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For The Narcicyst, Iraq is the Bomb

Calling himself an "ambassador for conscious Arab hip-hop," Narcy makes music with the purpose of blowing something up: your mind, sucka. Read more »

Scared Straight: The Teen Pregnancy Edition

(WARNING: Video contains graphic images) I think it’s great that the British kids who came up with the concept for the above video were committed to a teen pregnancy PSA that wasn’t preachy. Too bad the end result is problematic for other reasons. Reason #1: So…the big downside... Read more »

The Midwest Teen Sex Show's Big Break!

If you haven’t checked out the Midwest Teen Sex Show yet, it’s not too late. When it comes to frank yet funny sex talk, this video cast is so good it almost makes me wish I was a clueless, awkward teen again (Say it with me now, “♪ Allllllll... Read more »

Women, Whiteness, and Indian Cricket

Women are making their entrance into cricket as players, team owners, and purveyors of sexism and White privilege? Read more »

The Timko Sisters: Come Back to the Five and Dime, Billie Jean, Billie Jean

… cuz we need you. On May 1, a pair of tennis-playing girls—sisters Karli and Tonya Timko—won the won the boys AA Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League doubles title. Let me take that back: They didn’t just win. They freakin’ dominated. As singles players on the boys... Read more »

Vogue's Anna Wintour: "I told Oprah to lose weight"

In 1998, editor-in-chief Anna Wintour made the "gentle suggestion" to Oprah Winfrey that she lose 20 pounds in order to be on the cover of Vogue. According to Wintour, Oprah agreed and went on a "stringent diet", resulting in one of Vogue's "most successful covers ever". Oprah was the first... Read more »

Mission: Husband

In January, New Jersey-based business executive Neenah Picket, 43, rang in the New Year with a resolution: She would find a husband in 52 weeks with the help of six of her closest friends…and pretty much anyone who stops by her website, 52Weeks2FindHim.com. Now that much of the media... Read more »

No Love for Love Land

Just three days after the BBC ran a story about the October-slated opening of China's first sex theme park, China Daily announced that the 'scandalous'... Read more »

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... Read more »

The Turkish Delight in Woman-Designed Mosque

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

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Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »

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 »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »