Posts tagged "xojane"

Is There Such A Thing As “Ethics” In Public Confessional Writing?

What are the rules for when your own personal confessions involve other people?

Robyn Pennacchia | September 16, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Brave Woman Pens Inspiring Essay About Finding A Ball Of CAT HAIR In Her Vagina

We have a little game we like to play in our group chat room called “Real Or Fake xoJane Headline.” The goal, as you might expect, is to correctly guess…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 2, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Manspreading Isn’t About Balls, It’s About Not Being An Asshole

Here is a bit of convoluted argument from xoJane, in defense of manspreading. Julie Winters makes the argument that manspreading is an inalienable right of all men. Comparing it to…

Megan Reynolds | June 26, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Republican Gal Sad That No One Thinks She’s Cool

Republican lady can’t believe LGBT people don’t like her just because she votes for people who don’t want them to have rights.

Robyn Pennacchia | June 8, 2015 - 5:37 pm

Yes, I’ve Been The “Crazy Girl” — But Let’s Talk About What That Really Means

If “bitches be crazy,” then bros be lazy because a man calling a woman crazy is one of the most unoriginal, overused, generalized, dismissive labels you can give a woman.

Giulia Rozzi | January 25, 2015 - 3:15 pm

Sam Lutfi Claims He’s Trying To “Help” Amanda Bynes, Her Parents Deny His Involvement

You remember Sam Lutfi don’t you? Back during Britney Spears’ head-shaving days, Lutfi swooped in to become the pop star’s “manager” following her estrangement from her family, digging in his…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 22, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Frisky Rant: If You’re Privileged And You Know It, STFU

A little background on me. I’m almost 35 years old, I went to an in-state university (UC Santa Cruz), I worked two jobs almost full-time during school, my parents helped…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Frisky Rant: On That White Woman Who Saw A Black Woman At Yoga And Wrote An Embarrassingly Tone Deaf Essay About It For xoJane

Oh for fuck’s sake, fine, I’ll respond to the click-baiting article about yoga on xoJane. A writer going by the name of Jen Caron (her real name, Jen Polachek, was…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 29, 2014 - 9:00 am

Why I Believe Conor Oberst’s Anonymous Rape Accuser

UPDATE, 7/14/14: Conor Oberst’s accuser, Joanie Faircloth, released a statement today admitting her accusations were “100 percent false.” 

The recent rape allegations against Conor Oberst of the band Bright…

S. W. Kiley | January 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Maryville Rape Victim Daisy Coleman: “I Refuse To Be A Victim Of Cruelty Any Longer”

Since this happened, I’ve been in hospitals too many times to count. I’ve found it impossible to love at times. I’ve gained and lost friends. I no longer dance or…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Sydney Leathers Pens A Sad Service Piece About Seducing Politicians For xoJane

“Why does having a sexting affair with a married man or even doing porn make someone a bad person? Give me a break. I’m not a war criminal. I’m a…

Ami Angelowicz | August 6, 2013 - 12:20 pm

xoJane Blogger Defends ESPN Journalist Fired Over Racist Jeremy Lin Headline

Earlier this week, xoJane’s sports blogger Daisy Barringer wrote a piece called “Do We Really Think That ESPN Headline Was Intentionally Racist?” In it, Daisy argued that the ESPN headline…

Jessica Wakeman | February 23, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Sammi From “Jersey Shore”‘s Makeunder Is Super Cute

You know what we miss the most about Jane magazine (other than all of Jane magazine)? The makeunders. The mag would pull some woman off the street, snatch the black…

Jessica Wakeman | December 21, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: The Real Girl Belly Project

I love, love, LOVE xoJane’s “Real Girl Belly Project,” which is publishing 75 photos of real women’s un-Photoshopped bellies. [xoJane]
A new book about the actress Hedy Lamarr…

Jessica Wakeman | November 28, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Girl Talk: Reflections On A Reckless Youth

I had an abortion when I was 21. It was my senior year of college. I was living in NYC, working nights as an exotic dancer while interning during the…

Melissa Petro | October 21, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Soapbox: I’m Sorry, But I Just Need To Rant About This Stupid xoJane “Plan B” Piece

Sigh … Hold on for a minute, need one more … Sigh. So, I was just over at and stumbled upon an article titled, “Get It Together, Girls! Every…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 12, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Just Kidding, That Tavi/Jane Pratt Collaboration Isn’t Happening

It seems the love affair between teen wunderkind style blogger Tavi Gevinson and Sassy magazine creator Jane Pratt may be coming to a close. Tavi originally signed on to be…

Julie Gerstein | August 9, 2011 - 11:20 am