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This week, we learned about a new and fabulous time-suck on the Internet: the Content Idea Generator at Portent.com.  You plug in a word or phrase — say, “farting” — and it autocreates a headline like the kind you’d read on BuzzFeed or BrainPickings.

“The 8 Best Farting Twitter Feeds To Follow!” “15 Ways Farting Can Find You The Love Of Your Life!” “What Farting Can Teach The World About Peace!”

Most of ‘em are laughably dopey. But with God as my witness, some of these headlines are actually doable … and dare I suggest good? So The Frisky staff has a fun idea. We want you to vote on a weird, auto-generated headline for us — and then we’ll actually write a post about it. And it will be amazing.

I’m first-up, so let me know what you want me to write by voting below!

What article should Jessica write?

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Duke University Is Training Feminist Bloggers

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Duke University has suffered some blows over the years as an academically prestigious school with a bad rep towards women. There was the infamous Duke lacrosse rape accusation of 2006 (which was later found to be false) and more recently, embarrassing fratboy shenanigans. Finally, some really positive news: Duke Women’s Center has created a program during the spring semester called Write(H)ers, which will train 23 students on how to be feminist bloggers. Keep reading »

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This is not directed at any one person. This is something I feel I have to say on behalf of myself and possibly many other female bloggers out there.

It makes my freaking day when people email me or comment or come up to me in public and tell me that they like my blog or my videos or my writing for The Frisky. To know that there is someone else out there, across the vast and uncertain hollow space of Internet, to know that someone is reading, someone is taking the time out of their day to process words that I wrote or watch a video I made, means a lot to me.

As women bloggers though, we’re faced with certain issues that men aren’t. Keep reading »

Beliefnet Wouldn’t Allow Blogger To Use The Word “Feminist” On Her Blog, Anywhere

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With no apparent sense of irony at all, the faith site Beliefnet allegedly hired a guest blogger who writes about feminist issues … and then told her she couldn’t use the word “feminist” anywhere in any of her blog posts.

Why? Because “feminist” is such an offputting word. Keep reading »

Sorry, Guys, Girls Can Write for Tech Blogs, Too

Molly Oswaks is one of two female writers at the tech blog Gizmodo, and you’ll get a pretty good sense of how that goes over among male commenters with her post headlined, “Your Nasty, Nerdy Sexism Isn’t Cute.” Based on the feedback she’s gotten, Oswaks is compelled to break the news that technology is not just for guys. She also has to dispel the notion that she must have gotten her job because Gizmodo has a gender quota or … worse. Read more …

Erica Jong Bops Arianna Huffington For Not Paying HuffPost Bloggers

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Iconic Fear Of Flying author Erica Jong has publicly criticized Arianna Huffington — who uses the unpaid labor of thousands of bloggers on The Huffington Post — and accused her of “hurting writing as a profession.” A feisty Ms. Jong spoke to The Slant, a journalism blog, about Huffington’s effect on the media biz and, wow-ee, she did not hold back. (Which is precisely why I love her.) Keep reading »

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