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Don’t be a slut, you prude

Damn you, Jessica Valenti. I was about to leave the woolly, weird world of Susan Walsh behind after yesterday’s post, but your email tip pointing out that Susan straight up lied (oh no! so surprised!) on Twitter has sucked me back in. The lie is simple—Susan was squawking about sluts,…

US rules out military action against Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States on Monday ruled out military action against Venezuela after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened to cut off oil supplies to the US if it backed a Colombian attack. “As we have stated in the past, the United States has no intention of engaging in…

Jackson: Owner sees LeBron as ‘runaway slave’

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson criticized Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert on Sunday for “arrogant” remarks about departing superstar LeBron James. Jackson blasted Gilbert over comments calling James “cowardly,” made after James announced he would leave Cleveland – where he has played all seven of his NBA seasons – for…

Huckabee defends using term ‘ick factor’ to describe gays

Mike Huckabee has said he believes there is an “ick factor” to homosexuality. The former Arkansas governor defended his remarks Sunday by saying he wasn’t the first to use the term. Huckabee said he got the term from University of Chicago professor Martha Nussbaum — but Nussbaum says she never…

How I Stopped Being A Slut, And Learned To Cash Massive Book Advances

Another day, another sweet book deal for a woman who lambasts her former slutty self as unloveable, and renounces sex (because men don’t love women they stick it to). Reading this interview with Hephzibah Anderson, the author of Chastened, I realized something about the women trotting out the “no one…

K-Lo will not rest until the scourge of feminine joy is wiped out completely

As many of you know, the birth control pill turned 50 this year, which means that we’re all in for a lot of editorials chewing that favorite conservative theme, which I’d describe as, “Women only think they like sex.” Via Roy, I have to say that this screed from Kathryn…

Australia boots Israeli diplomat over fake murder passports

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia said Monday it would expel an official from the Israeli embassy after finding the Jewish state was behind fake Australian passports linked to the killing of a Hamas operative. Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said Australia remained a “firm friend” of Israel but no government could tolerate…

How to spike your results

Prepare to see this study used as evidence in the mainstream media that a) men are dogs b) women are ring-hungry harpies and c) both these things are instinct and socialization has no bearing on it. The study is actually pretty mundane. Researchers discovered that while both college-aged men and…

Hillary Clinton slams Israel over settlement plans

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday sharply rebuked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying moves to expand a Jerusalem settlement sent “a deeply negative signal” on Israel’s ties to the US. Israel announced Tuesday during an official visit to the country by US Vice President Joe Biden that 1,600 new…

Bachmann: God will ‘curse’ America if it opposes Israel

Michele Bachmann, the outspoken conservative House representative from Minnesota, says the United States will cease to exist if it “fails to stand” with Israel. “I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end of the…

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