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Foreign Policy magazine’s “Sex Issue” has been under the spotlight for the past few days, and not for the reason you might expect. Magazines titled “The Sex Issue” usually celebrate having sex and active sexualities – but not this one. This sex issue aims to consider “how and why sex –in all the various meanings of the word – matters in shaping the world's politics.” Fair enough. But this seemingly noble attempt to discuss women and their role in international politics is immediately overshadowed by the...
He Who Shall Not Be Named questioned Hillary Clinton's validity after she was named one of TIME's most influential people. This is her 6th time to make the list and her second time to be honored for her work as Secretary of State. It's well-earned, too, considering to date she has spent 1,647.4 hours (that's 68.6 days) traveling to 95 countries on behalf of our nation.   I won't go into the blatant misogyny behind his immature claims that "all she is  is a secretary" when she...
Musician and BUST favorite Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) has announced the launch of her new jewelry line collabo with sculptor and jeweler Morgan Black. The rings are feminine to the max, and we mean that very seriously–they're sculpted in the form of (you guessed it), a vajayjay. She released photos of her “pussy rings” on her tumblr yesterday, and appears to have worn one for her appearance on British TV show Later…with Jools Holland. [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aea0WMx8e7E 425x344] No word on release date or price range yet, though I don’t know...
Ads like the hilariously sleazy one above are sadly common in print advertising, which loves to position women in degrading scenarios that, 9 times out of 10, have absolutely nothing to do with the product being sold. In 2002, Scott A. Lukas, a college professor, created the Gender Ads Project, a website that analyzes women's roles in advertising, with nearly 4,000 examples. The project breaks down the ads into different categories, based on...
Tonight, 30 Rock will take another crack at a live episode, meaning that we'll be biting our nails while we watch Tina and Alec perform without the benefit of sweet, sweet editing. According to the NBC plot synopsis, the show will center around TGS airing live shows vs. pre-taped ones-- very meta: "When their Kabletown bosses announce they will no longer pay for TGS to be a live show, Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy realize their lives will actually be easier if they shoot canned...