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  In honor of Portlandia’s 5th season premiere tonight (and for having our favorite feminist bookstore owners, Toni and Candace, kick things off with what's sure to be hilarious sketch) we pulled together a round-up of  top moments from past seasons. From the duo's uber-local chicken escapades to Gathy’s murderous obsession with the band Catnap, there are just too many gloriously strange Portlandia instances to count—but hey, sometimes you've gotta try, right? Here's to Fred and Carrie! Long live the weirdos! 1. There's no way we could...
Following Gaby Hoffmann's announcement regarding the berry-banana-placenta breakfast smoothies she sucked down following the birth of her daughter, we got to wondering about all the different ways people make use of the stuff.  Turns out that—while there's little scientific rationale for consuming placenta—there's also no lack of reliable resources that say it's really, really good for you, from helping to normalize postpartum hormones to supporting milk supply and re-toning the uterus. That sounds pretty good to us, so if you're thinking about adding placenta to...
Well, the public finally got Phylicia Rashad’s opinion on the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations. Unsurprisingly—like many of his friends and family members—she is defiantly defending the Jell-O man and discrediting his accusers. Rashad, who played Cosby’s onscreen wife Clair Huxtable for 12 years, held her tongue about the heat her costar is facing until earlier this week. The actress told Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman, “What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy ... I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the...
For many women and girls in developing countries, menstruating is a great social, financial, and physical burden. But thanks to Femme International’s Feminine Health Management Program—an initiative that provides thousands of girls in East African secondary schools with menstrual cups—the load may be slightly lightened. Typically, sanitary pads are $1 each—a seemingly small amount to many. But because the average daily wage of a day laborer in Africa is only about $1.25, the cost can be debilitating. Women  make great sacrifices to save up for...
Forget your triple tall morning espresso. There’s a faster way to get your blood boiling: a hearty dose of mansplaining: Russell Crowe, the de facto emissary of all things misogynistic, is at it again. The 50-year-old star of the upcoming film "The Water Diviner" told Australian Women’s Weekly, “To be honest, I think you’ll find that the woman who is saying that [the roles have dried up] is the woman who at 40,45,48, still wants to play the ingénue, and can’t understand why she’s not being...