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Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Celebrate Purple Rain‘s 30th Birthday, Watch “The Leftovers” & Daydream About Glass Beach

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Celebrate Purple Rain's 30th Birthday, Watch "The Leftovers" & Daydream About Glass Beach

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 »

Extreme Piercing Taken To A W-hole New Level

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If eyes are windows to the soul, then Joel Miggler’s extreme piercings are a portal to the digestive system.

The 23-year-old from Germany has undergone some extensive body modifications. Most noticeable are the holes in the alternative models cheeks which are so cavernous that he can flick his tongue through them. See more photos on Huffington Post…

This Stray Cat Became Best Friends With A Lynx At The Zoo

This Lynx And Cat Are Bffs
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The Leningrad Zoo in Russia became home to a stray calico cat when she snuck on the property looking for food. She somehow found her way into the zoo’s lynx closure and soon became best friends with the lynx who lived there. When the zoo saw how close they were, they decided to adopt the kitty and let the pair live together. The emotional music in this video is a little excessive, but it does help conjure up lots of thoughts about the beauty of nature and the power of BFFdom – and it also just really makes me wish I were petting a cat. [Gawker] [Image via Imgur]

Tiny Baby Mouse Noms On A Flower

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Baby Mouse Eats A Flower
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I’m usually not one to see rodents as cute. But! This 20-day-old house mouse deserves an exception. The mouse’s human has been raising her and hopes to release her back into the wild when she gets old enough! I wouldn’t be happy if she was in my cupboards gnawing through my cereal boxes, but nibbling on a dandelion? Too precious. [Tastefully Offensive]

Awesome Teenage Barista Defends Breastfeeding Mom Against Bully, Is My New Hero

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Given all the stories we hear about women getting flack for breastfeeding in public, it’s so uplifting to hear about the experience of Julia Wykes, who was defended by a teenage Starbucks barista. Wykes stopped at the coffee shop while running errands with her five-month-old son; when he started to get cranky in line, she sat down to nurse him.

A fellow customer spotted this, and loudly bitched to the barista about Wykes. She asked the barista to stop her from breastfeeding because it was “disgusting.” The barista told the woman he’d take care of it and approached Wykes, but instead of confronting her, he offered her a voucher for a free drink and said, “I’m sorry you had to deal with such unpleasantness today,” prompting the bully to storm out of the shop. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Black Nerds, Escapism, & Why We Need More Diverse Books

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“You guys know about vampires? … You know, vampires have no reflections in a mirror? There’s this idea that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. And what I’ve always thought isn’t that monsters don’t have reflections in a mirror. It’s that if you want to make a human being into a monster, deny them, at the cultural level, any reflection of themselves. And growing up, I felt like a monster in some ways. I didn’t see myself reflected at all.” — Junot Díaz

As a kid, I never tried to sneak out of the house. It’s not that I was a stickler for the rules (sorry, Mom) — it’s just that all the wonders I could ever want to explore didn’t exist outside the confines of my home. They were waiting for me when I woke up each morning, tucked neatly into the hallway bookshelves whose ever-expanding ranks housed J.K. Rowling, Leo Tolstoy, Judy Blume, and Sarah Dessen. Keep reading »

Father Charged With Murder, Suspected Of Intentionally Leaving His Toddler Son In Hot Car (While He Sexted A 17-Year-Old)

  • What-the-everloving-fuck: Justin Harris, the Georgia man whose toddler son died two weeks ago while left inside a hot car, is now suspected of intentionally killing his child. Harris was leading a double life, sexting with women — including a 17-year-old —  on the day his son died. He had also allegedly been frequenting an Internet forum that promotes a child-free lifestyle and searching online for how long it takes a person to die inside a car. Even more damningly, security footage showed Harris returning to his car several times throughout the day, making it just about impossible for him to not have noticed his kid in the backseat. We are disgusted. [ABC News] Keep reading »

European Court Upholds France’s Ban On Face-Covering Veils

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Bride Sues Hotel After “Depraved” Man Ruins Her Wedding With His Testicles

Engaged couples have plenty to worry about leading up to the big wedding day: Will it rain? Will my dress fit after all of the stress eating I’ve been doing? Will my best man get too drunk after the ceremony? Are we going to be destitute when this whole thing is all over? So imagine everything going perfectly to plan, and you’re standing at the alter, ready to say “I do,” when a “depraved” man suddenly show ups and starts flashing his balls. Keep reading »

All The Single Ladies (Are Getting Politicians Excited)!

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This is what teen boys in Texas campaigned for at a civics conference. Read More »
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Suffragette Snark
Who says feminists are humorless?! Read More »
Coping With Sexism
How to Ignore the Relentless Flow of Sexist BS So You Don't Live in Constant Rage
How to ignore the relentless flow of sexist BS so you aren't enraged. Read More »
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I don’t have much money to donate, so I assume politicians don’t care about me personally. But I guess I forgot about various “voting blocs” and how I’m probably listed on a sheet somewhere as “female,” “middle-class” and maybe “shrieking feminist harpy.” Even though — obviously — all Latinos or veterans or parents don’t vote the same way, politicians and their henchmen know they can reach these groups by appealing to issues that are important to them. And according to The New York Times, the voting bloc du jour, the one that could make a difference in the 2014 midterm elections, are single women. Keep reading »

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