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Douchebag Decree (Dis)Honorable Mention: 3oh!3

So I was riding in the car yesterday, fiddling with the radio dial, when I was blindsided by a gigantic bag of douchiness, masquerading itself in radio EP form. Coming through the speakers in my friend’s Kia were these words (poorly sung, I might add): Shush, girl! Shut your lips!/ Do the... Read more »

I Can Has Feminizm?

Happy Fourth of July, feminists! To commemorate our nation’s independence, here is a reminder that we can all wear our American flags and our feminism on our sleeves when we’re out and about today: You said it, sister. As always, thanks to all of everyone who has been sending us... Read more »

Science Says: "Yay for Vibrators!"

Well it's about damn time! Though physicians and therapists (not just Dan Savage, we're talking mainstream doctors) have been known for decades that vibrator use can be great for sexual health, there's never been a... Read more »

Transformers 2: Offensive Archetypes in Disguise

Internet buzz about Michael Bay’s (director of landmark crap-tion films like Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, The Island) latest film Transformers 2 has mostly centered around who has the most scathing review, how hot Megan Fox is, and a few murmurs concerning coded racism in two of the robots.... Read more »

Nicht, Nicht: Bruno Ending Edited for Gay Bashing

Summertime means blockbuster movies. After all, what’s better on a hot day than heading into an air-conditioned megaplex and watching larger-than-life actors live out unrealistic scenarios with even less realistic conclusions? But while summer blockbusters often bring with them cheesy... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Emily Warren Roebling

Hey there all you Brooklyn hipsters! Did you know that the Brooklyn Bridge is not only useful when one wishes to imply quirkiness (I’m talking to you, Gossip Girl), its completion was also overseen by... Read more »

Lies and the Lying Feminists Who Tell Them: the latest from Christina Hoff Sommers

“Feminist misinformation is pervasive,” Christina Hoff Sommers writes in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education.“Persistent Myths in Feminist Scholarship” is the latest from the author of Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Betrayed Women and The War on Boys: How Misguided Feminisim is Harming... Read more »

Finally! Scientific Proof that Women are Gossips!

Stop the presses! Science has released a groundbreaking study! According to new research at the University of Michigan, bonding with friends makes women feel good. Okay, so definitely not hot news, right? But what IS... Read more »

I Can Has Feminizm?

Is there a better way to spend a summer weekend than by kicking back with a good book? This week’s feminizt LOLz don’t think so! These two kittehs recommend Sisterhood is Powerful by Robin Morgan. An... Read more »

Douchebag Decree (Dis)Honorable Mention: Burger King just keeps on pissing me off

  For the love of god, what will it be next? This is not Burger King's first rodeo, in terms of terrible, sexist advertising, but it might be the raunchiest and therefore the most abhor-able. There is no reading between the lines here, no smoke and mirrors as far as the imagery and message are... 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 »

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 Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. 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 »