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Ashley Judd Addresses The Underlying Misogyny In Rumors About Her Looks

Teaching Boys Feminism
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How to teach boys to be feminists. Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
Everything The Frisky has ever written about feminism! Read More »
On Sex Work & Feminism
Actress Billie Piper talks about sex work and feminism. Read More »

“That women are joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance is salient. Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it. This abnormal obsession with women’s faces and bodies has become so normal that we (I include myself at times—I absolutely fall for it still) have internalized patriarchy almost seamlessly. We are unable at times to identify ourselves as our own denigrating abusers, or as abusing other girls and women. Keep reading »

Raf Simons Picked To Replace Galliano At Dior

Galliano Caught On Tape
The Dior designer was caught on tape using anti-Semitic slurs. Read More »
Galliano Arrested
The Dior designer was also suspended by the brand. Read More »
Dior's New Look
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Check out the new book about the brand! Read More »

After more than a year of speculation, a new designer has been chosen to head up Christian Dior. Raf Simons, formerly of Jil Sander, will take over the position vacated by John Galliano after the designer was fired from his role for making anti-semetic remarks in February 2011. Several designers–including Marc Jacobs, Hedi Slimane and jokingly, Kanye West–were allegedly in the running for the position. In February, Simons was fired from Jil Sander suddenly, though some believe a deal had been in the works with Dior for some time. “The first time I heard about the Dior position,” said Simons of his new appointment, “I thought, ‘This feels right.’” [NYT]

Joel McHale, Totally Not Shilling For Nintendo

"Community" Challenge
Joel McHale and Chevy Chase take a pop culture challenge. Read More »
"Community" College Vid
Check out this hilarious college commercial. Read More »
Joel vs Kathie Lee
Joel McHale takes on "The Today Show." Read More »
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It’s sometimes hard to discern Joel McHale from his “Community” character, Jeff Winger. Both Jeff and Joel — the latter in this “viral” commercial for Nintendo 3DS — are smart, snarky know-it-alls. And both Jeff and Joel are so funny that we’d watch them do their taxes and probably get a laugh out of it. Here, Joel/Jeff schools a Nintendo exec on the art of the viral video and turns into the Mushroom King. Featuring cameos from Super Mario Bros. Mario and Luigi. [YouTube]

Kate McKinnon Makes Her “Saturday Night Live” Debut

SNL's New Lady Cast Member
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Meet Kate McKinnon, a veteran of Vag Magazine. Read More »
Why Funny Women Rule
Mind of Man
John DeVore on why funny women are a natural resource. Read More »
Melissa On "SNL"
Melissa McCarthy's opening monologue on "SNL." Watch »
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This past weekend, new “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kate McKinnon made her debut, and by all accounts, was a hit. And that’s a good, especially since rumors persist that key lady cast member Kristin Wiig will be leaving at the end of this season. Here, McKinnon appears for a scant 30 seconds, doing a pitch-perfect impression of Bravo TV’s Tabitha Coffey. And after the jump, check out her impersonation of Penelope Cruz, appearing in a Pantene commercial with host Sofia Vergara. Enjoy! Keep reading »

Return Of The Francopocalypse: James Franco Sings Selena Gomez

James Franco, Gay?
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James Franco likes to talk about gayness. So, is he or is he not? Read More »
Selena's Justin Tattoo
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It's gotta be fake, right? Read More »
James Franco, THe Worst
He's really terrible, guys. Read More »
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I’d like to officially say that I’m not responsible for any apoplectic fits you might fall into after watching this video of James Franco — clad in Kenny Powers-esque braids — lip-syncing to Selena Gomez’s “I Love You Like A Love Song.” It seems Mr. Franco, of whom I have a documented intense hatre, is making a new film with Gomez and crappy ’90s agent provocateur Harmony Korine called “Spring Breakers.” So yeah, I’m sure this is going to turn out great. [Huffington Post]

Shopping Guide: 10 Pairs Of Cute Patterned Shorts

Hey girl, you might be saying, it’s a little too early to break out the shorts just yet. But we recommend you wear these brightly colored, patterned and printed shorts with tights underneath and a plain tee. They’re the perfect thing to get you through spring. After the jump, our favorite printed pairs for your perusal.

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