Women's Issues

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Booty In Music

    "Little in the middle, but she got much back." That's how Sir Mix-a-Lot described his ideal woman more than two decades ago in his classic 1992 booty-jiggling, body-gyrating anthem "Baby Got Back." Essentially, the song served as a catalyst to get those hesitant high-school seniors on the dance floo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    I Live Well But I'm Not Happy. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! I WANT TO LEARN HOW TO BE HAPPY Dear Willie D: I'm a computer analyst who makes over $80,000 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Texas Among the Worst For Gender Equality

    Let's talk about gender (in)equality, shall we? In 2013, the U.S. failed to make the top 10 -- or even the top 20 -- of the World Economic Forum's list of the most gender-equal countries. And we're guessing that little issue is, at least in part, because of the big ol' state of Texas. A recent st ... More >>

  • Film

    March 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    ENDA, Cruz/Cornyn and the Wrong Side of History

    Yesterday, the Senate, in a rare show of bi-partisanship, passed ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act) 64-32. The bill would ban anti-gay discrimination in the workplace. This highlights that a civil rights struggle we have all been watching slowly but surely come to an end. Of course, not ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Lawsuit Filed to Block Texas Abortion Law: If You Can't Beat 'em, Sue 'em

    If you thought we were done talking about abortion around the Lone Star State, you obviously haven't been paying attention. As Sen. Wendy Davis gears up for her big gubernatorial run, the abortion legislation that sparked her star-making filibuster in the state legislature has been slapped with a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Abortion Returns to the Supreme Court: A Preview

    Abortion. Just to read the word provokes strong mental images, emotions and opinions. Since the tea party mid-term elections in 2010 swept in some very conservative legislators in states across the country, abortion, after taking a back seat to economic issues, has become a hot button issue again. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Feministing's Jessica Valenti on Accessible Medical Care And Not Resting On Your Laurels

    Feministing founder Jessica Valenti will have a lot to talk about Monday when she speaks at the annual Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Roe v. Wade Luncheon. There's the fortieth anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, plus the news this week that the Pentagon has removed the ban on women servi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Roe v. Wade, 40 Years On: Rick Perry Still Carries The Battle Flag

    The 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade is not so much a time of celebration, Rep. Donna Howard told a small crowd on the south steps of the Capitol this morning, as it was a look at the progress towards healthy women and healthy communities. Some of that, liberal lawmakers predict, is likely to erode t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Double Dare Ya: Author Sara Marcus Looks Beyond Riot Grrrl

    To many, the term "Riot Grrrl" evokes images of impassioned, barrette-clad girls shrieking into microphones, the word "SLUT" scrawled across their bare bellies in magic marker. Those images are mostly accurate -- but more notably, the Riot Grrrl movement of the early '90s carries a passionate story ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 23, 2012

    Power Players

    The feminist artwork on view at the CAMH isn't as dated as it should be.

  • Calendar

    February 9, 2012
  • News

    January 5, 2012

    CVS: No Birth Control

    Won't sell morning-after pill

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    CVS: No Birth Control

    Won't sell morning-after pill to man.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    CVS Refused To Sell Man A Morning-After Pregnancy Pill

    No Plan B for you, dude​If you keep a Plan B morning-after pill around for emergencies, sometimes it's going to get used, which means you're going to have to go get a new one, right? And if you're a chivalrous dude, you'll offer to do the chore yourself. That's what Isaac Kurtz set out to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Celebrating Women in Baseball While Forgetting Anita Martini

    The Hall's Women in Baseball Exhibit ignores a very important woman.​While on the Houston Aeros beat a couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to travel to Binghamton, New York, for the Calder Cup Finals. There's not much to Binghamton, but about an hour and a half away, nestled amongst a beauti ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Calling All Sluts

    Time to fight back

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Voters to Representatives: Get Out Of My Uterus And Do Your Job

    CFS? Yes. Reproductive rights? No.​On the day after the Texas Senate passed a bill requiring women to undergo mandatory transvaginal sonograms before getting an abortion, and on the same day the Lege passed a resolution celebrating Chicken Fried Steak Day (not kidding), the resounding call fro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Pee Your Pants at the Hobby Center

    Change of life, change of roles​In an odd, yet somehow appropriate exhortation given the context, actress Megan Cavanagh, who stars as Earth Mother in Menopause the Musical coming to the Hobby Center next week, says audiences should see the show because: "It'll make you laugh so hard you'll pee yo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010

    "Flickerlounge: Short Works by Dara Greenwald"

    Video artist exposes her left wing with found and staged works

  • Music

    June 18, 2009

    Gossip Girls

    The Veronicas aren't exactly what Gloria Steinem had in mind.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008
  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    Nellie McKay

    Songstress sweetens bitter issues with peppy pop

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2008

    Lifting the Veil

    Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shows us the lives of women in Afghanistan

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    American Psycho

    Before he was Batman, Bale was Bateman

  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007

    Gloria Steinem

    America’s leading feminist looks at the future of women’s rights

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Lucy Noland…meow

    Keeping viewers abreast... The other day I was slumped on the couch watching the tail end of Oprah claiming her truth or whatever the hell it is she does on that show, when during a commercial break, I almost fell off the couch. I reached for the phone to call my friend Tamarie. As if I was chan ... More >>

  • News

    January 11, 2007

    Bikini Revolution

    UH student Mariyah Moten put on a two-piece and became (in)famous in Pakistan

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2006
  • Calendar

    June 15, 2006
  • Calendar

    February 9, 2006

    Simian Satire

    Artsy feminists go ape

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005

    Cha Cha Sisterhood

    Sassy Latinas and big hair are at the center of Maria Elena Fernandez's one-woman coming-of-age show

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    Time Warp

    Four bands bring the '70s back to town

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2003

    A Side of Grits

    Know how to mix the perfect mint julep? Let Deborah Ford give you a lesson in Southern ways

  • Calendar

    July 25, 2002

    Wiley Has Issues

    Bet you can't look away from "Bongo Jane" Wiley

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Ave Maria

    Four years formed strong bonds here for a lesbian activist

  • Culture

    November 16, 2000

    The Feminine Mystique

    Theater LaB's two-woman cast wrings all the humor and pathos from the feminist hit The Kathy & Mo Show

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Tea and Strumpets

    If feminism is dead, we don't care for its legacy: A choice between lunching or lapdancing

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    Coming Out

    Gay domestic violence is a dirty little secret that traps victims with nowhere to turn

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    The Insider

    Where Have All the Women Gone? Discrimination charges spotlight UH's lack of female leadership

  • News

    July 1, 1999

    Circle Those Wagons!

    When the UH leader fired back atsex-bias accusers, did he shoot himself in the foot?

  • Culture

    June 10, 1999
  • Culture

    September 25, 1997

    An Up-the-Hill Battle

    Jack and Jill asks whether a woman can find love without losing herself

  • News

    July 31, 1997

    Helter Shelter

    At the Women Helping Women shelter, battered women got the runaround. They got treated like second-class citizens. They got evicted. What they didn't get was help.

  • News

    February 2, 1995

    Female Troubles

    A dumb cartoon illustrates women lawyers' problems with the State Bar

  • Culture

    June 9, 1994
  • Culture

    April 28, 1994

    Mamet Goes to College

    At the Alley, Oleanna probes the anatomy of harassment

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