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Chickipedia: It's where the Chicks are at!

From Frau Sally Benz comes the news of the latest "pedia" creation--Chickipedia!

What is Chickipedia you ask?

According to it's about page:

Chickipedia is the world's largest web-based, women-based, wiki-based database of hot chicks on the planet. It is entirely user generated, making it the first female-only encyclopedia of the people, by the people, and for the people...

Tool Spirit

“Terrible boyfriend? We can fix him. Complete tools transformed into knights in shining armor.” These are the promises of the opening credits of Tool Academy, VH1’s latest trash-tastic series in which women drag their truly terrible boyfriends through a relationship boot camp in hopes of turning them into nice guys. The tools agreed to come on the show thinking it was called Mr....

Push Gets a Big Win at Sundance, Still Trying to Win Over a Distributor

Big news from the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend: for only the third time in the festival's 25-year history, the Sundance jury and the audience awarded their top honors to the same film.  Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire (a title designed, no doubt, to distinguish the film from the sci-fi action film of the same name starring Dakota Fanning that hits theaters later this year) won...

Figuring Out Figure Skating

A Christmas gift sends me to the US Women's Figure Skating Championship and into a swirling confusion of how we raise our girl athletes.

(Re)Thinking Walking: A Collaboration

My really good friend and fellow Chicana blogger, brownfemipower, is hosting a collaboration at her blog, Flip Flopping Joy, with fellow amazing media maker, Jess Hoffman (of make/shift fame).

Their collaboration is called (Re)Thinking Walking and centers ways that we can build new worlds through the process of purposeful walking.

Some excerpts:


If we allow...

Your Whole Facebook Friendlist Is Watching

 Is Facebook a new location for social activism?

If you are at all a frequent user of Facebook, you have probably seen a number of your friends "donate their status to ____" or join "One Million Strong Against ______." Heck, if you are one of my Facebook friends, I probably invited you to join my pro-Katie Couric group. While there are obvious networking benefits for activists using...

Fox News: Fair, Balanced, and Unintentionally Kinky

Sure, Fox News gets called out as being right-wing and conservative, but what other news network would mention fisting?

My Bloody Valentine 3D: Crappy Treatment of Women Flies Right off the Screen

As a big horror fan, I've been excited to see what My Bloody Valentine 3D would do for the genre, which trades primarily on thrills and spectacle.  But even if I wasn't into horror, the film would be worth taking note of because it's one of the first contemporary films shot in 3D that is not a family picture (and not animated, at that).  The film's success will no doubt be a benchmark for...

That's My President!

First no mo Gitmo, and now Obama has reversed the Global Gag Rule!

The “Mexico City Policy” was instituted by Reagan, reversed under Clinton, and re-instated by George W. Hopefully Obama’s decision won’t be just another flip of the coin, especially since this policy has sweeping consequences for health care around the world.

While it’s easy to see it as a pro-...

The Box's Crush of the Week: Jaime Pressly

Extensions off to Jaime Pressly, one of the funniest women on TV. Her Emmy award-winning portrayal of Joy Turner on My Name Is Earl is so solid that it's easy to forget she's a bonafide sexpot (with credits like Playboy spreads, countless "sexiest women" list mentions, and the lead in Poison Ivy: The New Seduction on her resume). Of course, Pressly's hotness isn't anything out of the ordinary...