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Barbie Now Has Her Own Construction Site

When I was a little girl, playing LEGOs with my little brother was far from appealing. Not only did I have no interest in hanging out with him anyway, but I much preferred settling myself in my bedroom loft, cutting my Barbie’s hair off and allowing her to scandalously peck my Swan Princess Prince Derek…

By: Daley Quinn / December 6, 2012

Bangladesh Woman Forced To Remarry Husband After He Threw Acid In Her Face

As if dealing with a cheating and violent husband is not enough to endure, a Bangladeshi woman had acid thrown into her face by her husband when she dared to divorce him. Nurbanu, 36, discovered her husband with another woman and divorced him — only to find herself doused in acid by him eight day…

By: Daley Quinn / November 28, 2012

Women With Endometriosis Are Seen As More Attractive, Study Claims

Women with the most severe forms of endometriosis are seen as more attractive than those with mild forms or no form of the disease, according to a new study conducted by Dr. Paolo Vercellini, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Universita degli Studi in Milan. Endometriosis is problem with a woman's uterus in which the tissue…

By: Daley Quinn / November 28, 2012

Backyard “Granny Pods” Now Available For The Unwanted Elderly

Are your elderly parents hogging the remote too often? Are you tired of watching spit dribble down your grandma’s chin as she sits quietly at the head of your family dinner table? Is your grandpa’s hollering getting to be too much? If yes, then it’s time to send them into your backyard with the dog!

By: Daley Quinn / November 28, 2012

Shocker: Study Finds Sex More Pleasing Than Facebook

A recent study has concluded that, believe or not, people enjoy having sex more than using Facebook! Crazy, I know. The frightening news for our collective sex lives, though, is researchers did not always believe this to be so: a University of Chicago study was released in October suggesting that people are just as enticed to check their…

By: Daley Quinn / November 25, 2012

Topless Nuns Spray Jesus’s Sperm In Paris Protest

Topless nuns were seen hosing down anti-gay marriage demonstrators with "holy sperm" last Sunday in Paris. Go ahead. Read that sentence again. Of course, these weren’t real nuns! FEMEN, the breast-baring Ukrainian women’s movement, is famous for spreading awareness about a cause through nudity. When FEMEN found out that more than 100,000 Catholics would be…

By: Daley Quinn / November 22, 2012

Ke$ha’s Memoir Is The New “Feminine Mystique”

If you asked me three years ago whether I thought Ke$ha was a positive feminist role model for both myself and millions of other young girls belting out her bravado across the globe, I would have shot you a McKayla Maroney face with a slight “are you serious?” twist. I was so unimpressed with her…

By: Daley Quinn / November 22, 2012

Men Are Merry-Less in Sexist Christmas Ad

Add one more advertisement to the slew of commercials stereotyping men and women. Asda, a British supermarket, debuted a new ad for the Christmas holidays, featuring a mother running herself ragged, creating the perfect Christmas for her family. Because, you know, that's what all women do.

By: Daley Quinn / November 15, 2012

Woman In The White House

As if Sheryl Crow couldn’t get any more badass. Growing up to the tunes of "Soak Up the Sun" and "If It Makes You Happy," I'm pretty psyched about Crow's newly released song, “Woman In The White House.” After endorsing Obama back in 2008, Crow thinks that “after 230-something years of waiting [for a woma…

By: Daley Quinn / November 15, 2012

Sexist T-Shirt Weighs Down Walmart Shelves

Even when we begin to believe sexism is dying and there is, in fact, hope in defeating misogyny, Walmart apparel can be sure to kill all our optimism. In Vandalia, IL, Kayla Hyde shared with her Twitter followers her disgust over a black T-shirt in Walmart’s clothing section. With blue lettering reading “Cool Story Babe,”…

By: Daley Quinn / November 14, 2012

Meryl Streep Sings About Eating Alice’s Mushrooms

While singing about “Eating Mushrooms,” Meryl Streep sure knows how to act out the trippy state of Wonderland in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Elizabeth Swados’ musical adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Alice At The Palace. Although Streep prances around in pink overalls and bushy hair, her…

By: Daley Quinn / November 14, 2012

How Your Friend’s Body Image Can Impact Your Own

Recently, a friend of mine shared with me how unhappy she is with her body. I had been just fine with the way my body looks but once she suggested how she felt about herself, I began to notice an increase in my self-criticism. I  felt a bit more plump in my yoga pants, watched…

By: Daley Quinn / November 9, 2012

True Story: An Open Letter To The Three People Who Scrutinized My ID On My 21st Birthday

Dear The Three People Who Scrutinized My ID On My 21st Birthday, Now, I know I look like I’m 12 years old. But this past Friday I turned 21, and I was disappointed by the various questioning and puzzled looks of confusion I received from each of you. A rare occurrence, I awoke on the…

By: Daley Quinn / November 8, 2012

Children Of Lesbian Mothers Have Higher Grades And Happier Lives

Bad news for those who believe homosexual parents can negatively affect their children: a study of 17-year-olds who were raised by lesbian mothers found that they did well in school, with grades ranging from A- to B+, and were overall happier with their lives.

By: Daley Quinn / November 7, 2012

6 Pioneering Female Porn Stars

Among life's many distinctions, there is one that is a truly elite club that many of us will only dream of joining: the first porn start to do ___.  Somebody has to be the first — think about i! Last we learned that "erotic actress" Sylvia Kristel, who appeared in the 1974 French film "Emmanuelle," had…

By: Daley Quinn / October 23, 2012

Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer

I'd had enough with drugstore moisturizers until I found the heavenly Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer. This little blessing in a bottle was just calling out to my acne-inflamed face. After using the moisturizer for the last four months, I have noticed how few breakouts I now have, how much the size of my inflammatio…

By: Daley Quinn / October 8, 2012

5 Favorite Things I Learned At My Self-Defense Class

Earlier this month, my friend and I found ourselves punching tufts of air while hysterically laughing throughout our first self-defense class. At 11 a.m. on a Saturday morning, I was pumped to punch some pretend perpetrators and learn how to become more acutely aware of my surroundings. I consider myself a human suffering from “small…

By: Daley Quinn / October 8, 2012

Lick ‘Em Like A Lollipop

Did Lil’ Wayne know about these humanly lollies when he sang his infamous lyrics, “she licks me like a lollipop?” Maybe instead of wanting to lick the rapper, Wayne’s featured woman would be interested in sucking on some other body parts. Think Geek’s Gory Body Parts set includes four non-genital members, including the watermelon brain,…

By: Daley Quinn / October 4, 2012

New Invention Everpurse Lets You Charge Your Phone On The Go

I don’t know about y’all, but ever since I upgraded my iPhone 4S to the new iOS 6 update, the battery has been hastily dying with every iHoroscope and Instagram fix. Feeling mine and millions of other women’s wireless woes, Chicagoan Liz Ormesher Salcedo created the Everpurse, a small clutch that actually charges your phone whe…

By: Daley Quinn / October 3, 2012

Wait, What? Housework Equality Can Lead To Higher Divorce Rate

Couples who divvy up washing dishes, cleaning the laundry, and other house chores are more likely to get divorced than couples where the woman does the homemaking by herself, according to a Norwegian study of thousands of couples called Equality in the Home. In the study, which looked at 2007-08 data, researchers found that the 25…

By: Daley Quinn / October 2, 2012