Sunday Night Social: Time To Kick Back And Relax

It's that time again, when I take my leave of you guys. Thanks to Jessica Coen for inviting me back. And you know what to do below. [Image via Me-Liss-A on Flickr] » 10/17/10 6:30pm 10/17/10 6:30pm

A Few Final Thoughts On F*cking While Feminist

The problem with trying to write about women's sexuality on the internet is that it is either pegged to one newsy event or it devolves into everyone taking one side or the other. Or both. And I hate that. » 10/17/10 6:12pm 10/17/10 6:12pm

Meghan McCain: Christine O'Donnell Lacks 'Experience' For Political…

Meghan McCain, who quite handily parlayed her time blogging for her dad's failed President campaign into a journalism gig and a book deal, said today on ABC's This Week that Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell's inexperience should disqualify her. » 10/17/10 5:30pm 10/17/10 5:30pm

When Choosing Men, Avoid The Following Red Flags

"I fuck while feminist by insisting that there is nothing submissive about getting fucked. Accepting the standard bullshit narrative of 'penetration as dominance' or 'penetration as corruption' is ridiculous and arbitrary." -Garland Grey [Tiger Beatdown, Image via Phillipe Leroyer] » 10/17/10 5:15pm 10/17/10 5:15pm

Mounties Investigate Bieber Over Assault Allegations

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating Justin Bieber after a 12-year-old boy claimed Bieber hit him during a game of laser tag. The boy's father reported the incident, and the countdown to a lawsuit starts now. [TMZ] » 10/17/10 4:55pm 10/17/10 4:55pm

The Sensuality Of Celibacy

Author Helen Boyd, on how celibacy, monogamy and being picky (which can cause the other two) can be sexier (and more feminist) than actually doing it. [My Husband Betty, Image via Sarah G. on Flickr] » 10/17/10 4:25pm 10/17/10 4:25pm

Republican Senator Sponsors Abortion Legislation To Credit Belief Over…

Nebraska Senator (and former Bush Agriculture Secretary) Mike Johanns is sponsoring federal legislation to make doctors tell women having abortions that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks despite there being no scientific consent on that. Silly "science." [AP] » 10/17/10 4:13pm 10/17/10 4:13pm

BDSM And Feminism: "Stop Telling Me What I'm Supposed To Like, D*mn It."

The first article by Jessica Wakeman that stuck in my head was about her reconciling her feminism with being spanked. It didn't get the best reception, but I asked her to talk more about reconciling feminism and BDSM. » 10/17/10 3:15pm 10/17/10 3:15pm

Told, "You Are Representing Every African American Young Woman In…

But writer and filmmaker Abiola Abrams asks, "So who was having all the fun while I was upholding the honor of my race and gender?" The "sluts," whose failures and successes weren't attributed to their race, gender or behavior. [AbiolaTV] » 10/17/10 2:55pm 10/17/10 2:55pm

Military Indicates It's Willing To Consider Separate Facilities For…

Last summer, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morell suggested, and then strongly denied, that the military was considering segregating gay and lesbian servicemembers when Don't Ask Don't Tell is repealed. A look at the Pentagon's Friday appeal suggests that they really are. » 10/17/10 1:55pm 10/17/10 1:55pm

Audrey Hepburn Is Still Money

A set of never-used German stamps featuring Audrey Hepburn were sold at auction yesterday for $600,000. The proceeds will benefit UNICEF Germany And the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund, which educates children in sub-Saharan Africa. [AP] » 10/17/10 1:10pm 10/17/10 1:10pm

Not Every Act Needs To Be A Public Political Statement

"we do think, on some level, that our individual actions need to be held up as some sort of heroic feminist acts, and that's where I think we've taken the political too far." -Rachel Kramer Bussel on the personal-political divide. » 10/17/10 11:56am 10/17/10 11:56am

Keira May Play Lady Di; Gaga Channels Mercury

Forget Too Many Cooks In The Kitchen, Jill Biden's Got Too Many Guards…

Given the need for Secret Service Protection, Jill Biden says, "So now when he says, 'Let's go out to dinner,' if I want time alone together, I'll say, 'Let's not. Let's stay home.' "[Self via NY Post] » 10/17/10 10:42am 10/17/10 10:42am

Barbara Billingsley, Mom To The Beaver, Dies At 94

Barbara Billingsley, best know for playing June Cleaver on Leave It To Beaver, passed away yesterday at her home in Santa Monica, California after a long illness. She was 94. » 10/17/10 10:00am 10/17/10 10:00am