Culture

On the Map: NY Times 'Half The Sky' Issue

The New York Times Sunday Magazine this weekend is a “special issue” about women in the developing world. So, how’d they do? Read more »

Good Ideas Have No Genitals (But Creative Directors Do)

Every year, Advertising Age publishes a special report (and subsequent ceremonial luncheon) called Women to Watch that highlights the great work being done by women in the fields of advertising, marketing, PR, and social... Read more »

Feast of Burden: The transgressive, disturbing world of 'feeding' porn

Ivy doesn't look like most performers in mainstream pornography. Then again, the thousands of viewers who have logged on to watch her YouTube videos or look at her photo sets aren't seeking mainstream adult entertainment. While most porn stars and pinups show off their tits and ass, Ivy shows off... Read more »

On the Map: Coming Out of the (Water) Closet

It wasn’t until moving to India that I realized just how much I’d been taking toilets for granted, and it wasn’t until coming across the newly published... Read more »

On the Map: Is CouchSurfing.org Safe for Women?

Since 2004 CouchSurfing.org has provided a way for budget travelers to connect with people across the world to take advantage of free hospitality—from a place to sleep to acting as a tour guide to simply meeting for a coffee. But do the site administrators go far enough to ensure its members aren... Read more »

Beaker Bitch: Freak Outs, Not Facts, Dominate Abortion Talk in Healthcare Debate

The healthcare debate this week has certainly been a lot of fingerpointing. In an effort to quash false rumors surrounding Obama's new healthcare plan (please let's never discuss the phrase "death panels" again), the White House went so far as to launch a... Read more »

Bed, Bitch & Beyond: I Do Not Scream For Viagra Ice Cream

This past week the London Paper brings us news of the September unveiling of a fancy (and expensive) new “Sex Pistol” ice cream cocktail at Selfridge’s. Loaded with... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Men's News Daily

“It’s like AskMen.com but with fewer readers!” Touted by its editors as “Your Daily Dose of Counter-Theory,” the folks at Men’s... Read more »

Karl Lagerfeld Calls Feminists Ugly -- FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!

News in tired feminist stereotypes has taken a turn for the weird in this month’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Fashion designer (and future zombie-lookalike contest winner)... Read more »

Beaker Bitch: Inside the Bank of Breast Milk

One day's worth of breast milk from a new mother barely reached the first line on a four ounce vial. The freezer that held the thin, yellowish milk was nearly empty, too—the first breast milk donation bank in the Northwest was not officially open for business last week when I stopped in. The still... Read more »

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One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. 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 »

Know & Tell: The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »