Topic: Gender

Am I The Only One Who Is Kind Of Turned On By These Portraits Of Men In Their Girlfriends’ Clothes?

Am I The Only One Who Is Kind Of Turned On By These Portraits Of Men In Their Girlfriends' Clothes?

Another day, another rad art project about gender. In an effort to explore the changing dynamics of heterosexual relationships, Spanish photographer Jon Uriarte has taken some striking portraits of men in their girlfriends’ clothes. But unlike the makeup project I discussed recently, this project is more about “masculinity” (and what that even means anymore) than the daily performance expectations placed upon feminized bodies. Writes Uriarte: More »

Why Can’t The New Pope Be A Woman?

Why Can't The New Pope Be A Woman?

White smoke has finally blown above the Sistine Chapel as bells rang at approximately 7 p.m. local time in Vatican City, signaling the choice for a new pope has been made. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina will now be known as Pope Francis I. He is the first Jesuit and first Latin American to be appointed as pope, both of which are steps away from tradition for the Roman Catholic Church.

But what of other traditions? The prohibition of women being ordained as priests — and thereby disallowing the possibility of a female pope — is one many have been asking about during this papal election. So, why can’t there be a female pope? More »

Gallery: Funny Pictures Of People Who’ve Switched Clothes With Each Other

Gallery: Funny Pictures Of People Who've Switched Clothes With Each Other

Have you ever looked at two people sitting next to each other on the subway and wondered what it would look like if they switched clothes with each other and then went back to sitting casually in the exact same positions as before? No? Well, my weird friends and I have, which is why we were so stoked to find out that a Vancouver artist named Hana Pesut has made a project of visually answering that question. For her “Switcheroo” portraits, she has two (often quite different-looking) people switch outfits and positions with each other, often with humorous results. It’s also interesting how the people in the images can disappear into one another, showing the huge role clothing plays in how we perceive others. Here are some of my favorites. More »

Party Favors: Concerning Sexual Segregation

Party Favors: Concerning Sexual Segregation

Are separate gender classrooms doing kids any good? -DoubleX

Women eat less in the company of men. -YourTango

Karen O covers Willie Nelson. -The Hairpin

Multitasking doors for decorating. -StyleList Home

Do you buy re-sold (and marked up) designer collaborations? -The High Low

Awesome: a navy smokey eye, like NARS for Rodarte. -Poshglam

More gnarly shots of model foot carnage on the runway. -The Frisky

The worst Halloween costumes on the market. -Betty Confidential

The worst hair of Paris Fashion Week! -Refinery29

Black and white and floral all over. Like Kate Moss. -College Candy

Vogue‘s Hamish Bowles auditioned for X Factor and it was delightful. -Styleite

Wedding beauty prep begins a whole year before the big day?! -Birchbox

It is possible to eat healthy on the cheap. -YouBeauty

And wear tuxedo blazers. -The Budget Babe