Posts tagged "history"

Earliest Use Of The F-Word Discovered

An English historian, Dr Paul Booth, claims to have found the earliest use of the f-word, as we use it today (like, “fuck off”) in some court papers…

Katrin Higher | September 13, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Watch Prom Fashion (And Dance Moves!) Evolve Over The Past 80 Years

Prom: how quickly it shifts from the Most Important Night Of Your Life to a warm, hazy blip in your memory by the very next day, not to be given so much as a thought…

Claire Hannum | May 8, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Earth Day Edition!

It’s the one day of the year we acknowledge this beautiful planet of ours and all the ways we’ve destroyed it!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 22, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Which Of These Four Women Could We Soon See On A $20 Bill?

The nonprofit campaign Women on 20s is on a mission to put a female face on the US $20 bill by 2020, and is winding down to a final vote of…

Claire Hannum | April 8, 2015 - 5:50 pm

The Only Interesting Thing About DressGate Is That Humans Can’t Necessarily See Blue

No matter how many scientific explanations I read about THE DRESS last Friday, nothing made it feel any less inexplicable or mystifying –  until I read about how human beings

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 2, 2015 - 11:45 am

Madonna’s Social Media Manager Is Out Of His Or Her Damn Mind With This #RebelHeart Hashtag

You know how the heart emoji was the most popular word of 2014? After viewing Madonna’s Twitter timeline, I’m convinced that she single-handedly made it so.
In an effort…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 2, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Watch A Timelapse Of 100 Years Of Beauty Trends

Dang, I wonder how long this model had to sit? Watch this timelapse as a hair and makeup crew walk her face and hair through a century of beauty trends.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm

A History Of Destruction In American Protests, From Boston In 1773 To Ferguson In 2014

I’ve been scrolling through the #Ferguson hashtag all morning. Last night, protesters burned buildings down, destroying businesses; they overturned cars, they smashed windows, they looted. This is a moment of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Engender Health Looks At Contraceptives Throughout History

The next time anyone tells you that contraceptives aren’t “natural,” ask them how exactly they aren’t natural. Sure, it interferes with a natural bodily process, but then there’s the fact…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 24, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Fleshlight Wants You To Remember A Very NSFW 9/11

I was going to stay away from the brands-tweeting-smarmy-sentiments-about-9/11 stories today. But then the people behind Fleshlight, the world’s premier manufacturer of fake vaginas for dudes to have sex with, had…

Cooper Fleishman | September 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: On The Stonewall Rebellion’s Trans History

President Obama issued a proclamation at the end of May stating that June is officially Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, but June has unofficially been Pride Month for…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 6, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Seduce Him Like It’s The 17th Century: Dating Dos And Don’ts From Hot Bitches In History

In a world filled with online dating, Tinder, Facebook messages, one-night stands, speed dating, match-making and good old-fashioned true love, where’s a hot bitch to turn to for solid dating…

Meghan O'Keefe | April 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Proof That Turn Of The Century Suffragettes Could Snark With The Best Of Them

This hilariously biting piece of satire was written by suffragette activist/poet Alice Duer Miller in 1915, but replace the word “votes” with “reproductive rights” and it could easily be a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 21, 2013 - 11:40 am

Your Grandma Wore This Weirdly Awesome Bra In WWII

All those badass Rosie the Riveters who took over traditionally male jobs during WWII were hiding a secret under their clothes: They were wearing plastic bras! Yup, apparently the “Saf-T-Bra”…

The Gloss | October 13, 2013 - 11:30 am

The 4 Most Impressively Weird Sex Lives of U.S. Presidents

When you become president, something in your brain snaps. You’re a normal person for a while, and then, as soon as you take your oath on Inauguration Day, the part…

Cracked | November 14, 2012 - 12:50 pm

Vampires And Werewolves: A Brief Pre-“Twilight” History

There once was a time when, upon hearing of vampires or werewolves, people did not automatically jump to express devotion to Team Whatever. (I can’t even.) In fact, people actually…

Rachel Krause | October 17, 2012 - 3:00 pm

A Brief History Of The Pregnancy Test

I was commenting on how packaged pregnancy tests resemble fruit roll ups when my mother told me scientists once injected bunnies with a woman’s urine to determine whether or not…

Susan Finch | August 6, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Love, Sex & Marriage In The Days Of “Downton Abbey”

The entire plot of the first season of PBS’s standout show “Downton Abbey” revolves around the cultural customs and laws of heirs, women’s rights, and marriage during the last hurrah…

Pop Sugar | February 7, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Christian Dior’s “New Look” In A New Book

Designer Christian Dior helped revolutionize fashion with his “New Look,” which refined women’s dressing after World War II, ushering in an era of luxurious refinement. A new collection from Rizzoli…

Julie Gerstein | November 28, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Our Recollections From 9/11: Kate

It’s been 10 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and we continue to feel very real aftershocks. In the hours, days and weeks following the tragedy, no…

Kate Torgovnick/ | September 11, 2011 - 1:00 pm