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Frat boys from Tau Kappa Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee have been accused of slipping date rape drugs to young women at an off-campus party on Friday night after several female and one male student became so utterly incapacitated that police had to be called.

A UWM residence hall called the… READ MORE »


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“I think that the term [feminist] has been incredibly bastardized. I am a huge advocate of empowering women — the idea of women supporting each other and supporting themselves and making strong choices that make them happy. I think often feminism gets a very narrow definition. It’s not about making shit-tons of money and running… READ MORE »


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Kate Hudson told a British talk show host that she and her mom Goldie Hawn both have the ability to “see dead people” by sensing a “fifth energy” around them. Hudson explained, “It is not really seeing, it is feeling a spirit. A fifth energy. I believe in energy. I believe our brains can… READ MORE »


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Ai-Jen Poo, a labor leader with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, which organizes immigrant women workers, was one of the recipients of a MacArthur “genius” grant this week. [Colorlines; DomesticWorkers.org]
Dykes To Watch Out For comic Alison Bechdel was just one of many queer folks in history who have received a “genius” grant from… READ MORE »


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An ex-New York City bartender/aspiring actress named Laura Ramadei has penned an open letter to a customer named Brian Lederman, who groped her and said he wanted to order her “to go.” When Ramadei didn’t respond to his sexual harassment, Lederman — a hedge funder who she easily found online through a Google search, after… READ MORE »


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Oh Miley, just stop.  The pop princess is in trouble with the Mexican government after she got spanked onstage with a Mexican flag while twerking in a comically large prosthetic butt. (Which, in and of itself, is UGHHH.) The incident occurred in Monterray, Mexico on Tuesday night and officials are investigating possible desecration of… READ MORE »


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Nesquik has debuted a new chocolate milk beverage we are welcoming with open arms and clogged arteries: Girl Scout cookie-flavored milk. (At least it’s lowfat Girl Scout cookie-flavored milk.) The two limited edition flavors are based on the popular cookies Thin Mints and Samoas. That’s right, I wrote based on. Although the Scouts will receive royalties… READ MORE »


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Florida State University suspended star quarterback Jameis Winston for the first half of an upcoming game on Saturday after he stood up on a table on campus and yelled “Fuck her right in the pussy!” The school called his behavior — which is apparently part of some dumb meme — “offensive and vulgar.” [New York Times; Deadspin]… READ MORE »


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There are plenty of people in the world who get nice things that they don’t (IMHO) deserve. So it’s especially nice when someone completely and utterly deserving is recognized for their greatness. I felt all the warm and fuzzies this morning when I heard on the news that the cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel… READ MORE »


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Megan MacKay, can we be friends? Because your “Ray Rice makeup tutorial” (hey, watch it first before you get offended!) is the most cutting commentary of our complete cultural fucktitude over Ray Rice that I’ve seen. You can watch more of Megan’s work on YouTube for her takes on LEGO’s female scientists, Hobby Lobby and Planned… READ MORE »


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It’s not only the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that gets Benedict Cumberbatch in a giving mood. To raise awareness for cancer research through TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes For Good Drive, an exhibition by photographer Jason Bell will feature images of the “Sherlock” actor and other celebs in various states of undress. The other celebs… READ MORE »


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The unplanned biopsy on Joan Rivers’ vocal cords, which led to her death, was done without her prior consent, CNN reports. Furthermore, the doctor who performed the procedure took a selfie in the operating room while the comedienne was under anesthesia, a staffer at Yorkville Endoscopy in NYC told investigators. The doctor, who has… READ MORE »


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Animal abuse? The best day of this tiny hamster’s life? Hard to say! Either way, someone had the wherewithal to make a pile of itty-bitty, hamster-sized hot dogs and feed them to one lucky rodent, racing against the clock with Takeru Kobayashi, competitive eater and Guiness world record holder for the most hot dog noshed. READ MORE »


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The Senate failed yet again to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, which would have strengthened an employee’s ability to fight pay inequality and prohibited them from retaliation by employers. Republicans have long opposed the bill, which they believe will negatively impact business owners. [Politico]
This woman recounts reporting her sexual assault at… READ MORE »


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“Elmo can see that Miss Lupita’s skin is a beautiful brown color!”

That’s Elmo learning all about skin when “12 Years A Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o visited “Sesame Street.” They talked about touch and tickling, but the most heartwarming part of their skin conversation is loving their skin color. I hope all the… READ MORE »


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There’s a Stefon-sized hole in my heart that will never be filled. And when Bill Hader visited “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” the two former “Saturday Night Live” co-stars made clear they are every bit as emotional about Stefon as the rest of us. Filming the last-ever Stefon sketch, when he leaves Anderson Cooper at… READ MORE »


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Last week, CBS pulled Rihanna from performing in an intro before Thursday Night Football, allegedly because she’s a famous domestic violence survivor and the NFL is still incompetently bumbling the Ray Rice situation. But they asked RiRi to perform again, and she is not having is: this morning, she told CBS to go fuck… READ MORE »


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This fascinating essay about a woman’s experience as an abortion doula is a must-read. [NYMag.com]
Today is the 51st anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing that killed four little girls. [AL.com]
Cover Girl appears to have moved their crossmarketing page for the Baltimore Ravens, who terminated their contract last week with Ray… READ MORE »



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