Topic: Margaret-Thatcher

What Anne Frank & Other Famous Historical Figures Would’ve Really Thought Of Justin Bieber

What Anne Frank & Other Famous Historical Figures Would've Really Thought Of Justin Bieber

Yesterday, Justin Bieber said something that irritated a lot of people (in fact, Amanda literally threw stuff across the room and screamed). While visiting the Anne Frank House in Germany, he wrote this message in the guestbook: “Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.”

Yeah. Uhm. More »

Villainess Style: Dress Like Margaret Thatcher

Villainess Style: Dress Like Margaret Thatcher

Look, I have a lot of very personal affection for Margaret Thatcher. When I heard she died, I cried. I think she did a lot to prove to the world that women in power are not weak. Do remember that she became the Secretary of Education in a time when women could not sign for their own credit cards.

She was still friends with Augusto Pinochet and she called Nelson Mandela a terrorist, so, yes, she is also a fit for Villainess Style.

She dressed really very well, though. More »

Was Margaret Thatcher A Feminist?

Was Margaret Thatcher A Feminist?

Margaret Thatcher – a woman who was or was not a feminist – died this morning at the age of 87. She was the first female Prime Minister in the UK. She died of a stroke after a long struggle with dementia. There are a lot of different people who will describe her in a lot of different ways. She was known for her strong stand against the miner’s union, and her close relationship with Ronald Reagan, and the words you use to describe her might depend on how you feel about those topics. However, whatever you feel about those things, it’s still worth remembering that she was the first female Prime Minister in the UK. More »

Men Who Disagree With You Are Not Evidence Of Misogyny (Or Trolls)

Men Who Disagree With You Are Not Evidence Of Misogyny (Or Trolls)

Misogyny is a real thing. It is a real thing, it exists, there are societal biases against women all over the place (I tried to begin listing them, but I figured you didn’t want to read a 40 page long article). It is not a made up term. And there are many ways it manifests itself.

However, it is notable that none of those ways are evident in Sarah Jaffe’s “Memories of My Misogynist Trolls*” piece on Jezebel. The only thing the much discussed pieces seems to indicate is that if you pick disagreements with people they will yell at you. Just as people have been doing with other people essentially since the dawn of time. More »

F*ck, Marry, Kill: Barack Obama. Mitt Romney. …Ron Paul?

F*ck, Marry, Kill: Barack Obama. Mitt Romney. ...Ron Paul?

Guys! Stop wasting time on the internet–go vote! Go be a citizen! Exercise your rights! Then come back and read this extremely probing and serious political discussion in which editors Jennifer Wright and Ashley Cardiff parse the benefits of Fucking, Marrying, or Killing the following politicians: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and… Ron Paul, for lack of a better choice (after all, he’s always going to be there). Ahead, we consider the consequences of the media’s liberal bias and potentially commit treason. Free speech is awesome! More »

F*ck, Marry, Kill: London. Berlin. New York.

F*ck, Marry, Kill: London. Berlin. New York.

The Olympics are over and EIC Jennifer Wright is back from London. Since the only thing Jennifer loves more than the English capital is… particularly obtuse games of Fuck Marry Kill, she and deputy editor Ashley Cardiff are debating the merits of fucking, marrying or killing the fair cities of London, Berlin and New York. If you need a refresher on how the game is played (and today’s is a difficult one), perhaps you shouldn’t be on the internet. More »

DIY Hair: Braided Updo

DIY Hair: Braided Updo

Fun fact, I really only know how to do 2 hairstyles! When I don’t hot-roll my hair I generally braid it and twist it up. Sometimes because I want to look nice for a party, sometimes because I do not have 10 spare minutes in the morning. Man, since we’re doing this all week, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are really going to suck. But on the upside, if you only know how to do these two hairstyles, people will think you know a lot about hair and ask you questions.

People are so dumb.

Let’s begin: More »

How To Tell If You’re Dating A Republican

How To Tell If You're Dating A Republican

Unsure of your boyfriend/husband/gentleman-friend’s political party? Does he enjoy good music, but also the politics of Margaret Thatcher? Alternatively, does he hate good music, yet support Occupy Wall Street (and, if so, was he the one playing the bongo drums?) Is it all just very confusing?

Wonder no more! We made you a helpful chart! In helpfully clear, patriotic colors with donkey and elephant drawings. Because TheGloss is nothing if not service oriented. Here it is. It has a lot to do with the wearing of suits, frankly. More »

Real Talk: Would You Rather Vote For Sarah Palin Or Michele Bachmann?

Real Talk: Would You Rather Vote For Sarah Palin Or Michele Bachmann?

Let’s say, theoretically, you stumble into a parallel universe wherein you have to vote for either Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin for President. Sure, they’re both women, they’re both Republicans, they both talk about Margaret Thatcher as though they’re buddies, despite the fact that she declines to meet them. But other than that – are they different? Is one better than the other? Is one more fleecey? (Yes). More »