A Brief History Of (Suspected) Lavender Marriages

By: Rachel White / March 31, 2011

When I was a kid, I was a bit confused by the word “thespian.” I watched adults say it with a certain swish of the hand. Did it have something to do with drama or was it a sexual orientation? Now, I’m older and I get it. But I do think it’s interesting that the… More »


Raped 14-Year-Old Girl Charged With Adultery, Lashed To Death

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2011

A 14-year-old girl in Bangladesh, who was raped by her cousin, was sentenced to 101 lashes for “adultery” and died. Hena Akhter from rural Shariatpur was the fifth child of a day laborer and his wife. An older male cousin — who was forced to marry his wife because he had raped her 15 year… More »


Raise Your Hand If Your Armpits Are Attractive

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2011

It’s not enough for our armpits to smell lovely, now they must also look lovely? Sadly, data says that 93 percent of women think they’re armpits are fugs. Preying on our armpit insecurity, the deodorant companies are about to inundate us with products that will improve the appearance of our pits in just day… More »


Guy Talk: Is It Natural For Older Guys To Lust After Young Women?

By: Hugo Schwyzer / March 31, 2011

In my office, Amber is telling me a familiar story. She’s come to talk about her autobiography paper for my women’s studies class, and she reads part of her rough draft aloud.

“I was 12, and this car pulled up alongside me as I was walking home from school … the driver looked… More »


Lady Gaga’s Airport Adventure Look

By: Julie Gerstein / March 31, 2011

So, this is how Lady Gaga dresses when she’s going to the airport. Not that we’re surprised. Still, it seems that multiple metal belts and tchotkes might be a bit inconvenient for airport security. And we’ll take flip-flops over trying to get those platform boots off with a line of disgruntled passengers behind her any… More »


Alye Pollack, We Love You

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2011

Meet 13-year-old Alye Pollack. The 8th grader lives in Westport, CT, and has been bullied every day by her classmates since 6th grade. In response, she posted this amazing silent (save the music) video to YouTube — which already has over 163,000 views — about her struggle called “Words are worse than Sticks and… More »