Do you even realize that you just conflated misogyny—fear and hatred of women—with the very experience of being a heterosexual male? Of course most men experience rejection and deal with it without violence! Most men aren't violent and don't hate women. We agree on that. I just don't know how the fuck you get from… » 5/26/14 10:26pm 5/26/14 10:26pm

I'm not a Gawker genius, but the first thing I did was check Facebook, and the one James Holmes from Aurora who shows up there is neither of these guys. So yes, it's an incredibly common name. » 7/20/12 11:54am 7/20/12 11:54am

Sarah Palin, False Prophet

According to the cover story in the latest Newsweek, even if Sarah Palin never runs for office again, she can single-handedly change the face of politics by instructing her loyal army of "conservative feminist" mama bears how to vote. Shudder. » 6/11/10 12:30pm 6/11/10 12:30pm

5 Ways Of Looking At "Sarah Palin Feminism"

By now you've heard that Sarah Palin's making noise about a "new, conservative feminist movement," a tent big enough to include"Tea Party feminism", "pro-life feminism" and "real feminism" as embodied by the likes of Liz Cheney and Michelle Malkin. » 5/26/10 3:40pm 5/26/10 3:40pm

What Did Sandra Know About This Nazi Stuff?

If there's been a bright side for Sandra Bullock during this bizarrely long spell of public interest in her dickwad husband, it's that her own reputation has mostly been spared. But can it survive the Nazi picture? » 3/31/10 5:00pm 3/31/10 5:00pm

Vanity Fair Curmudgeon: Down With Cute!

You know what really burns Jim Windolf's ass? All this cuteness everywhere! Kittehs! Puppehs! Bun-buns! Cupcakes! Smart Cars! Obama! (Don't ask.) If we don't put an end to it, we're going to become a nation of stinky girls children! » 11/05/09 7:00pm 11/05/09 7:00pm

Klein On Clinton: She's Alright, She's Okay

Here is one possibility: I'm just too dumb to know what writer Joe Klein's real point is in this week's Time cover story about Hillary Clinton. Here is another possibility: He's not so sure himself. Could go either way. » 11/05/09 2:00pm 11/05/09 2:00pm

Anti-Choice Democrats Hold Up Healthcare Bill

House Democrats are pretty much ready to get started debating the monster healthcare reform bill, except for those conservatives who are trying to seize the opportunity to block more women's access to abortion. » 11/05/09 10:00am 11/05/09 10:00am

Illinois Votes To Enforce Parental Notification Laws While Pro-Choice…

Illinois's Medical Disciplinary Board has voted to start enforcing a law that requires doctors to give the parents or guardians of girls 17 or younger 48 hours' notice before providing them with abortions. » 11/04/09 4:40pm 11/04/09 4:40pm

Obama Doc Rehashes Election, Explodes Ovaries

Last night's HBO documentary By the People: The Election of Barack Obama, apparently didn't contain much new information about the campaign*, but it did offer more insight into the Obamas' marriage and the unbearable cuteness of the first daughters. » 11/04/09 3:00pm 11/04/09 3:00pm

Emma Thompson To Remove Name From Polanski Petition?

Those of us who are fans of Emma Thompson but not fans of child rape were disappointed to learn the actress signed Bernard-Henri Lévy's petition to free Roman Polanski. But a Shakesville reader might just have changed Thompson's mind. » 11/04/09 12:30pm 11/04/09 12:30pm

Gay Marriage Defeated In Maine

Last night, 53% of Maine voters won the right to dictate whom their fellow citizens can marry, voting to repeal a state law that would have allowed same-sex marriage. » 11/04/09 10:00am 11/04/09 10:00am

Twilight Restaurant To Open (Where Else?) In Forks

Forks, WA, has seen such a tourism boom from the Twilight series it's now getting a vamp-themed restaurant. What's on the menu, Jezzies? Blood? Celery stalk(er)s? The "Holy Shit, This Is My Vacation" skillet? [Hollywood Reporter] » 10/29/09 7:45pm 10/29/09 7:45pm

Ova Are People, Too

Colorado anti-choicers are redefining personhood yet again. Life no longer starts at fertilization, but at "the beginning of the biological development of a human being." If so, say goodbye to in-vitro fertilization, stem cell research, and bodily autonomy! [Colorado Independent] » 10/29/09 6:45pm 10/29/09 6:45pm

Not That You Asked: Some Advice For An Advice Columnist

Salon advice columnist Cary Tennis mostly gets blogosphere attention when his answers are WTF-laden, but today I'd like to praise him for getting it right, in response to a guy who's obsessed with his wife's rape. Well, mostly. Partly. Whatever. » 10/29/09 6:00pm 10/29/09 6:00pm

Will Anti-Fat Hate Crimes Make People Take Sizeism Seriously?

While riding a nearly-empty train in the evening, Marsha Coupe was attacked by another woman who kicked and punched her repeatedly, leaving her with 40 bruises and one eye swollen shut. The reason given? Coupe took up two seats. » 10/29/09 3:00pm 10/29/09 3:00pm

Vintage Honda Ad: A Cheap Car Means You Can Afford to Buy Women!

The less you spend on a car, the more you can spend on other things — "things" named Michelle, Tammy and Allison. [Vintage Ads] » 10/29/09 11:30am 10/29/09 11:30am

Mainstream Coverage Of White House Vs. Fox News Not So Fair Or Balanced

A couple of weeks after the White House declared war on Fox News (with communications director Anita Dunn saying on CNN, "Let's not pretend they're a news network the way CNN is"), peace talks have begun. » 10/29/09 10:00am 10/29/09 10:00am