Jun 2, 2012

History of the Vibrator (and other titillating topics)





 

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'Hysteria': What the New Movie About the Fascinating History of the Vibrator Leaves Out

A romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator tells the story of a fascinating moment in female sexuality. So why does it center on men?READ MORE

Greta Christina / AlterNet

Working With Your Rapist as Your Supervisor? The Widespread Sexual Abuse of Women in Farm Work

It should be no surprise that on America's farms, many women are treated as less than human, since not even the government sees them as worthy of respect under the law. READ MORE

Michelle Chen / AlterNet

Pilot Kicks Sexist Passenger Off Her Plane

A female pilot for a Brazilian airline kicked a male passenger off her plane after he stood up and shouted, "Someone should have told me the captain was a woman. I'm not flying with a female at the controls." READ MORE

Melissa Van Gelder / Ms. Blog


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"Mad Men's" Indecent Proposal

In an turbulent episode, the boys at SCDP make Joan a despicable offer -- and, in the process, lose their souls. READ MORE

By Nelle Engoron / Salon

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Disgusting: 7 Million Kids and Mothers Suffer Extreme Poverty in the Richest Country in the World

Despite being the richest country in the world, our poverty rate is one of the highest among highly developed nations. READ MORE

By Karen Dolan / AlterNet

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Why Sexual Objectification Pushed Soul Singer D'Angelo to Leave Music

Being ogled and objectified sucks no matter who you are—and it drove D'Angelo to the breaking point. READ MORE

By Lesley Kinzel / xojane

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How Frightened Patriarchal Men Have Tried to Repress Women's Sexuality Through History

Nasty conservative attacks on women would have been well received in the Roman senate, the Greek agora or most halls of religious power in early Europe. READ MORE

By Eric Berkowitz / AlterNet



Three Years After Murder of Late-Term Abortion Provider George Tiller, Reproductive Rights Face New Attacks
By Amy Goodman | Democracy Now!

 

Women's Center In New Orleans Destroyed By Arson, Third Incident in the South
By Sarah Seltzer | AlterNet

 

Why Did the Associated Press Make an Anti-Choice 'Correction'?
By Robin Marty | RH Reality Check

 

Students at Stuyvesant Take Issue With Sexist Dress Code
By Jill F | Feministe

 

Outrage: Kansas Pastor Wants the Government to Kill Gays
By Zandar | Balloon-Juice

 

How Live Action's Anti-Choice Propagandists Doctored Footage to Smear Planned Parenthood
By Robin Marty | RH Reality Check

 

GOP Spokesman Slammed for 'Let's Hurl Acid' at Female Senators Comment
By Steve M. | No More Mister Nice Blog

 

JC Penney Responds to Homophobic Boycott With Same-Sex Fathers' Day Ad
By mistermix | Balloon Juice

 

Thousands Protest Anti-Gay Pastor In North Carolina
By Annie-Rose Strasser | Think Progress

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