Memes
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10 Really Annoying Things That “Guy’s Girls” Do

Our absolute favorite part of Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl is when Amy Dunne rails against the concept of the Cool Girl, also commonly identified in the field as a “guys’ girl”: “Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. … I […]

Pop Culture
If You Don’t Like Vocal Fry and Uptalk, You’re (Probably) Old and Sexist

Much has been written lately about women’s speech patterns, and whether certain verbal behaviors like uptalk (a.k.a. valleyspeak), vocal fry (a.k.a. creak), and “sexy baby voice” are hurting their careers and preventing people from taking them seriously. According to Lake Bell, a woman who talks this way sounds like “a 12-year-old little girl that is submissive […]

Pop Culture
The Best of #ExciteYourPartnerIn4Words on Twitter

The latest hashtag trending on Twitter today is #ExciteYourPartnerIn4Words. As always, there are a bunch of unfunny sexist responses (hey, if you’re going to be sexist, at least try to be funny about it), mostly to do with the size of a man’s…wallet. And then there are these. We’d struggle to think of a better […]

Memes
The Best of #WifeBonus on Twitter This Week

Earlier this week we posted our poem, “13 Ways of Looking at a Wife Bonus,” in response to the news that some Upper East Side stay-at-home moms, married to hedge fund managers and bankers and otherwise rich men, allegedly get end of year “wife bonuses” for good housekeeping (amongst other things). We’re not the only ones a little […]

Pop Culture
Our Favorite Reponses to #HowToSpotAFeminist

You might have noticed this week that an unpleasant hashtag made the rounds on Twitter. #HowToSpotAFeminist was started by one of those mysogynistic wannabe-Howard-Stern drive-time morning DJs (whose name and Twitter handle we will keep to ourselves, as he doesn’t deserve any more attention). The hashtag was meant to get people making fun of burning […]

Pop Culture
Word of the Week: Cinemadultery

photo via flickr These days, most of us watch TV on our own schedule, rather than sitting down in front of the box when the networks tell us to. In fact, plenty of people never even sit in front of a television set to watch their favorite shows! And plenty of us wait until an […]

Pop Culture
Jumping on the “Fifty Shades” Meme Bandwagon

Okay, we know we said we’d stop with the “Fifty Shades” posts once the movie came out, but we can’t stop! We’re addicted. We’ve been enjoying the Shades meme wherein Christian Grey reveals his curiously singular tastes, and they turn out to be….an interest in, say, computer servers. So we thought we’d come up with a […]

Pop Culture
How to Ruin a Date in 5 Words

Some hashtags come and go on Twitter faster than a teen boy on prom night. But #RuinADateInFiveWords is still going strong, and it’s been weeks now! That’s some stamina worth paying attention to. Here are some that have been posted just in the past hour or so: I’m not thirsty, Mr. Cosby by @JohnFugelsang and What size fursuit you […]

Memes
35 Ways Mindy Kaling Won the Internet in 2014

photo via @MindyKaling People often say they love Mindy Kaling because she is “relatable,” but we’re going to avoid that word because we think it’s kind of a backhanded compliment. We can imagine the Underminer saying it. Like, the only reason you love Mindy Kaling is because she doesn’t make you feel bad about your […]

Movies
25 Romantic Comedies Turned Very, Very Scary

We’re suckers for a good Twitter meme, even if they do make us feel like the clumsy kid who always gets picks last in gym class (i.e. when we contribute to a meme in what we consider to be a hilarious fashion, and are met with resounding Twitter silence). But like the clumsy kid in […]