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Never before have there been so many colorful ways to objectify women. Following up on the ‘slutbag’ brouhaha of last week, New York Magazine compiled a “taxonomy” of the suffixes –bag and –piece. The author, Maureen O’Connor, provides Google Analytics graphs of the two insults’ use on the Internet over the last few weeks – it seems like, thanks to the Weiner campaign, everyone’s talking trash. (To recap: ... Read More
The girls of the 1920s who called themselves “flappers” weren’t just about bobbed hair and short skirts. Instead, they were more like female revolutionaries who changed the world for women—forever. In 1922, Ellen Welles Page sat down and penned a letter for the weekly New York magazine Outlook. “If one judges by appearances,” she wrote, “I suppose I am a flapper. I am within the age limit. I wear bobbed hair, the ... Read More
Flappers knew how to get dolled up and keep it copacetic in the 20s, and today we love them just as much as they would have wanted us to. Besides partying and staying in style, these ladies created a whole new language so catchy that a lot of it stuck around until today. We all know that the Real McCoy is the cat’s pajamas, not to take any wooden nickels, and that no one likes a wet blanket. But do you know what “Butt me” or “Oh, ... Read More