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“Well-behaved women seldom make history” is a tale as old as time. This can be applied to women traveling and making independent, wayward decisions. We’ve all been told not to walk alone at night, to avoid strangers, to keep ourselves safe and protected because the world is full of danger! I’m not suggesting that it isn’t full of danger…I’m just saying it is not our burden to live in fear.  It isn’t the 18th ... Read More
My rage can't even take a break for Easter. Not even this most fortuitous Easter, the Sunday of which the mystical 20th day of the 4th month falls upon. This viral video rabbit looks like she's straight chilling jacuzzi-style, but could actually be in shock.It's kinda like how doctors tell you Q-tips are actually bad for your ears, and you really don't need any Summer's Eve--some things, like ears, vaginas, and certain pets, clean themselves. Rabbits are ... Read More
The first time I walked the streets of Manhattan alone at night, I was 18 and terrified. I now know that I was walking from the West to the East village, and through one of the safest parts of the city, but at the time I was just a doe-eyed youth and non-NYC native, afraid of being kidnapped, or groped, or probably just looked at the wrong way.On that night almost four years ago, I called my best friend and made her talk to me for the entire 20 minute walk, so ... Read More
The one resolution that always makes its way on to my New Year's list is: read more books (...and watch more movies, and listen to more music, and see more comedy...) by women. In terms of authors, there's nothing like discovering a writer who knows just how to express everything I'm feeling, while dispensing with those pesky monologues about my gender's lasting inferiority (looking at you, Hemingway). But there are only so many Plath anthologies or Woolf novellas ... Read More
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You may have heard of Charm School, Secretarial School, but have you heard of Nazi Bride School?  According to recently discovered documents unearthed from Germany’s Federal Archive, in 1937 the Nazis created the Reichsbräuteschule, or Reich Bride School, “to mould housewives out of office girls”. In order for women to “do their part”, the highest-ranking female in the Third Reich, Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, recommended ... Read More
I walk a good 25 minutes to work every morning and a good 35 minutes (I’m a bit slower by the end of the day) from work every evening.  Although the 1-1½ mile commute to and from Port Authority is a bit long, I initially didn’t think I would mind the walk.  I could get a little fresh air and some much-needed cardio.  After my first day of work I was absolutely exhausted.  Besides the whole working part, I couldn’t ... Read More
This is a sponsored post. Jo Piazza knows a truth or two about dating rituals - the kinds you're afraid to admit you know about. Many of our relationships don’t begin with the first date or even the first smile. They don't start with an introduction or even a vision of what our future lover might be like. Each new relationship usually begins with the decline and crash of the previous one. Those most recent love disasters form the burning effigies we walk ... Read More
TIME’s Paul Moakley uncovered a softer side of Tin Man presidential candidate Mitt Romney, shown in a romantic photo he sent to then-girlfriend Ann in 1968. Romney apparently sent Ann a series of similar photos, an effort to keep her interested while he was doing missionary work in France.  The two married just a few months after he returned to the ... Read More
Beefy the Bulldog is an awareness raising skateboarder. He has paired with Boarding for Breast Cancer, B4BC, to help prevent the disease by promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. He will be skating at B4BC events, music festivals, Pet Expos, and skate parks in cities across the US to raise money.Beefy’s mom was diagnosed at the age of 25. That’s why he is especially focused on raising awareness among girls in their teens and young women in their ... Read More