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Fox News Gathers 4 Men For Panel Discussion About “War On Women”

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When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie, That’s Hillary Clinton

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People who complained about the TIME magazine cover depicting Hillary Clinton’s gargantuan high heel sauntering past a tiny male rival, look what you have wrought: The New York Times Magazine has one-upped everybody in the weirdness department with Hillary-as-planet. A Times editor tweeted the intergalactic cover this morning, confirming in later tweets, yup, it’s for real.

I’m sorry, did someone not tell the Times art department this image is CREEPY AS HELL? [Twitter.com/DavidJoachim]

What Do We Think Of TIME‘s Hillary Cover?

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has not yet said one way or the other whether she intends to run again for president in 2016. But that hasn’t stopped the chattering classes from dissecting every single item related to a “Hillary ’16″ run ad nauseum. The latest iteration is the TIME magazine cover this week: a coverline reading “Can Anyone Stop Hillary?” over a photo-illustration of a huge, high-heeled woman in a pantsuit stepping past a miniature man who jumps out of the way.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Has Bludgeoned Vanity Fair Into Writing A Puff Piece

The Year Of Women In Media: A (Depressing) Supercut

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Burgers, Booty & "Blurred Lines"

All year long, The Frisky has blogged about representations of women and girls in the media. And what a year it was! The Onion tweeting Quvenzhane Wallis a “cunt.” The “slap Hillary Clinton” game. The music video for Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”  Miley Cyrus’ everything. I could go on and on and on. Or you could watch this supercut from the folks behind the documentary “Miss Representation” of the highs and lows of women’s representations in the media in 2013. To be honest, it is reeeeally depressing when the sexism over the course of an entire year is condensed into two-second clips and presented all at once. And that’s even with me disagreeing with every single example used in this supercut. You know that ladyblogger cliche, “We’ve come a long way, baby!”? The truth is, we really haven’t. [YouTube.com/MissRepresentation]

Katie Couric Joins Yahoo As A “Global Anchor”

  • Katie Couric will join Yahoo as a “global anchor” beginning in 2014, and shoot news features to air on the site’s homepage, CEO Marissa Mayer announced in a Tumblr post today. Couric will also continue to host her talk show, “Katie,” which was just renewed for a second season. [Tumblr]
  • The Connecticut State Attorney’s Office has released its official report on the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December. [Mother Jones]
  • Malin Ackerman and her husband, Roberto Zincone, are dunzo after six years. The couple welcomed their first child only seven months ago. [US Weekly]
  • I don’t know whether to laugh or be horrified by my friend Nick’s hilarious Craigslist “Missed Connection” for a woman who pretty much assaulted him in line for the Port-A-Potties at the Harvard-Yale game this weekend. [Craigslist] Keep reading »

New York Times Asks If Teen Who Shot LGBTQ Classmate Was “Bullied” By “Flaunting”

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This week, HBO screened a documentary film, “Valentine Road,” about the 2008 murder of a 14-year-old boy, Lawrence King, by a classmate in Oxnard, California. King had been exploring his gender identity by wearing makeup and heels to school; he had told friends that he was gay and had asked 14-year-old Brandon McInerney to be his Valentine in front of other classmates. McInerney, who had a girlfriend, shot King in head during class in their middle school computer lab.

Heartbreaking. Inexcusable. And yet the New York Times’ film review by Neil Genzlinger actually dared to ask:

Was Mr. McInerney the one who was bullied, by Mr. King’s flaunting of his identity (including wearing makeup and heeled boots to school)?

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This Is What An Ad-Free Issue Of Vogue Looks Like

Why is a September issue of Vogue for sale on Craigslist for $4.5 million dollars? Because that’s the cost brands like Dior and Chanel sunk into the iconic magazine advertising in this month’s issue. If it’s your hearts desire to read the Jennifer Lawrence profile and discover how to get a better body in seven minutes, the seller has helpfully removed all the ads in Vogue, either by ripping the pages out or coloring them over  in black marker. It’s 70 percent thinner and a whole purse dog lighter.

And for those of us who don’t have $4.5 mil lying around, we can buy the ad-filled version for — gulp! — $12 on newstand. What a bargain. [PSFK via Ad Week]

The Top 10 Clueless Moments From Bustle’s Bryan Goldberg In His New Yorker Profile

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The founder of Bustle.com sticks his foot in his mouth. Read More »

If you were on summer vacation when Bustle.com launched this summer, allow me to catch you up on the startup community’s version of a shitshow: in a piece on the tech blog PandoDaily, the founder of Bleacher Report, Bryan Goldberg, announced he had created a website for women. Bustle.com is not just not just any web site for women — it’s THE GREATEST WEBSITE FOR WOMEN OF ALL TIME. “Isn’t it time for a women’s publication that puts world news and politics alongside beauty tips?”  Goldberg wrote. “What about a site that takes an introspective look at the celebrity world, while also having a lot of fun covering it?”

Bustle hired a whole mess of low-paid young female writers and interns to crank out high volumes of content daily — a strategy Goldberg presented as women writing about content that interests them.  He, of course, would be the fundraising brains of the outfit  — as he so eloquently put it, “knowing the difference between mascara, concealer, and eye-liner is not my job.” Perplexingly, Goldberg also shared with the world his somewhat mangled definition of  feminism … which appears to be no more complicated than, you know, employing women: “Is [Bustle] a feminist publication? You’re damn right this is a feminist publication.”

Sadly for Goldberg’s feminist credentials, Internet sleuthing quickly discovered that Bustle would pay writers only $100 per day, which translates to about $24,000 a year pre-tax. So Bustle is a feminist blog except for that whole “paying women a living wage” part!  When Goldberg first PandoDaily article was widely mocked across the Internet (including on The Frisky) — the best headline was Amanda Hess at  XX Factor, “Man Creates Very First Website for Women Ever” — he tried again with an apology post, which basically somewhat backtracked on everything his first post had said.  Keep reading »

Gwyneth Paltrow Goes “Mean Girls” On Vanity Fair

  • Why is Gwyneth Paltrow emailing all her friends and asking them not to speak with reporters from Vanity Fair for an upcoming story about her? They must have done something to piss Her Gwyn-ness off. Anyway, that’s so middle school. [Huffington Post]
  • Speaking of middle school, Kanye West slammed Kim Kardashian’s sex tape pal Ray J while performing on Jimmy Fallon last night.  [The Hollywood Gossip]
  • “Bridesmaids” star Maya Rudolph gave birth to her fourth kiddo with director Paul Thomas Anderson. Mazel tov! [US Weekly]
  • “American Psycho” is becoming a TV series on FX. Remember, casting directors, been there, done that and Scott Disick cannot act. [Entertainment Weekly] Keep reading »
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