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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 »

He's a write-her

So…I’m reading Little Bee by Chris Cleave, but why am I thinking about Wally Lamb and Arthur Golden? The bookjacket blurb for Little Bee (published as The Other Hand in the UK) doesn’t give away much about the story, just that it is about two women “whose lives collide one... Read more »

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Oh Joy Sex Toy: How I Realized I'm Asexual

Artist Kiku H shares her personal experiences learning what it means to be asexual. Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »

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

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. Read more »