Posted by: Amy Zimmerman
on Mar 22, 2013
Every year, college basketball enthusiasts go batshit for March Madness. The president fills out a bracket, ESPN pulls out all the stops, and fans stock up on tons of face paint. This year, Mother Jones is offering it's own take on the phenomenon by debuting its own "Anti-Choice March Madness: The Worst State for Women." Think fewer chicken wings and painted abs, more shocking information about the current legislative war on women, ... Read More
Posted by: Kari Belsheim
on Dec 13, 2012
Are we all equal in death? Apparently not. According to an article by Dana Liebelson, enticingly titled “Newspapers Don’t Care When Notable Women Die,” obituaries continue to disproportionately report the deaths of famous men as opposed to women.
This year, The Los Angeles Times featured 36 women and 114 men on their list of prominent deaths. In The Washington Post, women made up just over one third of the list.
In ... Read More
Posted by: Brittany Houlihan
on Nov 05, 2012
If you want women to have the same rights as men, the best thing you can do is vote tomorrow. The ERA Education Project focuses on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment, which simply states that women and men are equal under the law.
“Why is this still even a question? Aren’t all people supposed to be equal in the U.S.? Aren’t women people? What on earth is going on here?” says Kamala Lopez, ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Kerishma
on May 01, 2012
Today is International Workers’ Day, aka May Day, and over 80 countries are celebrating and honoring the history and progression of the international labor movement. Founded in 1886 in commemoration of the Chicago Haymarket Massacre and the May Day Riots, activists from all over the world will come together to celebrate the spirit of labor unions and make progress for the future.
In the United States, the gender wage gap is better ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Brittany J.
on Jul 01, 2010
Take a couple minutes to check out this photo essay from Mother Jones by Phillip Toledano. All photos and quotes come from his 2008 book, Phonesex. If you ever wanted to know who was on the other line when you dialed up, here you go.How do you feel about phone sex? Or more specifically about the phone sex industry? Have any fun stories like these ladies and gents?[photo: Mother Jones, Phillip ... Read More