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Look, I thought Byzantium was just going to be a movie about erudite vampire prostitutes, but it’s probably one of the best feminist movies I’ve seen in ages. It’s like a version of Postcards from The Edge but better as it involves more vampirism. More
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (who an army of publicists could not rebrand as simply Dwayne Johnson, though dozens of valiant souls died trying) is on the cover of the August issue of Essence and, as luck would have it, he’s decided to explain how great he is at wrapping his giant mountain of arms around women and making those women feel whole. More
Are you hearing that Diane von Furstenberg as never met a woman who is not strong and tinking to yourself, “Goodness, I am barely strong enough to contract my muscles in a way that allows me to hold one her wrap dresses on my body in a decent fashion?” Can you even contract muscles to keep wrap dresses from flying open? I can’t. But have no fear! That does not mean you’re weak! More
How much time would you expect you spend worrying about your weight? No, really, just throw out a guess. Out of a lifetime. More
Oh, God, you’re still doing that? Saying “I have no female friends?” Still? You have to stop saying that. I’m your friend. Me. I’m a girl. I’m an internet stranger, but, whatever, I like you. You can now say “I have only one female friend.” Here’s why to stop saying you have none, though. More
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Look, a lot of times we read about pick-up artists and we think “Wow, those are truly the worst people in the world. They will just undermine people’s confidence until those people allow them to touch them, which must be horrible for everyone involved“. But, you know, that’s not to say there aren’t lots of things that pick-up artists do that you could also do and be awesome. I mean, there are six. There are only six things. More
It’s turns out that when cops are reluctant to believe rape victims, they’re not just… terrible people. There are some actual scientific reasons why rape victims exhibit mannerisms that people often exhibit when they’re lying – thus making cops more skeptical of their stories. More
Look, I work for a dating coach. I am fully aware that dating is a skill, and sometimes you need crutches (like having a funny story memorized) to feel comfortable and prepared on a date. I get that. But when I see pickup artists offering advice like Ken Hoinsky‘s, my skin kind of starts to crawl. More
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“I am woman, hear me roar,” sang Helen Reddy in 1972. And boy were we roaring. The decade marked the decline of the Vietnam War, and with it the radical hippie culture that permeated the 1960s.
Tom Wolfe deemed it “the me decade” for a reason, but it may have been called the Ms. marathon instead. The magazine and the passing of Roe v. Wade — both in 1972 — was a turning point for the modern woman. Gloria Steinem, arguably the women’s movement loudest activist, was quoted as saying “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” Here’s what dating was like in the 1970s… More