It's the start of another week, which means it's time to face the struggles of life anew. What better to combat that with than videos of small and fuzzy animals doing ridiculous stuff?! There's nothing that says "I'll worry about those taxes later!" quite like a clip of a hamster stuffing ten carrots into his cheek pouches. In that spirit, we've prepared for you a clip-a-day to keep productivity away! Happy squealing.  MONDAY: On Monday, we are all a Bun ... Read More
This week, the United States Senate will be debating the Military Justice Improvement Act. The controversial legislation would alter the military legal process as it stands. Rather than the "chain of command" handling prosecution, cases will be dealt with by an "impartial military prosecutor." You should care about this because it will change how the military deals with rape and sexual assault by stifling "retaliation" against those reporting sexual crimes, as ... Read More
Attention ladies of the world! The time has come to start using that hot wax for aromatherapy candles and those razors for Sweeney Todd productions! Pubic hair removal is a thing of the past! At least that's what a new study from British pharmaceutical group UK Medix is telling me.  According to their statistics, 51% of women (out of 1,870 surveyed) "do not style or groom their pubic hair." 45% of these women attribute ditching the Sally Hansen to the simple ... Read More
"Oh Christ! I couldn't care less!" said Doris Lessing upon hearing she had won the 2007 Nobel Prize for literature. Such a response wasn't a surprise from a writer who aimed to live as freely as possible, unencumbered by neither societies expectations nor accolades.  Lessing carved her own distinct and liberated route through motherhood, sexuality, politics, and mental health. These topics were best explored in, what is often considered her masterpiece, The ... Read More
Texas isn't exactly #1 when it comes to progressive policy-making. Recent legislation has disenfranchised lady-voters and made it nearly impossible to access a safe and legal abortion. Finally, the twinkle of hope we've been waiting for has emerged! Harris County, the jail serving the Houston area of Texas, has adopted comprehensive policy that states "discrimination or harassment of any kind based on sexual orientation or gender identity is strictly ... Read More
On the list of badass villainesses, Maleficent from Disney's animated Sleeping Beauty ranks pretty high. Needless to say, I couldn't be more stoked she's getting a "her side of the story" treatment in a live-action film scheduled for release next year. Based on Disney's description of the film, it already sounds way cooler than you were just thinking: "A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable ... Read More
In stuff you never thought about but is actually really cool news, a recent color restoration of an Addams Family on-set photo reveals not one inch of the doom and/or gloom you would expect.  Instead, the color scheme is bubblegum and bottle green! Since the show was filmed in black and white, it doesn't seem like there was a need to decorate with a specific color palette in mind. The look of the actual set in color is a little bit "Crazy Aunt Sally," and I'm ... Read More
While I may not agree with Miley Cyrus's every move (that was not a twerking pun, for the record), she's finally spouting some truth I can get behind: feminism. In an interview with BBC's radio program Newsbeat, Miley declared: "I feel like I'm one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything. I'm for anybody and everything. I don't care what you want to do in your life, or who you want to be with, who you want to love or ... Read More
  The current issue of New York Magazine features a stark white cover with the simple words "My Abortion" emblazoned across its center. This spark for discussion comes at a time when new abortion legislation is being passed constantly--leaving women with fewer and fewer options for safely and successfully ending an unwanted pregnancy. In an attempt to expose the human side of such a clinical issue, New York Magazine brings you 26 stories of abortion.  In ... Read More
Though former fashion-week front row-er Tavi Gevinson doesn't focus much on fashion these days, she's certainly looking most rad in Cole Haan's holiday ad campaign.  The campaign, whose theme is "Talented & Gifted," also features Broadway actors, entrepreneurs, and a 7th grade heavy-metal band (They're called "Unlock the Truth"--I am totally listening to them right now).   Tavi also has a hand-picked gift selection, which you can view here. You know, ... Read More
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