Topic: history

Gallery: Meet Pam Shaw, The 70-Year-Old Virgin Who Is Finally Ready For Love

Gallery: Meet Pam Shaw, The 70-Year-Old Virgin Who Is Finally Ready For Love

In a story straight out of a heartwarming Lifetime movie of the week, a former cabaret star named Pam Shaw is finally looking, at the age of 70, for a man to marry and “go to bed with.” She would have lost her v-card sooner, you see, but she was too busy focusing on her career to get married, and she doesn’t believe in premarital sex. She also lived with her mother until she was 57, which may have had something to do with it. Here are some photos of the kicky septuagenarian, as well as some facts about her. More »

10 Key Moments In The History Of Sex In The Office

10 Key Moments In The History Of Sex In The Office

The new book Sex in the Office traces changing views of white-collar women through history, starting decades before working women were commonplace, and before the term “sexual harassment” had even been coined. As author Julie Berebitsky point out, sexuality in the office has almost always been viewed as a threat, but the nature of that threat has changed through the decades. The New York Post compiled a timeline of major moments in the history of sex in the office, based on the book. Here are 10 of them, from the movie theater to the courtroom, drawn from the Post’s time line and augmented with a few more recent examples of our own. More »

May Day Gallery: Bad Ass Revolutionary Women

May Day Gallery: Bad Ass Revolutionary Women

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 »