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She Pop: Tweenage Wasteland

Oh, hey, look at that! It’s the weekend! THE WEEKEND, you guys! And, since it is the weekend, I am going to assume that a fair number of you will be drinking. Me, I like drinking; I can mix a decent cocktail, I’m not averse to beer, and I am nowhere near sophisticated enough to tell... Read more »

She Pop: VMA Disappointments For Everyone!

Ah, the VMAs! Pop spectacle at its finest! If, by "finest," you mean "most spectacularly overhyped and therefore ripe for viewer disappointment." Which is what I mean, actually, so I'm good. And today, in my quest to provide you with the least timely post on the VMAs EVER, I present you with three... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Marketing Tucker Max

Whether it’s his offhand-way of dropping misogyny, his female-rating system that puts how-many-beers-til-she’s-hot-Yalies to shame, or... Read more »

Newsflash, Vampire Bill: Rape is Neither Romantic, Nor Charming

Those of us who watch HBO’s True Blood would have a hard time denying the show’s sex appeal (or at least, sex). After all, Bon Temps, Lousiana (the fictional setting for the show) is one seeexxxy town. Vampires banging humans? Check.... 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 »

Douchebag Decree: Amazon Sells ANOTHER Rape Simulation Video Game

Earlier this week I thought I was suffering from douchebag deja vu when I read that Amazon.com was selling yet ANOTHER rape simulation videogame, this time called "Stockholm: An Exploration of True Love." Read more after the jump! Read more »

Beyond Douchedom

When is a douchebag worse than a douchebag? When the douchebag’s extreme douchebaggery is aided and abetted by our justice system. updated to add correct link Perhaps we should just retire this feature now.  Because I can’t imagine a bigger douchebag than this guy.(Warning: written... Read more »

A Bitch in Black Round-Up

 Mike Tyson’s “confession”, The Pocketbook Monologues, un-beweavable Oprah, Pulitzer winners, and Farai Chideya’s “Kiss..”… Remember back in the day when a group of black ministers rallied in support of Mike Tyson when he was accused (and later, convicted) of raping a black... Read more »

The Collapsible Woman: Cultural response to rape and sexual abuse

the collapsible woman—one model of mental health for an uncountable number of individuals. She is too weak to hear debate, too soft to speak openly about her experience, and too fragile to expect much from. This definition doesn't come close to accounting for the grit and character that can be... Read more »

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