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4 Terrible Messages That Girl-Centered Ads Are Sending

Dove Real Beauty Ad Send The Wrong Message

The Internet has exploded in an estrogen-charged fury of pro-girl viral ads, each more emotionally manipulative than the last. And it’s a good thing, because prior to the summer of 2014, American girls were languishing in princess towers, completely clueless that they had any value beyond their homemaking and boob-flashing skills.

As a grown woman and a mom of middle school daughters, I’m convinced that the new wave of viral ads are just as pandering and insulting as the things they’re trying to prevent. You just have to get past your gut reaction of “Yay! Girls!” to see it. Read more on Cracked…

The Daily Squee: Three Baby Bear Cubs Groom Each Other!

bear cubs
Bathtime!

I vaguely remember being a toddler taking baths with my older brother and I recall lotsa splashing and crying. These bear cubs are the very picture of good hygiene, and behavior, as they sit in a row and groom. Their mama bear must be very proud. [Laughing Squid]

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, Stream The New Sinead O’Connor & Make A Ricotta Grilled Cheese

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, Stream The New Sinead O'Connor & Make A Ricotta Grilled Cheese

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend! Keep reading »

University Of Alabama Sororities Were Told Black Girls Are Bad For Status

Sorority girls told to be racist

Sigh. To anyone who thinks racism is over and we should all stop complaining about it, there are still states with segregated proms and segregated sororities. The fact of the matter is that at these sororities, like the ones at the University of Alabama, a lot of the girls who get in or pledge, White and Black, don’t even really know what’s going on or don’t get to have a say. It is a major bummer. Read more on College Candy…

Lesbian City Council Member Gets Harassed By Her Constituents

jovanka beckles
  • “I’m going to keep coming up here and tell you how gays have no morality. … You’re filth. You’re dirt. Because I have the constitutional right to say it.” That’s a man speaking to Jovanka Beckles, the vice mayor of the Richmond City Council in California’s Bay Area. She’s the city’s first openly lesbian councilwoman and damn, does she put up with some shit. A fellow councilman (who also says that Beckles is not really Black) said none of the weekly harassment is meant to be homophobic, but that she “takes [the harassment] in a homophobic way.” It’s really her own fault, you see. [San Francisco Gate via Queerty]

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The Newest Human Ken Doll Is Creepier Than The Previous

The New Human Ken Doll

There’s a new Ken in town.

Brazilian model Celso Santebanes, 20, can now compete with the likes of “Human Ken Doll” Justin Jedlica over who pulls off the creepiest, most plastic-looking version of a real-life Ken doll.

Santebanes told The Mirror that he has spent more than $50,000 to perfect his look, undergoing four surgeries on his nose, chest, chin, and jaw. He got the work done so that he might look more like Barbie’s perfectly manicured boyfriend (or husband, or ex-boyfriend – their relationship status changes a lot). Read more on Huffinton Post…

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