Archive: Jan 2014

The Women Behind “Portlandia”‘s Real Feminist Book Store Are Livetweeting The Super Bowl

Finally, a reason to watch the Super Bowl: the women behind the feminist bookstore in Portland that inspired the one on “Portlandia” will be livetweeting the game “from a feminist perspective” over the @IFCportlandia Twitter account. Maybe the ladies of In Other Words will get a visit from Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein? A…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2014

Anti-Abortion Christian Groups Push “Cookie-cott” Of The Girl Scouts

Anti-abortion Christian groups launched a national boycott of the Girl Scouts current cookie selling fundraiser, because the group’s Twitter account tweeted a link to an article which included Texas Democrat Wendy Davis as a ‘woman of the year.’ The groups are warning parents that the Girl Scouts are promoting politicians who support abortion. Oh,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2014

Check Out Paz De La Huerta As A Sex-Crazed, Naughty Nurse

Check out these NSFW film stills and promo pics of Paz de la Huerta as a sex-crazed psycho killer in “Nurse 3D.” She wears it well. [Nerve]
This woman’s boyfriend says he uses online dating sites for conversations, that’s all. Good one, guy! [Em & Lo]
Find out why maintenance sex may…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 31, 2014

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Built An Adult-Sized Version Of The Little Tikes Coupe

Dear John Bitmead, AKA The Guy Who Built An Adult-Sized Version Of The Little Tikes Coupe,

When I was growing up, my youngest brother had a Little Tikes coupe car, and my other brothers and I delighted in having him drive it up to the edge of this small cliff by our driveway, and the…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 31, 2014

Sirs Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Are Pumped For The Super Bowl

It’s not their idea of football, but British bestie Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are currently living in New York and performing on Broadway together, so American football is what they’ll watch. The adorable duo posted this photo to Twitter — the latest to add to a wall calendar we would totally purchase — clad…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2014

New Moms In The UAE Are Now Required To Breastfeed For Two Years

New mothers in the United Arab Emirates are now required by law to breastfeed their babies for two years, according to a clause in the country’s Child Rights law. Mothers who cannot nurse would be provided with a wet nurse by the government.  One viewpoint held by the council is that children have the right…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2014

Traditional Russian Wedding Photos: I Approve

It’s high time for American couples to take their cue from the Russians when it comes to their style of wedding photography. The new rules for capturing your big day include: don’t be afraid to rely heavily on Photoshop, draw inspiration from Greek mythology, and spread your legs whenever you feel like it. There’s more…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 31, 2014

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: The Criss-Cross Ponytail

When it comes to fancy hairstyles, it doesn’t get much better than a glammed up ponytail, does it? They’re fun, flirty, and infinitely easier to execute than a complex braid or artfully draped chignon. This cool criss-cross ponytail, for example, looks like some kind of crazy braided creation, but is really just a few sectio…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 31, 2014

From Jesus Sightings To Yeezus Sightings: Kanye West Appears On Woman’s Kneecap

From “The Bachelor” to a dog’s butthole, the likeness of Jesus has appeared to believers in all sorts of crazy places. The Lord must be tired of projecting his image onto Cheetoh’s and Walmart receipts because the latest reported vision is not of Jesus, but of Yeezus. This woman’s photo popped up on Reddit  thi…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 31, 2014

Astrology 101: The Aquarius Love Compatibility Guide

Happy birthday, amazing Aquarius! As our gift to you, we whipped up this handy love compatibility guide so you can check out the pros and cons of your romantic match-ups with every other sign. Read on to get the astrological perspective on your love life…

This Woman Pukes Colored Soy Milk On Canvas And Calls It Art

My mom is an artist — a painter, specifically, though she works with other mediums — and a talented one at that, so whenever I encounter a news story about some artist who is doing seemingly “controversial” or weird conceptual art that I, frankly, think is pretentious bullshit, I like to check in with her…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2014

Sorority Girls Are Now Pooping In Their Dorm Hallways

Today in what in the ever loving holy hell: human shit was found in the hallway of a University of Alabama dorm, allegedly dropped by a sorority girl. (But there are nearly 1,000 girls living in that dorm, so it might be difficult to track down the poop bandit.) Total Frat Move received photographic evidence…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 31, 2014

Girl Talk: My Husband’s Imaginary Wife

“You would be in better shape if you had a German wife,” I tell my husband.

I’m sure this is true. Not only do the Germans have a fondness for fitness, but they generally don’t take a lot of shit. As an American, I am more susceptible to his feeble pleas that pizza…

By: Ebe Porter / January 31, 2014

Amy Poehler Compares Hollywood To A Bad Boyfriend, Feminism To A Car

“Power sometimes comes down to knowing the vocabulary, figuring out how the system works and how to work within it. You need to believe that you deserve to be in the room once you get there. Directing, producing, and writing is the direction I’m headed into these days…I like to do things that challenge me…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 31, 2014

The Soapbox: For The Most Feminist Marriage On TV, Look To Denmark’s Drama “Borgen”

Realistic marriages have little real estate on television, and feminist marriages even less. “Mad Men” and “The Sopranos” were studies of estrangement; “Breaking Bad” of spousal abuse. On “Friends,” marriage meant banishment forever on to the suburbs.

Imagine my excitement, then, on chipping my way into the first DVD set of “Borgen” —…

By: Janet Manley / January 31, 2014

Watch This: Man Makes Sweet Coming Out Video Through The Eyes Of His Dog

Ivan Cruz spent most of his life praying that one day he’d wake up and not be gay anymore. Instead, one day he woke up with a realization that was even more surprising: he felt ready to come out. After telling his mom, sister, and friends, he decided to make a video about his coming…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 31, 2014

RIP Colonel Meow!

Oh no! Beastly Internet cat Colonel Meow died on Wednesday night, her owner revealed on Instagram. Rest in peace, Colonel. [Instagram.com/ColonelMeowTODAY]
After being found guilty once again for the murder of her former roommate, Amanda Knox said she will “never willingly go back” to Italy. [People]
Angelina Jolie i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2014

Super Bowl Sunday Means A Whole Lot Of Human Trafficking, And It’s Our Job To Stay Aware

Super Bowl Sunday is famous for more than just football. This time of year sees a spike in human trafficking, and a spike in awareness to go with it. Trafficking involves selling, buying, and transporting human beings to be exploited in some capacity. It often involves forced prostitution, and victims are controlled through bribery or…

By: Claire Hannum / January 31, 2014

12 Of The Weirdest Misconceptions Guys Have About Our Periods (In GIFs!)

Even the most knowledgeable and feminist-leaning men can find themselves miffed when confronted with the facts of the female menses. It’s not just that they’re totally unaware of what’s happening down there every 28 days, it’s that they think they know certain things, but they’re so off base it’s laughable. Ask the most enlightened me…

By: The Frisky / January 31, 2014

Will Sarah Jessica Parker Take Over Vogue?

The fashion world is up in arms at the rumor the Anna Wintour is considering Sarah Jessica Parker to take her place as the next editor-in-chief of Vogue. Sometimes I confuse SJP with her alter ego Carrie Bradshaw. They’re both New York fixtures and total fashionistas, which is why it would make perfect sense for…

By: Claire Hannum / January 31, 2014
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