Posts tagged "women"

5 Reasons To Go Commando This Fourth Of July

Nothing says Independence Day quite like exercising your freedom to go commando! Thanks to certain female celebrities who can't keep their cha-cha's away from paparazzi camera lenses, lots of women have developed a fear of going panty-free, since they'd like to keep their privates, well…private. But I'm…
By: Katie Oldenburg / July 4, 2014

The “Tata Top” Bikini Brings Us One Step Closer To Nipple Equality

If you're in favor of #FreeTheNipple, but don't feel like getting arrested for going topless, we have a solution: The "Tata Top," a bikini top with nipples printed on the cups. While men get to prance around with their big, hairy nips enjoying the summer…
By: Katie Oldenburg / June 26, 2014

Frisky Rant: Want To “Save Marriage”? Stop Telling Women What To Do

Conservatives' stance on marriage hasn't ever much suited me. The so-called value they profess the loudest is "Preserving And Protecting Traditional Marriage" — it sat at number one atop the 2012 GOP platform — and is of course coded language for marriage between a man and a woman. Their PR strategy for pushing traditional marriage…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2014

Surprise, Surprise: Internet Trolls Are Actually Sadists

Internet trolls really are complete sadists, which explains so much. A new study, aptly titled "Trolls Just Want To Have Fun," details the findings. Good to know all the strangers who call us "fat" and "stupid" don't deserve another thought. [Time, Science Direct, CNN] Why do TED and…
By: Claire Hannum / February 13, 2014

4 Ways We’re Programmed To Think Women Aren’t Funny

It can be hard being a lady in comedy, and that's not a recent phenomenon. Ovaries have long been known to sap our joke-making powers. In 1695, a famous playwright came up with what might well be the first "women aren't funny" line, only he said it in an old-timey way: "I must confess, I…
By: Cracked / January 28, 2014

Internet Harassment Is Way Worse For Women, Unshockingly

Not long ago, I had a conversation with my father about how literally every woman I know with an active presence online – whether it was as a journalist, as a gamer, or as someone active in a forum – had experienced violent and/or sexual threats.  This news often shocks men, as it shocked my…
By: The Mary Sue / January 14, 2014

10 Reasons Women Hate Their Birthdays

A few weeks ago, I texted my brother to see if he'd had a good birthday. "It was great!" he said, "I stayed home, ate some roast chicken, and watched a movie." "Wait, that was a good birthday?" I asked, trying to communicate my confusion without being rude. "I'm glad you were into it, I'm…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 6, 2013

This Study Of Gendered Words Used On Facebook Looks Pretty Dismal On Both Ends

Gender stereotypes: let's pretend, for a moment, that they exist for a reason, reason being that they are sometimes (sometimes) applicable. The largest analysis ever undertaken of words we use on Facebook, a socio-linguistic study published by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Cambridge University, produced "strong results" emerging from the…
By: Rachel Krause / October 1, 2013

Egyptian Activist Groups Now Working To Stop Street Harassment

When the Arab Spring hit in early 2011, no one could have guessed what it might have meant for women's rights in Egypt. But as the country continues to feel its way through a revolution, there is one surprising outcome -- several citizen's groups are now patrolling the streets of Cairo, and taking action against…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 6, 2012

Are You In One Of Mitt Romney’s Binders Full Of Women Yet?

During last night's presidential debate, the candidates were asked what they'd do to improve the status of women and ensure equal pay. And while President Obama discussed his work on the Lilly Ledbetter act, Mitt Romney accidentally said one of the most talked about phrases of the evening. Speaking to the crowd, he said that…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 17, 2012

The Electric Charge Of A Symbiotic Power Friendship

I'm reading this book called Joe Cinque's Consolation, which tells the true story of a real life trial of two women --  Anu Singh, who injected her boyfriend Joe Cinque with heroin and watched him die, and Mandhavi Rao, Anu's best friend who might have assisted her in the process. The story is complicated,…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 8, 2012

The Gorgeous Wives Of Fela Kuti

The other day, I watched "Fela Kuti: Music Is The Weapon," a 1980s' documentary about Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti. Kuti's life has been turned into a hit Broadway play called Fela (see it if you can), and his songs of revolution, strife and struggles of everyday life in Nigeria still resonate today. "Music…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 1, 2012

Women Don’t Suck At Parking — In Fact, We’re Kinda Good At It

I’m sure many women were experiencing road rage last week when word broke out that a German mayor designated various parking spots for only men, and others for only women. Mayor Gallus Strobel of Triberg, Germany presented a new 220-spot parking lot, with more difficult spots designated for males, because, “men are, a…
By: Daley Quinn / July 19, 2012

What’s Happening To The Women Of Juarez?

The border city of Juarez, Mexico -- found just across the river from El Paso -- has a woman problem. Women disappear, are sexually abused, and they often -- way too often -- wind up dead.  The women are young and hopeful -- some of Juarez's victims are as young as 13. And their discarded…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 28, 2012

Cannes Film Festival Spurs Controversy And Disruptive Protest In Light Of A Lack Of Female Nominees

While we've been covering all of the fashion at Cannes, there seems to be a more unsavory undercurrent on the scene: in the 64 years of the festival, just one woman has claimed the most esteemed Palme d'Or award, and this year's total lack of female directors in the awards' lineup has sparked international backlash…
By: Rachel Krause / May 23, 2012

Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number: Women At Every Age

Wellllll okay. We don't have women at every age, but we do have women from 20 to 41 -- in an attempt to show the variety of ways that women age. I've always been terrible at guessing how old people really are, and I'm betting I'm not the only one. Twenty-five can look totally different…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 10, 2012

Think About Food Or Sex, Get Fat Or Laid

A new study done at Dartmouth confirmed what we already knew: Focus on food and you will probably get fat, think about sex and you are more likely to get laid. Forty-eight females were given brain scans while being shown pictures of food, animals nature scenes and people engaging in sexual and nonsexual activities. Researcher…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 25, 2012

Samantha Brick Still Doesn’t Understand The Real Reason Women Don’t Like Her

Since Samantha Brick exploded (maybe imploded?) onto the scene earlier this week with her Daily Mail article on the vagaries of being a beautiful woman, she's been making the media rounds. Yesterday, Brick appeared on the UK show "ITV This Morning," going head-to-head with the show's hosts and psychologist Emma Kelly. Despite their best efforts,…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 6, 2012

French Photographer Predicts Women’s Jobs Of The Future — In 1902

In 1902, photographer A. Bergertet shot a series of images imaging the bizarre jobs that women of the future might have. Women working? HOW WILD! Bergertet came up with a total of 20 possible professions and shot adorable and slightly risque postcards depicting how women might look in various fields. See more of the photo…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 9, 2012

20 Ways To Celebrate International Women’s Day

Happy International Women's Day! Politicians are currently busy waging war on women, but I have to say, I've never felt more proud to be female. We may have a rough road ahead of us, but this is our time to band together and show the world our power. Let's start today. Here are 20 ways--big…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 8, 2012
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