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A study at Northwestern University looks at the way we judge politicians to help explain the gender gap in politics. The study denies that people rationally consider candidates, and instead states, “research indicates that people use shallow decision heuristics, such as impressions of competence made solely from facial appearance when deciding whom to vote for.”  73 students (38 women and 35 men) looked at facial photos of prospective ... Read More
It's Election Day! And everyone is really, really tense. I'm no exception: just the other day, an acquaintance mentioned that she really doesn't care who wins, and instead of engaging said person in thoughtful dialogue, I yelled ROE VERSUS WADE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD and burst into tears. So ANYWAY! Supreme Crafty Lady Callie discovered this gem yesterday and it had us all ROFLcoptering around the office. I don't know how to explain it, and to be honest, I don't even ... Read More
  You probably (hopefully) know this already, but tomorrow is Election Day. Lotsa people will be hitting the polls to cast their vote for President, and we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should most definitely be one of them. 1. Voting is a super easy way to make your voice heard--cliche, yes, but true--and feel like you’re contributing to our country’s future. 2. It’s an important thing to do, as the POTUS obviously has a lot ... Read More
  Women’s issues have been an intense topic in this election, and our rights are important, especially considering we make up more than half of the population. In this awesome new PSA, entitled “You Don’t Own Me,” a multitude of women stand up for--and lip synch!--to Lesley Gore’s song of the same name (Lesley herself appears at the beginning to 'approve this message'!). As the vid’s description states,  “Women, ... Read More
Watching the debate last night, we couldn't help but notice a lot of similarities between the Presidential/Vice-Presidential debates and the always-entertaining Real Housewives of New Jersey reunions.  1. They get in each other's faces. Who would even want to watch a Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion in which they don't get in each other's faces?!   2. They call each other liars. Even Candy Crowley backed Obama up when Romney was spewing ... Read More
    Whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, somewhere in the middle, or just someone who likes to poke fun at politics, Fab's collection of political items seems to have something for everyone. Two of the items are Romney and Obama candy dispensers, cleverly named Political Poopers.  If you have a dog, you can buy eco-friendly biodegradable poop bags to show your preference or “smear the rival” (eww). There’s also a cool ... Read More
  In the now-infamous video of Mitt Romney speaking to some of his contributors (you know, the one where he basically said he could care less about half of America ‘cause they’re all freeloaders), Mitt also talks about his father, who was white but was born in Mexico. Mitt said that “had he been born of Mexican parents, I’d have a better shot of winning this. And I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.” Hahaha! ... Read More
Engaging lady voters is critical to winning the upcoming election—we are the majority of the population, after all—but looking at the “female vote” as a monolith ain’t the way to do it. A panel of four prominent political women, including Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, MSNBC host and writer Melissa Harris-Perry, pollster Kellyanne Conway, and strategist Margaret Hoover, gathered at this year’s New Yorker ... Read More
Remember a little while back when I talked about Katy Perry’s slammin’ Daria-inspired nails? And how jealous I was of her nail art in general? (Let's be real--all of us would do some despicable things for access to her manicurists.) Well, she’s upped the ante this week with a freaking PRO-BAMA MANI for her debut performance for Mr. President, complete with tiny portraits of the commander-in-chief himself. Katy ain’t playing when it comes to ... Read More
    During the Democratic National Convention, double-named CNN contributor Erick Erickson tweeted, "First night of the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte going as expected." Apparently this guy doesn’t know the difference between Eve Ensler's blockbuster play and a convention full of well-spoken female politicians. (Here's a hint: the former involves a lot more mentions of clitoris and labia). To give you more evidence of this guy’s distaste for women ... Read More
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