Johns Hopkins's Newest Rape Expert Previously Mishandled Rape Report

Johns Hopkins University is one the 76 American colleges and universities under federal investigation for mishandling rape allegations. Like so many of the schools that have come under fire in the past year, JHU has publicly paid lip service to fixing its polices — but student activists are skeptical that the changes… » 8/29/14 12:50pm Friday 12:50pm

If you read the language of the bill, which I am sure you did not, you'd see that affirmative consent is not necessarily defined as "affirmative verbal consent." It's defined as "an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement" by both parties to engage in sexual activity. Consent can be nonverbal; California… » 8/29/14 11:10am Friday 11:10am

Report: The Brangelina Wedding 'Smelt of Rosemary and Jasmine'

After the entire world shared a tortured, sleepless night, unsure what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's wedding smelled like and what color their children's suits were, details have finally come out in this probably-fabricated account, as told to E! News. E! News' anonymous source is my new favorite author. » 8/29/14 9:30am Friday 9:30am

Misogynistic Trolls Drive Feminist Video Game Critic From Her Home

Here's your daily reminder that Internet misogynists are vile, horrible creatures and that women face threats and harassment on a daily basis just for having opinions and voicing them: feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian has been driven out of her own home after receiving an outpouring of death and rape threats on… » 8/28/14 4:05pm Thursday 4:05pm

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 8/22/14 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 8/22/14 4:40pm