Why I Inspect My Vagina Every Day

Why I Inspect My Vagina Every Day

“Are you okay in there?” my roommate asked me after I’d surpassed the 30-minute mark in our shared bathroom.

“Yep!” I hastily replied from the cold, linoleum floor where I sat naked. “I’ll be right out!”

I took one last look through the small compact mirror at my vagina, thoroughly inspecting each fold, small bump and hair, and hoisted myself up off the floor. In a matter of months, this scrupulous examination had become my daily routine…and to this day, I hate every minute of it. Keep reading »

Robin Williams’ Wife: He Was Suffering The Early Stages Of Parkinson’s

RIP Robin Williams
Breaking News: Actor Robin Williams Dead In Apparent Suicide
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  • Robin Williams’ wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement today sharing that the comedian was sober at the time of his suicide and had been battling the beginnings of Parkinson’s disease along with depression and anxiety. [LA Times]
  • The Broadway production of “Aladdin” paid special tribute to Williams with an audience sing-a-long, and Broadway lights dimmed last night in his honor. [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Twitter is changing its policies after cyberbullying regarding her father’s death pushed Zelda Williams to take a break from social media. [Pink Is The New Blog] Keep reading »

Oxford English Dictionary Adds “Mansplain” And “Douchebag”

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  • Someone at the Oxford Engilsh Dictionary is a feisty feminist: both “douchebag” and “mansplain” have been added to the publication, confirming their place in our lexicon. So, next time I grumble about how you can open up the dictionary to the word “mansplain” and see a picture of Bill Maher, he might actually be there! [The Mary Sue]
  • Fremont, California, has caved into hysterical parents worried about a new sex ed text book. [San Francisco Gate]
  • A cake shop in Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, refused to sell a couple a cake for a party after renewing their wedding vows. They’re a Christian bakery, you see, and “the owner talked to Jesus for two weeks,” and Jesus apparently said no cakes for lesbians. [PA Homepage]
  • Feminista Jones, the activist and writer who spearheaded tonight’s National Moment Of Silence 2014 (#NMOS14), explains why police brutality is a feminist issue. [Feministing] Keep reading »

ModCloth Vows Transparency On Photoshopping Its Models

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This week, the retro fashion shopping site ModCloth made a public commitment to transparency in the media by signing a pledge let customers know if they Photoshop their models.

The Heroes Pledge for Advertisers, which is a campaign of the Brave Girls Alliance, asks companies to commit to informing users if they tangibly alter a model’s appearance in any way, reading: Keep reading »

Party Hardy Reese Witherspoon Shakes Her Groove Thing

America, and quite possibly the world, is going to hell in a handbasket — but, hey, Reese Witherspoon went to a fancy party in Capri and it looks like she had fun! What are those moves called, Reese?! I highly recommend watching the entire video at TMZ — she appears to be dancing to a klezmer version of “I Will Survive” — as it is highly entertaining.  [TMZ via Gawker]

More Unmarried Women Over Age 35 Having Babies

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Although the birth rate for unmarried women has been slowly declining, middle-aged American women aren’t waiting to tie the knot before having kids. According to recent CDC data, birth rates for unmarried females between the ages of 35 and 39 rose a substantial 48% between 2002 and 2012. Read more on Newser…

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