Posts tagged "featured"

Badass Bitches In History: Director Lois Weber And The First Full-Frontal Nude Scene

Happy Women's History Month! All this month we will be bringing you stories of lesser known lady badasses of note! WHAT IF I TOLD YOU ... that there was another silent film director as prolific and as innovative as D.W. Griffith, but not a crazy racist and also a woman? You would probably think I…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 5, 2015

5 Essential (And Naughty!) BDSM Tips For Beginners

When I first became interested in sex, or sex with people other than myself I should say, I was immediately turned on by the world of BDSM, albeit, at an early age. There was something illicit and natural about the kinkiness that it didn't take much for me to warm up to it. Back then,…
By: Kristin Collins Jackson / March 3, 2015

In Honor Of Leslie Knope’s Last Hurrah, These Are Our Galentines

Tuesday night's series finale of "Parks and Recreation" was the perfect swan song to a wonderful show that always delighted in the simple joys of life, instead of sneering at the world from a perch on high. But the best part of the show was its unabashed commitment to celebrating strong women. Amy Poehler's Leslie…
By: Beejoli Shah / February 26, 2015

Is Ross Geller A Men’s Rights Activist?

I'm a die-hard "Friends" fan for life, but there's one thing in the show I can no longer pretend doesn't exist: The fact that Dr. Ross Geller, PhD., is a men's rights activist.
By: Beejoli Shah / February 25, 2015

The Soapbox: Here’s Why Closing The Gender Wage Gap Is A White Feminist Issue

Patricia Arquette's words, problematic though they may be, were merely an entry point to a much-need conversation about wage inequality. It is up to us to expand on and continue the conversation she attempted to begin. So let's go ahead and do that.
By: Tiffanie Drayton / February 24, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The Mathematics Of Love, Listen To Willow Smith & Watch “Nightcrawler”

Cold-ass weekend weather means Tink, popcorn, Nightcrawler and Wonder Woman. Stay in, you weirdos.
By: Megan Reynolds / February 22, 2015

Dater X: Over And Out

Laying in bed watching "Grey’s Anatomy" last week, I started wondering, as I have during nearly every episode recently, why the show has continued for so many seasons. All of the characters we originally knew and loved (big shoutout to the "Grey’s" OG, George O’Malley) have come and gone, the plot has become so farfetched…
By: Dater X / February 18, 2015

50 Shits Of Crap: A Professional Dominant Excoriates The Worst Movie Of All Time

I knew that I was going to have to watch "Fifty Shades of Grey" eventually, it was just an issue of watching in a way that would be, you know, tolerable. And it occurred to me pretty quickly last week: One of my very best friends in the world is a veteran professional and recreational…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 17, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Listen To Drake, Read The Girl On The Train & Watch “Togetherness”

It's the weekend. It's cold. It's dark. Get into it.
By: Megan Reynolds / February 14, 2015

Dater X: V-Day & The L-Word

Valentine’s Day is juuuuust around the bend, and in unusual circumstances for me, I can actually celebrate it this year with, GASP,  a man. I’ve always been a fan of Valentine’s Day, even at my most miserably single, because as a person who loves a lot (and always really, really hard), I bask in any…
By: Dater X / February 11, 2015

The Best Moments Of The 2015 Grammys

Guys, the Grammy Awards are kind of a snoozefest unless you are super-invested in music, specifically popular music. But, if you love the spectacle of awards season and like watching people who would probably never sing together do just that, then the Grammys are the best thing to happen in the long, dark, miserable month…
By: Megan Reynolds / February 9, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Broadchurch,” Listen To Seinabo Sey & Make Valentine’s Day Cards

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,…
By: Megan Reynolds / February 7, 2015

What Is This “Pegging” You Speak Of?

On last night's episode of "Broad City" -- which you should be watching because it is hilarious -- Abby hooked up with her hot, bearded, woodworking, homebrewing neighbor Jeremy, and was somewhat shocked to discover that his idea of "switching it up" entailed pegging him in the ass. This gave me the excuse I needed…
By: John DeVore / February 5, 2015

Dater X: Jumping Head First Into Head-Shrinking

I’m happy to report that I went to my first successful therapy session this week. When I walked into Lauren’s cozy New York City office, I felt immediately at home. Her couch was draped with one of those super-soft, faux fur blankets that’s just begging you to get naked and roll around in (I didn’t,…
By: Dater X / February 4, 2015

Wanderlust: 8 Types Of Guys To Avoid On An Island Vacation

Solo traveling can be a great opportunity to meet cool adventurers, especially for single ladies looking to spice up their love lives or have a little fun with dudes with foreign accents. Yes, travel dating can certainly have perks! Exotic locations make for perfect date options, the island breeze brings a nice calm and there…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / February 2, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Make Cadillac Nachos, Watch “Empire” & Listen To Podcasts

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone,…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 31, 2015

Texts With My Straight Single Dude BFF: Being The Asshole

Hands down, my absolute favorite person to talk to about dating and basically every other carnal-related topic is My Straight Single Dude BFF. As his name suggests, he is also single and straight and we often turn to each other for advice, a second opinion and to share dating/sexual war stories, mostly via text because…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2015

Dater X: A Penny For Your Thoughts

It’s been a few years since I’ve seen a therapist, but with the new year comes new self-discovery. Just last week, I bit my ring fingernail down to a three-centimeter stub and decided it would probably be in my best interest (and my fingernails’ best interest) to tackle some of the anxiety I’ve been having…
By: Dater X / January 29, 2015

Where Writers Get Their Money: A Brief History Of The Privileges I Have And Have Not Enjoyed Over The Course Of My Career

"Here’s my life," writes Ann Bauer on Salon. "My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o’clock and he showers while I make coffee. By the time he’s dressed I’m already sitting at my desk writing. He kisses me goodbye then leaves for the job where he makes good money, draws excellent benefit…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 26, 2015

Frisky Rant: There’s A Difference Between Being Critical And Being “Too Angry” — Trust Me, I Know

Some of the feedback I get online is that I’m “too angry.” When people tell me I’m “too angry” in my writing, my immediate thought is somewhere along the lines of “HA HA HA HA HA HA YOU HAVE NO FUCKING IDEA.” That’s because I know what “too angry” actually looks and feels like. Whe…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 26, 2015
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