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Men Can’t Endorse Maxi Pads In China Anymore

China has introduced new rules for advertisers to protect consumers, one of which is that celebrities have to use the products they endorse, and specifically, male celebrities cannot endorse feminine hygiene products. This comes after Taiwanese singer Jiro Wang slapped his mug on advertisements and packaging for Freemore maxi pads, as seen above.
But who

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 4, 2015

On Kim Davis And Religious Freedom

Now that Rowan County, Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis has been martyred by being sent to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as is her job as a representative of the state, several Republican presidential candidates are rallying around her.
Rand Paul, for instance, is predictably calling for the…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 4, 2015

GLAAD’s Report On LGBTs On TV Will Be Discontinued

…Because TV is so inclusive it’s not necessary!

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 4, 2015

“Fury Road” Is Coming Back To IMAX For A Week

In case you haven’t had enough ass-kicking in your life lately.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 3, 2015

Key And Peele Nail Their Neil DeGrasse Tyson Parody

Key and Peele revealed to us last night why it is that someone would go through all the hard work of becoming an astrophysicist: To baffle your partner during domestic arguments. Duh.
Jordan Peele performed an absolutely spot-on parody of Neil deGrasse Tyson for a three-part running joke in last night’s episode about the “Cosmos”

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 3, 2015

Donald Trump “Hopes To Run Against” Kanye In 2020

When Rolling Stone asked Donald Trump about Kanye West’s apparent campaign for presidency in 2020, Trump said, “I hope to run against him someday.”
Well, that, as well as claiming that Kanye has said “very nice things” about Trump in the past, because the man can’t help but compliment himself every time he opens

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 3, 2015

Indonesian State Will Force Late-Night Daters To Marry

What if you had to marry the first person you were out past 9 p.m. with?

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 3, 2015

PornHub Is Offering A $25K College Scholarship

Aww, PornHub really does care! The gigantic pornography web site is offering a $25,000 college scholarship for applicants who are over 18, have at least a 3.2 GPA, are currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate college with any major, and don’t have personal qualms about accepting money from a pornography web site.
Applicants

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 3, 2015

Washington State Blocks Teachers From Banning Words Like “Man” And “Woman”

A new twist in the political-correctness-in-higher-education fracas! Washington State University announced on Monday that it wouldn’t allow professors to put blanket bans on particular words in their classes, on threat of lower grades or class failure.
Specifically, one women’s studies course syllabus said the following:
“Gross generalizations, stereotypes and derogatory/oppressive language are not acceptable.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 2, 2015

Magical Cat Takes Bullet To Head, Saves Toddler

This cat is better than all of us.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 2, 2015

Genius Invents Nutella Lock

A genius German man named Daniel Schobloch has created maybe the greatest invention of the 21st century: A lock for your Nutella jars.
The lock is made of acrylic and it surrounds the jar on three sides and the top. It slides over the top of the jar, using the jar’s ridges for leverage; then,

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 2, 2015

There’s A Super PAC In Support Of Kanye’s 2020 Presidential Bid

Someone dropped $1000 to file to form a Super PAC in support of Kanye West’s run for presidency, following his maybe-a-joke-but-maybe-not announcement at Sunday’s Video Music Awards that he’d be a candidate in 2020.
A 24-year-old Baltimore political activist (and, notably, Republican) Eugene Craig filed the paperwork to form Ready for

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 2, 2015

Dan Savage Rips Into Homophobic KY Clerk: She’s “Waiting To Cash In”

Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis, you might have heard, is refusing to perform her job and issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Davis claims she’s doing this under God’s authority, which is strange, because she’s employed by the state.
Advice columnist, activist, and occasional pundit Dan Savage broke down all of the reasons Davis is

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 2, 2015

Pope Francis Will Allow Priests To Forgive Abortions

Pope Francis is allowing priests to forgive women who have had abortions during the upcoming Catholic Holy Year, from December 8, 2015 to November 26, 2016. Normally, if a woman has an abortion, she can seek forgiveness from a bishop, missionary, or the chief confessor of a diocese – otherwise, she’ll be excommunicated. Extending

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

ModCloth Will Have A Bridal Line, Because God Knows Weddings Need To Be More Twee

Online Manic Pixie Dream Girl clothing boutique turned actual, brick-and-mortar store ModCloth is making plans to expand to future brick-and-mortar locations, to get into athletic wear, and to design a bridal line, which, ugh.
I want to make fun of this, because I am 11 days from my wedding, and deciding what to wear

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

Ashley Madison Had 70,000 Bots Enticing Men With Messages Like “Hi”

Last week, data journalist Annalee Newitz analyzed the original data dump from cheating site Ashley Madison for Gizmodo and proposed that there were almost no real women who were active on the site. Newitz discovered that’s not exactly true, thanks to a second data dump of Ashley Madison’s source code. There were real,

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

Man Sends Dick Pics To HR Manager, Company Rescinds Job Offer

A modern tale of professional woe.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

Are Young Female Athletes Eating Enough?

Today in never, ever, ever stop eating: Apparently there’s a syndrome called the female athlete triad that consists of a loss of bone density, irregular periods, and low energy, and it happens when female athletes aren’t eating enough. This plagues a lot of teenaged athletes in particular, for reasons having unsurprisingly to do

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

9 Old People Things That I Love

I am not young at heart. I’m pretty sure I’m old at heart. I’m pretty sure that, deep within me, there’s a crotchety but lovable 84-year-old woman trying to nudge me with her walker toward the best possible life. I use words like “hullaballoo” in casual conversation. I think things are “newfangled.” I view television

Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 1, 2015

The Incredible Hulk Was Inspired By A Woman

Um, super cool: It turns out that the Incredible Hulk was inspired by a woman who lifted up a car to save her baby. From a 2011 interview with Hulk creator Jack Kirby:
“The Hulk I created when I saw a woman lift a car. Her baby was caught under the running board

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 31, 2015

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