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Get To Know The Women Of The #BlackLivesMatter Movement

todays lady news
  • Meet the women of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. [The Atlantic]
  • Is casual, everyday sexism making women sick? [The Guardian]
  • Islamaphobic bus ads in San Francisco have been “defaced” (I say improved upon) with images of Kamala Khan, otherwise known as Ms. Marvel, Marvel Comics’ Muslim superhero. [io9] Keep reading »

Virtual Reality Porn Now Exists; See You In A Few Months

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OF COURSE virtual reality porn was invented before most people even had the opportunity to try virtual reality technology for anything else. That’s how technology works, right? Like, we use porn for beta testing anything and then refine it for the content that matters?

According to this video from Complex, virtual reality porn looks a lot like actual sex — it’s all filmed point-of-view; if you look up, you can see a buxom lass’s boobs bouncing over your head, and if you look down, you’ll see her bumping uglies with a — if not exactly your — penis. There’s also VR porn from a woman’s point of view, but apparently the dick in that porn was so in-your-face that it was even too much for the ladies, which I think sums up a lot of the critiques you might hear from women about porn. Keep reading »

Hershey’s Has Banned The Import Of British Chocolate

Update on the whole Cadbury Egg situation: No British chocolate will be imported into the United States anymore, after Hershey’s made a deal with the group Let’s Buy British Imports to cease the import of any British candies that have packaging that looks like Hershey’s packaging. Considering how many Hershey’s candies exist, that pretty much means that there will be no more British candies in America, period. Oh, and that Cadbury thing? Forget what anyone told you in the immediate aftermath of the news about it not affecting the United States. Hershey’s has a license to manufacture Cadbury Eggs with the licensed Cadbury name, but a new and inferior chocolate recipe. Keep reading »

Frisky Eats: 11 Fish Recipes For Non-Fish-Eaters

My mom grew up in South Dakota and Nebraska. She was the second of seven children, and the first daughter, which meant that she was the child most tasked with helping to prepare meals. Those two facts factored largely into my fish-less childhood — my mom did all the cooking, and she had absolutely no experience with or desire for cooking fish. The closest she came was the kind of tuna casserole that has potato chips on top (Ruffles only, bitches). She’s a meat-and-potatoes Midwestern woman. To this day, it’s hard to get her to eat foods as exotic as fennel. Keep reading »

12 Non-Lame Favors To Give Guests At Your Awesome Wedding

Most of the suggestions that you’ll find online for favors are totally lame (no offense if you’ve bought some of these): Personalized doo-dads no one will use, as if you need to constantly have your guests reminded of the fact that YOU GOT MARRIED!!!!!!; cruddy, also-personalized chocolate bars that no one really wants to eat; booze when your guests are probably already drunk; bottle openers, as if most adults don’t already have one; shot glasses that they can put next to their other shot glasses from, like, spring break, and do you really want to be remembered that way? The only cool, oft-suggested exceptions, in my incredibly humble opinion, are photo booths (which cost so much) and little samples of a signature cocktail from your wedding (which would also cost so much). Keep reading »

Our Justice System Is Sentencing Domestic Abuse Survivors To Life Without Parole

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  • Our justice system’s misunderstandings about domestic violence are putting abuse survivors into jail for life without parole. [The Atlantic]
  • Clergy, priests, and monks sent their own photos to a Florida police department so that they would stop using pictures of Black youth for target practice. [Washington Post]
  • Read about the women who have been serving in Myanmar’s long-standing civil war. [New York Times] Keep reading »
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