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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Dash Cam Video Of Sandra Bland’s Arrest Has Been Doctored

Last night, following the press conference in which authorities confirmed that Sandra Bland’s death is being investigated as a homicide, dash cam video of the traffic stop and arrest was released to the public. The video proved that the arresting officer, Brian Encinia, violated protocol, used excessive force and that Bland should have never bee…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 22, 2015

The Slut-Shaming “Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe Endured Is What Women Online Deal With Every Day

As per usual, the penultimate episode of this season of “The Bachelorette,” which aired last night, had Kaitlyn Bristowe coming face-to-face with the suitors she sent packing over the course of the season. But it also had her sitting across from host Chris Harrison as he read a series of hateful, slut-shaming tweets (watch above) that had…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 21, 2015

Larry Wilmore On Bill Cosby: “‘You Can Go Fuck Yourself”

Last night on “The Nightly Show,” host Larry Wilmore went innnnnn on Bill Cosby for admitting in his 2005 deposition to giving women Quaaludes before “having sex” (aka RAPING) them. Wilmore also showed a clip from a 1969 comedy routine in which Cosby talks about slipping women the “Spanish fly” aphrodisiac, as well as a clip from…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 21, 2015

Did Kim Kardashian Hire A Personal Trainer For North West?

It’s never too early to instill body image issues in your toddler, guys.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2015

Dash Cam Video Of Sandra Bland’s Traffic Stop Shows She Was Arrested After State Trooper Told Her To Put Out Her Cigarette

It has been a week since Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Black woman who was arrested after a routine traffic stop in the Houston area, was found dead in her jail cell. Her death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, but her family and friends dispute that and have requested their own independent autopsy be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2015

Love Is Dead Part 784: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Are Getting Divorced

The bad news: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, country music’s second most adorable living couple after Faith Hill and Tim McGraw (country music’s most adorable dead couple is, of course, Johnny Cash and June Carter), are splitting up. The good news: there are sure to be some killer heartbreaking ballads in our future. The couple,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2015

Bill Cosby’s Deposition Transcript Reveals Cavalier Attitude About Rampant “Womanizing”

The New York Times has obtained the full, four-day, 1000-page transcript of Bill Cosby’s deposition in that 2005 sexual assault lawsuit, and WELP, it’s as damning as you might imagine. Cosby admits to a long history of what he considers “philandering” and “womanizing,” including in cases where he gave women drugs (consensually and with their knowledge,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 20, 2015

Donald Trump Disses “War Hero” John McCain: “I Like People Who Weren’t Captured”

Last night, I saw a CNN poll that indicated that Donald Trump is currently in the lead with Republican voters for the nomination for President. It’s really easy to laugh at Trump — dude is a an ass clown, the personification of a fart joke with toupee. This week, Huffington Post even declared that they…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 18, 2015

What Happened To Sandra Bland?

Sandra Bland, 28, who was pulled over for a minor traffic violation last Friday in Waller County, Texas, and then arrested and booked for assault on a police officer. On Monday morning, she was found dead in her cell, with police claiming she committed suicide. Her family and friends call bullshit.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 16, 2015

Amy Schumer Channels Slave Leia For GQ

Plus, Ben Affleck has moved on to Stage 2 of his Very Obvious And Typical Mid-Life Crisis.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015

President Obama On Bill Cosby: “Any Civilized Country Should Have No Tolerance For Rape”

Speaking at a press conference today, President Barack Obama all but condemned comedian Bill Cosby, who has been accused of drugging and raping over 40 women across four decades. While he did not outright say, “Bill Cosby is a rapist” guilty of the crimes he’s been accused of, Obama did have harsh words regarding Cosby’s admission that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015

We-Consent, The App Which Records “Proof” Of Mutual Consent, Misses The Point

I’m a big believer in enthusiastic consent. I’m only down to fuck people who are clearly down to fuck me, either because they have communicated that verbally or with indisputable consenting body language. I expect my partners to be similarly attentive to my words and body language, and what those cues say about my desire. Should a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015

Power Through Hump Day With This Peggy Olson/Drake Mashup

That’s right, it’s only Wednesday. HOW? Power through your midweek blues/exhaustion/neurosis with this impeccable mashup of Peggy Olson’s “Mad Men” ascension set to the tune of Drake’s “Stared From The Bottom.” I can do this, you can do this. WE CAN DO THIS. [The Cut]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2015

Sinead O’Connor Calls Kim Kardashian A Cunt & Declares That Music Is Dead

Sinead O’Connor is an incredible singer and a bad ass who once incurred public ire by ripping up a photo of the Pope on live television in protest of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. She is also basically the mean old lady who lives down the street who hollers about turning “that racket down!&#8221…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2015

Whoopi Goldberg Begrudgingly Admits That Bill Cosby Is Probably A Rapist

Aww look, Whoopi learned about the statute of limitations and changed her tune!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2015

And The Next “Bachelor” (Probably) Is…

Rumor has it, once again, the next season of “The Bachelor” will feature the third runner-up from the current season of “The Bachelorette.” So, who got sent home on last night’s episode and is thus going to be handing out roses next season? Spoilers ahead!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2015

Hey Look, It’s Pluto!

NASA dropped this portrait of Pluto on the interwebs late last night, after their New Horizons spacecraft did a drive-by of the furthest (dwarf) planet in our solar system. Isn’t she lovely? Check out that heart-shape on the surface. <3 “We have completed the initial reconnaissance of the Solar System, an endeavour started under President…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2015

Ariana Grande Evades Punishment In #DonutGate

She won’t face charges, but will she ever give us ANSWERS?!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2015

NY Times Public Editor Calls Godawful Serena Williams’ Article A “Missed Opportunity”

Remember that New York Times’ piece about Serena Williams’ body? The one published on Friday that got my knickers all in a twist? By Saturday morning, as Williams was destroying the court at Wimbledon and winning her second Grand Slam, the outrage had spread to Twitter, with many calling out the Grey Lady and sports journalist Be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2015

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