Posts tagged "quotable"

Aziz Ansari’s Analogy For Why He’s A Feminist Is Simple And Perfect

"If you look up feminism in the dictionary, it just means that men and women have equal rights. And I feel like everyone here believes men and women have equal rights. But I think the reason people don’t clap is that word is so weirdly used in our culture. ... People think feminist means like,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2014

Meghan Trainor Wants Us To Stop Overanalyzing Her Song Already

“They say the song is about putting skinny girls down or that girls need guys’ approval, but I just wrote a little three-minute pop song about how I felt about my body. I just write the way I talk, and I write about things I’ve experienced....People are always put off by something that's fresh and

By: Claire Hannum / October 7, 2014

Cheryl Strayed: Reese Witherspoon Is The Real Deal In “Wild”

“There are sentences that I wrote that I can see written on her face...There’s nothing artificial about her. I think that’s what makes her such a spectacular actress and such a relatable movie star, too. Reese is one of us. She’s real people.” Is there anything more promising about the upcoming film adaptation of Wild

By: Claire Hannum / September 30, 2014

Jessica Simpson Is Embracing Body Positivity These Days

"If anything, it empowered me to rise above and stand up for all the women out there that do have trouble losing the weight and it just wasn't really my priority to please the public and make them feel like I'm supposed to be looking like I did when I was 25." These past few…

By: Claire Hannum / September 25, 2014

Hilary Duff Would Totally Be Into A “Lizzie McGuire” Reunion

"I love it! I would be totally open to it. My schedule is a little busy right now. But um … why not? I mean, so many people loved her. I loved her. Honestly, working on that show, I got so strong with my physical comedy and all the things that they would throw at…

By: Claire Hannum / September 22, 2014

Zosia Mamet: Feminism Is “Not About Running A Fortune 500 Company”

"I think that the term [feminist] has been incredibly bastardized. I am a huge advocate of empowering women — the idea of women supporting each other and supporting themselves and making strong choices that make them happy. I think often feminism gets a very narrow definition. It's not about making shit-tons of money and running…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2014

Kerry Washington Wants You To Know About Financial Abuse

"It's the reason why so many people stay. That whole hashtag #WhyIStayed that happened last week, you saw how many of those responses were about feeling trapped financially ... I think people just aren't as aware of financial abuse. If a woman isn't even aware of the dynamics of financial abuse -- what it looks like, what…

By: Claire Hannum / September 16, 2014

Martha Stewart Seriously Has No Love For Gwyneth Paltrow

"She just needs to be quiet. She’s a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn’t be trying to be Martha Stewart." Martha Stewart waltzed right past the side-eye and straight up dissed Gwyneth Paltrow in the new issue of Net-A-Porter's Porter magazine, according to Page Six. Stewart has long turned u…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2014

Dolly Parton On Happiness, Plastic Surgery, & Being Called White Trash

"People always say 'You seem to always be so happy.' But I’m not always happy. Nobody is happy all the time. I’m a very sensitive person. I’m a songwriter, so I have to live with my feelings on my sleeve. I have to not harden my heart, because I want to stay open to feel…

By: Claire Hannum / September 11, 2014

Stevie Nicks Intends To Go Undercover At “Night Of 1,000 Stevies”

"I read about ["Night Of 1,000 Stevies," an annual event where fans dress up as Stevie Nicks] and told my dad, ‘It’s a huge party thrown by fabulous gay men and women. They love my clothes and my fashion and my songs, and they all go to it and play my music and lip synch!’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 11, 2014

Miley Cyrus: “If You Drink A Lot Of Pineapple Juice You’re Going To Have Yummy Cum”

"This one’s a vibrator, which I got from a fan. They threw it on stage. And that’s a joint [attached to it], so that’s the vibe. I’ve gotten more and more about piling things on, but I try to put thought into everything. Even though it’s so stupid, I did the pineapple because you know…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2014

Bill Cunningham Thinks The Fashion World Is Out Of Touch

"I think the fashion world needs to come to grips with reality. The reality is you have the whole country electronically connected. They’re educating the insides of their heads, as they should, and not [dressing] the outside with a fancy hat or a dress. Simple clothes, that's key, and I think that's what the fashio…

By: Claire Hannum / September 6, 2014

Jennifer Aniston Refuses To See Motherhood As A Measure Of Her Worth

"I don't have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done, and ... if they're not checked, then I've failed some part of my feminism or my being a woman or my worth and my value as a woman because I haven't birthed a child ... I've birthed a lot of things,…

By: Claire Hannum / August 27, 2014

Taylor Swift Just Realized She’s Totally A Feminist

"As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And, now, I think a lot of girls have had…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2014

Jennifer Lopez Says She’ll Get Married Again Because She Doesn’t “Whore Around”

“I would get married again. I like being in a relationship. I’m not one to like, whore around, and stuff like that—that’s not my thing.” Last night on "Chelsea Lately," thrice-married Jennifer Lopez proclaimed that despite her shaky track record with the institute of matrimony, she foresees herself walking down the aisle again someday. Because…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 22, 2014

“Mad Men” Creator Matthew Weiner Doesn’t Believe The Pay Gap Is A Gender Issue

"I don't know that those two things -- I don't think that's a gender issue. I'm not saying that there's an inequality of pay, I don't know that to be -- I have a lot of women on my staff and they're competitively paid, I can tell you that. In terms of my career, if…

By: Claire Hannum / August 20, 2014

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Writes Open Letter To Michael Brown’s Family

I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is that so many of these gun violence cases involve children far too young. But Michael is much more than a police/gun violence case; Michael…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 19, 2014

Joseph Gordon-Levitt: “Women Are An Oppressed Category Of People”

"[People are coming out against the label ["feminist"]? Wow. I guess I’m not aware of that. What that means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who you are — you can be who you want to be, whether you’re a man, a woman, a boy, a girl, whatever. However you want…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris On Keeping Longterm Love Alive

If you want relationships to last, live by “for better or worse.” Honeymoon phases end. They just do. We’re animals, and animals aren’t inclined to copulate with just each other for the rest of their lives. So here’s a challenge: How do you keep redefining your relationship? I think you have to find new elements that…

By: Claire Hannum / August 13, 2014

Allison Janney On “Masters Of Sex”: “Who Gets To Do A Sex Scene When You’re 50?”

 "I had to ask for just a little shot of courage before I had my first sex scene with Teddy Sears [on Masters of Sex] who is just the most gorgeous, wonderful, handsome specimen. ... When I say courage, just a little shot of bourbon ... I just wanted something to take the edge off because…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2014
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