In the Harry Potter series, Halloween was a special day. The Great Hall was transformed into a Halloween heaven with floating pumpkins and surpluses of themed food for the students. Every Halloween, I wish I were at Hogwarts to celebrate because it looks so festive. Minus the fact that a troll was lurking in the bathroom, I would have had a great time.   It is only fitting that the great J.K. Rowling release a new Harry Potter themed short story for ... Read More
While vegetarians and vegans find themselves with increasingly tailored and green-washy options for ethical pigging out, Halloween poses a particular problem for us Americans in the bunch: animal welfare or free candy?  Both are seriously possible. Through careful research and many, many years of trading Halloween candy with my little sister, I bring you my Top Ten (Totally Bad for You) Vegan Halloween candies. Enjoy the sugar hangover.    1. Laffy ... Read More
You’ve heard the saying, “Everything’s bigger in Texas.” Well, in the case of political drama this week, the saying holds true. Houston, TX Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly lesbian mayor of a major American city, has been the recipient of approximately 500 t0 1,000 Bibles sent to her this week in protest. The bundles of Bibles stem from the City of Houston issuing subpoenas to five local faith leaders who openly oppose the Houston ... Read More
Anything that gets viewed more than 16,000,000 times over a four-day period is bound to garner a response. But the YouTube sensation, “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” released by Hollaback! earlier this week received some responses that weren’t expected and were far more concerning than most could have imagined. Most of the conversation surrounding the video has been positive.  The video has provided validation for many women who ... Read More
Since its release on Tuesday, the YouTube video, “10 hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman has over 16,000,000 views. Joining with filmmaker Robert Bliss, Hollaback!, an organization that aims to end street harassment, created the video in an effort to bring attention to the street harassment many women experience every day. "But what about men??" said the men who felt left out. Funny Or Die News decided to conduct an experiment to see what happens to ... Read More
Becky Hopper and her friend Georgia Bibby, both 23, were shopping at a Topshop in St Stephen’s Shopping Centre, Hull, when they noticed a mannequin who seemed unrealistically small. “We walked into the shop and were in absolute shock at what faced us. The mannequins were thinner than any human being I have seen in my life,” Hopper wrote on her personal blog. In the picture, Hopper’s friend, Bibby, is posed next to the mannequin for ... Read More
These spooky tales—about some of the most famous female ghosts of all time—will have you hiding under your blankets and checking under your bed When most people die, they’re gone forever. But some folks linger, making things very uncomfortable for the living. When they were on earth, these nine women were scorned, tortured, murdered, betrayed, or just plain evil. And after passing into the spirit realm, they stuck around to shake things up. These ghosts ... Read More
  Are any of you rad ladies looking for some new music that will make you feel good? Then Girlpool’s got what you’re looking for. Responsible for empowering young women in the US and beyond, the L.A.-based punk duo, BFFs Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad, are starting to make waves in the lo-fi music world. The ladies just finished playing a bunch of packed shows in Brooklyn for CMJ, including shows at Silent Barn and Baby’s All Right. They’ve also been ... Read More
In sex ed I was taught about menstruation. I was sent home with sanitary napkin samples and tampon samples wrapped in cheery, bubbly packaging that was excitedly embellished with glitter and hot pink. I was given the same information every single year, so that I honestly had no excuse if I didn’t know what to do by the time my period rolled around. This is common in the United States. But as the documentary film, Menstrual Man (2014, available on ... Read More
Beyoncé slaying a variety of Topshop looks Make way for the Queen! Make room in your closet! Beyoncé is officially partnering up with London-based clothing company Topshop for a new activewear line. The collection, which is set to hit stores in Fall of 2015, will consist of clothing, footwear and accessories for dance and fitness, though stylish enough to wear on the street too. This is pretty ideal because my favorite look is dressing like I just ... Read More
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