Culture

SciFli(ckr): Smithsonian's photo gallery of Women in Science

I'm an unabashed Flickr addict. I'd take it over myfriendsterfacebook any day. It's the ultimate way to feel connected to what my friends and family are up to, it's great for sharing work with my design students as well as for them to share their own work with... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Louise Fitzhugh & Harriet the Spy

For my turn at Adventures in Feministory, I wanted to give props to the creator of a character that inspired girls to keep spy notebooks and make their own tool belts. A character that was every bit as unladylike as she was fond of gossip. A character who was unapologetically loud and rocked... Read more »

Get Your Buzz On: Portland Karaoke Release Issue Party!

Join us for some karaoke and merriment at the “Buzz” issue release party this Sunday! 7:00 at Chopsticks III in North Portland. More details after the jump! Read more »

10 Ways to Subtly Want to Puke All Over Askmen.com

  As a woman, I don't spend too much time hanging out over at askmen.com. Maybe I should start, though, because people who frequent the site are getting valuable life lessons hand over fist in the form of the askmen Top 10... Read more »

Speak! Radical women of color media collective releases album!

Speak! Radical women of color media collective has just released their compilation of spoken word, poetry, and song! You can buy the CD online and proceeds will go to helping mothers and low-income activists attend the... Read more »

Facebook Advertisers Think You Should Diet (but only if you're a woman or a gay man)

It's no news that advertisers on social networking sites like Facebook employ user profile data to target specific groups by gender, age, and so on.   If you have an account on Facebook, you've probably noticed sideline ads for the bands listed under your 'Favorite Music' or ones for the television... Read more »

AA Strikes Again: "Legalize Gay" Shirts

While I've made my feelings about American Apparel clear in the past, they certainly are making themselves into a moving target. Picking up the slack left behind by... Read more »

Nice ink....Barbie?

Barbie will be turning the big 5-0 on March 9 and based on the photo I stumbled across today, half-a-century ain't nothing but a number. Of course, it does help if you're made of plastic. Behold Totally Stylin' Tattoos Barbie! Read more »

I Love (an Idealized, Hypermasculine Version of) College

I know that I posted a get-ready-for-tomorrow’s-Douchebag-Decree-by-reading-about-another-douchebag piece last week, but this week finds me with yet another d-bag on the brain (or rather, the YouTube channel). Enter Asher Roth and his... Read more »

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Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »