Bang Bang

BY Eileen Milman in General |

When I was growing up, I would make my best friends play Polly Pocket with me. I remember it like it was yesterday: a few poor boys and I crowded around Polly Pocket's Magical Mansion, making Polly flip hamburgers on her tiny grill, or perhaps sashay her around a mini lavender ballroom adorned with clear plastic swans and mauve curtains.What would always start off serenely, usually ended up with Polly horribly injured by Matchbox cars exploding into her ... Read More
A class-action suit has been filed against the Wal-Mart corporation on behalf of 1.5 million former and current Wal-Mart women workers. The plaintiffs claim that Wal-Mart promotes a work culture of patriarchy where women are constantly devalued in the workplace. The sex discrimination case includes multiple instances of men being promoted over women with similar qualifications, wage disparity that favors men in comparable positions as women, - in one case, a male ... Read More

Potty Protection

BY Eileen Milman in General |

The expression "powdering my nose" (which I've always been told was the polite way to excuse one's self to the bathroom) doesn't aptly describe the struggle of using a public toilet. It can be a lengthy process that can include finding a place to hang a purse, unraveling rolls of toilet paper to shield one's hiney, and kicking the flusher so you don't have to be exposed to God knows what flesh eating bacteria, etc.I have never bothered lining toilet ... Read More
Back for its 7th year, this fabulously inexpensive flea market caters to fashionable gals sizes 14+ and will be acting as a fundraiser for Nolose and The Femme Collective, two wonderful body positive organizations. The Fat Girl Flea Market takes place, Saturday, April 30th from 12pm-8pm at the NYC LGBT Community Center (208 West 13th Street, NYC on the 1st floor). Admission is $10.  Donations can be dropped off at the LGBT Community Center on Friday ... Read More
Coachella is a place where celebrities and concert go-ers alike blend together in a sea of festival style. While it’s still a bit chilly in N.Y.C., it warms my style spirit to see spring dresses, fancy sunglasses, and wide-brimmed hats galore. These pictures are a breath of fresh air as spring officially begins and people are wearing more and more color! It’s only going to get warmer here, but I hear it was pretty warm at Coachella already. You gotta ... Read More