The privilege of debating marriage equality

The same week that marriage equality is being debated in the Supreme Court, in not one but two cases, my own state of Nevada is also entering the fray — again. I say again because Nevada voters approved an amendment to our state constitution that bans same-sex marriage with a two-election process (2000, 2002). But…

Panty raid: Spiderman and princess underpants for ALL!

Now this particular TMF: Tired Marketing Fail hits closer to home than most because Andrea Shindeldecker of Oak Park, Illinois is a mom after my own heart. You see, her five-year-old daughter LOVES Spiderman! Sure, other superheroes are great and all, but Spidey is tops. Sound like another little girl you’ve heard about on this…

Feminist Files: If you aren’t outraged, you aren’t paying attention

Make it rain: Today is the fourth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. But we still don’t have a Paycheck Fairness Act, which would give Ledbetter the teeth to go after wage discrimination. And just a reminder, women are still working more than 100 days into the following year to equal what a…

Feminist Files: We are all Steubenville

Blame it on the red tape: City officials for Steubenville, Ohio have started a blog to “disseminate the most accurate information” regarding the (alleged) gang rape of a 16-year-old girl by the city’s high school football team. I suppose this is one of those the-best-defense-is-a-good-offense approaches after they’ve been publicly shamed by the hacker collective…