5 things you need to know about the Tampon Tax

The what? Yes, the Tampon Tax. That’s what I said. The controversial tax on tampons is a topic that has been featured heavily in the British news over the past few weeks, although the tax itself has existed since 1973 (though the tax was lowered to 5% in 2001)....

Chicks Rock! (but need to use the “sultry”)

Over the Labor Day holiday, teen band Kalliope Jones participated in the Battle of the Bands competition at the Three County Fair in Northampton, Massachusetts. Coming in third, they were pleased with their prize, but somewhat less so with their comment sheets (near...

Satire or hurtful? Jokes at the Oscars.

Nine year-old Quvenzhané Wallis at the 2013 Oscars, the youngest actress ever to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/02/quvenzhane_wallis_hits_the_oscar_red_carpet_in_style.html With the...

The Backlash against Beard

Mary Beard responds to the backlash. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/jan/21/mary-beard-suffers-twitter-abuse?CMP=twt_fd&buffer_share=47ad6&utm_source=buffer Women in the public eye seem to have a very bad deal. They are judged...

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