When last seen, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane was stepping before the camera to turn the honored act of hosting the Oscars into a high-profile act of slut-shaming and ethnic jokes. Everybody got mad for a couple of days, everybody else pointed out that the Oscar telecast actually had pretty good ratings, and eventually the hubbub died down.
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Science has proven that women are more attracted to men with bigger penises! I don’t know if I want to say “Go Science!” or “Du-uhrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.”Male Homo sapiens have an almost disproportionately large penis when compared to other large mamamals. (An adult guerilla’s penis averages 1.5 inches long.) Apparently, it is far larger than it needs to be for its function, but may have become that way due to evolution: Many generations of prehistoric women choosing well-endowed men.
On Friday, I was headed down 19th Street, on the way to my favorite bar for happy hour. It was 5:45 p.m. The sun was shining, the sidewalk was crowded with commuters, and I had my sweater slung over my shoulder as I scurried down the street. With my office building still visible in the background, I ran into a group of teenage boys. They spotted me from down the block and began catcalling and making comments about my physique. As I passed the group, one boy reached out to me. He opened his arms wide, as if he were about to give me a bear hug. I jumped away at just the right second and was able to scurry away. They didn't follow and aside from my own raised blood pressure, it was a harmless encounter.Except that it reminded me so much of Barack Obama.
In 2011, the Obama Administration banned over-the-counter prescriptions of Plan B, or the morning-after pill, to teenage girls under the age of 17. At the time, Obama said that "as the father of two daughters: I think it is important for us to make sure that we apply some common sense to various rules when it comes to over-the-counter medicine." Many liberals and women's right activists were outraged, especially since the ban overturned a directive from the Food and Drug Administration--not exactly ground zero for bra-burning radicalism.Goodbye to all that now. Today, a (Reagan-appointed) federal judge has overturned Obama's decision,
Today, women around the world are being encouraged to bare their breasts in solidarity with a young Tunisian activist whose decision to publicly profess her desire for self-determination unleashed a fury of condemnation across North Africa and revealed the extent to which the Arab Spring has abandoned its female participants.
NBA owner/jersey-wearing cheerleader/internet entrepreneur/Dancer-with-the-Stars Mark Cuban has floated an intriguing and possibly facetious trial balloon, positing that he'd consider drafting Baylor women's basketball star Brittney Griner. "If she is the best on the board, I will take her," Cuban said. Griner, for her part, was game:@mcuban so when do I show up for try-outs!!!— Brittney Griner (@Brittney4Griner) April 3, 2013Pouring a bucket of ice water on the whole affair was University of Connecticut heartthrob/coach Geno Auriemma: The fact that a woman could actually play right now in the NBA and compete successfully against the level of play that they have is absolutely
A group of females who would like to be Catholic priests demonstrated today, as is their wont on Holy Thursday, in front of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Logan Square."A few feet away a group of counter-demonstrators ... mostly children ... holding up signs in support of continuing an exclusively male priesthood."You have to love Newsworks's (perhaps inadvertent) use of ellipses here, suggesting they're so dismayed by the facts they're reporting (mostly children?) they needed to pause and catch their breath. Said one counter-protester, further adding to the unintentional humor of this report: "The priesthood is not