Amelia McDonell-Parry

Born and raised in California, Amelia moved to NYC after graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz. After toiling away at Interview, Rolling Stone and Maxim magazines, she made the move online and has been basking in the harsh glow of her laptop screen ever since. When she's not spending her days editing and writing (about topics as vast as feminism, Ryan Gosling, "Star Trek," and the latest D-list sex tape), Amelia is buying peonies, hanging with her dog Lucca and dreaming about her next vacation. Email Amelia at amelia[at]

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Undisclosed Podcasters Uncover Massive Brady Violation That Should All But Guarantee Adnan Syed A New Trial

Last night’s episode of the Undisclosed podcast dropped the biggest bombshell yet about the Adnan Syed case. It involves a Brady violation so blatant that it, at the very least, could very well lead to a new trial.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 25, 2015

This “Call Me Caitlyn” Halloween Costume Is Transphobic AF

Sigh. It’s only August and this year’s crop of offensive and #problematic Halloween costumes are already starting to roll in. is selling this “Call Me Caitlyn” costume in its men’s section, offering dudes (well, the costume is “unisex” but let’s be real) the chance to “dress as the softer side of the popular Olympian,&#8221…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2015

Jessa Duggar Posts Awfully Convenient Bible Verse About Forgiveness Following Brother Josh’s Cheating Admission

Plus, Kelly Osbourne vs. Giuliana Rancic, and Wiz Khalifa gets taken down by the po-po for refusing to get off his HOVERBOARD.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2015

Group Of Black Women Kicked Off Napa Valley Wine Train After White Woman Complains About Their Laughter

Today in White Women Are Pretty Much The Worst*: a group of 12 women (11 Black and one White) were kicked off a train taking them on a wine tour of the Napa Valley, after a white woman (pictured above) complained to train staff that the women’s laughter was annoying her. She also remarked, “This i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2015

Pro-Tip: Don’t Inject Your Dick With Viagra

Man, the things dudes will do for a long-lasting erection. Look, I’m not a “pro” at having a penis, but I am a “pro” at knowing when one is erect enough to do fun stuff with, and for a long enough length of time — and that point is well before it’s been injected with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2015

Dr. Dre (Finally) Apologizes For Abusive Past: “I Deeply Regret What I Did”

In the wake of “Straight Outta Compton”‘s box office success and renewed attention on his past abuse of many woman, Dr. Dre has finally apologized for this behavior in a statement to The New York Times:
“Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2015

True Story: Learning To Love My Adult ADHD

It’s a long walk to the nurse’s office between lunch and recess; if I get there quickly, before my friends notice I’m gone, then I won’t have to reveal why I’m temporarily missing from the cafeteria. If someone does catch me mid-journey, then I tell them I’m going to take my “allergy medication” — a…

Rachel Brodsky / August 21, 2015

Anna Duggar Will Stand By Her Man, Likely Take Some Blame For Josh Duggar’s Indiscretions

Plus, two more women accuse Bill Cosby of rape and I am being stalked by a squirrel named Chad.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2015

OMG, It’s Jennifer Aniston’s Wedding Ring!!!

Can. You. Believe. It. Can you?!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 20, 2015

Dee Barnes On Dr. Dre Beating: “My Life Changed That Night”

The hip-hop journalist has penned an essay for Gawker about being beat up by then NWA member Dr. Dre in 1991, and the incident’s noticeable omission from the film “Straight Outta Compton.”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2015

10 Tips For Making Her Come, According To Real Women

Move. Like. Channing. Seriously!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2015

God Help Us, Rihanna & Chris Brown Are Facetiming

Also, the Pussy Posse’s secret tattoo REVEALED!!!!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2015

The 10-Step Guide To Being A Total Creep To Women, According To The Founder Of A Harry Potter Fan Site

Here’s a story of a woman named Grace and a guy named Ben who refused to be ignored. Grace is a writer at Buzzfeed, while Ben is a guy she’s been familiar with since her youthful days in the Harry Potter online fan club realm. Grace and Ben don’t know each other in real life,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 17, 2015

Almost Acceptable Catcalls For Dudes Who Just Can’t Stop Harassing Strange Women

Catcalling — clearly guys just cannot help themselves, otherwise they would stop right? Given that the vast majority of women have said that they do not like being catcalled, and yet the street harassment continues, the only thing that can reasonably concluded is that catcalling is built into the fabric of what makes men MEN.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 17, 2015

Morgan Freeman’s Step-Granddaughter Brutally Murdered By Boyfriend

According to witnesses, Lamar Davenport, of New York City, allegedly stabbed 33-year-old E’Dena Hines, while screaming about the devil.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 17, 2015

Rihanna Shuts Down Matt Barnes Dating Rumors Via Hashtag

This weekend, NBA star Matt Barnes lent credence to the rumors that he and Rihanna are a thing by telling TMZ that he and the singer are “past the crush stage.” Turns out, this was news to Rih, who clapped back on Instagram with a chorus of hashtags calling out the recently traded Memphis Grizzlie…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 17, 2015

Listen Now: “Hell You Talmbout” Is A New American Protest Anthem

Stop what you’re doing. Press pause on whatever the hell is going on around you, and then press the play button above. Janelle Monáe and the entire roster of talent from her Wondaland Records label —  Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, St. Beauty and George 2.0 — have released the protest anthem the Black Live…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 14, 2015

Miley Cyrus Talks Body Dysmorphia: “Retouched Photos Make You Feel Like Shit”

Plus, Rihanna joins “The Voice” and Khloe Kardashian takes her boyfriend on the ultimate high/low date.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 14, 2015

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