Frisky Rant: Vocal Fry Isn’t Holding Women Back, Misogyny Is

By: Caitlin White / July 29, 2015

Young women: femininity is powerful. Your speech patterns are powerful. The slang and vocal patterns of teenage girls are so powerful that they’ve been dissected and analyzed by linguistic scientists: uptalk, vocal fry, even the “Valley Girl” stereotype all point to specific speech patterns utilized by some women. A piece published in The Guardian yesterdayMore »


President Chris Christie Will Recriminalize Pot In States That Have Legalized It

By: Robyn Pennacchia / July 29, 2015

That should go over well with the majority of Americans who support legalization. … More »


Ben Affleck Is Dating His Kids’ Nanny

By: Megan Reynolds / July 29, 2015

HEAVY SIGH. More »


Study Shows Trans* Discrimination At Fault For HIV Rates

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 29, 2015

A new study from the World Health Organization has found that transgender women are 49 times as likely as a member of the general population to be HIV-positive. The study’s authors theorize why this would be:
“Many studies have demonstrated multiple co-occurring health problems among transgender women, including high rates of violence and victimization,… More »


My Reaction To “Men React To Their Girlfriends Being Catcalled”? BLAH BLAH BLAH

By: Megan Reynolds / July 29, 2015

There is a strange, pervasive trend in the great content scheme that, for some reason, highlights the reactions of men to things that women experience and go through every single day. This is a formula that was pioneered by Buzzfeed’s Try Guys, a merry group of diverse men who gamely try things that women go… More »


This “Game Of Thrones” Dance Remix Is Hilarious

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 29, 2015

Do either of the following statements sound like you?

You miss “Game of Thrones” desperately when the season is over.
You love a good beat.

Well then, have I got a treat for you. Here’s a dance remix of “Game of Thrones,” i.e. the percussion is provided by the show’… More »


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