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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 »

'Skinny Bastard' Disgruntles this Bitch

I'm a couple weeks late on this, but did you all hear about Skinny Bitch's new uber-masculine brother, Skinny Bastard?  Finally, gender equity has arrived!  Now men and women can be separately but equally body shamed! Get the whole skinny after the jump. Read more »

Sex-Based Abortion Legislation: WTF?

Faithful blog readers, I need your help understanding something. My “gender” Google news feed has been blowing up lately with... Read more »

Donald Trump: No douchebag trumps The Don

These pages have yet to honor King Douche, but of course it was only a matter of time. This week The Donald - speaking of anti-gay activist and Miss America contestant Carrie Prejean -... Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »