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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The feminist artwork on view at the CAMH isn't as dated as it should be.
Won't sell morning-after pill
Won't sell morning-after pill to man.
No Plan B for you, dudeIf 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 >>
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 >>
Time to fight back
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 >>
Change of life, change of rolesIn 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 >>
Video artist exposes her left wing with found and staged works
The Veronicas aren't exactly what Gloria Steinem had in mind.
Songstress sweetens bitter issues with peppy pop
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy shows us the lives of women in Afghanistan
Before he was Batman, Bale was Bateman
Americas leading feminist looks at the future of womens rights
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 >>
UH student Mariyah Moten put on a two-piece and became (in)famous in Pakistan
Artsy feminists go ape
Sassy Latinas and big hair are at the center of Maria Elena Fernandez's one-woman coming-of-age show
Four bands bring the '70s back to town
Know how to mix the perfect mint julep? Let Deborah Ford give you a lesson in Southern ways
Bet you can't look away from "Bongo Jane" Wiley
Four years formed strong bonds here for a lesbian activist
Theater LaB's two-woman cast wrings all the humor and pathos from the feminist hit The Kathy & Mo Show
If feminism is dead, we don't care for its legacy: A choice between lunching or lapdancing
Gay domestic violence is a dirty little secret that traps victims with nowhere to turn
Where Have All the Women Gone? Discrimination charges spotlight UH's lack of female leadership
When the UH leader fired back atsex-bias accusers, did he shoot himself in the foot?
Jack and Jill asks whether a woman can find love without losing herself
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.
A dumb cartoon illustrates women lawyers' problems with the State Bar
At the Alley, Oleanna probes the anatomy of harassment