When it comes to hip, young fashion retailers, Urban Outfitters is like a rebellious teenager- lots of angst and ire but never quite hitting the mark. While other clothing companies might regale us with fantastically ugly, overpriced merchandise, UO really likes to "stir the pot" with slogan tees and kitschy apartment knick-knacks rife with sexual innuendo. Not too long ago, UO offered a shirt that listed "Obama/Black" as a color option, and these ... Read More
Why Walk-a-thon when you can Punch-a-thon! For the past 35 years, the Center for Anti-Violence Education has been holding annual Punch-a-Thons to raise awareness and funds for violence prevention and self-defense education for survivors of violence and at-risk youth. It's kind of like your average charity event, except it's a bunch of kick-ass women and girls practicing self-defense moves and shouting words of encouragment.
CAE is a ... Read More
This week’s Village Voice feature article is about a woman who was apparently too hot for her male colleagues to focus on their own jobs. Debrahlee Lorenzana, a former Citibank business banker, is suing Citigroup for being fired because her sexy curves were too much her bosses to handle.
The majority of the article focuses on how sexy she is, mainly Lorenzana reinforcing the fact that it’s not her fault she’s attractive and there’s only so ... Read More
BY jodi sh doff
on May 20, 2010
New Jersey is a never ending stream of whadafug? Real Housewives, Jersey Shore, Jerseylicious, Jersey Couture (seriously??) and The Sopranos. Even Charles in Charge was from New Jersey.
Apparently the drones at the New Jersey Department of Mota-Veacles are so busy catching the hijinks of their TV neighbors they're slacking on the job. NJDMV approved Kim Romano's BIOCH vanity license plate --four years later someone realized that when you group letters ... Read More
BY Carmen Rios
on May 19, 2010
Emily May of New York City started Hollaback! NYC in 2005 in an effort to combat street harassment. An incredibly underreported, justified, and accepted form of discrimination against women and LGBTQ people, street harassment occurs on public transportation, in crowded areas, and close to home for most folks in urban areas.
What started as a tool of instant justice: May had New Yorkers photograph and submit blog posts about their harassers, has grown into a ... Read More