Recovering 30 Rock addicts who tuned in to watch Tina Fey on Inside the Actors’ Studio on Wednesday received an extra, maverick-sized surprise. Responding to host James Lipton’s request to interview Sarah Palin, Fey reprised her famous Palin impression and busted out a series of gems such as “you know, I believe that if everybody had guns, then there would be fewer guns in the stores.” I never imagined I’d miss the conservative ... Read More
Nusreta Sivac, one kick ass lady Here’s a not-so-fun fact: rape and crimes of sexual violence were not tried as international war crimes until 1995. In honor of International Women’s Day, The Associated Press published a story today on Nusreta Sivac, a Muslim Bosniak woman whose testimony and tireless work pushed the International Tribunal for War Crimes in Former Yugoslavia to prosecute rape as a war crime. Like many other Muslim Bosniaks and Catholic ... Read More
Want to learn a foreign language? No? Are you sure these big boobs can’t convince you? Dan Lyons from ReadWrite published an article today about all those tacky, outdated, sexist Facebook ads. You know, the ones that use young women in sexy poses to sell everything from Spanish language classes to solar panels (wut?). Facebook has always presented itself as an ideal forum for companies looking for targeted, one-to-one marketing opportunities. The social ... Read More
In addition to the sexism that real women face everyday, it seems like virtual women have their fair share of misogyny to contend with. Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the awesome new Youtube project Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, has just released Damsel in Distress: Part 1. This video explores “how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered clichés in the history of gaming,” and applies a critical eye to a number of ... Read More
According to US Weekly, Kim Kardashian has confessed that, “I dress for my man way more than for myself!” Sigh. Apparently, the only thing Kanye West loves more than dressing up in kilts and making TSwift cry is outfitting Kim in “cool, drapey things.” While Kim isn’t necessarily a groundbreaking fashion plate, it’s never fun to see a powerful woman being pushed around by her significant other. Besides, West, whose 2011 Paris ... Read More
Nothing says TGIF like some interspecies canoodling, imported from Australia for your viewing pleasure.And if you just can't get enough, check out Fuck Yeah Interspecies Friendships. Love is blind, y'all. Image Via ... Read More
Today, The Atlantic published a fascinating report on the despicable state of sex ed in Mississippi. The piece, by Andy Kopsa, outlines the obstacles facing sex ed advocates in a state that is famously the most religious in the nation, and also has the highest teen birth rate in the country. According to The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 58% of high school-aged students in Mississippi have had sex, and 35% did not use protection. These ... Read More
State Senator Jason Rapert, sponsor of the "Human Heartbeat Protection Act." Yesterday, the Arkansas State Senate passed a law banning abortion after the 12th week of pregnancy; this is by far the most restrictive abortion ban in the country. The justification for this law, which was passed by a republican-run legislature over the veto of Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, is that a fetal heartbeat can be detected at 12 weeks. An earlier draft of the law wanted to ... Read More
Itching for some nostalgia drenched lyrics and sun bleached tunes? Luckily, America’s favorite manic pixie dream girl Zooey Deschanel and guitarist M. Ward have made another album as She & Him. Volume 3, which will be released on May 7th, is sure to feature the vintage pop style that She & Him do best, layering Deschanel’s sweet vocals over Ward’s masterful melodies. The album’s first single dropped today on Youtube and iTunes. ... Read More
Elias Ericson is a super talented Swedish artist whose comics appear on his Super Queer Artsy Blog. A lot of his work focuses on the dark humor that stems from how people react to his queer identity.Elias' original comic A while ago, Elias posted this comic, about what he interprets as the hypocrisy and narcissistic motives of many self-proclaimed LGBTQA allies. Apparently, a 9gag user reposted Elias’ comic, airbrushing out his text and disseminating his ... Read More
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