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The Body Electric: Whole Foods Tells Me What I Need

What does good health have to do with $$$? Whole Foods knows!

I Can Has Feminizm?

This season has been unofficially dubbed The Summer of Death, and unfortunately this past week was no exception. As pop culture loving feminists, we are all saddened by the passings of Patrick Swayze, Mary Travers, and Henry Gibson, to name only a few. We all grieve in different ways, to be sure, but a couple of LOL tributez never hurt anybody. In order to ease our collective pain, we bring...

Tube Tied: I'll Show You Indecency, Sir: A Rant

Because of Kanye West (about whom Sady has said most everything that need be said) there is some current bizarre preoccupation with the "lack of decency" in America today. As if in response, the FCC announced this week that it intended to reopen the investigation into the famous Timberlake/Jackson "wardrobe malfunction" at the 2004 Super Bowl. Adrift in the sea of flat-out crazy and...

Bitch Tapes: Equinox Edition

The autumnal equinox is still a few days away (and today is unseasonably warm), but I’m ready to break out the sweaters and hear the leaves crunch under my step. My last mix said hello to summer, so now I’ll usher in the next season with these songs that speak to my autumn mood – either through lyrical reference or tone.

The Body Electric: Man Pad

 

Is the Tampax campaign transphobic, sexist, subversive, or--somehow--all of the above?

Bed, Bitch & Beyond: A Hook-Up Deferred--Shameless Tales of Reconnecting with High School Crushes

In which we explore what Time Magazine dubs "the retrosexual"--when reconnecting via Facebook gives you a second chance to hook up with that hot girl or guy you missed out on in high school, an experience poetically described as springing "from an intense, almost uncontrollable mixture of nostalgia and interest" (and perhaps, horniness).

Also featuring a blatant and revealing...

Douchebag Decree: The coffee table book

This week’s Douchebag Decree is a video book review of the new book The Quotable Douchebag,, a handy-dandy reference guide for knowing your d-bags!

She Pop-Edward Cullen, Face of Girl Power: On The Girliness of Pop, And Why It Matters

You know what's fun about this New York Times article about how the Twilight soundtrack might save the money-hemorrhaging record industry? That it has only one mention of who is most likely to buy tie-in Twilight products.

You know: girls. 

Now: it is not my intent, here, to start another discussion about how creepy Twilight is. I know women who love Twlight dearly! And who do...

Page Turner-Rave On: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore on Close to the Knives

“Rave On” is the Page Turner series that asks feminist writers, artists, musicians, activists, leaders, and scholars to talk about a book that completely rocked their world. Today we feature writer Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore on the memoir Close to the Knives, by David Wojnarowicz.

In the early ’90s, everyone was dying—that’s how it felt, it felt like everyone was dying. We...

Tube Tied: In Which I Gingerly Criticize Jon Stewart

Like many a thinking lady I watch the Daily Show mostly for Jon. When it is on hiatus, and it always disappointingly seems to be on hiatus when America goes a little mad in the late summer (2005: Katrina, 2008: Sarah Palin, 2009: Health Care Nonsense), my evenings seem even less magical than they usually are. I am the kind of woman, you see, who would go for Jon - funny, informed, irreverent...

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