President Obama did something remarkable on Friday. He held his last press conference of the year, and the only people in the entire press corps who were called on to ask questions were women. Yes, this was on purpose; it had to be.
In a clear case of if you build it, they will come, a wearable couples’ vibrator over the weekend smashed through its crowdfunding goal of $US50,000 to raise over half a million dollars. Meet its inventors.
Anti-abortion demonstrators are known for their sensationalist, hugely insensitive sidewalk antics. While most commuters simply dismiss them as stone cold weirdos, one heavily pregnant lady decided she's had enough when she walked passed a London abortion clinic one day.
We’ve covered Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and his, shall we say, less than feminist ideas, before. Abbott has declared himself a feminist, but this week, the PM made some comments that suggest he should re-read — ok, fine,
Feminism is trending. In 2014, the hashtag proved a powerful tool for raising awareness about and organizing around feminist issues, including domestic violence, rape and street harassment. In celebration of the modern version of consciousness-raising groups, the Ms. Blog has compiled a list of the top 10 feminist hashtags of 2014.
That's how Australians are reacting to the prime minister's comment that his greatest achievement as the minister for women was repealing the carbon tax.Mr Abbott went on to explain that women were particularly focused on the household budget, which was about $550 a year better off with the carbon tax gone.His comments spawned numerous digs on social media as women pondered what they would do with the extra money.Two hashtags - #thankstony and #PutYourIronOut - soon began trending.
A friend of mine was on a train in Sydney this week with her bike at her side when she noticed a man staring at her from the next carriage.She looked down and looked up again. The man was still staring at her, and by then his friend was too.Annoyed, she glowered at them, hoping to shame their stares away. But it didn't work. In fact, much to her horror, another man sitting near her began to stare too. She pulled out her phone and took a photo of them in protest, but they kept right on staring.