors permanently — leaving women in the Cincinnati area with only one abortion provider, which is also in danger of being shut down. And thus the pro-life mission to deprive women of control over their own bodies continues… » 8/21/14 3:00pm 8/21/14 3:00pm

This Week in Tabloids: George Clooney is Pregnant

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which in which we venture through the hellish landscape contained within the pages of Star, Us Weekly, OK!, Life & Style and InTouch, like the last remaining survivors of a cataclysmic event. This week: Amal Alamuddin AND George Clooney are pregnant; North West's diaper cream costs… » 8/20/14 4:00pm 8/20/14 4:00pm

Oh No: Are Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Breaking Up?

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon — a couple I have long admired specifically because of this photo of them dressed up like Easter bunnies — are reportedly "headed for a split." Noooooo. (But you can see it in his eyes that he chafes against the restrictions of the rabbit costume, which is a metaphor for the institution… » 8/20/14 9:12am 8/20/14 9:12am