#saturdaysatire: app responds to group messages with ‘hahahaaaa’ every 45 texts – @reductress

Earlier this week, a much-needed new app was released by a group of Silicon Valley engineers. The new iMessage extension called, Hahhahaha will allow people to spend much less time monitoring their group chats by simply sending the automated response, “hahahaaaa” every 45 texts. The app was designed for anyone who’s ever gotten up to pee, come back, and had […]

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#saturdaysatire: Local dipshit planning on fighting Trump administration through art – @theonion

HUDSON, NY—Saying he felt compelled to personally respond to the actions of a president he views as vicious and corrupt, local dipshit Scott Rudnick announced Thursday his intention to fight the Trump administration through his art. The 42-year-old dumbass, who has reportedly sketched out ideas for more than two dozen artistic projects addressing issues of a highly topical nature, stated […]

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“Some people ask, ‘Why the word feminist?”

Some people ask, ‘Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?’ Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general – but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would […]

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#guestpost: Four fem-power bands that are #smashingpatriarchy by @kateharveston

Guestpost by Kate Harveston, Political Journalist & Blogger. Kate writes at onlyslightlybiased.com and tweets @kateharveston. The music scene these days is bursting with awesome fem-power bands you should be listening to. Their message is inspiring, and they’re seriously kick-ass. These are the bands you should be checking out immediately. Fémina Fémina literally means woman in Latin, so you know where they’re coming from before […]

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CFP: Managing, Researching, and Enabling Respectful Sexual Conduct in Higher Education

19 – 20 February 2018  KANTL – The Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature  Ghent, Belgium  A two-day workshop organised by ANSER – Academic Network for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy, Ghent University INSEP – International Network for Sexual Ethics and Politics Deadline for Abstracts: 30 September 2017  Workshop Webpage: http://www.insep.ugent.be/workshops/mre2018/ Campus sexual violence and harassment is endemic. Research shows that […]

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#saturdaysatire: “Who’s a good boy?” Putin pats Trump on head at meeting – @whispersnewsltd

THE MUCH vaunted meeting between President Trump and President Putin, leaders of the international superpowers America and Russia, is said to have concluded in the last hour according to inside sources. Having cause to meet one another as they attended the G20 meeting in Germany, the possible content of Trump and Putin’s conversation has been the source of much speculation […]

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#womenslives: Women on the Run – @msmagazine

“Women on the run” is how the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees describes the population of Central American mothers (and children) at the U.S. / Mexico border. In a recently issued report, UNHCR describes the “surging tide of violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala,” both domestic and gang-related, that is forcing thousands of mothers and children to escape to […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: “Male and female respondents blamed sexist attitudes for the ability of men…”

Male and female respondents blamed sexist attitudes for the ability of men to fast-track their careers, despite the overwhelming numbers of women at entry and junior level. There was a strong perception among respondents that, in the words of one respondent, “men are seen as ‘special assets’ to be retained/promoted, while the women expected to fall by the wayside on […]

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#research: Will women vote for women in 2018? It depends on if they’re married – @ConversationUK

[O]ur research indicates that Clinton’s failure to capture the white female vote is, in part, based in something more fundamental – marriage.   The fate of women We found that when married white women felt disconnected from other women, answering “no” to the question above, they were less likely to identify as a Democrat, and more likely to hold conservative […]

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