Posts tagged "featured"

#Problematic: Country Fans Don’t Have A “Girl Crush,” Madonna Is An A-Hole & Taylor Swift Is A “World Leader”

It’s been a tough week, kids. I’m imagining you sitting in front of an open refrigerator, the buzz of the light dulling your existential thoughts. That seven-minute video of Tom Hanks paying homage to his body of work is playing on your laptop from the other room, for no one in particular. You’re…
By: Chloe Stillwell / March 27, 2015

My Secret Shame: That Time I Cheered On A Southwest Plane For A Free Trip To Vegas

My parents love Southwest Airlines. Both of their jobs when I was growing up required heavy midwestern travel (the only thing my parents love more than Southwest Airlines are the many years they lived in the Midwest), and Southwest Airlines, with its lack of baggage fees or assigned seating, and its khaki-clad, perky dad-joke peddling flight attendant…
By: Beejoli Shah / March 25, 2015

Girl On Girl: Casual Dating Sucks No Matter What Gender You’re Into

There’s a thought process that being a lesbian is easier. Because women understand other women, they communicate better, and they’re exempt from the patriarchy. Yeah, right.
By: Morgan Cohn / March 24, 2015

#Problematic: Dolce & Gabbana Goes After Gay Parents & Michelle Obama Dares To Miss An Open Window

Hi, America, I’m Sally Field. (I’ve just really always wanted to say that, sorry.) It’s that time of year again, the neon, electronic bacchanal better known as spring break. The future leaders of the free world are heading to their nearest beach towns to indulge in a series of coming of age activities—oral sex with…
By: Chloe Stillwell / March 20, 2015

Absolute Beginners: Gym Etiquette 101

After the first installment of Absolute Beginners was posted, I got a few really awesome suggestions for future posts. This one is from reader Cedra, who brought up the point that a lot of total fitness newbies are intimidated by the gym because they simply don’t know exactly how they’re supposed to act there. So…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 19, 2015

I Went To Five Different Starbucks To See Who Would Talk To Me About Race

This Sunday, Starbucks took out a full page ad in The New York Times asking "Shall We Overcome?" as part of their new #RaceTogether campaign -- an initiative to have baristas discuss race relations with ostensibly interested customers. The program, which started as a grassroots Sharpie'd movement at Starbucks in cities like New York, Lo…
By: Beejoli Shah / March 17, 2015

Cheapskate Style: Fashion Tape And Instant Hem Tape Are The Exact Same Thing

I am a notoriously cheap person. To the point where it is actually somewhat embarrassing, and I am actually really working on getting my face to not do that thing it does when a glass of wine with barely anything in it costs more than a giant bottle of Yellow Tail. Or make jokes about how…
By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 16, 2015

10 Math-Inspired Pickup Lines In Honor Of Pi Day!

Today is March 14th, Pi Day, and in honor of this nerdiest of holidays, we thought we'd help you infuse some math swagger into your flirting game. Because come on, what is sexier than math? Nothing. Nothing is sexier than math. Here are 10 pickup lines sure to charm your way into a hot date,…

Girl On Girl: The Lesbian Obsession With Straight Women

In a time where female empowerment is so important and so celebrated, it’s absurd to me that women can still objectify other women for their own sexual validation.
By: Morgan Cohn / March 11, 2015

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “The Jinx,” Read H Is For Hawk & Make Avocado-Mango Chicken

It's the freakin' weekend, baby, time to have some fun...
By: Megan Reynolds / March 8, 2015

#Problematic: Cinderella’s Liquid Diet, Sheryl Sandberg’s #LeanInTogether & Kelly Clarkson’s Comeback

Happy first Saturday of women’s history month, readers. I hope it finds you flush with enough gender equality memes to make your conservative second cousin unfollow you on Instagram. In other news, as I write this the ice is currently thawing off of my car into a puddle, which will likely freeze overnight, creating a…
By: Chloe Stillwell / March 7, 2015

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
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