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Losing It: How We Popped Our Cherry Over the Last 80 Years

Friday, April 11, 2014

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Author Kate Monro has managed to make us jealous of¬†her¬†job: searching the world for first-time tales that don’t often get told. In her new book, “Losing It: How We Popped Our Cherry Over the Past 80 Years,” she picks up where Nancy Friday left off, letting a wide range of people — from a 90-year-old [...]

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That Pesky C-Word

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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‚ÄúThe ultimate sexist put-down: the prick which lies down on the job. The ultimate weapon in the war between the sexes: the limp prick. The banner of the enemy’s encampment: the prick at half-mast. The symbol of the apocalypse: the atomic warhead prick which self-destructs. That was the basic inequity which could never be righted: [...]

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Infographic: How Sexual Norms Have Evolved in 50 Years

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Just when your blood is about to boil over all the reproductive rights rollbacks¬†that have taken place in recent years, when you’re about to puke if you hear one more Fox pundit talk about “family values,” and when when your head is about to explode at the idea that “Dancing with the Stars” is a [...]

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The Bachelor’s Big Reveal: Juan Pablo & the Fantasy Suite Charade

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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photo courtesy of¬†ABC/Guy D’Alema Many episodes of The Bachelor of have been touted as “the most dramatic ever!” — last night’s truly was. It has been a long-time coming: 18 seasons to be exact (and that’s not even counting all the spin-offs). But after yesterday’s fantasy suite episode of The Bachelor with Juan Pablo, the [...]

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Which Disney Princess Are You? (Em & Lo Style)

Monday, January 27, 2014

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Results from the Zimbio quiz “Which Disney Princess Are You?” have been popping up in our Facebook feed this week. Most of them are as saccharine and subtly sexist as the Disney movies themselves: They’re just begging for a more honest edit, with a little tough love thrown in — one that reflects the disturbing [...]

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Will Roe V. Wade See Another Anniversary?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Yesterday was the 41st anniversary of Roe V. Wade. Will there be a 42nd? Since abortion has been legal in this country for the entire lifespan of progressive women under 41 years old, they — we — have perhaps come to take Roe V. Wade for granted, to assume that this right is inalienable and [...]

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Porn & Romance: An Odd Couple?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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The following is a sub-chapter about “the age of hypersexualization” from the new book “THE NEW SOFT WAR ON WOMEN: How the Myth of Female Ascendance Is Hurting Women, Men — and Our Economy” by Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett, Ph.D. It’s the perfect holiday gift for anyone who says we live in a [...]

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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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The Best “Blurred Lines” Parody Yet!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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  The Mod Carosel parody was pretty good, but a little too thin on the politics for our radical feminist tastes. Enter “Defined Lines,” the parody made by some University of Aukland law students for its Law Revue show last week. With its decent production values and pointed yet hilarious feminist message, it’s the Blurred [...]

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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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