After backing down from a controversial bill that would make abortion illegal after 20 weeks, the Republican controlled House passed another anti-abortion bill today, called “The No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion” Act. Coincidentally, today is also the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that deemed abortion a decision to be made privately between a woman and her doctor.
This bill will prevent women from having their abortions covered by Medicaid, restrict her ability to buy insurance that covers abortions, block federal funds for abortion for women serving in the military, and prevent Washington, D.C. from using local funds to help women pay for abortions. It would also get rid of a tax break given to small businesses who provide their female employees with insurance that covers abortion. Keep reading »
I’ve always thought of turtlenecks as being one of the more … oppressive articles of clothing. In addition to having a fabric chokehold around your neck, turtlenecks cover so much skin that they’ve always struck me as being totally boring. Plus, I grew up on Southern California, where denim shorts with Ugg boots is more typical of winter fashion. So yeah, for the better part of my life, I could give a shit about turtlenecks — but then I moved to the East Coast and had to start dressing for actual real cold winters, and my outlook shifted the more my teeth chattered. And as for being boring? Hardly. Turtlenecks are actually an amazing layering piece for when you want to be especially warm, and they help “winterize” certain pieces in your wardrobe that you maybe thought you could only wear during summer. So, in short, turtlenecks are remarkably versatile snuggly straight jackets and you should totally get one. Like the one above from J. Crew! Once you do, here are three outfits to inspire you! [Turtleneck: $34.50, J. Crew
Normcore’s time has come and gone, and health goths still cling desperately to relevancy, but but ready your body because Babycore is the new hotness, and it is going to slay every pre-conceived notion you had of what you should be wearing. Refinery29 reports on this dubious “trend” as artist Matt Starr’s desire to push the boundaries of our ceaseless obsession with nostalgia. In an interview with Paper Magazine, he says that “There’s a playful, laid back and comfortable aesthetic to baby clothes that most adult clothing brands don’t offer.” Yes, that’s right, Babycore is all about adults embracing BABY FASHION.
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If you are living under a rock and have a hole in your heart the size of a fictional Indiana town (Eagleton, for example), then you probably missed one of the greatest scenes in television history a few nights ago: Amy Poehler scream-yelling Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” complete with fabricated lyrics. Keep reading »
Kanye may be adorning his lady in the finest merkins ermines can sacrifice their lives for, but men will be sporting no such genitalia luxury this year. Spotted last night on the runway of Rick Owen’s show at Paris Fashion Week was the hottest (god willing) new trend in menswear: flopping, ever-present dick. (Click here to see an even more NSFW image than the one above.) Keep reading »
Well, this is kind of a tragedy. I started out researching this column with the intention of writing “5 Snobby Comments Science Says Aren’t True,” but clearly the research just didn’t shake out. Time after time, I kept discovering that the most obnoxious, condescending, scarf-wearing douchebags in the world are correct, justified, and [some third thing] in their attitude. This is proof that either we need to completely reshape the way we react to people or that all of science is just trolling us for the lolz. Either way, I found studies that conclude people aren’t wrong when they say… (Read more on Cracked!)