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The Kills have not stopped moving since the March 2008 release of their latest album, Midnight Boom. They have bounced back and forth from the US to Europe to Australia on tour, had their bus stolen out from under their noses in Texas, played gigs with The Gossip and The Raconteurs and made music videos for half the tracks from Midnight Boom. Yet they are still accessible, even in...

Sexual Euphemism Now in Convenient Chocolate Form: the Fling candy bar by Mars

NPR reported on a new candy bar from Mars–its first in 20 years–called the Fling. Wrapped in a shimmery pink and silver package, it’s not just its low calorie count that is catering to women.

The campaign behind it has taken an unsubtle approach to marketing the candy bar as more of a marital aid than an item from a vending machine. While “finger” may be an industry...

May: The Merry, Merry Month of Masturbation!

May is National Masturbation Month! Here it is May 18 already, and I am just learning about this celebration now. Where have I been?

I hope you were more enlightened than me on this, but in case you weren't, let's make up for lost time! Here are some National Masturbation Month fun facts, and some great links to get you celebrating! (And by celebrating, of course, I mean...

The Turkish Delight in Woman-Designed Mosque

The first mosque in Turkey to be designed by a woman, Sakirin is a stunning architectural work.

He's a write-her

So…I’m reading Little Bee by Chris Cleave, but why am I thinking about Wally Lamb and Arthur Golden?

The bookjacket blurb for Little Bee (published as The Other Hand in the UK) doesn’t give away much about the story, just that it is about two women “whose lives collide one fateful day, and one of them has to make a terrible choice, the kind of choice we...

'Skinny Bastard' Disgruntles this Bitch

I'm a couple weeks late on this, but did you all hear about Skinny Bitch's new uber-masculine brother, Skinny Bastard?  Finally, gender equity has arrived!  Now men and women can be separately but equally body shamed!

Get the whole skinny after the jump.

For Realz?: Coming Up....

Because of sweeps, it's a little bit of a lull in reality TV land the past few weeks, since a bunch of shows are either about to end (American Idol, Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, ANTM, Amazing Race, Celebrity Apprentice, Hell's Kitchen) or just about to begin (Bachelorette, So You Think You Can Dance, Real Housewives of New Jersey, Jon and Kate Plus 8). So click the read button for a...

YOU Read Harlequin?! ME Too!

Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan of the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog defend the legitimacy of romance novels in their newly published Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels. After years of sifting through smut books in order to find the ones that are worth the $4.99 you'll pay for it, these two ladies have created a humorous guidebook for the discerning smut reader...

Sex-Based Abortion Legislation: WTF?

Faithful blog readers, I need your help understanding something. My “gender” Google news feed has been blowing up lately with stories regarding the legislation of sex-based abortions. Apparently, such abortions have recently been ruled illegal in Sweden and legal in Oklahoma.

Now, I understand there being concern over sex-based abortions. Technology is advancing at a rate that allows...

BitchTapes: Your slice of WAKE UP heaven

Even though I'm currently on vacation, I still need an extra boost to get out of bed sometimes. Coffee is great and a cold shower is effective, but neither are as fun as listening to jumpy, catchy music. So, consider this your 25.4 minutes slice of WAKE UP heaven.

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