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Why Do "Good Girls" Need to "Go Bad"?

  In the entertainment industry, young female stars face a unique rite of passage: the performance for which they’ll bare it all. It is ironic that for a young starlet to make the transformation to a “serious” performer, she is expected to show some skin. Read more »

Best and Worst Moments from the 2013 Oscars: Seth MacFarlane, Domestic Violence is an Awful Punchline!

  Last night was the Academy Awards, which means my Facebook feed was awash in comments from high school acquaintances along the lines of, “WTF was up with Kristen Stewart!?!? She was totally frowning ... Read more »

If You Haven't Heard Solange Knowles' ‘True’, Listen Now.

We all love Beyoncé. It’s practically engrained in our cultural fabric at this point. But what about Beyoncé’s incredibly talented, sorely underappreciated younger sister, Solange? While Beyoncé crafts incredible mainstream pop, Solange... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: All the Advice You Asked For, and Some You Didn't

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist values—as well as advice on what to do when they don’t... Read more »

On Our Radar: Gendered Toys, Superheros, and Katy Perry

Oh my—yet another week of F-bombs, pink shit, and sexism.  Here’s a roundup of nine of the best posts the Internet had to offer this week.  A rad 13-year-old named McKenna Pope called out Hasbro for its blatant girls-only marketing of the famed Easy Bake Oven.  This piece is... Read more »

Ladies! Liquor! Ladies and Liquor!

  Welcome to Lady Liquor, where, for the next two months, I’ll be writing about the relationship between, well, ladies and liquor. Primarily. I’m interested in the ways women’s attitudes about drinking – and society’s attitudes about women who drink – have... Read more »

That Christina Aguilera "Fat Girl" Quote Was Fake. What Happened?

If there’s one thing the Internet loves, it’s cat videos. If there’s a second thing the Internet loves though, it’s when someone is mad as hell and isn... Read more »

Katy Perry is Billboard's Woman of the Year... But Who is RetroPop's Woman of All the Years?

Mazel tov, Katy Perry, for being named Billboard’s Woman of the Year for 2012. But for RetroPop purposes, who is the Woman of ALL THE YEARS? Read more »

RetroPop: Britney Spears and Virginia Woolf

What do the secret lives of Britney Spears and Virginia Woolf have in common? More than you think. Read more »

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