Year in Broadsheet

From Hillary Clinton to Sarah Palin, our ladyblog has had one heck of a year.


Tracy Clark-Flory
December 24, 2008 5:25AM (UTC)

What a year in lady-news. We watched Hillary Clinton make her historic bid for the White House (and then witnessed her ripped apart by rabid male pundits, called the C-word in a million different ways and otherwise attacked with sexism of the "Iron my shirt!" variety). We all, even Middle America, fell head over heels in love with Michelle Obama and watched the meteoric rise of the ladies of the nightly news.

And then there was Sarah Palin. We've written enough about the woman to last a lifetime, so I'll simply offer up some free association: rape kits, abortion, teen pregnancy, Trig, hockey moms, "Nailin' Paylin," Saks Fifth Avenue, the country of Africa and -- yes, God, thank you -- Tina Fey.

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Thankfully, we were handsomely rewarded for making it through this maddening marathon election. Still, there was plenty of bad news on the political front: California legalized and then banned gay marriage, and the Bush administration pushed through midnight legislation restricting women's access to abortion, birth control and an array of reproductive services and care.

Through it all, there was enough cultural cotton candy to nosh on that we spent most of the year in hypoglycemic shock: Lindsay Lohan revealed her breasts and her lesbian relationship. Miley Cyrus caused a kerfuffle by wearing just a sheet on the cover of Vanity Fair. And we met Ashley Dupré and her "magic" vagina and saw "high-class" hooking become totally in vogue.

Looking back, you might ask yourself, How did we survive it all? Two words: Puppy cam. On that note, we're closing shop for the holidays, to return Jan. 5. Until then, here are a few of our favorite posts from the year:


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