Rebecca Vipond Brink

Woman Sets Fire To Yoga Studio, Can’t Stop Grinning About It

This super enthused arsonist yogi, why you should consider using the female condom, and more in Today's Lady News...
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 26, 2015

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Pregnant Women In UPS Case

Peggy Young wins in court, Rebecca Martinson's "cunt punt" email inspires performance art and Gloria Steinem gives Black women their due, in Today's Lady News...
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 25, 2015

Check Out Ted Cruz’s Anti-Woman Campaign Platform

The ladies, he does not love them.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 24, 2015

Rolling Stone Will Review Its UVA Rape Story In The April Issue

Rolling Stone will be publishing its review of its UVA campus rape article, “A Rape On Campus,” in its April issue. [Flavorwire] And Charlottesville police say that there’s “no evidence” for the claims in the Rolling Stone story, but “Jackie” will not face charges for her involvement. [Gawker] The entire rugby team at…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 23, 2015

The Marines Are Testing Female Soldiers For Front Lines

Women in combat, frats being fratty(terrible) and so much more.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 20, 2015

NHS: Genital Piercings Count As Female Genital Mutilation

The UK’s National Health Service has classified voluntary genital piercings as female genital mutilation.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 19, 2015

Absolute Beginners: Gym Etiquette 101

After the first installment of Absolute Beginners was posted, I got a few really awesome suggestions for future posts. This one is from reader Cedra, who brought up the point that a lot of total fitness newbies are intimidated by the gym because they simply don’t know exactly how they’re supposed to act there. So…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 19, 2015

Managing Diet And Exercise With My ADHD Brain

I have pretty severe ADHD. That dictates a lot of the way that my life, brain, body, and relationships function, but it’s not something I talk about a lot because - well, I don’t know, I’ve known about it and been living with it for fifteen years. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But it’s been coming up a lot…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 19, 2015

The US Presbyterian Church Now Recognizes Gay Marriage

Woohoo, another victory for gay rights!
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

Just Look At This Asshole: Catholic Church Spraying Homeless With Water At Night In San Francisco

In a tremendous show of Christian charity, a Catholic church in San Francisco has installed water sprinklers specifically meant to drive away the homeless people who sleep in the church’s outer alcove. The homeless individuals in question were under the impression that the sprinklers were installed to keep the alcove clean, but that wasn’t…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

Lena Dunham Is Having To Defend Her Workouts As “Not Anti-Feminist”

According to Marie Claire (because I don’t watch Letterman), Lena Dunham is having to defend herself as a feminist … because she’s working out. Let me say from the outset, because I’m going to say it at some point, that I really do not like Lena Dunham (The Public Figure). I don’t think it’…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

All The Bicycle-Related Knowledge I Have, In Q&A Form

It was 70 degrees out yesterday in Chicago. Seventy, people! That means, of course, that I’ve been riding my bike for the last few weeks, because really, once you hit about 35 it’s pretty safe to bike. That being said, I know so many people who are afraid either to use their bicycle as their…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

How I’m Choosing To Cope With My Pop Culture Exhaustion

Here’s an admission: I work for a blog that does lots of pop culture coverage, and I spend a lot of time in conversations with my coworkers about pop culture going, “What? What is that? That is over my head.” This isn’t a brag, just a description of my life: I don’t watch TV, not…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 17, 2015

Good Morning! Here’s Earl From “Dinosaurs” Lip-Syncing To Notorious B.I.G.

It’s Tuesday morning, so I’m just going to go ahead and assume that you’re not in top form right now. Here’s a motivator: Earl Sinclair from “Dinosaurs” flawlessly performing (OK, lip-syncing to) “Hypnotize” by Notorious B.I.G. This video falls into that category of internet phenomena that are sort of uncanny -- Earl’s rhythms and mannerism…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 17, 2015

Check Out The Video For Meghan Trainor’s Narcissist Anthem, “Dear Future Husband!” (Or Don’t)

Maybe Meghan Trainor can come over in her PVC maid outfit and scrub the puke off my floors?
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

76 Percent Of Ferguson Residents Are At The Mercy Of A Racist Police Force

The most shocking finding from the DOJ report on Ferguson is that more than 75 percent of Ferguson residents have standing arrest warrants.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

10 Great Chicago Street Artists, To Demonstrate That Street Art Isn’t Just Banksy

You know who I’m really bored with? BANKSY. It’s not that he’s done anything wrong, or objectionable, or boring; it's not that he hasn’t maintained a high quality of work; it’s that whenever I tell someone I photograph street art, they say, “Oh! Like Banksy?” And the discretion it takes for me not to…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

The World’s Oldest Pretzel Has Ruined Pretzels For Me

Last week, the world’s oldest pretzel was found in Germany. It’s 250 years old and it looks all sorts of unappetizing. Ew. Anyway, apparently the pretzel was found in a structure that was probably a bakery in Regensburg, a town that has a lot of history to uncover. It was firebombed during World War…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015

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