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POLL: Who’s Right About Miley – Sinead O’Conner OR Amanda Palmer?

Friday, October 4, 2013

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When Miley Cyrus said her “Wrecking Ball” video (in which she cries into the camera, before getting it on with a wrecking ball and a sledgehammer) was inspired by Sinead O’Connor‘s classic and subtle “Nothing Compares 2 U” video (that title is pre-texting!), O’Conner wrote an open letter to Miley, warning her that’s she’s being [...]

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A New Book That Some People Don’t Want You to Read (Part 1)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

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a still from the video trailer of Happyland HAPPYLAND — by one of the coolest authors we know, J. ROBERT LENNON — is finally out! This is the novel that W. W. Norton pulled from production in 2005 over fears of libel, that Harper’s Magazine ran in serial (though heavily abridged)in the fall of 2006, [...]

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A Round-Up of Thoughtful Spankings Over the Miley Cyrus Spectacle

Friday, August 30, 2013

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There’s been a LOT of talk this week over Miley Cyrus’s performance at last week’s VMAs. Here’s some of our favorite analysis: The 2013 VMAs Were Dominated by Miley‚Äôs Minstrel Show How Ratchet Culture Became The New Implied Bisexuality A 6-Minute Guide to the Prejudices of the Entertainment Industry What Miley Cyrus Did Was Disgusting [...]

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People “Lean In” to Facebook’s Policies on Gender-Based Hate Speech

Friday, May 31, 2013

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This is an update of last week’s post (see below): Our book group just read “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead” by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. According to its Amazon descrip, she (and let’s be honest, her writing and research team)¬†examine “why women‚Äôs progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the [...]

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Poll: Is This Shit For Real?

Monday, December 3, 2012

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We got the following letter of enquiry via our site this past weekend, from a guy claiming to be in a long distance relationship with the love of his life, who’s now trying to crowdfund a trip to see her so he can propose. We’re suckers for a good love story, but we ain’t buying [...]

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Top 10 Sexual Extremes in Film

Friday, October 19, 2012

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This list originally ran here on the SUNDANCE CHANNEL. Some things to keep in mind about our list: To make the cut, the films actually had to have some redeeming qualities (so, sorry¬†BOXING HELENA¬†and¬†HUMAN CENTIPEDE!). We tried to pick films that represented ten different extremes — after all, variety is the spice of (sex) life! [...]

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Top 10 American Sex Scandals

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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Sex scandals are as American as (sticking your wiener in an) apple pie. (Or should we say your Anthony Weiner?) The really unforgettable scandals leave us with a particular phrase or image burned into our brains. We could be a hundred years old and senile and we will still be able to recall Lorena Bobbitt [...]

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Just How Stupid Is That Homophobic Pastor’s Plan to Round Up Gays?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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This¬†video of a North Carolinian pastor spewing homophobic hate¬†has been making the rounds. Made “pukin’ sick” by the thought of men kissing men, Pastor Charles Worley comes up with a big idea to get rid of homosexuality once and for all — a “final solution,” if you will: Build a great big large fence, 150 [...]

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Doonesbury Takes on State-Rape

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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This week’s Doonesbury comic¬†(in five installments over the course of the week) is taking a harsh, satirical look at how Republican legislation all across America (specifically in Texas) is undermining women’s reproductive rights — and many papers are either refusing to run it at all or else moving it to their editorial pages. The strip [...]

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Confession: It Shouldn’t Matter WHY You Use Contraception, Damn It

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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photo via Flickr Our new intern, Vanessa Martini, a senior at Bard College, has a confession to make. Well, it’s more of a rant really than a confession, but we’re with her!: Though the furor around this electoral season‚Äôs contraception debate has quieted somewhat in mainstream media, the topic continues to rumble around feminist spaces [...]

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