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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’s 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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The Video We WISH We’d Made: “HBO Should Show Dongs”

Friday, August 16, 2013

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College Humor’s original short this week “HBO Should Show Dongs” (below) was made for us: it’s got puns (“We’ve got a boner to pick”), it’s dominated by funny women (usually you get only one token funny chick in bits like this), and it’s all about equal opportunity objectification! The very nature of HBO practically requires [...]

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Why “The Killing” Is One of the Best Feminist Shows on TV

Monday, June 3, 2013

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photo by Carole Segal/AMC Okay, if you can get past the fact that the entire series revolves around the brutal murders of pretty young girls, “The Killing” on AMC (whose third season premiered last night) is actually a great feminist television show: - The main character, homicide detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos), is a strong, tough, [...]

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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’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the [...]

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“Lean In” Is Great! Facebook, Not So Much.

Friday, May 24, 2013

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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’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower [...]

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Comment of the Week: No Slut-Shaming, Please

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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It’s not the length of the comment, but it’s content. This week, we loved Nikki’s short and to-the-point comment on this week’s “Your Call”:  How Do I Get Over All the Sex She’s Had Before Me? Ugh. “Slutty?” What exactly makes her slutty? Having had sex before you came around? Enjoying sex too much? If you [...]

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In Defense of the Slut

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Our contributor Jewely Hoxie studies Human Sexuality at the University of California Santa Cruz (read her blog here). She has this to stay about the slut stigma… How many times have you heard people say, “If she wasn’t such a slut…” or, “She’s kind of a slut, but…” or, “I can’t believe she’s slept with [...]

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Anti-Advice: The Top 5 Tricks to Snag a Man

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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photo via Flickr Still single, ladies? Well you can kiss your cat-lady status goodbye! Follow these five simple dating tips and you’ll never be alone again! Because a douchey guy is better than no guy at all. Amen to that! Dress to impress. If you’ve got it, flaunt it. You can’t expect a man to go [...]

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What Did You Think of Seth MacFarlane Hosting the Oscars?

Monday, February 25, 2013

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What did you think of Seth MacFarlane’s jokes at the Oscars?

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Top 4 Reasons Why the Grammys Are Infinitely Better Without T&A

Monday, February 11, 2013

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photo via Jezebel When we began watching the Grammys last night, we had not gotten the memo – the email that CBS had sent out to participants advising them to adhere to the Network’s wardrobe policy: Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing [...]

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