When it comes to the struggle for women to obtain educations in countries that oppose the very idea of it, the lengths that people will go to on either side are shocking. More
Gather round ye faithful, for the time has come once again to ruminate on which celebrities made Star Magazine’s extremely competitive “Most Hated Celebrities In Hollywood” list this year. Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the most reviled of them all? More
I recently did an interview in which I was asked how I became such a risk taker, and how other women can become more comfortable with risk.
I gave a long answer. Most of the time we hesitate to take risks, what we’re really afraid of isn’t jail or death: it’s embarrassment, rejection, and the feeling of failure. Those aren’t real things. Or at least you shouldn’t be cowed by them. They’re just feelings. I barely notice most of those feelings because I have a lot of projects going on, and I choose not to indulge unproductive feelings when I could instead be making future plans.
But the other part of my answer — well, I paused as I was saying it and wondered whether to keep saying it. I feel like much of my success has been contingent on doing things young women really shouldn’t do, or shouldn’t do alone. In polite society, we say, “Are you sure that’s safe?” What we really mean is, “You’re likely to get raped. Possibly murdered.”
I think about this every time I read a story about a musician who made a name for himself by traveling around the country and sleeping in his car. Women can’t really sleep in their cars. More
In a case that is deeply disturbing, both on its own and when you consider its similarities to other recent attacks, an American woman and her companion were abducted and assaulted while in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More
Do you remember how, at this year’s ceremony, some Grammys producer begrudgingly alluded to The Thing Which Shall Not Be Named (Chris Brown savagely beating Rihanna exactly three years before) by calling it an “unfortunate incident”? We were astonished that any mouthpiece for a mainstream institution like the Grammys could be so oblivious and callous–just kidding, we weren’t remotely astonished. Nor are we ever astonished when cowardly publications refer to Chris Brown as a “controversial figure” as opposed to, say, an “violent, unrepentant abuser.”
Well, this week Rolling Stone did everyone better. More
You know, just in case you thought for a moment that you might be people.
You’re not people. More
Greetings, angry misogynists of the internet! Did you know that today is your lucky day? No, your female friends are not finally going to give you the sex that they owe you in return for being friends with them. But they are adding your beloved term “friend zone” to the Oxford English Dictionary, which is kind of the next best thing, right? More
We’re then shown a clip of Richmond sobbing and Harlow goes on to relay a touching anecdote about Richmond’s father, hugging Ma’lik (the rapist) in the courtroom and telling him, “I love you.” Maybe for the first time ever! More
In case you need a reminder, any dude who thinks he owns your vagina is not the dude for you. More
Men seem to have a never ending obsession with breasts, and many of those men have preferences as to the size of the breasts with which they are most obsessed. Since all people are different and have varying taste with … More
Last night’s Oscars host Seth Macfarlane was extremely polarizing: some felt he was incredibly misogynistic, others felt he was hilarious. From singing songs like “We Saw Your Boobs” about seeing actresses’ breasts to making jokes about Quvenzhané Wallis being “too old” for George Clooney not too long from now, he made considerably more controversial cracks than, say, James Franco last year (who kinda just resembled a stoner craving In N Out the whole time). But were Macfarlane’s remarks too sexist to be considered comedic? More
Better cuff your chick if you with her, I can get her
And she accidentally slip and fall on my dick
Oops, I said on my dick
I ain’t really mean to say on my dick
But since we talking about my dick
All of you haters say hi to it, I’m done.
He’s no William Carlos Williams. I know. There are no tasty plums. Just dicks. SO MANY DICKS. But I know all those words, and that is confusing, and I feel like an asshole because of it. More
As we mentioned, noted bombshell Megan Fox has the cover and corresponding interview of this month’s Esquire. In previews, the piece had already made the rounds for douchey quotes: Megan compares being famous to being bullied, yet still doesn’t see why people would rather spend their sympathy on those without mansions and Bentleys. Now, the full profile has made it online and intrepid bloggers have finally managed to read it. Turns out, the whole thing is about as fun as sticking pins in your eyes. More
“This is just boys being stupid because they are too young to understand the seriousness of the situation.” More