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Tag Archive | "Scandals"

Dubious Product of the Decade

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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As the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case spirals downward into an all-too-familiar he-said-she-said situation — with blame-the-victim rumors thrown in, just for kicks — we are reminded of a product we were unfortunate enough to stumble across the other day. Sold by the Rude Dude Boxers company, our Dubious Product of the Decade is a pair of [...]

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Love Letters to VS Naipal

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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A few weeks ago we apprised you of the ridiculous and offensive comments made by Nobel laureate and jackass¬†VS Naipaul — basically that all women writers are ‘sentimental’ and ‘unequal to me’. There have been¬†some great reactions to that old-fashioned fart’s blatant sexism. The latest is writer¬†Joanne Elizabeth Valin’s new blog,¬†Love Letters to VS Naipal: [...]

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Weiner Doll Is a Whole Lot More Fun Than Ken

Monday, June 20, 2011

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It was only a matter of time before the Anthony Weiner dolls went on sale — his weirdly hair-free chest is practically begging for a Ken doll version. Enter HeroBuilders.com, home of the Obama Rambama doll and the¬†Sarah Palin action figure, amongst others. They are currently selling two Weiner dolls, both clad in white gym [...]

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“Mohammed Was a Child Molester”?

Monday, March 7, 2011

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click image for video “Mohammed was a child molester, Mohammed was a pervert…” Those are just some of the chants protesters hurled at attendees (many children) of a charity dinner held in Yorba Linda, CA by ICNA Relief (an American Muslim relief organization) to help raise money for projects that include women‚Äôs housing, hunger prevention, [...]

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Love & Sex in YA Lit: THE COMPLICATED

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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Our friends, Em & Nora (who we like to call ‚ÄúEm & No‚ÄĚ), recently launched a site for grown-ups about young adult literature called LoveYALit.com*, since (according to the New York Times) more and more people 18-and-over are enjoying books originally intended for the 18-and-under set. Of course, books about teens, the most hormonal among [...]

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Confession: The Top 10 Reasons I Hate American Apparel

Friday, December 3, 2010

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photo by acidcookie Our contributor Abby Spector, who is majoring in Feminine/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University, has a confession to make: Here are the top 10 reasons I love to hate (and hate to love) American Apparel: The newest line looks like something out of my grandmother’s closet. The models, sales people, and those who [...]

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Sexy Sesame Street Halloween Costumes?

Friday, October 15, 2010

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First the Katy Perry debacle, and now this! Okay, so they are not actually marketed as “sexy” Sesame Street costumes; they’re called “sassy.” We guess there’s a difference. But still, is there nothing sacred? It’s hard enough to find little girl costumes that aren’t all tarted up, but now we have to tart-up the most [...]

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Katy Perry’s Cleavage Knows How to Get to Sesame Street

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Or rather, how to get kicked off Sesame Street. Perry shot a music video with Elmo for the pre-schoolers’ show featuring a version of her “Hot n’ Cold” hit, this one about playing dress up (natch). Sesame Street does this all the time — kidifying a pop tune with the actual artist; check out Feist’s [...]

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To Be Young, Gifted and Black…

Monday, September 20, 2010

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…apparently means to be Photoshopped by Elle magazine. Or at least, that’s the theory that’s got ladies mag readers all abuzz. For their 25th anniversary issue, Elle just released 4 different covers featuring 4 different 25-year olds, “young women changing the world” they said, though they forgot to add “in Hollywood.” Let’s be clear, these [...]

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Our Favorite Dandy, Sebastian Horsley, Died

Monday, June 28, 2010

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After both of us were on vacation for a week, pretty much avoiding all news and headlines, we were shocked and saddened to receive an invitation to a funeral this morning for an acquaintance we didn’t even realize had died: UK artist, writer, self-proclaimed dandy and all-around nut, Sebastian Horsley. For a second we thought [...]

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