What We're Talking About: Brett Favre's Lawsuit, the House Freshman's Party, and Sarah Palin's "Homo" Tweet

What Women Really Think
Jan. 4 2011 11:20 AM

What We're Talking About: Brett Favre's Lawsuit, the House Freshman's Party, and Sarah Palin's "Homo" Tweet


-Jets quarterback Brett Favre has been sued for sexual harassment by two Jets massage therapists. [ New York Magazine ]


-TV and film actress Anne Francis of Forbidden Planet died on Sunday at 80 . [ New York Times ]

-House freshman Jeff Dunham 's lavish party for GOP freshman is not the image that the GOP wants to portray of itself, but it's good for Dunham's status as a party rainmaker. [ Politico ]

-The Naval officer who made and distributed lewd videos aboard the USS Enterprise will probably be released , officials say. [ MSNBC ]

-Did Sarah Palin really re-tweet something about "homos" ? [ Gawker ]

-Are rehab shows like Intervention or Celebrity Rehab helpful or exploitative? [ LA Times ]

-A small percentage of teens with STIs say that they've never even had sex . [ Washington Post ]

Photograph of Anne Francis by Getty Images.




The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.