Just when I thought 2012 couldn’t get any worse in the right-wing attacks on women’s bodily autonomy, Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri proves that we haven’t hit rock-bottom of the GOP’s misogyny. How can you top transvaginal ultrasounds and upstage Rush Limbaugh? Easy! Let’s recap what happened on Sunday when Akin “misspoke” and blatantly spread the false, unscientific garbage that: 1. a woman’s uterus has the magical power to shut down a rapist’s sperm so she doesn’t become pregnant; and 2. rape, by Akin’s definition, only exists and is “legitimate” if there’s a penis involved. I laughed and tweeted about … Continue reading Akin’s Legitimately Medieval Views of Women
Adele’s “I’ll Be Waiting” is one of my favorite songs on her Grammy-winning masterpiece 21. So I was intrigued to see one of my friends had posted a great cover of it by Love in Stockholm, a Boston-based Rock … Continue reading Adele’s “I’ll Be Waiting” Cover by Love in Stockholm
Like many girls born in the 1980s, Sally Ride was the first contemporary trailblazing American woman whose name I learned in elementary school, several years after her historic 1983 mission to space. Knowing only one fact about her – that … Continue reading Ride, Sally Ride.
Frank Ocean made history earlier this month as the first R&B singer to come out when he wrote a personal, heartfelt post on his Tumblr and revealed that his first love was a man. No small feat for a … Continue reading Listen Up: Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
During our last heat wave a few weeks ago, ReR Editor-at-Large (Jeffrey Craig) and I were remembering how great Alicia Keys’ early music was when she first arrived on the scene a decade ago with a fresh soulful, R&B sound. Flash … Continue reading RER Recommends: Summer of Love
Yes, I still watch Grey’s Anatomy. Are you surprised? If so, you’re not alone. (I’m looking at you, Rhyme et Reason Editor-in-Chief!) Although the number of fans may have dwindled since the soap opera/drama series debuted in 2005, I can’t quit Grey’s. I rarely have a long-term relationship with any TV show, but I have seen every drama-filled episode of Grey’s Anatomy (and The X Files, my first serial TV obsession). I’ve watched the show when it was at it’s best (somewhere around 2007 or 2008) and worst (2010? all the episodes blur together after awhile). The show still has … Continue reading Grey’s Anatomy, I can’t quit you.