All news sources are having a field day with the supposed results of a gender test on 18-year-old track and field athlete Caster Semenya. It has many jaws dropping, but I think what is more important is the discussion of gender classifications. Many were suspicious of Semenya because of her masculine build and appearance, and when she dominated an 800-meter race caused enough questions from officials that she underwent gender testing. The tests found that her ... Read More

LIONESS.

BY Web Intern in General |

As much as I respect and support the men and women in our military, US military policy is sometimes a silly one. For example, it forbids women from serving in military units whose primary object is direct ground combat. Whaaaaat?! I would assume there are some women who join the military thinking they'll be able to serve their country in the exact same way men do.It turns out a group of female support soldiers got around this policy and ended up fighting ... Read More
Have you ever tried tracking what you spend your money on? It seems like every financial planner suggests keeping track of the number of lattes you buy, as well as keeping your receipts so you know exactly where your $$$ is going.Well, Kate Bingaman-Burt takes this financial tracking to a whole new level--she draws what she purchases and then posts the images on her blog Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today? She also prints out a zine with these same ... Read More
I don't believe in the dumb blonde myth; as far as I'm concerned, whether your head is empty or full (?) doesn't depend on the shade of your mop. For example, check out this genius keyboard approved by 'the American Blonde Association of America'. Aside from being adorable bubblegum pink, this little gadget swaps out totally boring tech-speak keys for labels like 'Oops!' (backspace), 'WARNING! size XXL letters' (caps lock), and 'The Big One: I Need My Space Key' ... Read More

I Love My Fart Party

BY Web Intern in General |

I can't remember how I discovered Julia Wertz's comic Fart Party but I do remember my old coworkers looking over my shoulder and saying, 'What the hell is Fart Party? What kooky business are you looking up?' The answer was simple, it's a comic put out by this girl from San Francisco who now lives in Brooklyn and she shares little stories from her childhood, as well as the crazy/odd/hilarious happenings in her life now. Anywho, if you're a fan you should lend her ... Read More