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Cory Booker Is Calling Congress Out On Its “Pot Hypocrisy”

Or is it hyPOTcrisy? Heh heh heh.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 20, 2015

Instagram Specifically Bans Female Nipples, Is Totes Fine With Male Nipples

Instagram’s new guidelines specifically ban images of female nipples except in the case of breastfeeding mothers, post-mastectomy breasts, and artwork.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 17, 2015

PornHub Buys Jumpy Masturbator New Laptop After Mom Walks In On Him Wacking Off

So apparently, some poor dude was watching PornHub, and the site decided to freeze right when his mom was coming up the stairs. Logically, he did this: Mum was walking up the stairs and Pornhub decided to freeze, I had no other choice. pic.twitter.com/duxjrgv987 — Denzel (@DenzelMichaelUk) April 12, 2015 >.< YOU COULD’VE CLOSED IT,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 17, 2015

Absolute Beginners: Know When To Stop

Right now, I have tendonitis in my left ankle, tenosynovitis in both of my feet (it’s an inflammation of the sheaths that protect tendons), hammer toes, and my marathon-induced avascular necrosis still hasn’t quite healed. I have a vertebra that’s still healing from being cracked when I fell backward down a flight of stairs last…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 17, 2015

Fight For $15 Protests Are Taking Place In 230 Cities Nationwide Today

Fight for $15 protests are expanding today, with demonstrations taking place in 230 cities across the United States in support of raising the minimum wage.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 15, 2015

Trans Man Aydian Dowling Might Be Men’s Health’s “Ultimate Guy” This Year

Trans bodybuilder and activist Aydian Dowling is in the lead in a Men’s Health competition to find “The Ultimate Guy” to put on their cover. Thoughts, in no particular order: HUBBA HUBBA YAY! The Men’s Health competition web site defines the “Ultimate Guy” as someone who’s “fit and fearless, a doer who gives back and…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 15, 2015

Read About Wonder Woman’s Longstanding Place In Art

Plus, Joss Whedon takes on "Jurassic Park" and lady blog The Mary Sue in Today's Lady News!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 14, 2015

Janelle Monae Drops Mic: “I’m Not For Male Consumption”

Some dude on Twitter made a big mistake, critiquing Janelle Monae’s signature suits: “girl stop being so soulful and be sexy ...tired of those dumbass suits..you fine but u too damn soulful man.” Monae’s response is absolute perfection and requires no further comment: @mellow_saa sit down. I'm not for male consumption. — Janelle Monáe, Cindi…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 14, 2015

China’s 5 Arrested Feminist Activists Have Been Released From Custody

The five Chinese feminist activists who were arrested in the days leading up to International Women’s Day for handing out brochures about sexual harassment have been freed from custody.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

The Soapbox: We Can’t Address Poverty Until We Listen To People Who Are Living It

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback about last Friday’s article on Gwyneth Paltrow and the Food Bank Challenge. From that feedback I’ve learned a lot of useful things, like that the $29-per-week allocation is supposed to be for three people; you aren’t allowed to buy prepared food on SNAP in Illinois, Ohio, and I assume…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

I Don’t (Have $637 To Spend On Each Of My Wedding Guests)

Holy Good Lord Baby Jesus, people, the average American wedding is entailing the bride and groom spending $673 per guest, and guests can expect to spend $310 each on the wedding - unless you’re an attendant, in which case that shoots up to $701. And apparently 43 percent of people who have been invited to…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 13, 2015

What $29 A Week For Food Looks Like For Actual Low-Income People (And Not Gwyneth Paltrow)

Gwyneth Paltrow was tapped by Mario Batali to do the #FoodBankNYCChallenge and eat on $29 a week. Here's what she bought...

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 10, 2015

Rigging The Hugos: A Sad Puppies/George R. R. Martin Explainer

Fandom is alight with scandal right now over the Hugo awards, if you hadn’t heard or don’t follow sci-fi and fantasy writing. I will be totally honest and say from the get-go that I don’t keep up with contemporary science fiction novels by and large. I read comic books, I play video games, I watch…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 10, 2015

Absolute Beginners: A Place For Workout Videos In My Heart

The more I do for Absolute Beginners -- the more I try new things -- the more I have to re-evaluate my past with sports and fitness. This week, for example, I had to admit to myself that actually, my fitness habit didn’t begin with a barbell in 2012, even if that’s when I met…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 10, 2015

Chicago’s First Manslaughter Trial Against A Police Officer In 15 Years Starts Today

The trial of a police officer for manslaughter begins today in Chicago, the first in the last 15 years of the city's history. Officer Dante Servin shot Rekia Boyd, an unarmed Black woman, with an unregistered semiautomatic handgun while off-duty in March 2012.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 9, 2015

31 Insanely Specific Ways Men Can Impress Their New Woman, As Written By A Woman

I’m a woman and I have preferences about and ideations of men. Because I’m a woman and I have preferences about and ideations of men, I assume that my preferences and ideations are universal to all women who are oriented toward men as sexual partners. I also assume that because I’m a woman and I…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 9, 2015

Toni Morrison’s Breathtaking NY Times Profile Is A Must-Read

No, really the best, in every way.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 8, 2015

Why Campus Rape News Coverage Is Failing Rape Victims

Plus, what the heck are "painful anime bags"?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 7, 2015

Guess What Happened To Marilyn Manson In A Denny’s At 2 A.M.?!?!?!

The answer to the above question is PRECISELY what you would imagine it to be. Here’s the best celebrity news story I’ve ever heard in my life, which I’m going to present in list form because I just want to delineate all of the things that are great about it really clearly. Marilyn Manson Got…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / April 7, 2015

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