If you are planning to see the seventies porno biopic Lovelace because it looks great, but don’t know a ton of facts about the true story upon which it is based, you’re not alone. But you should probably read up on Linda Lovelace‘s life a bit before going to see it. because as you know, movies that are “based on a true story” aren’t always 100% faithful to their source material, and sometimes the things they leave out are pretty important. More
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Last night, New York’s Museum of Modern Art held a special screening of Lovelace, prompting feminists, celebrities, and feminist celebrities to put on their spiffiest duds and have their picture taken. As this was not an official “premiere,” some people went fancier than others, which was okay, because like I said in my last post, everyone is entitled to their own comfort level with conventional beauty norms. Even Zachary Quinto. More
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As Kim Kardashian incubates a tiny Kimye inside of her, many trashy tabloids have published stories speculating on what she plans to do with all that baby weight. Cry about it? Get a tummy tuck? Land a major weight loss product endorsement deal? Start eating? Stop eating? Start eating and then stop again, repeating said vicious cycle three times a day in an eternal downward spiral into fatness? More
You can thank Gloria Steinem for where you are today. More
Do you have what it takes to time travel back to the 1960s and work as a Playboy bunny in one of the Playboy Club’s numerous classy locations in American and abroad? Find out by reading this retro-riffic recruitment brochure which was circulated by the company in the 1960s. Its requirements include boobs, “proper” proportions, boobs, intelligence and common sense, boobs, a cheerful disposition, boobs, and a readiness to make mad scrilla doing unskilled labor your uglier counterparts will never have access to. Oh, and boobs.
And if this whole thing disgusts you, which it may, just pretend you are Gloria Steinem and you are only filling out this application so you can go undercover and expose Playboy for all the ways it mistreats its foxy workers. Some fantasies are different from others. More
I didn’t look like a feminist, so I wasn’t a feminist. Although, I can’t really tell you exactly what I thought a feminist looked like — except that they probably wore cargo shorts and ugly glasses à la Gloria Steinem. More
Sometimes we need a specific day set aside to remind us why we should give a damn. More
Happy May Day, everyone! If you’re reading this post, I’m already out with my crew taking it to the streets to agitate for social change and maybe, hopefully, also see Rage Against The Machine reunite (a girl can dream). As you may know, in addition to being an ancient Pagan holiday, May Day is International Workers’ Day, a progressive day of action which sees mass demonstrations by workers, students, and citizens all over the world. In such non-revolutionary times as these, it’s easy to wonder what the point is of protesting, as those currently in power in this country are either unable or unwilling to make any meaningful kind of change (I’m looking at you, Barack Obama), nor are they likely to be overthrown any time soon. But take a zoomed out look at history, and it becomes clear that change can, does, and must happen, and it’s often affected by passionate ladies just like you.
To that end, I’ve assembled a gallery of bad ass revolutionary women. Marvel at their bravery, their moxie, and their ability to keep their hair looking sharp while fighting on the front lines. Do I endorse each and every one of their ideologies and methods? Not necessarily. But I find them all incredibly inspiring, and hope you will, too. More
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Hint: She was recently married to a douchebag. More
Gloria Steinem, feminist, thinks that NBC’s upcoming show, “The Playboy Club,” should be boycotted. More
Here at The Gloss, we have nothing but love for our scantily clad sisters in Playboy.
Speaking to a group of clinicians and psychologists yesterday, Gloria Steinem told the crowd that she thinks that feminists of the 1970′s were “too nice.” Responding to a question about what she would change about the second-wave movement if she could, Steinem added: “We’re women. We were trained to be nice. We weren’t direct enough,” she said. More
True story: during one of my mom’s first job interviews, the interviewer asked her which magazines she liked to read. She really liked Ms., but just as she was about to say so, she realized she had no idea how … More