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Depression, the way it’s depicted in popular culture and cultural myth is almost glamorous. Someone who is struggling under the weight of their depression is depicted as reflective. Brooding. Intense. Romantic. Feeling things so deeply that they’re driven to suicide. Think Kurt Cobain, Elliot Smith, Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf. They are not necessarily people you… READ MORE »


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Several years ago, I was using Botox pretty regularly. Then, I stopped. Last year, I went back for more of the Botulinum toxin that paralyzes the facial muscles of those looking to be line-free. When it didn’t work, I turned to Dysport, a similar product, which did work. But recently I decided I’m done with… READ MORE »


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Well, well, well. Witchy Christine O’Donnell has my vote. [BuzzFeed] … READ MORE »


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Do you have an extra $68,000 laying around and an unbridled sense of irony? Then why not purchase the smallest apartment in the world! No, surprisingly, it isn’t a bathtub in someone’s Soho apartment — it’s a closet-sized space in Rome’s Piazza di Sant’ Ignazio. What do you get for your $68k? A bathroom with… READ MORE »


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The above video is from a French feminist group called Niqabitch. They’re two women in their 20s who are protesting France’s ban on burqas and niqabs by walking through the streets of Paris decked in niqabs, short-shorts and heels. The Niqabitches, one of whom is Muslim, believe that banning women from wearing traditional MuslimREAD MORE »


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Police say an Ohio man, Dominic Holt-Reid, forced his girlfriend into an abortion clinic at gunpoint after she refused to terminate her pregnancy. The couple had a morning appointment for an abortion and she refused to go, so he pulled a gun from the glove compartment. While inside the clinic, she passed a note… READ MORE »


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“One thing I used to do is carry a banana around in my pocket,” is what one man is using as evidence that he is innocent of sexual assault. David Morris, a 60-year-old pastor in Wales, is on trial for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl 15 years ago. … READ MORE »


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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may trade places with Vice-President Joe Biden on the 2012 election ticket, veteran journalist Bob Woodward said yesterday. “President Obama needs some of the women, Latinos, retirees that she did so well with during the 2008 primaries,” Woodward told CNN yesterday, adding that the switcheroo is “on the table.” Did… READ MORE »


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Ever feel like a regular old Post-It Note just doesn’t convey what your feminist-minded self is trying to say? Then you’ll love new Femin-Its Sticky Notes — which give you a helpful way to rate the messages you’re taking: Is it patriarchal, sexist, gynocentric or womyn-friendly? Lord knows there’s been a dearth in feminist-themed Post-It… READ MORE »


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This election season just got dirty: Krystal Ball, 29, a Congressional candidate in Virginia, has seen … READ MORE »


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Somewhere in a lab far, far away, scientists fed spiders flies injected with LSD, mescaline, hashish, and caffeine. These are their webs. [ICNT4GIVE] … READ MORE »


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Lindsay Lohan’s wackadoodle dad claims to be opening a women-only rehab in Pasadena, California. Stay far, far away. [New York Post]
Plus-size model Crystal Renn — who, at size 10, is hardly “plus-size” — has walked three shows at Paris Fashion Week and said she’s being treated just like any other model. [NYmag.com]
Surprising fact:… READ MORE »


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